May: 2014, Nina Paley shows her brilliant animation and quilting work, and explains her fearless, forward thinking stance on copyright issues. Paley is the creator of the animated musical feature film Sita Sings the Blues, which combines the Indian epic Ramayana with 1920's pop recordings of Annette Hanshaw.
Paul Hoffman and Erno Rubik, inventor of the Rubik's Cube (EG8)
May, 2014: Paul Hoffman interviews inventor Erno Rubik, and discusses an exhibit celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Rubik's Cube. Hoffman is the CEO of Liberty Science Center, the creative director of the Rubik's Cube Exhibition, and a co-owner of Rucola, a Northern Italian restaurant in Brooklyn. Rubik was born in Budapest during World War II, the son of flight engineer and a poet.
Mark Liponis and Siobhan McNally, Doctors (EG8)
May, 2014: Mark Liponis and Siobhan McNally recall their experiences in Laos, where they've provided desperately needed medical care to people of all ages, facing harsh realities in this eye-opening presentation. Siobhan and Mark met in medical school in Massachusetts in 1980.
Bob Richards, Space Entrepreneur (EG8)
May: 2014, Bob Richards shares with us his love of the Earth, and the plans he and his company, Moon Express, have to explore the Moon. A self-described "Orphan of Apollo", Bob's life long passion with space exploration has driven him to create organizations, universities, and companies dedicated to the expansion of humanity into a multi-world species.
Paula Apsell, NOVA Diva, (EG8)
May: 2014, Paula Apsell discusses her passion for storytelling and science. If you’ve ever learned something from a science documentary on public television — and who hasn’t? — you can thank Paula.
Emily Levine, Philosopher and Comic, (EG8)
May, 2014: Emily Levine gives us a sneak peek of her new film, Emily @ The Edge Of Chaos. Emily Levine: humorist, speaker, radio commentator, Harvard grad, Emily began her career with an improvisational comedy group called “The New York City Stickball Team.”
Stewart Brand, Writer & De-Extinguisher (EG8)
May, 2014: Stewart Brand discusses the future of conservation and the imminent reality of bringing extinct species back to life. Brand is co-founder of Revive & Restore; of The Long Now Foundation; of The WELL; of Global Business Network; and founder/editor of the Whole Earth Catalog.