Artpod en Artpod knows what you need to be reading right now <p></p><p>Grab your pumpkin spice latte, your flannel PJs, and curl up under the covers.</p><p>We&#39;ve got some great Michigan books to keep you company on these chilly fall nights.</p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:18:15 +0000 Kate Wells 14799 at Artpod knows what you need to be reading right now ArtPod has musicals, murder, and Motown <p></p><p>Because you've got to eventually take a break from watching football, listening to football radio, and reading about football online sometime, right?</p><p>A little break? For arts?</p><p>Ok, then just for you NPR nerds who conform to stereoptype and aren't that into college ball, this one's for you. &nbsp;</p><p>This episode, ArtPod's got a brand spanking new play, a Michigan murder mystery, and a crazy bit of history you didn't know about Motown.</p><p>If it helps, Ohio State's ArtPod will be nowhere near this good. If OSU, you know, had an ArtPod.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 21:52:43 +0000 Kate Wells 14298 at ArtPod has musicals, murder, and Motown ArtPod heads up north <p></p><p></p><p>There’s nothing ArtPod hates more than humidity. Don’t even mention the word “frizz” right now.</p><p>And since so much of southern Michigan swings between flash flooding to feeling like a sauna, ArtPod is doing what all true Michiganders do: heading up north.</p><p>Specifically, Petoskey. And not just for the pretty bay views or the $5 kiddie-size gelato. &nbsp;</p><p>Petoskey has a humming arts community in its own right, one that draws artists and art buyers from across Michigan, even out of state.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 21:24:03 +0000 Kate Wells 13353 at ArtPod heads up north Grab the sunscreen: ArtPod kicks off summer music, movies and more <p></p><p>ArtPod is chock-full of summer awesomeness.</p><p>We’re putting our own special ArtPod spin on three big summer crowd-pleasers.</p><p>The end-of-school concerts.</p><p>The new indie movie with all the buzz.</p><p>And your own private guide to craft cocktails in Michigan.</p><p>Hey, that counts as art. Right?</p><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 02:52:09 +0000 Kate Wells 12827 at Grab the sunscreen: ArtPod kicks off summer music, movies and more ArtPod on actors, adventurers and change <p></p><p>This week, ArtPod is aaaall about the ladies.</p><p>You name ‘em, we’ve got them: Michigan photographers, amateur actresses, adventure authors ... the works.</p><p>What unites them? They all seek a change.</p><p>First up, two moms who found each other in the neonatal intensive care unit.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 17:56:59 +0000 Kate Wells 12342 at ArtPod on actors, adventurers and change Attack of the ArtPod! <p></p><p>It’s baaaaaack. After a brief hiatus (we missed you, too!)&nbsp;ArtPod is bigger and better than ever, bringing you all the Michigan artists and thinkers we’re following now.</p><p>This week, we’re hashing out the best of the Arab American film festival in Dearborn. Every festival has its inside-baseball politics about which films get in and which don’t.&nbsp;But Sundance just might be a cakewalk compared with trying to tackle the Arab spring and the Syrian conflict in just one week of screenings.</p><p>We hear from the guy who’s got <em>that </em>job, and we get the rundown on his favorite picks of the year. &nbsp;</p><p>We’re also heading to a Detroit shelter for LGBT teens. Michigan Radio’s Kyle Norris tells us how these young men (and a handful of women) are making their own kind of families, with a little help from Madonna: it’s called vogue dancing, and for gay youth in Detroit, it’s brave stuff. You’ve gotta hear this story, and then you need to check out this video:</p><p><a href=";feature=player_embedded">;feature=player_embedded</a></p><p>Then, we cut the baby boomers some slack for a change: sure, they’re notoriously self-obsessed and nostalgic for those groovy gone-by years of their youth. But guess what? So are Millenials! (Hint: young adults born after 1981.) Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:22:35 +0000 Kate Wells 11094 at Attack of the ArtPod! Artpod: Ann Arbor Film Festival turns 50 <p>Happy 50th, <a href="">Ann Arbor Film Festival</a>!</p><p>On today&#39;s <a href="">Artpod</a>, we hear from the festival&#39;s director, Donald Harrison. We also catch up with two longtime fans of the festival - one: an audience member, the other: a filmmaker - to hear some of their favorite film fest memories.</p><p class="beard text"></p><p><strong>Festival-goer: &quot;Every year I find at least two or three films that are just amazing.&quot;</strong></p><p>John Johnson has been going to the Ann Arbor Film Festival since the late 1960s, and considers himself a big fan of the event.</p><p>He&#39;s such a big fan that when a film he likes doesn&#39;t win an award at the festival, he sends the filmmaker a &quot;a few dollars myself and tell them what a great film it was.&quot;&nbsp; He says he&#39;s probably done that about four times, three of which have resulted in a letter back from the filmmaker and a DVD copy of the film.</p><p>One of his favorite memories was when he saw <a href="">Claude LeLouch&#39;s</a> &quot;Rendezvous&quot; at the 1976 film festival. He says the film &quot;totally blew my mind,&quot; left him with goose bumps.</p><p></p><p>Johnson says every year he finds &quot;at least two or three films that are just amazing, from my point of view.&quot; He says it&#39;s worth sitting in the theatre for hours to get to the films &quot;that are just amazing that you would have nowhere else to see.&quot; Wed, 28 Mar 2012 17:33:36 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 6824 at Artpod: Ann Arbor Film Festival turns 50 Artpod: Discotech = technology you can dance to <p>Urban neighborhood libraries are on the <a href="post/across-region-shutting-local-library">decline</a>.</p><p><a href="post/protesters-make-last-ditch-effort-save-one-detroit-library">Detroit</a>, Flint, Dearborn and other cities have recently had to close some of their library branches in order to save money, which means access to free computers and computer training is becoming more limited.</p><p>On today&#39;s <a href="">Artpod</a>, we&#39;ll visit a group that&#39;s working to close the digital divide.</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 15:02:43 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 6554 at Artpod: Discotech = technology you can dance to Artpod: Songs from Seth & May <p>Today&#39;s <a href="">Artpod </a>features a live, in studio performance!</p><p></p><p>Michigan musicians <a href="">Seth Bernard &amp; May Erlewine</a> dropped by Michigan Radio to talk about their new album inspired by their journey across Ethiopia.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 18:59:15 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 6251 at Artpod: Songs from Seth & May Artpod: When science meets art <p>Today&#39;s <a href="">Artpod </a>features a story where science and art intersect.&nbsp;</p><p>At a lot of colleges and universities, the sciences are housed on one part of campus, the arts on another. But the two sides will have a chance to meet this week when the <a href="">School of Natural Resources and Environment </a>(SNRE) at the University of Michigan opens its first art gallery.</p><p></p><p>Sara Adlerstein is a <a href="">research scientist</a> at SNRE, artist, and curator for the new Art &amp; Environment gallery.&nbsp; When it comes to environmental issues, she says scientists need to be able to communicate with people outside their field.</p><p>&quot;If you&rsquo;re not able to communicate to the general public, then your work is not all that relevant,&quot; explains Adlerstein. &quot;So I&rsquo;ve been exploring to do that through art; I think art speaks to the heart. With an image you can communicate directly to the heart and make people think about how to educate themselves if they&rsquo;re interested in the issues.&quot;</p><p>She hopes the new gallery will show scientists and students that charts and pie graphs aren&rsquo;t the only way to share their research.</p><p><a href="">Leslie Sobel</a> will be the first artist featured in the new gallery. She&#39;ll be displaying her <a href="">&quot;Watershed Moment&quot; series</a>, which Sobel says was inspired by <a href="">vintage survey maps of the Mississippi River</a> and current satellite images of the River from when it flooded last spring. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 20:55:10 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 6167 at Artpod: When science meets art Artpod: Film and fashion in Michigan <p><span style="font-size: medium;">Lots of news packed into this week&#39;s <a href="">Artpod</a>!</span></p><p><span style="font-size: medium;">We learn about Michigan&#39;s burgeoning garment industry, and we get an update on how one of the state&#39;s biggest movie studios is doing (hint: not too well.) </span><span style="font-size: medium;">Plus, we talk with the director of the new documentary, After the Factory.</span></p><p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 18:33:37 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 6069 at Artpod: Film and fashion in Michigan Artpod: Einstein on the Ann Arbor <p>On today&#39;s <a href="">Artpod</a>, we head back to school.</p><p>When &quot;Einstein on the Beach&quot; <a href="">opens in Ann Arbor</a> this Friday, Jan. 20, it&#39;ll be the first time the opera has been performed in 20 years. But be warned: this isn&rsquo;t your typical opera.</p> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 14:10:47 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 5854 at Artpod: Einstein on the Ann Arbor Artpod: Work, reimagined <p>Today&#39;s <a href="">Artpod </a>is all about work...or rather, re-imagining what work can be.</p><p>Many people view Michigan as ground zero when it comes to job loss and unemployment. Yet despite the tough economy, some people are quitting their jobs in an effort to pursue their creative passions, which are often unpaid.</p><p></p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 17:05:32 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 5761 at Artpod: Work, reimagined Artpod: Aretha Franklin is looking for next big opera star <p>We kick of the first <a href="">Artpod </a>of 2012 with an appearance by none other than the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.</p><p>I interviewed Franklin last month about her <a href="">search for the next great opera star</a>. That&#39;s right, opera star. Franklin wants to get in on the singing contest circuit, and she&#39;s turning her searchlight on the world of classical music.</p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 02:48:41 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 5645 at Artpod: Aretha Franklin is looking for next big opera star Artpod: Made in Michigan <p>For all your late holiday shoppers out there, today&#39;s <a href="">Artpod</a> is filled with ideas for giving local.</p><p></p><p>I put out a call on Twitter and Facebook to hear your thoughts on Michigan-made gifts you&#39;d like to give (or receive) this year. I also reached out to the owner of an independent bookstore in Grand Rapids, and the owner of an independent music store in Ann Arbor to get their suggestions, too.</p> Tue, 20 Dec 2011 20:12:59 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 5486 at Artpod: Made in Michigan Artpod: Detroit arts group inspires students to succeed <p><a href="">Artpod </a>is back!</p><p></p><p>In today&#39;s podcast, we look at how an arts group is encouraging lower-income kids to go on to college, with <a href="">measurable results</a>. It&#39;s called <a href="">Mosaic Youth Theatre</a> of Detroit, which one student describes as a place filled with &quot;pops of rainbow colors.&quot;</p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 17:15:13 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 5391 at Artpod: Detroit arts group inspires students to succeed Artpod: The power of comics <p><span style="font-size: medium;">On today&#39;s podcast, we hear about a group of Michigan cartoonists who think comics can be an educational and valuable tool for kids. </span></p> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 15:46:49 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 3979 at Artpod: The power of comics Artpod: Murals brighten streets, bring pride to Detroit neighborhood <p>On today&#39;s podcast, we hear how an artist in Detroit wants to bring color to the city with his brush strokes.</p><p></p><p>Artists in <a href="">Seattle</a> and <a href="">Philadelphia</a> who have been painting large murals on abandoned buildings in an effort to revitalize neighborhoods. Philadelphia for example, has around two-thousand murals to help brighten the city.</p> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 14:40:38 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 3810 at Artpod: Murals brighten streets, bring pride to Detroit neighborhood Artpod: From the "extraordinary to the seemingly mundane" - an audio tour of the Stearns Collection <p><span style="font-size: medium; line-height: 150%; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">The Cincinnati Art Museum <a href="">recently discovered</a> it had a long lost treasure trove of rare instruments in its possession. More than 800 antique instruments just sitting in storage&hellip;unused and pretty much forgotten. </span></p> Wed, 03 Aug 2011 19:28:30 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 3599 at Artpod: From the "extraordinary to the seemingly mundane" - an audio tour of the Stearns Collection Artpod: An interview with Bonnie Jo Campbell <p></p><p>This week&#39;s <a href="">Artpod</a> features an interview from the &quot;<a href="">Michigan on the Page</a>.&quot; It&#39;s a web-only series from Michigan Radio, where authors from around the state are interviewed about their own books, about Michigan books in general, and about what it means to be a Michigan writer.</p><p>On today&#39;s podcast, we turn the mic over to Brian Short, the series&#39; curator, and author Bonnie Jo Campbell.</p><p>Campbell&#39;s most recent book is the novel <em>Once Upon a River</em>, which has <a href=",,20504480,00.html">gotten</a> <a href="">rave</a> <a href="">reviews</a>. Her previous book, <em><a href="">American Salvage</a></em>, was a finalist for the <a href="">National Book Award</a>. Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:56:22 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 3489 at Artpod: An interview with Bonnie Jo Campbell