Question: 20th Century Classical Music - Polish Composers

Question? : There was a Polish composer who wrote a piece that served as an elegy to a mentor of his - another composer - who was killed by an avalanche while skiing. I'm looking for the name of the composer (not the one who was killed) and the name of the piece.(submitted May 19, 2005)

Question: Alternative New Orleans Travel Guide

I'm looking for alternative travel guides to New Orleans. Alternative as in not Fodor's, not Lonely Planet, etc. Online only is fine.

Question: Punk influence on activism

I am currently doing a project on the influence of the punk band Crass on the music, politics and sub-culutures of the last 20-25 years. I would greatly appreciate it if some one there could write me a few lines saying what , if any, influence anarcho-punk, Crass, Conflict, Flux of Pink Indians, Dead Kennardys etc.

Question: 1877 Railway Strike

Question? : Where can i find more information about the Great Railway Strike of 1877? Specifically information that deals with Baltimore and the racial dynamics of the strikers and rioters. Thank you

Question: African Americans and Housing

What is the percentage of African Americans living in public housing? Do you know of a good book that illustrates the Reagan Era and its effects in communities of color (employment, housing, criminali

Question: Blind Culture

Question? : I'm looking for information about "blind
culture" in the USA. "Deaf culture" is pretty strong and easy to identify -- there are deaf advocates, there's a movement against cochlear implants, and a general sense of a deaf political and cultural identity. Is there a similar movement among blind or visually-impaired people?

Question: Radical Addiction Analysis

I was wondering if there are any books or websites that offer analyses of addiction issues in a more radical context as opposed to the more traditional, "psych 101" genre?


Question: Genographic Research

The GENOGRAPHIC project, organized as a research partnership of National Geographic and IBM, proposes to explore the migratory history of man by analysing mutation patterns in mitichondrial DNA and the Y chromosome. The focus will be on indigenous populations, but individuals from the general public are invited to participate by anonymously submitting two samples of DNA (buccal swabs) and a fee of $100. Some of us are torn between interest in the project and concern that this vast collection of diverse genetic material may be used in other applications (for instance, the establishment of a genetic research bank using the spare second sample...). Any insights, advice, reassurances or caveats from someone more fully acquainted with this would be much appreciated.

Question: Missouri Dept. of Corrections Inmate Statistics

A member of the Missouri Prisoners Labor Union is looking for Missouri Dept. of Corrections inmate per capita costs summary for fiscal years 1993-2004. Specifically "the policies needed Search IS-20-1

Question: Sacco & Vanzetti's lawyer

I'm looking for info on Sacco & Vanzetti's defense attorney. I work in the home where he lived.

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