Friday Video Archive

Friday Video: “The Nuclear Question” on PBS’s Need to Know.

As part of ongoing research into nuclear power and community life, this week’s Friday Video is an exploration of nuclear power and its contested role in the larger global energy debate.  Produced by PBS’s Need to Know program the video discusses both the potential benefits and risks and highlights the story of Ursula Sladeck, an
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Friday Video: TINY: a Story About Living Small

Maybe you’ve heard about the Small House Movement, also known as the Tiny House Movement.   Essentially, it’s a loose collective of folks who are choosing to live in smaller, eco-friendly houses.   To provide a little bit of background on the movement, here’s a great video from PBS ‘s Need to Know Program about
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Friday Video: Creation of the Film “Acceptable Limits” by See Rock City Productions.

This week’s Friday Video comes via a suggestion from friend, folklorist, and writer Rachel Reynolds Luster who passed the video our way this morning.  For several months now we’ve been researching the history of Arkansas Nuclear One and following discussions regarding nuclear sites throughout the country. To see other posts about this research go here. 
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Friday Video: Revisiting Sufjan Stevens “The Great God Bird” and audio from Brinkley, Arkansas

This week’s Friday video is more of a Friday audio piece.  And it’s an old one, originally published in 2005.   Sufjan Steven’s “The Lord God Bird,” popped up into my playlist yesterday, and every time that happens I always wind up hitting repeat at least three times.  Sometimes more like seven. Below is an audio
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Friday Video: “I Will Be a Hummingbird” Wangari Maathai

Earlier this week Wanagari Maathai, founder of the Kenyan Greenbelt Movement, Nobel Laurette, and human rights advocate died at the age of seventy-one.    Quoting from the New York Times obituary, “In her Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Dr. Maathai said the inspiration for her work came from growing up in rural Kenya. She reminisced about a
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Friday Video for August 26, 2011: “Recuerdo” and the Federal Arts Project.

We’ve been getting a lot of responses about the recent Dardanelle Mural piece and public interest in working with an art restoration company who can prevent further decay of the mural.   This interest in the mural is incredibly inspiring, and if you want to get on board please let us know!!  I’ll do my best to
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Friday Video: American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs.

This morning I was so excited to see that  Americans Who Tell the Truth Project posted this portrait of community leader, Grace Lee Boggs.   (If you’re not familiar with the work of  Americans Who Tell the Truth please take a moment to check out their site.  It’s amazing and a constant source of inspiration). For
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