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Kurtis Productions

Works: 505 works in 828 publications in 1 language and 14,205 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Juvenile works  Internet videos  Educational television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Educational films  History  Documentary films  Television programs  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel
Classifications: PN1997, 567.9096626
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Publications about Kurtis Productions
Publications by Kurtis Productions
Most widely held works by Kurtis Productions
New dinosaurs : skeletons in the sand by Elaine Pascoe( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
Follows a scientist and his team as they uncover a massive dinosaur graveyard in the Sahara Desert and discover the skeletons of two new species
Animal intelligence : why is this dolphin smiling? by Elaine Pascoe( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 362 libraries worldwide
Examines dolphin intelligence and the ways in which dolphins communicate among themselves and with humans
Virtual reality : beyond the looking glass by Elaine Pascoe( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
Discusses in general terms the computer technology involved in virtual reality and how it has been used and will be used in the future
Mysteries of the rain forest : 20th century medicine man by Elaine Pascoe( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Describes the experiences of an ethnobotanist in South America as he learns from Trio Indians the medicinal value of rainforest plants, and struggles to record the data before these ancient traditions vanish
Teenage suicide : the silent threat ( visu )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
A teen with bipolar disorder describes her suicide attempt and her struggle to deal with her illness through medication and therapy. Parents of several teens whose depression and/or eating disorders led to suicide also relate their experiences and mental health experts tell of promising screening projects that may help identify at-risk youth and lead to effective prevention
Secrets of the Civil War : the stories of lost battles and covert missions finally revealed ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
Even today, almost 150 years after Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, unexpected secrets and little-known stories continue to emerge from Civil War history. In the cavalry charge at Mine Creek in Kansas, it took only 30 minutes for 2,800 Union troops to defeat an enemy force more than double in size, and yet, few people have heard of it. The same can be said of a Confederate raid on Vermont and an attempt by Union coal miners to blow up a Southern fort by tunneling underneath it
Women in prison ( visu )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
The documentary takes a look at women in prison, exploring some of the reasons why they were encarcerated. Interviews with inmates, prison officials and psychologists highlight the many shortcomings of the current system and point to the changes that must be made as more and more women are sentenced to jail time. Many of the women interviewed are from the Central California Womens' Facility, Madera, CA
The death penalty by Alex Kozinski( visu )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
Examines the arguments for and against capital punishment. Presents the case of Caryl Chessman, a rapist, kidnapper, and jailhouse lawyer who appealed his sentence for twelve years. Follows with a discussion of other capital cases, and the constitutional fight over the death penalty
Columbine : Understanding Why ( visu )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
Members of the Threat Assessment Group (TAG) attempt to determine the factors that lead to the Columbine High School shootings
Crime Inc ( visu )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 241 libraries worldwide
Retail prescription drug sales topped $300 billion in 2010 alone, and criminals are doing everything they can to get a piece of the market. This CNBC program takes a hard look at illegal enterprises that are spreading pain and suffering, not to mention addiction, across America. Viewers learn how drug dealers, bribed medical professionals, and online rogue pharmacies are helping put powerful prescription medicines like Oxycodone and Vicodin into the wrong hands, with tragic consequences. Nearly 7 million Americans ages 12 and up are abusing prescription drugs each month, according to DEA figures from 2009, while the National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that misused prescriptions are now the leading cause of fatal overdoses nationwide
Trial by Television ( visu )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
From sensational television news coverage and "movies-of-the-week" to cameras in every courtroom in America, the effect of mass audience participation during law enforcement process poses serious questions about the outcome of criminal proceedings
Human trafficking ( visu )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
From prostitution to slave labor, human trafficking knows no moral or geographical boundaries. This CNBC program examines an underground global industry in which hopelessness and greed create a sinister, sometimes lethal combination. Viewers see first-hand the human impact of the commercial sex trade in Tijuana, Mexico, where girls younger than 18 are often coerced into working as prostitutes. As the program shows, the modern slave labor trade is also a real problem in the U.S., involving not only the sex industry but also agriculture, manufacturing, and hospitality. Meanwhile, cocoa production is drawing increasing fire from human rights experts, with nearly half of the world's cocoa crops coming from Africa's Ivory Coast-an area with a long history of child slavery. Not available in French-speaking Canada. A part of the series Crime Inc.: The Underground Economy. (44 minutes) A streaming videorecording
Buried secrets of the Revolutionary War ( visu )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
(Producer) In 1777, colonists in upstate New York found themselves the targets of attacks from Native Americans who were essentially working as mercenaries for the British. One of their apparent victims was Jane McRea. Aided by DNA analysis, computer facial reconstruction, and historical research, scientists try to resolve questions about her death and mysteries uncovered in her grave
Illegal gambling ( visu )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Although mobsters and bookies haven't exactly gone away, technology has made illegal gambling more accessible to the everyday person. This CNBC program goes inside the high-stakes world of illicit betting, both online and off, that allows more and more people to cash in-or face prison terms and possibly worse. Viewers meet a professional sports gambler in Las Vegas who legally bets at casinos but also uses illegal corner bookies, and a recovering gambling addict who nearly lost his home, business, and family. Now he heads the Outreach Foundation, which helps compulsive gamblers reclaim their lives. Also featured: the Chicago mob's gambling operations and the first American convicted of running an illegal Internet gambling site
Transgender revolution ( visu )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
Investigative Reports goes beyond ignorance and stereotypes for an intimate portrayal of the people who choose to change their sexuality. Among the unexpected, ferociously articulate characters we meet are a female-to-male transsexual who works for the Tampa sheriff's office, a male-to-female electrical designer who has hosted an MIT radio show called Gendertalk, and a Southern good-old-boy who we follow through his surgical transformation. The Transgender Revolution also examines the fast-growing movement to combat gender oppression, highlighting the nation's most notorious transsexual killings and a Congressional battle over including transsexuals in the Hate Crimes Act
Wage slaves : not getting by in America ( visu )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
Looks at five people working in low-wage jobs in Nevada, Alabama, California, and Florida who are not earning enough to support themselves or their families as the minimum wage does not cover basic needs. It compares those living at the poverty level in America with people in other countries and finds that poor Americans are in worse shape because of the cost of living
Counterfeit goods ( visu )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Fake handbags, watches, shoes, perfumes-the business of counterfeit products is the largest underground industry in the world, generating hundreds of billions of dollars for the perpetrators while sapping the economy, putting lives in jeopardy, and funding organized crime in the process. This CNBC program reports on what has become a global crime spree, in which goods are produced and consumed in a world of high risk and high reward. Viewers discover the challenge of effective port inspections, accompany an LAPD anti-counterfeiting unit on raids, and enter back-room factories where forged items are produced. Also profiled: a company whose entire brand was copied and a defense contractor whose counterfeit parts found their way into Iraqi weapons depots
The new face of crime ( visu )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
Looks at the transformation of street gangs into well-organized, highly effective, nationwide criminal networks. Shows how gang members obtain weapons training and promote gang interests from inside police departments. Features interviews with gang members and law enforcement officials
Juvenile justice ( visu )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
One of the most disturbing modern trends is the soaring number of children who commit serious crimes. Looks at why kids are commiting so many crimes, what can be done to prevent them, and how the young perpetrators should be punished
KKK : hate crimes in America ( visu )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
The Ku Klux Klan has preached a gospel of hate, intolerance and exclusion. Examine the tactics of Klan leaders like William Joseph Simmons and David Duke. And, finally, find out how the Klan has repeatedly battled back from the brink of extinction
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