Filmmaker John Frame plans each shot with incredible precision and then takes it. Then he plans his next shot. He tells producer Phoebe Judge what inspired him to begin his stop-motion project. See some of his work here.
The rapper Invincible recently lobbied successfully for MTV-U to air her independent video, Ropes. The song is controversial because it deals with suicide and depression. Also, we asked listeners to call in with stories of how participating in the electoral process can make a difference personally. Today, two stories, both from young voters.And, Kristen Edsall's story of being conned.
Ernie LaPointe is the great-grandson of the Lakota leader Sitting Bull, who defeated General Custer at the battle of Little Big Horn. Yet Ernie's mother used to say that he should never tell anyone he was Sitting Bull's descendant - so he kept it a secret for much of his life. When a nonprofit organization proposed making a tourist attraction at Sitting Bull's grave site, Ernie decided to make his lineage known. Also on the show: a film chronicles the story of Le Cirque - a glittering landmark in the New York restaurant scene.
Today on the program, two guys who once banked their future on the music biz ... and have now been forced to move on. Dave Rhea played bass in the band Vonray. His brush with fame included a lucrative record deal and music placement on a popular TV show. But the emergence of the Internet made the record company financial model unprofitable, and Dave's contract was dropped. But he has now made a new career out of the very thing he says killed his music - the Internet. Derek Tenbusch had a dream job in the music business. He worked in marketing for EMI. When he got laid off last year, he knew he had to make a complete career change - music industry jobs like his just don't exist anymore. Derek decided to try to make a living doing something else he loves: playing online poker.
Singer/Songwriter Paul Thorn grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi heavily influenced by his father's Pentecostal church. He lived a restricted lifestyle until his long lost uncle returned to their hometown and shared his experience of being a pimp. Paul shares how the influence of their lifestyles altered his path in life.