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Ann Arbor, MI

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Michigan Radio's arts and culture report of the week.

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English


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Will Snyder Resign?

2/2/2016
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If you've turned on any TV news channel today my guess is that you saw experts talking about the meaning of the Iowa caucuses. I watched more of that than I intended to, and discovered that the single best assessment did not come from one of the glamorous talking heads, but from a former congressman who is going to be ninety years old this summer. When the results of the Republican race were known, good old John Dingell sent out this tweet: "Congratulations to Ted Cruz on winning the...

Duration: 00:02:56


Ignorance, not bliss

11/6/2015
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I was thinking yesterday that I ought to apply for the job of general manager of the Detroit Lions. Now, it is true that I don't know anything about football, and have no background whatsoever in the sport. And actually, I don't like football. But I've had some minor success at other things – I've been told I'm a fairly bright guy. I know how to write and teach and run my mouth, and so I was thinking – I could do this. Well, I'm kidding. Though I am a little tempted, since the job probably...

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ArtPod on Matt Jones, Sundance, and indie Detroit

11/21/2014
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We've got indie rocker Matt Jones on his new (and maybe best) album, his Civil War obsession (sure, ok) and what happens when Sundance comes looking for Michigan talent. Some in the Detroit film community think Michigan students don't have the competitive edge it takes to make it in NY or LA.

When it comes to representation in the Legislature and Congress, Michigan v

7/3/2014
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Tomorrow we will happily celebrate the Fourth of July, both because we see it as the anniversary of American Independence and maybe especially because this year it comes with a three-day weekend.Actually, what we are commemorating is not really true independence; that came at the end of the Revolutionary War. What this day marks is the signing of the Declaration on Independence, the best-remembered line of which is, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created...

13 years ago Brenda Lawrence won a mayorial race. Now she's running for Con

6/19/2014
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I discovered something bizarre when Brenda Lawrence first ran for mayor of Southfield 13 years ago.Back then, Southfield, a suburban business center and bedroom community just north of Detroit, had just become a majority African-American city. Lawrence was challenging a white mayor who’d been in office almost 30 years.When I talked to some of the 70,000 residents, I found white voters who were excited about her candidacy and who wanted to get rid of the longtime incumbent. But I talked to...

ArtPod knows what you need to be reading right now

10/10/2013
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Oh sure, it's fun to read on the beach on a sweaty summer afternoon. But personally, we prefer a good book a chilly Fall night, wrapped up under the covers with some hot chocolate...so here's a list of the new, great Michigan reads you shouldn't miss. Happy Pumpkin Spice Latte Season to you.

ArtPod for April 30 2013

4/30/2013
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This week, ArtPod is aaaall about the ladies.You name ‘em, we’ve got them: Michigan photographers, amateur actresses, adventure authors…the works.What unites them? They’re all seeking a change. First up, two moms who found each other in the neonatal intensive care unit. Sara Joy was about to lose her infant son. Monni Must was volunteering her talents as a family photographer, coming in to take a final family portrait for Sara and her son. What they didn’t know is how those photos would...

This week, the times they are a changin'

3/12/2013
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Come gather round ArtPod this week, as we rip off Bob Dylan for a cute headline.Today, ArtPod is talking about change. All kinds of change: political, cultural, even technological change.We’ll talk with a storyteller, actors, students and even the operators of a small town movie theater about how they deal with bad changes (the end of an era for mom-and-pop cinemas), weird change (so you've got an emergency manager! Now what?), and cultural change (the tricky, tricky task of talking about...

Attack of the ArtPod!

2/5/2013
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It’s baaaaaack. After a brief hiatus, ArtPod is bigger and better than ever, bringing you all the Michigan artists and thinkers we’re following now. This week, we’re hashing out the best of the Arab American film festival in Dearborn. Every festival has its inside-baseball politics about which films get in and which don’t. But Sundance just might be a cakewalk compared with trying to tackle the Arab spring and the Syrian conflict in just one week of screenings. We hear from the guy who’s...

Art Pod's Send-off to Summer: Idlewild's Centennial, "Sole Survivor" wraps

9/11/2012
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We say good-bye to summer arts, from Idlewild (once known as the "Black Eden") celebrating their centennial, even as the town struggles to survive; filming wraps up on a documentary about sole survivors of commercial plane crashes; and the Holocaust Memorial Center gets a startling new exhibit.

Commentary: Voting Tomorrow

8/6/2012
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Should taxpayers "save" the DIA?

8/3/2012
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The Detroit Institute of Arts is going broke. Museum staff say to save the DIA, they need some $200 million dollars in property taxes from Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties. As Michigan Radio's Kate Wells reports, voters will decide the fate of the museum at the polls this Tuesday.

Art Fair, and Kickstart-ing a MI journalist

7/23/2012
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Breathe a sigh of relief, Ann Arborites! You made it through four days of Art Fair madness, with its half a million visitors and 1,000+ artists, all swooping into town to steal your parking space.It's also a great cash infusion for the city: organizers claim it has an $80 million state impact. And admit it, you kinda love the summery, festive, look-at-those-handmade-digeridoos fun of good ol' Art Fair. We take a look at who makes the bucks, who came to town, and what, exactly, is a gourd...

Artpod: Ann Arbor Film Festival turns 50

3/28/2012
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The experimental and sometimes controversial Ann Arbor Film Festival kicks off its 50th season this week. It's one of the oldest independent film festivals in North America. On today's Artpod, we hear from two longtime fans of the festival – one: an audience member, the other: a filmmaker – to hear some of their favorite film fest memories. We also have a chat with the festival's director.

Artpod: Discotech = Discovering Technology

3/8/2012
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Artpod: Songs from Seth & May

2/16/2012
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Today's Artpod features a live, in-studio performance by Michigan musicians Seth Bernard and May Erlewine. Last year they were invited to join the project “Run Across Ethiopia," of the Michigan-based non-profit On the Ground. A group of eight eventually ran 240 miles across southern Ethiopia and raised over $200,000 to build schools in the coffee growing region of that country.The album New Flower is based on that experience.

Artpod: The intersection of art and science

2/9/2012
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Today's Artpod features a story where arts and science intersect. At a lot of universities, the sciences are housed on one part of campus, the arts on another. But the two sides will have a chance to meet this week, when the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan opens its first art gallery.

Artpod: An arts industry update

2/2/2012
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It's a news round-up on this week's podcast! We learn about Michigan's burgeoning garment industry, and we get an update on how one of the state's biggest movie studios is doing. Plus, we talk with the director of the new documentary, After the Factory.

Artpod: Einstein on the Beach in Ann Arbor

1/18/2012
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Artpod: Work, re-imagined

1/12/2012
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