Podcast: The Arts

Episode 109: How Does the James Webb Space Telescope See?

Meet the Expert: Joe DePasquale, Senior Data Imaging Developer   Currently, Joe is the senior Data Imaging Developer at the Space Telescope Science Institute, Joe. Prior to joining STScI in March of 2017, I he was the Science Imager for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. If you’ve ever seen a space image… Continue Reading Episode 109: How Does the James Webb Space Telescope See?

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Episode 92: How Do You Make a Great Video?

Meet the Expert: Nick Norris, Anthropologist and Documentary Filmmaker Nick Norris is a professional photographer, owner of the business BokehBard, and works as Sony’s Southeast Camera Representative. Based in Northeast Florida, Nick specializes in crafting a story through documentation and vivid inspiration. Using his background in anthropology and oral storytelling, he creates a dialogue between… Continue Reading Episode 92: How Do You Make a Great Video?

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Episode 91: How Do Scientists Get Kids Excited about STEM?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Jermey Matthews, chemical engineer and MIT Press book editor Jermey N. A. Matthews, PhD joined the MIT Press in 2016 after working for nine years as industry reporter and book reviews editor for Physics Today magazine. He holds a PhD degree in chemical engineering from the University of Maryland. In 2021,… Continue Reading Episode 91: How Do Scientists Get Kids Excited about STEM?

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Episode 78: How Can Music Help Us Learn About Space?

Meet the Expert: Laurie Orth, Music Teacher and STEAM education pioneer STEAM education pioneer Laurie Orth brings together the two contrasting disciplines of space exploration and music. Creating a pipeline for young people into STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math) educational programs through music is important to her. With over two decades teaching… Continue Reading Episode 78: How Can Music Help Us Learn About Space?

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Episode 54: How Can Photography Inspire Conservation?

Meet the Experts: Dr. Brian Helmuth, Aquanaut and  Marine Scientist AND Keith Ellenbogen, famed underwater photographer   Brian Helmuth, PhD., is an aquanaut and marine environmental scientist at Northeastern University who loves to spend his time diving and exploring the ocean as he studies the effects of climate change on bodies of water on our… Continue Reading Episode 54: How Can Photography Inspire Conservation?

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Episode 53: How Can You Stay Dry on a Rainy Day?

Meet the Expert:  Samantha Jacques, Meteorologist WZZM 13 On Your Side   Samantha Jacques is the Weekend Morning Meteorologist at 13 ON YOUR SIDE in Grand Rapids, Mich. She is a Michigan native, growing up in Shelby Twp, where she first discovered her unwavering passion for weather. Samantha attended Central Michigan University to earn her… Continue Reading Episode 53: How Can You Stay Dry on a Rainy Day?

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Episode 46: How Do You Photograph Animals at Night?

Meet the Expert: Tony Lee Moral, award-winning wildlife and science filmmaker, author Tony Lee Moral is an award winning documentary filmmaker, author and novelist. His main work focuses on natural history science, the arts, psychology and cinema. Tony’s natural history film The Secret Life of Your House won the Special Jury Award at the 2015… Continue Reading Episode 46: How Do You Photograph Animals at Night?

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Episode 43: How Do We Remember Things?

Meet the Expert: ÉTIENNE (Steven) Langlois, Teacher- Rockstar Steven “ÉTIENNE” Langlois is an award-winning teacher-rockstar and author of the #1 best-selling book “Rock Your Class.” When he’s not performing for millions of fans in packed theaters and arenas worldwide or teaching in packed classrooms back home, he’s busy helping K-12 teachers rock their classes with… Continue Reading Episode 43: How Do We Remember Things?

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Episode 24: How Do You Draw Science?

Meet the Expert:  Jason Chin, Award-winning author/illustrator of science books for children Jason Chin combines imaginative storytelling with intriguing science to create books that enchant and educate.  He is is the author and illustrator of Grand Canyon which received a Caldecott Honor and Sibert Honor.   His other books include Redwoods, Island: A Story of the Galápagos, Nine Months written by… Continue Reading Episode 24: How Do You Draw Science?

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Episode 18: How Do You Create Art with Legos?

Meet the Expert: Jonathan Lopes, Lego Master Builder and Artist Jonathan Lopes is a renowned artist who works within the medium of LEGO bricks.  He focuses on a variety of genres including urban landscapes, conceptual art, and life-sized sculptures and is well known for his realistic and gritty urban scenes. He has been complimented as… Continue Reading Episode 18: How Do You Create Art with Legos?

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Episode 5: How Do You Compose Music that is as Big as the Universe?

Meet The Expert:  Eric Whitacre Grammy® Award-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre is one of today’s most popular and performed musicians. His works are programmed worldwide by orchestras and choirs, while his ground-breaking Virtual Choirs have united singers from over 120 different countries. A graduate of the prestigious Juilliard School of Music, Eric served two… Continue Reading Episode 5: How Do You Compose Music that is as Big as the Universe?

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Episode 4: How Do you Bring Your Illustrated Characters to Life?

Meet the Expert:  Vanessa Brantley-Newton An award-winning author-illustrator, Vanessa celebrates self-love and acceptance of all cultures through her work, and hopes to inspire young readers to find their own voices.   Vanessa Brantley Newton was born during the Civil Rights movement, and attended school in Newark, NJ. She was part of a diverse, tight-knit community and… Continue Reading Episode 4: How Do you Bring Your Illustrated Characters to Life?

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