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Jazz: The History of Brass Bands in Mobile, Alabama

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Watch a video slide presentation on the history of Brass Bands in Mobile, Alabama. The bands discussed include the Excelsior Brass Band 1883, Pearson's Brass Band, and Griffith's Hypnotic Band. Topics discussed include the Turkish influence, performances at parades, community events, funerals, school openings and closings, and the function of the drum major. This presentation was filmed at the Alabama Department of Archives and History as part of the ArchiTreats lecture series.

Meet the STEM Brigade | Mission Control Clip

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Meet the STEM Brigade and help them on their mission to earn their Space Exploration Badge.

Clip 4 - Bloody Sunday

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Student reporters interview Sheyann Webb, the youngest civil rights activist who marched in the 1965 demonstration that came to be known as "Bloody Sunday."

Bluegrass in Alabama: A Conversation with Jake Landers

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Listen as Jake Landers talks about his Alabama roots about his Alabama roots, the roots of bluegrass music and his songwriting career. Jake is recognized worldwide as one of bluegrass music’s finest songwriters, having penned such classics as “Secret of the Waterfall,” “The Girl I Love,” and “The Last Request.”

Apollo Program and Rocket Engines | Mission Control Clip

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The STEM Brigade speaks with Gene Krantz, Apollo Flight Director about the Apollo Missions, then we go to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center to learn about Rocket Engines with Head Archivist, Ed Stewart.

Clip 2 - Access to Quality Education

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This video features clips from the POV's documentary "All the Difference" featuring Robert Henderson III who is the first to graduate from high school in his family. It includes student-made videos and a panel discussion about access to quality education. Panelists include Ebony Howard, Robert Henderson III, and Thomas Rains.

Jazz: Mobile Brass Band Traditions

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Listen to a discussion of Mobile Brass Band traditions, presented by Kern Jackson. This presentation was filmed at the Alabama Department of Archives and History as part of the ArchiTreats lecture series.

Pee Recycling in Space | Mission Control Digital Short

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Did you know that astronauts drink their own pee? See how NASA recycles pee into drinkable water with the Urine Processing Assembly. Carmen Retzer, Student Reporter from Mission Control, recently interviewed NASA engineer Jennifer Pruitt at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center to learn why water recycling in space is critical.

Our next interactive streaming event is on SPACE DAY, May 3rd, 2019, LIVE from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the United States Moon Landing and participate in the excitement of space travel! Join us for Mission Control: Human Spaceflight!

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Clip 3 - Building a Diverse Community

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This clip contains student-made videos in which they express their thoughts on building a diverse community. In addition, panelists Anamaria Santiago, Rev. Carolyn Foster, Steven Becton discuss diversity and answer questions from the student audience.

The Sucarnochee Review: Featuring Jacky Jack White

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Learn about Jacky Jack White, a singer/songwriter who hosts the nationally syndicated radio show, "The Sucarnochee Revue." The “Revue” offers Alabama performers an opportunity to perform and preserve Alabama music and share that music with the rest of the world. The show is taped at the University of West Alabama in Livingston, Alabama and at the Temple Theatre in Meridian, Mississippi. It is aired on radio stations in ten states and overseas.

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