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  • An Evening with Valerie Simpson In Honor of Nick Ashford

    Celebrate the life and career of music’s most versatile songwriting duo, Valerie Simpson and Nick Ashford! Taped live in Chicago, Illinois at Northwestern University Law School’s Thorne Auditorium on November 19th, 2011, journalist Gwen Ifill interviews singer/songwriter Valerie Simpson about her stellar career penning huge hits such as “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Let’s Go Get Stoned,” and “Solid” with her late husband, Nick Ashford, as the songwriting powerhouse, Ashford & Simpson. With performances by Patti Austin, Kindred the Family Soul, and even Valerie Simpson herself, this program will keep your feet tapping and fin

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    An Evening with Valerie Simpson In Honor of Nick Ashford
  • ScienceMakers:The Color of Science

    The Color of Science was a conversation between four varied scientists on their experience as an African American scientist.  Joining both the young and old, moderator Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer of The Franklin Institute, interviewed each scientist individually before bringing all the scientists together as a panel to talk about their achievements and overcoming obstacles to obtain success.The scientists featured included: Sharon Haynie, Chemist, DuPont, Chad Jenkins, Professor of Robotics, Brown University, Edward Tunstel, Space Robotics & Autonomous Control Lead in the Space Department, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and James E. West, Professor of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University.

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    ScienceMakers: Franklin Institute
  • ScienceMakers: The Age of Dinosaurs: Bringing The Past To Life

    The Age of Dinosaurs: Bringing The Past To Life brought together four scientists relating to the theme of dinosaurs, early earth, and the Dinosaurs: Unearthed exhibit that premiered at the Detroit Science Center on the night of the ScienceMakers program. Each scientist spoke at length about encouraging students to follow their dreams, what first motivated them to pursue science (from the Bionic Woman to The Thing From Another Planet), and why they enjoy what they do. The program was moderated by Andrew Humphrey, Emmy award-winning meteorologist and reporter WDIV-TV Local 4 in Detroit. The featured scientists included: Scott Edwards, Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Harvard College George Jones, Professor of Biochemistry, Emory University Ayanna Howard, Professor of Robotics & Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and George Philander, Professor of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, Princeton University

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    ScienceMakers: The Age of Dinosaurs: Bringing The Past To Life
  • ScienceMakers: African American Perspectives: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill & Careers in Science

    African American Perspectives: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill & Careers in Science featured four African American scientists with a background on chemicals and their effect on sea and land. The scientists each presented a ten-minute slideshow about their life as a scientist and why they chose to pursue their path. They were then gathered as a panel to discuss the future of science in helping fix problems like the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and their career as a scientist. The moderator of the program was Dr. Gibor Basri, Vice Chancellor of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity at the University of California, Berkeley. The participating scientists included: Dr. Krishna Foster, Professor of Chemistry, California State University, Los Angeles, Dr. James H. Johnson, Chair, National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technolog,y Dr. F. Dale Morgan, Professor Geophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Dr. Dawn Wright, Professor of Geography & Oceanography, Oregon State University.

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    ScienceMakers: African American Perspectives: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill & Careers in Science
  • A Night With Dr. Bernard Harris

    A Night With Bernard Harris offers a fascinating, intimate look at a scientist, philanthropist, and trail blazer.  Bernard Harris was the first African American to complete a spacewalk for NASA.  NPR Correspondent Corey Dade interviews Bernard Harris about his life and work in this live-to-tape PBS-TV presentation.

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    A Night with Dr. Bernard Harris