1. National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards


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    First Lady Michelle Obama speaks about the importance of arts and humanities programs as 15 programs across the country receive awards for fostering the creative and intellectual development of American youth.

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    • West Wing Week: 11/22/12 or "Hello, Burma!"


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      Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, the President made an historic trip to Thailand, Burma, and Cambodia, attended the East Asia Summit, and pardoned the National Thanksgiving Turkey at the White House with the First Family.

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      • Alchemy Session at Crouse Elementary School from December 2011


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        FINDING THE GOLD WITHIN - a feature-length documentary by Karina Epperlein Mill Valley Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, John Michaels Award Big Muddy Film Festival www.goldthefilm.com -- www.karinafilms.us -- facebook.com/goldthefilm -- twitter.com/goldthefilm -- karina@karinafilms.us Six young African American men from Akron, Ohio, enter college, determined to redefine society’s images and low expectations of them. During the three and half years of filming, the protagonists grow before our eyes, whether navigating persistent racial provocations, or seeking support with friends, estranged fathers, and wise grandmothers. Alumni of the unique Akron, Ohio, mentoring program Alchemy, they share their trials and triumphs with honesty, astonishing vulnerability, and raw emotion. ----“Intimate and poetic…” –Michael Fox, film critic ----“Extremely topical… at times inspiring and funny, at other times heartbreaking and disturbing, and always fascinating. The conversations with these young men feature some of the most frank discussions about what it means to be black in America that I have ever heard.” –Pete Crooks, Diablo Magazine Interview ----“Inspiring, heartbreaking, and unflinchingly honest...” –Clint Rohrbacher

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