Videos

Wonderful Klaipeda and Curonian Spit

August 9, 2018

Travelers who visit Nida, the fishing and resort village on the Curonian Spit, often go away thinking this can’t be Europe. It’s so remote, so natural and so rustic.  One hundred years ago Nida (then called Nidden) was an artists retreat that attracted Freud, Thomas Mann, and before that Richard Wagner. In my journey across Eastern Europe, Klaipeda (Memel) and the Curonian Spit are the places to which I want to return again and again.

  Riding to Riga

July 23, 2018

This is the story of an 80-mile ride with a heavily laden Cannondale hybrid from the Latvian border with Estonia to Riga. This ride is part of Barry’s book, Exploring New Europe.

Vojvodina, Northern Serbia that Was Hungary

April 29, 2018

Beautiful Belgrade

April 28, 2018

After a ten-year absence Belgrade is looking good.  The problem is Serbia’s exclusion from the European Union and the corresponding lack of investment and opportunity for the young and skilled.

Tesla in Hong Kong

January 2018

Tesla cars are exceedingly popular in Hong Kong, with more electric vehicles per capita than anywhere else.  This short January 2018 video was done outside of one of four Tesla showrooms Hong Kong.

Central European University, Budapest

November 2017

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Slovakia’s Immense Progress

November 2017

Positive Results from the IMF

October 2017

Hamburg’s G20 Summit

July 2017

Warren Buffett’s First Business

November 2015

Debt Crisis–Greece and the US

September 21, 2011

“Warren Buffett is wrong, the US could experience a Greek-style debt crisis.” This was the topic of Barry’s September 21st, 2011 talk at the advanced academic program symposium at Johns Hopkins University, School of Arts and Sciences in Washington, DC.

Last Major US Bicycle Maker Outsourcing to Asia

April 27, 2009

Bedford, a small town on the Juniata River in southern Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains, has been the manufacturing center for the Cannondale Bicycle Company, the biggest remaining producer of bicycles made in the USA. But VOA’s Barry Wood reports from Bedford that a big change is in the works, and it is not a good one.

General Motors, America’s Biggest Car Company, Struggles to Survive

April 6, 2009

Buffeted by the global credit squeeze and the worst recession in 60 years, the world’s car companies in recent months have seen their sales plummet by 40 to 50 percent. VOA’s Barry Wood reports that no company has been hit harder than General Motors, the US-based industrial behemoth that manufactures vehicles on five continents.

Legendary Investor Warren Buffett Upbeat for Long-term

January 16, 2009

The world’s richest man, Warren Buffett, tells VOA’s Barry Wood that despite a deep financial and economic crisis, he believes American stocks are cheap and he is optimistic about the longer-term future.

Detroit Struggles to Halt Decline

October 7, 2008

Detroit, Michigan –the home of America’s big three car companies– is where the world’s auto industry was born. But along with the car companies it depends on, this Midwestern city is experiencing hard times. VOA’s Barry Wood reports from Detroit about the formidable challenges confronting the city.

Car Sales Fall 27 Percent

October 3, 2008

The US credit crunch is keeping American consumers out of car showrooms. In September, US car sales were down a stunning 27 percent. VOA’s Barry Wood reports from Detroit, the home of the US auto industry.

Henry Ford’s Model T Debuted 100 Years Ago

October 2, 2008

One hundred years ago, at a three-story factory in Detroit, Michigan, Henry Ford completed his first Model T. It became the world’s most popular car, a distinction that lasted until the 1970s when it was finally outsold by the Volkswagon Beetle. VOA’s Barry Wood reports from Dearborn, a suburb of Detroit.

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