Dalton Gray, a game designer for the New York-based Institute of Play, discusses the value of game-based learning – the incorporation of digital, video, board, and other games into school curriculums. Students tend to be more engaged. Test scores rise.
Hip-hop is now America’s most popular music genre, supplanting rock. In a discussion of his new book, Davidson College sociologist Joseph Ewoodzie examines its roots, going back to hip-hop’s creation by Clive Campbell – DJ Kool Herc – at a birthday party in New York’s West Bronx in 1973.
New York-area pianist/vocalist John Bauers portrays legendary lyricist Johnny Mercer (“One More for My Baby,” “Moon River,” “Days of Wine and Roses”), sitting down with Library Director Crosby Kemper III in a tune-filled installment of Meet the Past.