Explore innovative approaches to education with hosts writer Baratunde Thurston and actress Sara Ramirez. Speakers, including playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith and educator and entrepreneur Sal Khan, discuss the school-to-prison pipeline, micromanaging kids and turning struggling students into scholars.
This program will rebroadcast Fri., Sept. 16, 11:00 pm
Host Eric Gorges visits with Ron Paquin, a Native American who teaches others the fine craft of bark basket weaving. Eric and Ron both build baskets together.
Knife-maker Tim Zowada’s creations start with sand collected from Lake Superior. Host Eric Gorges visits with Tim and makes a knife.
Chad Pastotnik makes fine art books. Host Eric Gorges visits Chad’s studio to learn about 400-year-old printing and binding techniques.
Host Eric Gorges visits with Lorelei Sims. Lorelei is a talented blacksmith in a mostly male dominated trade.
Eric learns how to make a dagger. Over the course of the conversation, the life of a blacksmith is revealed. It’s communal and family oriented and often time the way of life expands from the shop to the home.
The Dave Clark Five was actually the first English group to tour America in May of 1964, and thus the first to spearhead rock and roll’s “British invasion” that changed the world. The group’s greatest hits include “Glad All Over,” “Bits and Pieces” and “Over and Over.” This special features archival footage of the band, along with newly filmed interviews with Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Ozzy Osbourne, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Dionne Warwick, Sir Ian McKellen and others, all sharing their memories of how the music and the cultural revolution of 1964 changed their lives.
Amlan Ganguly is a lawyer-turned-social-entrepreneur who has transformed some of the poorest slums of Kolkata, India by empowering children to become leaders in improving health and sanitation, using street theater and dance.
This is the first feature-length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving rare archival footage with the voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, and Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it. Featuring Kathleen Cleaver, Jamal Joseph, and dozens of others, the film is a vibrant chronicle of this pivotal movement that gave rise to a new revolutionary culture in America.
During the first day of a baby’s life the amount of data generated by humanity is equivalent to 70 times the information contained in the Library of Congress. What will it mean to live in a world where every moment, from birth to death, is digitally chronicled and preserved in vast cloud-based databases, forever? This film captures the promise and potential peril of the extraordinary knowledge revolution.
In 1980s Romania, thousands of Western films – mostly Hollywood action movies – smashed through the Iron Curtain, opening a window into the free world. A black market VHS racketeer and a courageous female translator brought the magic of film to the people – and helped fuel a revolution.
This program will encore Fri., Jan. 8, 11:00 pm