high school sports http://michiganradio.org en Ann Arbor filmmakers document a struggling high school basketball team http://michiganradio.org/post/ann-arbor-filmmakers-document-struggling-high-school-basketball-team <p>It began with a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/28/sports/28medora.html?pagewanted=all">New York Times feature story</a> about a struggling boys' high school basketball team in a tiny town in southern Indiana.</p><p>The story of the 0-22 Medora Hornets so gripped a pair of Ann Arbor filmmakers that they picked up and moved to struggling, hardscrabble Medora, Indiana for a full year to follow the team as it fought for just one win.</p><p>In doing so, Davy Rothbart and Andrew Cohn discovered layers and layers of compelling stories, which they have packed into a powerful documentary.</p><p>"Medora," which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival, is now being screened all around Michigan.</p><p>There will be a live screening tomorrow night in Ann Arbor at the Michigan Theater. Additional screenings will be held in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo (see listings <a href="http://medorafilm.com/news.html">here</a>).</p><p>Davy Rothbart and Andrew Cohn joined us today (<em>listen to the interview above</em>).</p><p>Watch a trailer for the film below, and here's a link to their <a href="http://medorafilm.com/home.html">website</a>.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/78691063" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="500"></iframe></p><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/78691063">MEDORA OFFICIAL TRAILER</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/beachsidefilms">beachside</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:07:41 +0000 Stateside Staff 15644 at http://michiganradio.org Ann Arbor filmmakers document a struggling high school basketball team Michigan sports officials try to understand new federal rule opening the door to disabled athletes http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-sports-officials-try-understand-new-federal-rule-opening-door-disabled-athletes <p></p><p>Michigan high school sports officials are trying to figure out how to implement a new federal rule that opens sports programs to students with disabilities.</p><p>More than 300,000 students take part in high school sports in Michigan.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>A small number are disabled.</p><p>But the number of disabled students playing high school sports will likely increase.</p><p>That's because the federal government has decreed that handicapped students must be given a fair shot to make traditional sports teams, or schools must create new programs for them.</p> Sun, 27 Jan 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 10945 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan sports officials try to understand new federal rule opening the door to disabled athletes