´´Liberals used to be funny.... They had a claim on cool. Then something happened,” wrote Tucker Carlson in 2003. As the number-one host on Fox News, Carlson regularly exposes the failings of the modern left, and he does so with humor, wit, and energy.But Carlson’s rise to the top at Fox only came after Bill O’Reilly’s sudden departure due to allegations of sexual harassment - allegations O’Reilly has consistently denied. Left-wing critics hoped the departure of O’Reilly would torpedo Fox News, but the network’s transition to Carlson did nothing to lower its ratings.This audiobook explains how Bill O’Reilly’s career at Fox ended and contrasts the working-class, on-the-ground style of O’Reilly with the class and subtlety of Tucker Carlson. Both conservative hosts are in touch with the common-sense principles of the modern conservative movement, but they come from very different places.Find out how allegations of sexual harassment from 2004 were recycled in 2017 to end O’Reilly’s career, what Tucker Carlson thought of O’Reilly, and how Carlson began his career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Askin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129907/bk_acx0_129907_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The professional judgment of gatekeepers defined the American news agenda for decades. Making the News Popular examines how subsequent events brought on a post-professional period that opened the door for imagining that consumer preferences should drive news production - and unleashed both crisis and opportunity on journalistic institutions. Anthony Nadler charts a paradigm shift, from market research´s reach into the editorial suite in the 1970s through contemporary experiments in collaborative filtering and social news sites like Reddit and Digg. As Nadler shows, the transition was and is a rocky one. It also goes back much further than many experts suppose. Idealized visions of demand-driven news face obstacles with each iteration. Furthermore, the post-professional philosophy fails to recognize how organizations mobilize interest in news and public life. Nadler argues that this civic function of news organizations has been neglected in debates on the future of journalism. Only with a critical grasp of news outlets´ role in stirring broad interest in democratic life, he says, might journalism´s digital crisis push us towards building a more robust and democratic news media. The book is published by University of Illinois Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert J. Eckrich. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103931/bk_acx0_103931_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now, in this collection of interconnected short stories, Jennifer Haigh returns to the vividly imagined world of Bakerton, Pennsylvania, a coal mining town rocked by decades of painful transition. From its heyday during two World Wars through its slow decline, Bakerton is a town that refuses to give up gracefully, binding - sometimes cruelly - succeeding generations to the place that made them. A young woman glimpses a world both strange and familiar when she becomes a live-in maid for a Jewish family in New York City. A long-absent brother makes a sudden and tragic homecoming. A solitary middle-aged woman tastes unexpected love when a young man returns to town. With a revolving cast of characters - many familiar to fans of Baker Towers - these stories explore how our roots, the families and places in which we are raised, shape the people we eventually become. News from Heaven looks unflinchingly at the conflicting human desires for escape and for connection, and explores the enduring hold of home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Therese Plummer, Alexander Cendese, Cynthia Darlow, Christian Baskous. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003258/bk_harp_003258_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The business world is a place of constant change, with stories of mergers, layoffs, bankruptcy, and restructuring appearing in the news every day. No matter the scale, when these kinds of changes hit the workplace, the concrete situational shifts are often not as difficult for employees and managers to work through as the psychological transitions that accompany them. Organizational transitions affect people; it is always people who have to embrace a new situation and carry out the corresponding changes. Without a clear understanding of what transition does to employees and what employees in transition can, in turn, do to an organization, the job of managing workplace change can be difficult. Managed poorly, the result can be disastrous for morale and stability. As veteran business consultant William Bridges explains in detail, successful organizational change takes place when employees have a purpose, a mental picture, a plan for, and a part to play in change. In short, successful change takes place only when employees are ´´on board´´ with it. Directed at managers on all rungs of the corporate ladder, this thoroughly updated and expanded edition of the best selling Managing Transitions provides practical, step-by-step strategies for reaching goals and minimizing the disruptions caused by workplace change. It is an invaluable managerial tool for navigating an inevitably tumultuous time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lloyd James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000081/bk_gdan_000081_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every year, millions of people around the world start businesses and a high proportion of those Start-ups are created by those currently employed. Since there are no longer jobs for life, many are opting to take charge of their own future by setting up businesses they can drive and control. Also, the internet offers many opportunities such as; the ability to work from home while raising a family, convenience, efficiency, closeness with sellers/buyers, and the intrinsic value of being able to create a better working life balance. All in all, we see more people taking on the mantle of starting their own businesses! However, along with this good news comes the challenge of being able to create a business that grows and avoids the statistics of becoming one of the many failed ventures. Therefore, it is important to adequately understand what will be involved in running a business, and how to navigate around pitfalls. This audiobook presents a practical approach to help those in employment who are considering starting a business, along with the personal challenges they need to overcome and how to create a route to success. My goal is that as you listen to the content, it will spark the desire to build with the right foundation, so that the storms of life will not erode your dream of owning and running a successful enterprise! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan McGowan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023368/bk_acx0_023368_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hearing the news that his mother is leaving their family home without explanation, the life of young Marcellous Thompson begins to unravel. As Marcellous progresses from adolescence into young adulthood, for each traumatic event he overcomes another is awaiting perilously around the corner. Betrayal, heartbreak, depression, and love are a handful of emotions Marcellous must master in order to grow into the man he has always envisioned within himself. Does he has the perseverance and fortitude to survive, or will he succumb to the pressures of his life? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jervis A. Hudson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/156561/bk_acx0_156561_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times best seller.An award-winning guide to the sometimes erratic and confusing behavior of teenage girls that explains what´s going on, prepares parents for what´s to come, and lets them know when it´s time to worry. Look for Under Pressure, the companion guide to coping with stress and anxiety among girls, available now. In this sane, highly engaging, and informed guide for parents of daughters, Dr. Damour draws on decades of experience and the latest research to reveal the seven distinct - and absolutely normal - developmental transitions that turn girls into grown-ups, including parting with childhood, contending with adult authority, entering the romantic world, and caring for herself. Providing realistic scenarios and welcome advice on how to engage daughters in smart, constructive ways, Untangled gives parents a broad framework for understanding their daughters while addressing their most common questions, including: My 13-year-old rolls her eyes when I try to talk to her and only does it more when I get angry with her about it. How should I respond? Do I tell my teen daughter that I´m checking her phone? My daughter suffers from test anxiety. What can I do to help her? Where´s the line between healthy eating and having an eating disorder? My teenage daughter wants to know why I´m against pot when it´s legal in some states. What should I say? My daughter´s friend is cutting herself. Do I call the girl´s mother to let her know? Perhaps most important, Untangled helps mothers and fathers understand, connect, and grow with their daughters. When parents know what makes their daughter tick, they can embrace and enjoy the challenge of raising a healthy, happy young woman. Books for a Better Life Award winner.´´Finally, there’s some good news for puzzled parents of adolescent girls, and psychologist Lisa 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Damour. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004452/bk_rand_004452_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dan Ikenson and Dan Griswold on the state of free trade and immigration. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) on his balanced approach to the Federal Reserve. Judy Shelton on the importance of monetary reform. Jeffrey M. Lacker on Fed policy and the misallocation of credit. Kevin Dowd on the impending fiat money cataclysm. Lawrence H. White on the transition to a gold standard. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/cato/120110/sp_cato_120110_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.