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Ann Heppermann

Ann Heppermann appears in the following:

Reconstructing Viruses

Friday, March 08, 2013

Vincent Racaniello of Columbia University did groundbreaking research on reconstructing the DNA of viruses (sort of like microbial Jurassic Park). The method was used to re-create the spectacularly lethal influenza behind the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic, which killed between ...

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Movie Date Presents: Oscar...Totally Naked

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

"Oscar...Totally Naked" is an Oscar special hosted by Kristen Meinzer of The Takeaway and Rafer Guzman of Newsday. Listen to this hour-long spectacular, which pulls back the velvet curtain on Hollywood's biggest night.

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Imaginary Friends Forever

Friday, November 23, 2012

Lots of kids have imaginary friends. Marjorie Taylor, a psychology professor at the University of Oregon, has been looking at imaginary friends and the children who have them. “They tend to be more social, less shy, and do better on tasks which require you to take the perspective ...

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American Icons: Monticello

Friday, February 17, 2012

This is the home of America’s aspirations and its deepest contradictions. Thomas Jefferson was as passionate about building his house as he was about founding the United States. Yet Monticello was a plantation worked by slaves, some of them Jefferson’s own children.

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American Icons: Georgia O’keeffe’s Skull Paintings

Friday, September 02, 2011

“The men were all talking about the great American novel, the great American play, ... the great American everything,” said Georgia O’Keeffe. “So I thought ... I’ll make it an American painting ...”

Slideshow: Georgia O'Keeffe's World

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American Icons: Georgia O'Keeffe's Skull Paintings

Friday, November 12, 2010

“The men were all talking about the great American novel, the great American play,...the great American everything,” said Georgia O’Keeffe. “So I thought . . . I’ll make it an American painting.”

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Federal Property

Friday, May 08, 2009

Back in the 1930s, as part of the Federal Art Project, the government paid artists to make thousands of paintings, from famous murals to little landscapes. It wasn't possible to keep track of it all, and some ended up in private hands. Once in a while, a canvas turns up, ...

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Rent Party

Friday, March 20, 2009

The City Reliquary, a scrappy little storefront museum in Brooklyn, decided to try out a Depression-era method for fundraising: a rent party, 1930's style. Produced by Ann Hepperman and Kara Oehler.

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Aha Moment: Lar Lubovitch

Saturday, October 08, 2005

One of the big names in American dance, Lar Lubovitch was a painter until he saw a performance by the late Jose Limon. It turned him into a choreographer on the spot. Produced by Ann Hepperman and Kara Oehler.

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Phoebe Gloeckner

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Phoebe Gloeckner is a medical illustrator, but she also writes graphic novels. Gloeckner's stories are autobiographical, and feature disturbing content like childhood sexual abuse. She tells her stories through eyes of a girl named Minnie. One day last year, a boy checked out Gloeckner’s A ...

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Basket Bridge

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Tucson, Arizona is celebrating one local tribe’s artwork with a new overpass over a 6-lane highway. The bridge is designed with traditional patterns of coyote tracks and lizards used by Tohono O’Odam basketweavers. But, the designer of Tucson’s new bridge isn’t a basket weaver, or ...

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