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Groundcover | Volume 15 | Issue 1

Happy 2024 from Groundcover News! In this episode you'll hear lots of poetry, reflections from the holidays, and reporting on happenings at the Washtenaw County and Ann Arbor governments.

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What Scares Us - Episode 16: The Descent

Join us for a (literal) deep dive into The Descent, the 2005 British horror film directed by Neil Marshall. In this episode: We panic over the real-life Nutty Putty cave incident, debate if Sara is permanently stuck in the bone zone, and relate this movie to the incomparable 1986 film Aliens again and again.

If you like what you heard today and want to let us know you can email us at WhatScaresUs@aadl.org

And for more episodes check out http://aadl.org/whatscaresus

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Groundcover | Volume 14 | Issue 26

Happy Holidays from Groundcover News! What makes you think of the holiday season? Sports, gift-giving, parties, family, cooking? We cover it all in our last issue of 2023!

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Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents #61 - The End of Indian Summer

Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents is a podcast dedicated to examining each episode of the original "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" television series, show by show in chronological order. In this installment, insurance man Joe Rogers investigates a woman whose previous two husbands have died on their honeymoons under mysterious circumstances. And it looks like she's preparing to marry again! Then, Al indulges in a little Easy Virtue. 

Marguerite and Howard gaze lovingly at each other.

 

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Groundcover | Volume 14 | Issue 25

In our second to last issue of 2023, Groundcover writers discuss how to respond to seasonal shifts physically and mentally when Michigan freezes over. This episode also cover local arts — Groundcover's third open mic, UMMA's Hear Me Now exhibit, and poetry. 

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We Are What We Speak - Natalia Rocafuerte - Part 2

Part two with Natalia Rocafuerte - experimental visual artist - about navigating life with a long name, her project “Dream Machine Archive”, living on and near borders, and how language can be a sign of class or power.

Host: Aliyah Mitchell; Editor: Aliyah Mitchell; Produced in partnership with Ann Arbor District Library and recorded at Fifth Avenue Studios. | Featured: “Dream Machine Archive” by Natalia Rocafuerte.

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We Are What We Speak - Natalia Rocafuerte - Part 1

Today in conversation with Natalia Rocafuerte - experimental visual artist - about grappling with English in school, the “faux pas” of mixing English and Spanish in public, and code-switching in everyday life.

Host: Aliyah Mitchell; Editor: Aliyah Mitchell; Produced in partnership with Ann Arbor District Library and recorded at Fifth Avenue Studios.

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We Are What We Speak - Javaad Alipoor

Today in conversation with Javaad Alipoor – playwright, activist, director, and artistic director of Javaad Alipoor Company – about memorable childhood language stories, the way social status can guide languages taught and learned, how he approaches language in his political theatre work, and the role of technology and language in radicalization. Host: Aliyah Mitchell; Editor: Aliyah Mitchell; Produced in partnership with Ann Arbor District Library. With thanks to the University of Michigan’s University Musical Society.

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Groundcover | Volume 14 | Issue 24

Homelessness, addiction, incarceration, love, art, war and peace — nothing is off the table in this episode of Groundcover Speaks. Our feature story is an update on the case of Shibab Jackson and how the community has rallied around this "test case" of Eli Savit's campaign promises. 

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We Are What We Speak - Michela Russo - Part 2

Part two with Michela Russo - lecturer of Italian and Spanish at University of Michigan - about her personal language philosophy, unpacking various language-related faux pas, and navigating language anxieties at places like hospitals, insurance companies, and banks. Host: Aliyah Mitchell; Editor: Aliyah Mitchell; Produced in partnership with Ann Arbor District Library and recorded at Fifth Avenue Studios.