This week’s show wraps up our presentation of the audio from the Media and the Community panel discussion held on April 20th in Poughkeepsie.
Today we hear from:
Nicole Fenichel Hewitt and Maria Marewski of the Children’s Media Project in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Nicole has used her degree in Professional and Technical Communication from Rochester Institute of Technology for a diverse range of work from community organizing to publishing. Now as Executive Director of Children’s Media Project, she is responsible for organization-wide leadership and direction, leading the curriculum development and teaching team, fundraising and community outreach.
Maria Marewski has been focused on youth and media, critical thinking and creativity since 1994 when she founded the Children’s Media Project. She has taught at Vassar College, Hunter College and the University of Maryland .and presented at national conferences, served on state and local grants panels, and her work has been recognized by the New York State Association of Teaching Artists, the National Society of Experiential Education, the Telly Awards, Insight Awards, the Chicago International Film Festival, the International Television and Video Association, and the American Film and Video Festival.
Decora, of the Readnex Poetry Project
In the midst of social disparity and issues that continue to permeate the culture, the ReadNex Poetry Squad have issued open invitations to all to step outside the prescribed lifestyle matrix and embark on a journey toward progress and greater consciousness with a focus on youth. Embracing the eternal tradition of conveying knowledge orally, audiences nationally and around the globe have been captivated and moved by the anti–apathetic stance of the group comprised of four spoken word poets/emcees and one D.J. Through the art of writing and the power of music, esteemed lyrical scholars Decora, FreeFlowin, Jarabe Del Sol, Latin Translator and DJ H20 continue to uplift urban communities with their universal message and sound influenced by Hip-Hop, Soul, Latin and Caribbean music.
Kiese Laymon is a black southern writer, born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. He has written essays and stories for numerous publications including Longman’s Hip Hop Reader and the journal, “Politics and Culture”. He is currently an Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing and Africana Studies at Vassar College.
Exciting things coming UP!!!
The Next Show will be an interview with artist and photographer Billy Name. Well know in these parts as the studio manager for Andy Warhol’s Factory. Christopher and Angelika Rinnhofer will be speaking to him.
Matthew will be heading out to the Open Engagement conference in Portland, OR. next weekend. Here are links to Bad at Sports coverage of the event last year.
Jen Delos Reyes and Harrell Fletcher
Some other things we mentioned -
Robert Whitman at Dia:Beacon
Blinky Palermo @ Dia and Bard Hessel Museum
Anthony Huberman on Franz Erhard Walther
Home Delivery at KMOCA
Francis Alys at MOMA/PS1
David Shields – Reality Hungry – Interview on To The Best of Our Knowledge
Out Audio provided by Einlab – rebirth instrumental