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Filmmaker Naveen Chaubal grew up making movies. “For school projects, I would always try and sneak and maybe doing a video instead of writing a paper,” he says.
But it wasn’t until college that he realized it could be more than a way to get out of writing papers. “I didn’t even know film schools existed,” Naveen says. “I had no idea that it was something that you studied. It just wasn’t in the realm of possibility.”
He talks to host Dan Wu about his work, and they discover some of the parallels between art school and culinary school (the main curriculum is mostly European and the classes about Asian work are electives).
His short film, “Pinball,” is a modern folk story centered around an immigrant teenager who wants to participate in a school bus race at his local speedway. It’s a fish-out of-water-tale that was inspired by all the time Naveen spent riding buses when he lived in Los Angeles.
Naveen also worked on a documentary about Eric Garner’s family for AJ+. He says films like that challenge him in different ways — as a filmmaker and as a person.
“It’s so hard, especially when people are recounting stories of such pain,” he says. “You just want to like, put your hand on their shoulder and be a little bit more human. I’ll try and kind of nod to them and like, understand that I am not hiding behind this camera. I do hear you.”
In the second part of Part 3 on school lunch, we continue our conversation on redlining and see how this practice kept schools segregated into the 1970s. We take a look at how Louisville, KY came up with its system of busing and how the city continues to be one of the most integrated school systems in the country.
So much has changed since Louisville first proclaimed itself a model city for policing reform: the police chief was fired. The city was upended by protests and grief over Breonna Taylor, and David McAtee. But some things are the same: The anger. The frustration. The disconnect between the police and the community. In our season finale, city leadership makes a very familiar set of promises. Could 21st Century Policing work this time? Is it too late?
Halida Hatic is long-term student of the Enneagram, a tool for personal self-understanding and transformation. She serves as the Community Weaver for the nonprofit Enneagram Prison Project, with a mission to help free people on both sides of the bars from prisons of own making. In this episode, Halida reflects on the Enneagram as a key for personal, social, and environmental healing.
Halida’s October 23, 2021 Enneagram workshop (in-person and online):
Enneagram Prison Project:
Learn more about the Enneagram:
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Clarence Bucaro is a singer-songwriter and a one-time stay-at-home dad. He’s been making albums since 2000, with some twists and turns along the way. He’s also in a two-person book club with his mom. #goals +
Writer and Professor Ethan Kross discusses his book “Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters and How to Harness It”, with journalist and author Maria Konnikova. Ethan Kross is a best-selling author and award-winning professor in the University of Michigan’s Psychology Department and its Ross School of Business. He studies how the conversations people have with themselves impact their health, performance, decisions and relationships. Kross’ research has been published in Science, The New England Journal of Medicine, and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, among other peer-reviewed journals. He has participated in policy discussion at the White House and has been interviewed on CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper Full Circle, and NPR’s Morning Edition. Kross’ pioneering research has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Harvard Business Review, USA Today, The Economist, The Atlantic, Forbes, and Time Magazine.
Maria Konnikova is the author, most recently of “The Biggest Bluff”, a New York Times bestseller, one of the Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2020, and a finalist for The Telegraph Best Sports Writing Award for 2021. She is a regularly contributing writer for The New Yorker and has won numerous awards, including the 2019 Excellence in Science Journalism Award. Konnikova’s writing has been featured in The Best American Science and Nature Writing and translated into over twenty languages. She also hosts the podcast “The Grift”. Konnikova’s podcasting work earned her a National Magazine Award nomination in 2019.
Earlier this year, we set out to take a deep look at why Louisville’s West End is changing — and how. In this last episode of Here Today, we address the uncertainty that lies ahead, and how that could affect the people who live west of Ninth Street.
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