Thom Powers

DOC NYC artistic director

Thom Powers appears in the following:

"Becoming Cousteau" Profiles the Undersea Explorer

Friday, October 22, 2021

WNYC
"Becoming Cousteau" is a complex portrait of the explorer who helped the world fall in love with oceans.

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"The Rescue" Covers a Dangerous Mission

Friday, October 08, 2021

WNYC
"The Rescue" profiles the cave diving hobbyists who came from around the world to help save a Thai boys soccer team trapped underground.

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"My Name is Pauli Murray" Profiles a Trailblazer

Friday, October 01, 2021

WNYC
"My Name is Pauli Murray" profiles the multi-hyphenate activist, lawyer, poet and priest who had a non-binary gender identity and was a pioneer in civil rights and feminism.

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In "Homeroom," Students Find Their Voices

Friday, September 24, 2021

WNYC
"Homeroom" follows the senior class of Oakland High School through the tumultuous school year of 2019-2020.

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Renouncing Conversion Therapy In "Pray Away"

Friday, September 17, 2021

WNYC
"Pray Away" profiles several former leaders of the discredited movement that advocated to convert LGBTQ people to become straight.

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"The Capote Tapes" Profiles the Iconic Writer

Friday, September 10, 2021

WNYC
"The Capote Tapes" draws upon conversations with Truman Capote's friends and admirers to document his complex personality.

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"In the Same Breath" Investigates Covid Misinformation

Friday, September 03, 2021

WNYC
Award-winning filmmaker Nanfu Wang investigates how the Chinese and the United States governments tried to shape public perceptions of COVID-19 in her film "In the Same Breath."

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Domino Artistry in "Lily Topples the World"

Friday, August 27, 2021

WNYC
"Lily Topples the World" follows a 20-year-old domino artist known as  Lily Hevesh through a pivotal year of her life.

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In Search of "The Meaning of Hitler"

Friday, August 13, 2021

WNYC
"The Meaning of Hitler" is a documentary essay enlisting writers such as Martin Amis and Francine Prose to make connections between the past and the present.

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Breaking News in "Whirlybird"

Friday, August 06, 2021

WNYC
"Whirlybird" profiles the married journalists who pioneered helicopter news coverage in Los Angeles.

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Who Can You Trust in “Enemies of the State”?

Friday, July 30, 2021

WNYC
"Enemies of the State" investigates the complex case of Matt DeHart, a hacker with the group Anonymous, who was arrested for child pornography. 

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Billy Tipton is "No Ordinary Man"

Friday, July 23, 2021

WNYC
"No Ordinary Man" examines the life of jazz musician Billy Tipton, who became an inspiration to the transgender community after his death in 1989.

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Creating a Dance with Bill T. Jones

Friday, July 16, 2021

WNYC
"Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters" follows a group of young dancers as they stage a new production of a work that debuted in response to the AIDS epidemic.

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Dick Gregory Combined Comedy and Politics

Friday, July 09, 2021

WNYC
"The One and Only Dick Gregory" profiles the comedian who took America to task over civil rights, the Vietnam war and unhealthy diets.

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Questlove Looks Back on the "Summer of Soul"

Friday, July 02, 2021

WNYC
"Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)" taps into a rich musical archive that went unseen for 50 years capturing the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival.

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Kenny Scharf Brings Art to the Streets

Friday, June 25, 2021

WNYC
"Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide" profiles the street artist who emerged in the 1980s alongside Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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Getting Through Covid with "Couples Therapy"

Friday, June 11, 2021

WNYC
The Showtime series "Couples Therapy" follows three New York couples as they work through conflicts with the counseling of Dr. Orna Guralnik.

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Exploring African-American Cuisine in "High on the Hog"

Friday, June 04, 2021

WNYC
The Netflix series "High on the Hog" explores the wide-ranging influence of African-American food traditions. 

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"Two Gods" Profiles a Casket Maker in Newark

Friday, May 21, 2021

WNYC
"Two Gods" profiles a Black Muslim casket maker in Newark who seeks to amend for his own past troubles by caring for the dead and being a mentor to two young men.

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Understanding Opioids in "The Crime of the Century"

Friday, May 14, 2021

WNYC
The documentary The Crime of the Century studies how Purdue Pharma and other companies fostered an opioid epidemic.

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