Episode #1045

Hockney, In Verse, Paper Airplanes

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Friday, November 06, 2009

Studio 360 Episode 1045, Hockney, In Verse, Airplanes David Hockney in a field near Kilham, East Yorkshire (Jean- Pierre Goncalves de Lima (c) David Hockney)

Studio 360 waits for David Hockney. The artist returns to the English countryside where he grew up, to paint some of the most vivid landscapes of his career. In the documentary "Waiting for David Hockney" outsider artist Billy Pappas hopes his idol, Hockney, will come to see a single drawing Pappas has been working on for eight years. And we'll meet the struggling single moms of Troy, NY through the eyes of a poet and a photographer.

"In Verse" is supported by Public Radio Makers Quest 2.0, an initiative of AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio. This project is made possible with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and by a creative partnership with Virginia Quarterly Review. Go behind the scenes of "In Verse" at Transom.org.

In Verse: Women of Troy

A century ago, Troy, New York, was a thriving industrial capital. Today many of its residents live in poverty. Studio 360's Lu Olkowski went to Troy with poet Susan B.A. Somers-Willet and photographer Brenda Ann Kenneally to document some of Troy's stories. They ...

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In Verse: Women of Troy, Continued

Susan B.A. Somers-Willet wrote a poem about DJ Guerrin, another one of Troy's single mothers struggling to get by. "In Verse" is Studio 360's series documenting the lives of the working poor through poetry and photography. It was created by Lu ...

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Aha Moment: Optimus Prime

A child of the '80s, Scott Edward Nall never really grew out of "The Transformers" – the cartoon where robots changed into guns and planes. Transformers influenced Nall so much, that as a man, he decided to literally become one of his Transformer heroes and legally ...

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Aha Moment: Paper Airplanes

When Klara Hobza came upon a 40-year-old book of construction designs for paper airplanes, she had an epiphany, and the New Millennium Paper Airplane Contest was born. Now Hobza has her own paper airplane book. Jonathan Mitchell discovers how her designs took ...

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David Hockney

After decades in sunny California, Hockney returns to the English countryside where he grew up. Instead of swimming pools, now he's painting the thick woods and green fields of East Yorkshire. And at 72, he's taken up painting on his iPhone. Kurt meets up with Hockney at New ...

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Waiting for Hockney

Billy Pappas spent eight years working on an intricate pencil drawing of a famous Marilyn Monroe photograph. The one person he hoped would appreciate his work was David Hockney. Kurt talks with Julie Checkoway, director of "Waiting for Hockney", which follows Pappas's pursuit. ...

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