Documentary: From Place to Place

Produced by Porch Productions , From Place to Place recounts the stories of three teenagers who have “aged-out” of the foster care system. Although too young to stay in foster care, they have not yet developed the inner resources to succeed in either life or school. While legally adults they continue to need nurturing, encouragement and positive reinforcement on their way to becoming full-fledged grown-ups. Sadly, they are not getting it. This documentary follows them over a two year period from the streets of Missoula, Montana to the halls of Congress where they…continue reading →

Don’t panic! Study skill solutions

Now that we are 8 [or so] weeks into the semester could your study skills use some fine-tuning? If you are feeling that there must be a better way to manage the reading, the writing, and the studying required by your classes...help is just a click away. How to Study.org has tons of links to study tips, writing techniques, organizational tools, test taking strategies and lots more.  You can read reviews of most links to decide if the article is something worth a look. Some favorite links: What Your Mother Never Told You…continue reading →

The Icing on the Cake: true stories from StoryCorps

Ever wondered what stories your family might have to tell? StoryCorps helps America listen and remember. In less than a decade, StoryCorps has recorded and preserved over 30,000 interviews; children interviewing parents, husbands telling romantic stories about their wives. All of the interviews are stored at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. In "The Icing on the Cake" Connie Alvarez interviews her mother Blanca Alvarez about coming to America. Blanca tells of how she and her husband struggled to support themselves and their family. Daughter Connie looks back and finds…continue reading →

Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food

Part science project, part dinner... Cooking for Geeks author Jeff Potter shows you how to hack it, mash it, sous-vide it, caramelize it, and eat it! THEN he explains the science behing it all. Think Mythbusters for the kitchen... Cooking for Geeks (print) and Cooking for Geeks (web) Not feeling geeky? Try these other cooking titles from JTCC Library: BakeWise by Shirley Corriher. Corriher, the food scientist from Good Eats, explains how to manipulate your baking recipies in her second James Beard Award winning cookbook. How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman. All here—Bittman shows…continue reading →