In Orbit Over Levittown
On the evening of October 4th 1957, when David Hoffman was 13 years old, his family and all their neighbors walked outside to peer up at the night sky. Now a filmmaker, he has made a documentary called Sputnik Mania that reflects on his passion for space. Produced by Pejk Malinovski and Derek John.
Musician DJ Rekha, monologist Mike Daisey, and actor-writer Iris Bahr tell Obama what they want from his presidency.
A lot of us learned that Guglielmo Marconi invented radio, but Nikola Tesla transmitted electromagnetic waves before Marconi ?- the Supreme Court decided the case in 1943. Jim Stagnitto, the Director of Engineering for WNYC, gives Kurt a tour at the top of the Empire State Building to check out a radio transmitter in action.
The Tony-nominated revival of Steven Sondheim's musical "Sunday in the Park with George" is shaking up the theatre world with how it uses video projections and other high-tech effects to tell the story. Produced by Jocelyn Gonzales.
Growing up, Elna Baker was obsessed with one thing: a dress from her grandmother's closet. Between body issues, her religion, and trying on new identities, the dress became an oddly powerful talisman. (Special thanks to The Moth.)