Radio Made in Michigan
12:42 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

'Boogie Bob' Baldori of The Woolies on career, new film

In 1964, musician Bob Baldori founded the rock band The Woolies.
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Pianist Bob Baldori's musical career has led him to countless gigs with the likes of Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters.

In recent years, “Boogie Bob” has spent a lot of time playing boogie woogie piano music around the world with Bob Seeley. Their time together has been documented in the movie Boogie Stomp, which the East Lansing Film Society is screening this month.


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Radio Made in Michigan
3:16 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Current State #65 | April 12, 2013

 Today on Current State: national organization for stricter gun laws; Public Poetry Announcement; and Capitol City Film Festival on it's third year in Lansing.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:34 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Capitol City Film Festival includes Norse gods, live music and parallel universes

The Capitol City Film Festival features documentary films covering a range of topics. One of the films, Detropia, looks at the decline of Detroit.
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The third annual Capital City Film Festival will showcase 70 films, which range from fantasy drama's to documentaries about pursuing a minimalist lifestyle. The festival, which runs through Sunday, also includes live music.  

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:53 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Acclaimed documentary goes inside America's broken healthcare system

Filmed at the Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, “The Waiting Room” documentary tells stories of how an American public hospital struggles to care for a community of largely uninsured patients.
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The documentary “The Waiting Room” takes viewers inside a public hospital in Oakland, California. The powerful film captures the struggles of both health care workers and patients in a system that is broken and stretched to its limits. It also shows how public hospitals can become more than just places to receive medical care.

Bill Hirsch, the executive producer of the 2012 documentary, discusses the making of  the film and issues behind American’s public hospitals.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:42 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Documentary highlights the value of aging on WKAR tonight

Many people fear and fight aging. If your turn to almost any channel on TV, you’ll find older women attempting to cloak themselves in youth.  Age is a deficit.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:50 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

New Israeli film 'Rock the Casbah' looks at the first intifada

The new Israeli film "Rock the Casbah" takes place during the first intifada in the late 1980s. It's the first feature film produced in Israel to address the tumultuous period and is showing this weekend as part of the Israeli Film Festival put on by MSU's Jewish Studies Program. The film's screenwriter, Guy Meirson, served in the Israeli army at the time. He's a guest lecturer in screenwriting this semester and joins us to discuss his new film and Israel's complex relationship with the Palestinians.

1:58 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Oscar preview with founder of East Lansing film festival

Sunday is the biggest night of the year for movie lovers. Hollywood honors the best movies of 2012, with Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor and Actress, and more. Who deserves to win, and is that likely to be different from who will?

Susan Woods, the founder of the East Lansing Film Festival, offers her thoughts on the contenders.

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12:00 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Capital City Film Festival Begins Second Year

The Capital City Film Festival gets underway today in a variety of venues across the city of Lansing.  It’s only the second year for the event, which was organized in part to complement the long-established East Lansing Film Festival.

WKAR’s Anna Schroen  spoke with Capital City Film Festival entertainment director Jake Pechtel, who says this time, mid-Michigan’s newest cinematic celebration has attracted twice as many filmmakers as last year.

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