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    On December 7th, at 7:30pm, I attended It’s A Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play. Illinois State University’s adaptation of this classic film took place in the Center for the Performing Arts. The actors took the stage as members of a 1940s radio show, playing a multitude of characters depicted in the original film. Although vastly different from the cinema version, this adaptation was very successful due to the congruous 1940s costumes, the use of varied voices to portray numerous characters, and the simulation of environmental sounds to create an accurate setting. To begin, the radio show version of the play flourished due to the costumes that each character wore. Although this was meant to be a show heard over the radio, the costumes kept up with the idea that this occurred during the 1940s, and assisted in maintaining this imagery for the theatre audience. Each actor wore an outfit appropriate to both their radio personality, and to at least one of the characters they played from the film. For example, the actor who played Sam Wainwright sported a flashy tuxedo with matching dress shoes. This outfit looked to be quite expensive for the time period, which was relevant to the character. In the story, Sam Wainwright is a wealthy man who moves to…

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    Is the radio still one of the major devices? And what did the invention of the radio make possible for us? Radio made the communication over distance faster, it brought entertainment to the people’s houses, cars and it made live sessions possible. We have to ask ourselves what the radio waves might do to our body. Radio waves are made of two type’s, electrical and magnetic energy. (Steve Parker, “How Radio Works”) Nobody knew how it will affect the human body. They are largely unaffected by day…

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    Have you ever witnessed a crash and later on find out it was your friend? It was a normal day like any other. In fact, the day was beautiful. The skies were blue and the sound of birds filled the air. I was out driving with my love interest at the time and we decided to go to a nearby lake to swim and cool off. She was blasting pop music unlike the metal i would usually put on. The sun from the dash board of my car put a sparkle in her eye. Nothing was going to ruin this day. We got to the lake…

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    During stressful times and situations in life, many people have often found comfort in familiar things and routines. The comforts that people had during troublesome times is what kept them from not completely losing the person they were before the harsh experience. In All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, several characters sought comfort in things or situations familiar to them during their stressful experiences during World War II. Many times that distraction was a memory, a tangible…

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    Today, television has claimed its spot as the dominant past time in society. Whether it is informative, dramatic or comedic shows of all types are tuned in daily. Before television asserted its popularity, years were spent being shaped and reshaped by social, cultural and political context changes. However, television discovered a way to embed itself in the domestic life and transform this new phenomenon of technology into an acquainted social custom within the household. In Lynn Spigel’s…

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    INTRODUCTION Millimeter wave therapy is the exposure to a frequency that ranges from 30-300 GHz. This frequency is located in the radio frequency region of the electromagnetic spectrum. Due to the extremely small wavelength the frequency will only penetrate up to 2 mm of skin. In therapy the frequency is irradiated on certain parts of the tissue, depending on the specific treatment and energy it is deposited in the skin causing a variety of beneficial reactions. In the Former Soviet Union…

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    from written works bearing the same names. However, this practice of adapting pieces of literature is often scrutinized, for there is always a question as to whether or not an adaptation does justice to the original story it is based on. For example, Ambrose Bierce penned the short story titled “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” which follows the hanging of Peyton Farquhar, a Southern plantation owner who faces execution during the American Civil War for attempted sabotage of the Union Army.…

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    Questions On Filters

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    filter that which allows the signals which are lower and it will be cut- off by the frequency at certain time. High Pass filter It’s a type of filter that which allows the signals that are much greater than and also it’s cut off frequency at certain time.…

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    In 1970, the FCC adopted its prohibition of cross-media ownership between FM radio stations and television stations within the same market. The FCC under the Nixon Administration prohibited newspaper cross ownership of radio or television stations (Yanich, 2014). When the Commission adopted the rule, it grandfathered newspaper/broadcast combinations in many markets, forcing dispossession only in highly concentrated markets. As a result, approximately seventy grandfathered newspaper/broadcast…

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    the invention of radio has caused the most impact for society as it provided society with easier communication and later on entertainment alongside with access to information. Guliemlo Maroni the Italian man who is credited as the inventor of radio. Marconi read a biography from Heinrich Hertz, a German physicist who proved the theory of electromagnetic waves to which Marconi used his experiment by sending transmissions from one side of the room to the other. Marconi took his idea to the Italian…

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