In 1971, Penny Patterson, a graduate student at Stanford University, met Koko, a newborn gorilla in San Francisco Zoo. Penny had grown up wanting to communicate with animals and decided to teach Koko sign language in the hope of finally crossing the boundary between animals and humans. But what started out as a scientific experiment ...Continue Reading
The film chronicles the story of how the Nazis and the IOC turned, to their mutual benefit, a small sports event into the modern Olympics. The grand themes and controversial issues from the 1936 Games have continued to this day: Monumentality, budget overruns, collusion with authoritarian regimes, corruption, and sometimes even bribery.
Investigate the rise of spillover viruses like Zika, Ebola and Nipah that can make the leap from animals to humans. Find out how human behaviors spread diseases and what science can do to anticipate and prevent epidemics around the world. Learn more about the film and explore video and additional features at the program website.
When Iliana dedicates a love song to her teacher during an elementary school talent show, the ensuing homophobic reactions from school officials and her mother taint the experience. Iliana’s disappointment escalates when she overhears her mother Terry accusing her queer best friend Chela of influencing Iliana’s actions. Despite the disastrous evening, Iliana finds solace and faith ...Continue Reading
On this week’s edition of Ruckus, join Mike Shanin for a conversation with Sam Brownback. They’ll be talking about the Kansas Governor’s biggest achievements, his reaction to this week’s primary results and how he responds to critics. Election talk continues with two groups of Ruckettes —conservative and liberal — offering their analysis of the Kansas and Missouri ...Continue Reading
In this clip, Iris encourages people to express their individualism through their wardrobes. She states, “I like individuality. It’s so lost these days. There’s so much sameness. Everything is homogenized. I hate it.” Iris pairs the late documentarian Albert Maysles, then 87, with style maven Iris Apfel. Explore documentary films and the stories behind them at ...Continue Reading