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Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”

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Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Aug 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, GMOs, Genetically modified food, Food
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Aug 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Brazil, Economy, International relations
Source: MiddMedia A/V exports
This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Environmentalism, Activism, web platform
Source: MiddMedia A/V exports
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Aug 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Economics, Manufactured housing, income
Source: MiddMedia A/V exports
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Aug 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Conservation, Activism, Environmentalism
Source: MiddMedia A/V exports
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Aug 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Agriculture, Environmental Science, regulations
Source: MiddMedia A/V exports
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Aug 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Media culture, Harry Potter, Millennial generation
Source: MiddMedia A/V exports
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Aug 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Storytelling, Film, Writing
Source: MiddMedia A/V exports
TED Talks
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Is women's sexuality actually more complicated than men's? The answer is no, says author Sarah Barmak. In an eye-opening talk, she shows how a flawed understanding of the female body has shaped our culture for centuries, debunking some age-old myths and offering a richer definition of pleasure that gets closer to the (actual) truth about women's sexuality.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, sex, science, culture, human body, society, women, relationships,...
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Judge Gant talks about his law school memories
Topic: Memories of Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Judge Gant talks abouts his years before law school
Topic: Before law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Judge Gant talks about his pride for the law school
Topic: UMKC Proud
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Judge Gant talks about his pride for family and career
Topic: UMKC Proud
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Judge Gant talks about his involvement and interest in politics
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Judge Gant talks about his family
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Judge Gant talks about his career path
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Judge Gant talks about the changes in the practice of law
Topic: Changes in the Practice of Law
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Judge Gant talks about his first day of law school
Topic: Memories of Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Judge Gant talks about his activities during law school
Topic: Memories of Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Judge Gant talks about the changes in the practice of law
Topic: Changes in the Practice of Law
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Judge Gant talks about a story from his Courtroom
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Judge Gant talks about his advice to law students
Topic: Advice to Students
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Judge Gant talks about his undergrad years
Topic: Before law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Norman Besheer talks about how having a background in law is a tremendous asset no matter what field you end up in
Topic: Advice to Students
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Norman Besheer talks about his family
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Norman Besheer talks about various positions he held after law school before focusing on his family business
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Norman Besheer talks about his mentor and idol while he was attending Law School
Topic: Before law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Norman Besheer talks about being the first in his family to graduate from high school, the first to graduate from college and the first to graduate with a law degree
Topic: UMKC Proud
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Norman Besheer talks about the impact of computers and the Internet on the practice of law
Topic: Changes in the Practice of Law
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Norman Besheer remembers his former law school faculty and classmates
Topic: Memories of Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Norman Besheer talks about how he balanced school, work and family
Topic: Memories of Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Norman Besheer shares some valuable advice with students interested in attending law school
Topic: Advice to Students
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Norman Besheer talks about growing up in Kansas City before joining the Marine Corps
Topic: Before law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Norman Besheer talks about his ambission to be a US Diplomat before attending law school
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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DeWitt talks advice to current students
Topic: Advice to Students
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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DeWitt talks about his accomplishments
Topic: UMKC Proud
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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DeWitt talks about military service after law school
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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DeWitt talks about his legacy
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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DeWitt talks about a surprise witness
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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DeWitt talks about how law practice has changed over the last 60 years
Topic: Changes in the Practice of Law
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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DeWitt talks about participating in Moot Court
Topic: Memories of Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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DeWitt talks about fond memories of law school faculty
Topic: Memories of Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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DeWitt gives back to the law school in the form of a scholarship
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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DeWitt talks about starting his law career
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Dewitt talks about his efforts to start intercollegiate athletics at UMKC
Topic: Memories of Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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DeWitt talks about his retirement from law practice
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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DeWitt talks about moving to Kansas City and dreaming of a career in law
Topic: Before law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Falcone talks about the desirability of a law degree.
Topic: Advice to Students
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Falcone talks about what influenced him to attend law school
Topic: Before law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Falcone talks about finding valuable mentors
Topic: Before law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Falcone talks about his accomplishments
Topic: UMKC Proud
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Falcone talks about former law school faculty
Topic: Memories of Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Falcone talks about staying the course
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Falcone talks about changes affecting law practice today
Topic: Changes in the Practice of Law
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Falcone talks about keeping an open mind
Topic: Before law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Nov 15, 2018 UMKC School of Law Library
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Norman Besheer talks about being the first in his family to graduate from high school, the first to graduate from college and the first to graduate with a law degree. 
Topics: UMKC Law, Legacy
Port Washington Performing Arts
Oct 22, 2018 Play Troupe of Port Washington
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2016 Play Troupe of Port Washington production of "Once Upon A Mattress".  Directed by Brian E. Long.  Musical direction by David Barnett.  Produced by Robert Raduazzo.  Set design by Maria Di Natale Scotto.  Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street.  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Play Troupe of Port Washington
TED Talks
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Why do juveniles falsely confess to crimes? What makes them more vulnerable than adults to this shocking, counterintuitive phenomenon? Through the lens of Brendan Dassey's interrogation and confession (as featured in Netflix's "Making a Murderer" documentary), developmental psychology professor and researcher Lindsay Malloy breaks down the science underlying false confessions and calls for change in the way kids are treated by a legal system designed for adults.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, United States, children, cognitive science, crime, government, justice...
TED Talks
Jun 22, 2018 TED.com
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What can we learn from the slimy, smelly side of life? In this playful talk, science journalist Anna Rothschild shows us the hidden wisdom of "gross stuff" and explains why avoiding the creepy underbelly of nature, medicine and technology closes us off to important sources of knowledge about our health and the world. "When we explore the gross side of life, we find insights that we never would have thought we'd find, and we even often reveal beauty that we didn't think was...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, science, nature, medicine, animals, health, biology, communication, children,...
TED Talks
May 25, 2018 TED.com
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Comic books and graphic novels belong in every teacher's toolkit, says cartoonist and educator Gene Luen Yang. Set against the backdrop of his own witty, colorful drawings, Yang explores the history of comics in American education — and reveals some unexpected insights about their potential for helping kids learn.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, art, books, creativity, education, social change, society, teaching,...
Port Washington Performing Arts
Apr 26, 2018 Play Troupe of Port Washington
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2016 Play Troupe production of "Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings". Directed by Michael Santora. Musical direction by David Barnett. With Michael Santora, David Barnett, Jake Glickman, and CJ Russo. December 29th, 2016. Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Play Troupe of Port Washington
TED Talks
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In the US, your taxes fund academic research at public universities. Why then do you need to pay expensive, for-profit journals for the results of that research? Erica Stone advocates for a new, open-access relationship between the public and scholars, making the case that academics should publish in more accessible media. "A functioning democracy requires that the public be well-educated and well-informed," Stone says. "Instead of research happening behind paywalls and...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, United States, communication, education, open-source, TED2017, 2016
TED Talks
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Four decades ago, Judith Heumann helped to lead a groundbreaking protest called the Section 504 sit-in — in which disabled-rights activists occupied a federal building for almost a month, demanding greater accessibility for all. In this personal, inspiring talk, Heumann tells the stories behind the protest — and reminds us that, 40 years on, there's still work left to do.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, activism, community, disability, education, humanity, identity, leadership,...
TED Talks
Mar 16, 2018 TED.com
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The arts bring meaning to our lives and spirit to our culture — so why do we expect artists to struggle to make a living? Hadi Eldebek is working to create a society where artists are valued through an online platform that matches artists with grants and funding opportunities — so they can focus on their craft instead of their side hustle.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, arts, technology, education, culture, TED Residency, TED2017, 2016
TED Talks
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Experimental psychologist Petter Johansson researches choice blindness — a phenomenon where we convince ourselves that we're getting what we want, even when we're not. In an eye-opening talk, he shares experiments (designed in collaboration with magicians!) that aim to answer the question: Why do we do what we do? The findings have big implications for the nature of self-knowledge and how we react in the face of manipulation. You may not know yourself as well as you think you do.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, choice, cognitive science, decision-making, illusion, magic,...
TED Talks
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For generations, record collectors have played a vital role in the preservation of musical and cultural heritage by "digging" for obscure music created by overlooked artists. Alexis Charpentier shares his love of records — and stories of how collectors have given forgotten music a second chance at being heard. Learn more about the culture of record digging (and, maybe, pick up a new hobby) with this fun, refreshing talk.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, art, culture, music, TED2017, 2016
TED Talks
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The treatment of HIV has significantly advanced over the past three decades — why hasn't our perception of people with the disease advanced along with it? After being diagnosed with HIV, Arik Hartmann chose to live transparently, being open about his status, in an effort to educate people. In this candid, personal talk, he shares what it's like to live with HIV — and calls on us to dismiss our misconceptions about the disease.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, HIV, Human body, TEDx, activism, disease, health, humanity, TED2017, 2016
Port Washington Performing Arts
Dec 14, 2017 Huntington Choral Society
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2016 Huntington Choral Society Spring Concert.  April 30th, 2016.  Huntington, New York.  Choral direction by Steven Finch.  Accompanist - Christine Dor é.  
Topics: SATB Choir, Choral, Classical
TED Talks
Dec 12, 2017 TED.com
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How will we live elsewhere in the galaxy? On Earth, natural resources for creating structures are abundant, but sending these materials up with us to the Moon or Mars is clunky and cost-prohibitive. Enter architect Xavier De Kestelier, who has a radical plan to use robots and space dust to 3D print our interplanetary homes. Learn more about the emerging field of space architecture with this fascinating talk about the (potentially) not-too-distant future.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, NASA, TEDx, architecture, creativity, design, engineering, exploration,...
TED Talks
Dec 6, 2017 TED.com
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Look at the letters around you: on street signs, stores, restaurant menus, the covers of books. Whether you realize it or not, the letters are speaking to you, telling you something beyond the literal text — that whatever they represent is modern or finely crafted or fantastical or zany. Learn to decode this secret language with lettering designer Martina Flor as she explains how altering the shapes, colors and textures of letters changes how we perceive them. (In Spanish with English...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED en Español, TEDx, art, books, communication, creativity, design,...
TED Talks
Nov 22, 2017 TED.com
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For the introverts among us, traditional forms activism like marches, protests and door-to-door canvassing can be intimidating and stressful. Take it from Sarah Corbett, a former professional campaigner and self-proclaimed introvert. She introduces us to "craftivism," a quieter form of activism that uses handicrafts as a way to get people to slow down and think deeply about the issues they're facing, all while engaging the public more gently. Who says an embroidered handkerchief can't...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, activism, art, community, creativity, introvert, social change,...
TED Talks
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One in five women in the United States will not have a biological child, and Christen Reighter is one of them. From a young age, she knew she didn't want kids, in spite of the insistence of many people (including her doctor) who told her she'd change her mind. In this powerful talk, she shares her story of seeking sterilization — and makes the case that motherhood is an extension of womanhood, not the definition.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, children, family, identity, parenting, social change, society, women,...
TED Talks
Nov 15, 2017 TED.com
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What do you think would happen if you invited an individual with mental health issues who had been homeless for many years to move directly from the street into housing? Loyd Pendleton shares how he went from skeptic to believer in the Housing First approach to homelessness — providing the displaced with short-term assistance to find permanent housing quickly and without conditions — and how it led to a 91 percent reduction in chronic homelessness over a ten-year period in Utah.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDMED, cities, community, humanity, innovation, poverty, social change,...
Port Washington Performing Arts
Nov 3, 2017 Port Washington Play Troupe
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2014 Port Washington Play Troupe radio play production of "It's a Wonderful LIfe".  In partnership with WCWP 88.1 FM.  November 22nd, 2014.  Hillwood Recital Hall.  C.W. Post College, LIU.  Brookville, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
Nov 3, 2017 Port Washington Play Troupe
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2014 Port Washington Play Troupe radio play production of "The Philadelphia Story".  In partnership with WCWP 88.1 FM, the community public radio station of LIU Post.  Hillwood Recital Hall.  Tilles Center at C.W. Post, LIU.  Brookville, NY.  September 27th, 2014.
Topic: Performing Arts