Today on Studio Speek...
Two spoken word artists, Ben Flood and Kaazaa Waazaa, performed some of their work for Studio Speek. Eldine Whiting talked with Kaazaa Waazaa about why he writes, and why poetry is important to young people. He eloquently expresses why he thinks poetry and music are secret languages that everyone can use to let their emotions out for other people to understand, and that writing is a way for the writer to think.
Today on FACE...
Emily reports on the history and latest developments in the struggle to keep developments off the Awosting Ridge. She spoke with Patty Parmalee and Anne C. Bienstock about the problems of the proposed developments, both for the environment and the people who enjoy this area. The developers say that they are helping the environment, but Ms. Bienstock shows how this is an advertising tool used to sell houses, and not necessarily truthful. We are warned that we may loose irreplaceable recources for the profit of a few people.
Learn more at www.savetheridge.com
Today on Backyard Tourist…
Vincent walked through the convincing-looking spaceship doors of the Spaceship Discovery Science and Technology Center to see the likes of the Hyde Park Mastadon, the Time Machine, the Virtual Spaceship, and the Robot Collection including R2D2 and his girlfriend. Floyd T. Holt, the Star Trek uniform wearing president of the center, explains how the exhibits were developed and what will be there in the future. He hopes the visitor can have some hands-on learning experiences, and thanks his supporters.
The Spaceship Discovery Science and Technology Center
Floyd T. Holt, President
4276 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Phone: (845) 229-2438
Today on Cash Flo…
Going to college can be a great opportunity and a positive influence on your life, but do you know how much money will be needed if you do decide to go? Along with rising tuition costs, students face other expenses such as housing, food and books. Being aware of these costs should enable you to plan to meet them by researching scholarships, loans and financial aid.
Cash Flo is sponsored by The Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
For more financial literacy lessons check out Googolplex - a collection of resources and articles for resourceful young students. The website is divided into three sections based on age – Elementary School, Middle School, and High School.
Today on Watch This…
Bug Juice is a hilarious stop-motion animation video made by Renny Shanahan and Alex Batkin who took part in a Children's Media Project Animation workshop at Upstate Films during the summer of 2001. The story follows the adventures of a household bug and tells you how bug juice (that summer camp staple) is really made.
Find out about upcoming animation workshops.
Today we also saw…
Max Schiff (age 17) created the anti-smoking Public Sevice Announcement called "Virginia Slims" as part of a Children's Media Project Media Guild experience during the summer of 2002. The PSA contrasts the idea of glamor that is associated with smoking and the reality of what smoking does to people. See more about CMP produced PSAs..
Ennui is a video created by Shelby Floyd which uses pieces of old Sci-fi movies and TV in a rhythmic montage which questions time and our place in it.
Both videos were screened in the Youth Media Program at the Hamptons International Film Festival.
Send us your videos!
We want youth-produced work for DROP TV. Selected videos will be eligible for the Hamptons International Film Festival's Youth Media Program. Send your videos to Children's Media Project, Lady Washington Firehouse, 20 Academy St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, attn: Emily Bennison (If you want it returned, please send a SASE).
Did you check out DROP TV? Tell us what you think at DROPTV@childrensmediaproject.org
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