documentary http://wkar.org en Film captures human drama at the large Hadron Collider http://wkar.org/post/film-captures-human-drama-large-hadron-collider <p>http://youtu.be/Rikc7foqvRI</p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-cefa35a0-658b-abed-12ab-e8503af78a25" style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">A new documentary called “<a href="http://particlefever.com/">Particle Fever</a>” will be screened by the East Lansing Film Society tomorrow night. It’s the story of the <a href="http://home.web.cern.ch/topics/large-hadron-collider">Large Hadron Collider</a> and the search for the Higgs Boson.</span> <span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The East Lansing Film Society will screen “Particle Fever” tomorrow night at the Studio C! Theatres in Okemos.</span> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:00:23 +0000 Mark Bashore & Scott Pohl 52210 at http://wkar.org Indian filmmaker screens latest offering in E.L. http://wkar.org/post/indian-filmmaker-screens-latest-offering-el <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">A documentary filmmaker from India will be in East Lansing for a screening of his latest movie tonight. <em>Current State</em>’s Scott Pohl speaks with </span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Sanjay Kak</span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> about his latest film, “<a href="http://redantdream.com/">Red Ant Dream</a>”. It’s a reflection on modern-day revolution in India. The <a href="http://www.cal.msu.edu/">MSU College of Arts and Letters </a>will screen the film on campus tonight, and Kak will be there.</span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> </span> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:10:10 +0000 Scott Pohl 50830 at http://wkar.org Indian filmmaker screens latest offering in E.L. New documentary chronicles the making of the Broad http://wkar.org/post/new-documentary-chronicles-making-broad <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Just over a year has passed since Michigan State University opened the <a href="http://broadmuseum.msu.edu/">Broad Art Museum</a>. Through its design phase, construction and opening, the angular structure has been embraced by some and detested by others, while bringing worldwide attention to MSU. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:05:04 +0000 Current State 48191 at http://wkar.org New documentary chronicles the making of the Broad 'Medora,' captures small town struggles through basketball http://wkar.org/post/medora-captures-small-town-struggles-through-basketball <p>http://youtu.be/jwhFL7oMbbY</p><p></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-386ffba8-fa51-e011-35ad-7510e1622eb2" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Georgia;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Thursday evening, WKAR’s Community Cinema event will feature a preview of the film “<a href="http://medorafilm.com/">Medora</a>.” The documentary tells the story of a struggling Indiana basketball team.&nbsp; Emanuele Berry spoke with Davy Rothbart, one of the film's co-producers, and Dylan McSoley, a former </span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Georgia;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Medora High School basketball player</span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Georgia;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> who is featured in the film.</span> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 15:28:44 +0000 Current State 46689 at http://wkar.org Current State #200 | November 12, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-200-november-12-2013 <p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State:&nbsp;</em>medical&nbsp;<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">marijuana</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">; American perceptions of climate change; new Lansing Arts Council director, and an MSU documentary on cross-cultural exchanges.</span></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:19:47 +0000 Current State 45174 at http://wkar.org MSU documentary explores cross-cultural challenges http://wkar.org/post/msu-documentary-explores-cross-cultural-challenges <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">http://vimeo.com/75602634</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-71c12937-4d38-bdc9-ab13-91e6748c52b1"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Travel adventures, culture shock and honest conversations are all topics brought up in a new documentary that follows four American students, one from MSU, and four Chinese students as they travel through China. </span></span></p><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:45:42 +0000 Current State 45173 at http://wkar.org Pioneering teacher steers fourth-graders to solve world's problems http://wkar.org/post/pioneering-teacher-steers-fourth-graders-solve-worlds-problems <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Imagine if we could solve all the world’s problems in a few weeks</span><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">—</span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">global warming, famine, diseases, ethnic tensions</span><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">—</span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">all resolved. Sounds impossible, right? Well, apparently it’s not -- at least, not for John Hunter’s students.</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Georgia; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Over 30 years ago, the Virginia-based teacher created the </span><a href="http://www.worldpeacegame.org/" style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Georgia; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">World Peace Game</a><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Georgia; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">. To play, students take on the role of world leaders and are charged with solving 50 interlocking problems. Students win if they fix all 50 crises and every country's asset value increases.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Hunter has written a book and given a Ted Talk about The World Peace Game. He and his students were also featured in the 2010 documentary </span><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCq8V2EhYs0" style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia; background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements</span></a><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">. &nbsp;Hunter spoke on Wednesday for the <a href="http://rcah.msu.edu/">Residential College of Arts and Humanities</a> <a href="http://rcah.msu.edu/news-events/events/wednesday-night-live-john-hunter">Wednesday Night Live Series</a>.</span></p><p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 18:22:05 +0000 Current State 42188 at http://wkar.org