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Friday Nite Videos | April 21, 2017

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Bernie: 'Our Job Is to Radically Transform the Democratic Party'. John Oliver | French Elections. Ode to Joy in Nuremburg. Dirt and Deeds in Mississippi. A Message to Trump from Climate Scientists.

Ode to Joy in Nuremburg

Beethoven's Ode to Joy (Ninth Symphony) is the official anthem of the European Union. Flash mob performance by the Nuremburg Sympthony.

Friday Nite Videos | March 24, 2017

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Bernie Sanders: We Beat Right-Wing Extremists Today. Inverted Beethoven. This Is Your Brain on Terrorism. Downbound Train | Chuck Berry. Grassroots Protest Set the Stage for ACHA's Defeat.

Inverted Beethoven

We hear music in relation to the lowest note. What happens when we turn this relation upside down?

Flashmob Nuremburg - Beethoven's Ode to Joy

A girl with a wooden recorder and a man playing a bass frame the call and response themes of Beethoven's choral symphony, eliciting the joy from bystanders for which the piece is named.

Friday Nite Videos -- February 27, 2015

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Jon Stewart challenges Fox to a lie-off. Beethoven and the epigenome. The evolution of religion. Men in skirts protest violence against women in Turkey. 'Chuy' Garcia for mayor of Chicago.

Beethoven and the Epigenome

How is a heart cell different from a brain cell? Just as orchestras can perform one piece of music in many different ways, different types of cells can express the same genes differently.
 

Friday Nite Videos -- Singing Out 2014

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Hong Kong Ode to Joy Flash Mob. Stevie Wonder: 'Hard Time Mississippi.' Handel's Messiah: A Random Act of Culture. Pete Seeger -- Waist Deep in the Big Muddy. Mary Poppins Really Needs a Raise.

Hong Kong: Ode to Joy Flashmob

The Hong Kong Festival Orchestra gives a flashmob performance of Beethoven's Ode to Joy in 2013. A spiritual prelude to Occupy Hong Kong and the Democracy Encampments? 

Why We Love Beethoven's Fifth

Da da da dum. Three short, one long. Gerard Schwarz takes us inside Beethoven's brilliant improvisations on the most famous short theme in all of music.

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