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MN Original | Photographer Tucker Hollingsworth

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Watch now: Making photographs since 2009, Tucker Hollingsworth’s work has made quite an impression on the art community and the world of photography, both creatively and scientifically.

His "Noise" series demonstrates how a camera “thinks” — a visual representation of the inner workings of the digital technology — while his landscapes have a moody and ethereal quality to them.

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MN Original | Bead Artist Gail Be

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Watch how Gail Be uses her extensive vintage bead collection to fashion intricate clothing, all of it painstakingly hand-beaded and most of it made without fabric. While the red carpet is in her immediate sights, Be’s end goal is to have her dresses showcased in a museum.

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Preparing for an Interview | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

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KET producer, writer, and host Renee Shaw gives advice on preparing questions for an interview.

West Virginia Statehood | You are There

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Explore the West Virginia Statehood movement through the eyes of individuals who lived during that time period with this video from WV Public Broadcasting.  Students will hear news reports from locations around the new state, see interviews with a soldier, people on the street, and learn more about the naming of the state and creation of the state seal and motto.

Chalk Sculpture | Art in the 21st Century: Paradox

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Artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla often begin a project by asking the question, "What are the meanings connoted by the use of certain materials?" For them, chalk is both an “ideological tool,” as something used in a classroom, and a geological substance found in the earth. Because of the nature of chalk, the artists decided to create a chalk sculpture in a public square. In this video segment from Art in the 21st Century: Paradox, see what happened when people in Peru were given the opportunity to write or create images with giant pieces of chalk in a public place and how this event addressed the topic of freedom of speech.

Hung Liu: Visual Art

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Trained as a propaganda painter during the Cultural Revolution in China, Hung Liu now creates large-scale portraits of unsung heroes. Discover her creative process in this video from Spark.

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The Anthology of Rap

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This video explores how rap is treated as poetry in the new book "The Anthology of Rap."

Toni Morrison's Beloved, On Stage

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NewsHour Correspondent Jeffrey Brown reports on a stage production of Toni Morrison's acclaimed novel Beloved.

Shakespearean Actors and Experts Discuss the Bard

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Shakespeare experts and actors who have performed in his plays discuss what's special about the bard and how interpretations of his work have varied.

Career Connections | Advertising Director

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The founder and president of an advertising, design, and marketing agency talks about how his work is enriched by his cross-cultural experiences, his knowledge of more than one language, and his passion for what he does.

Roadtrip Nation Leaders: Rex Grignon

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Rex thought he had his career figured out, but when he heard about computer animation, he embarked on a new path. As an animator, Rex has been able to combine his interests in math, engineering, design, and art.

 

Use the Support Materials to access the lesson plan and student worksheet.  

Interested in more leaders? Check out Roadtrip Nation's Interview Archive for more engaging conversations about finding your road. 

La Llorona | A World of Stories

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Florida-based storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar tells a Mexican folktale about a mourning mother whose spirit is forever in search of her dead children. The story is told in a combination of Spanish and English.

This resource is part of the KET A World of Stories and Exploraciones collections.

Eddie Murphy's Acceptance Speech | Mark Twain Prize

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From the stage of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, a lineup of the biggest names in comedy honored the 18th recipient of the humor prize, Eddie Murphy. In this clip, Eddie Murphy jokes that the name of the Mark Twain Prize should be clarified. 

'Breaking Bad' Star Bryan Cranston Steps into LBJ’s Shoes on Broadway

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Actor Bryan Cranston is best known for his role on the hit AMC drama, Breaking Bad. But he also played President Lyndon B. Johnson in the Broadway show, All the Way. Help students analyze the arts with this PBS NewsHour video and educational materials from May 5, 2014.  For further background and materials to support student understanding of the issue see the Teacher’s Guide, Student Handout, and Informational Text in Support Materials.

Striking a Balance Between New and Old in Havana

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Find out why the unique architecture of Havana may be threatened by new development with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from June 16, 2015.

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