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Z y x w v you TS our QB o n MLK Jr. I each have seen me day on this trip across and yet you only memory expert Eric Rose who says he can have your side of the alphabet backwards in less time than it takes telling you about it. Plus we'll see how some of the third day buds are taking on the go at the problem and what we come to find out is we're not protected at all. Well explore the power of music to transform lives. Brookins big screen was rewarding for me and we'll see how a father's love knows no but. I want to make sure I'm making every minute of every day count. This group of soon began to use me possible by the annual financial support from viewers like you and by the following corporate sponsored. Music. Indianapolis. See. Here it. Is very intent on data. Again yes.
Hello everyone Michael I would here ready to take you on a very busy trip across Indiana because we're going to cover a lot of ground this show from political and environmental concerns to playing tricks with your memory from peacemakers to craft makers. Even visiting a tourch his entire congregation is made up of people just three inches high. Don't blame me. Stay tuned. Our first story is about the power of music. Betty Perry is a classically trained transplant from the Bronx and she knows that power well. She teaches music to parents and their children as a way to bond families impart lessons that transcend cliffs and notes and bring lives into harmony. For some seconds please. Ok about the age of nine years old my grandmother
became my primary care person. Let's do that again. She was a very very strong woman and very determined. Her grandchildren were going to be successful. All right let's try it let's get this right. Determination is what led off the streets of Fort Apache and onto the stage at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in the second violinist and the fourth Majlis have those pulsing notes today uses her talent to teach students of all ages and backgrounds the magic of only time it's one two three. Did you hear that one two three. Betty founded the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra in 1995. It began as a joint effort with the Indianapolis Children's Museum to mentor youngsters from tough neighborhoods. Like the one she grew up in. It has grown to nearly 130 children and parents all rehearsing
practicing and performing together again. Ready and say. What's your theory. They have to learn one how to play the instrument. They had to make sure that they practice with their kids at home. They learn by playing the instrument to have more empathy for their children. Another words if a kid if a kid comes in he's practicing and he says to the six or seven years old and he starts crying and whining and he says My hand hurts my hand hurts. The first thing the parent is going to say is oh no you just don't want to practice. But if the parent has to do the same thing. Then he'll understand holding the instrument this way. This is not a natural I mean if we were meant to hold our hand like that we would have been born. He doesn't recall how she came up with the idea of having parents learn alongside their kids.
She just wanted music to bring them together. I didn't want to give those kids. A knowledgebase took their family script you have and take them away from their families and I thought if if the families had the same type of information they could move forward together as a unit and not only what the young people that I'm working with directly not be impacted but their mothers and their siblings were cousins or whatever. But it is a blessing. She is so much fun. I don't know if I'd be able to go through this experience with someone else. Betty is a big kid and at the same time that she's being very childlike with us and kind of appealing to the child and me I know that she's also very corporate. And you weren't reading Ana's party or. We have to click over sometime else. And it's just hard to keep
track of that sort of target for orchestration. A through D account for varying skill that. Betty has this focus with beginners passion is virtuous. Just getting out of trouble. Give me something something very positive and productive to do. It's also help me not just musically but as help me with academics. Allow me to like now become more focused and more organized. So she really pushes us to be the best that we can be. Always pushes us to the next level and to work harder. But. Make makes everything fine. Can we hold on for a minute. No two different books most important to Perry and her students beyond the hard work and dedication to their craft.
Is something they all share a strong feeling. I found coming here this is a family if I see somebody and they see me we're going to hug each other. It's very very intimate. It's not anything standoffish and it is extremely rewarding for me because I feel as if I do have. This this family. Even now the love and compassion she learned from her grandmother show she care she gives her something that I live more in the morning to be able to be with my friends inspire them. Weapon inspire me. OK very very nice. Good good good. We've all heard about the growing controversy over eminent domain. That's when the government can take your property for what the government considers the public's interest. Well a group of Hoosier citizens and the caterer County have learned it's not just the government that can do that
but the public's interest involves heating homes a great deal of money and a natural gas pipeline. I think in our group the thing that's been most interesting is we all thought we were protected from things like this and what we can define is we're not protected at all. People's rights are being trampled. People are being ignored and landowners who have just as much right to have their property as you or as rich that is for sure. Little red flags on trees and steaks marked the path of the Rockies express pipeline for Joe and Susan Ross the path of resistance. Well I'm opposed to is the process that they're using and where they're citing this particular pipeline because it's environmentally
destructive it's unnecessary. The rest also see those red markers as signs of future danger from a pipeline explosion and at least some of their neighbors see that explosion that happened 600 acres and they only live once. Told their operator is dead after his machine cut into a natural gas pipeline south of Cheyenne Wyoming pipeline was ruptured about nine miles away. Television station showed what that explosion out west did in an area where the closest Home was a mile away. A few places in Indiana or elsewhere on the pipeline route are that remote and there is no other pipeline. The 4.5 billion dollar Rockies Express. This is where we go natural gas along the Colorado and Wyoming markets of the Midwest.
We are building significant significant in the history of the country. Significant piece of energy infrastructure that will be here for dozens and dozens of years. I feel that the Constitution was not written to give the right of eminent domain to private industry was making a video arguing that the people the environment and wildlife endangered on the video sharing site you'll find. You'll also find videos of recent fires involving much smaller pipeline. And if you go to the website of the Federal Department of Transportation you'll find a press release about one of three companies behind the Rex pipeline in one of its existing pipelines. The OT investigators know that there are at least 44 accidents
14 of them resulting in the release of more than you know we're we're doing our best we're certainly. Abiding by all the a clickable regulations that exist and we think you know for a project this providing a significant need for the country we think we're we're being cognizant of all of the factors that are involved with that process. You would think it would be safe. Well it can be that you designed to be safe but you never know what can happen. And the 7 Williams who lives in Seal Beach County where his wife Debbie greeted some of the pipeline people when they came to survey the couple's when it came to their door and ask if they could come on our property. And I said no I really don't care for you to be on it because we are in favor of this pipeline and he said well we can still do it if we want license So in other
words if I tell you no it really doesn't matter. And he said no that's probably right. This is a map of the natural gas pipelines in the area. Again who owns a farm in Franklin County thinks the new pipeline should follow the path of existing park lines such as the Panhandle Eastern Pipeline north of Indianapolis that runs across mostly flat terrain which is very different from the hills and streams of Ukraine's own county. But Allen 4 says the existing routes just don't go in the right places in rerouting the recs pipeline would add significantly to its link and consequently increase its environmental impact. And besides it has to go someplace. If if it's authorized to be constructed and they constructed it it can't stop at one place and start another it needs to go through through the property that it's routed and the the ultimate decision on where to route the progress important. This is up to first. We propose a route they make the final
determination on where that rock should be the pipeline spokesman says. Over 80 percent of the property owners affected by the Rex project appear to be supporting it. And even Joe rust acknowledges there is not a single environmental group anywhere opposing it but that doesn't discourage his Indiana group. The beauty of the Hoosier mentality is David versus Goliath sort of battles that go on and I believe that that will take its toll throughout the United States. Do what you enjoy. Ok picture yourself at a party and you've just been introduced to three corporate bigwigs. The Prince of an island country and the possible person of your dreams might behoove you to remember their names and keep them all straight right. Well Derrick Rose is a memory expert and we're going to have a little fun. Improving in our short term memory today. Eric
Rose welcome to across Indiana. Thank you. Let us know what we're doing here. All right. We're going to create a list of random words in fact we're going to create nine random words. And these ladies are going to give me a number to populate that list so they will give me first A number and then the random word in my can then I'll write it down. OK. As we populate that list it will be done in random order however at the end when the ninth word is there I will give you back the list in numeric order. OK wonderful. OK do it. All right. Are we ready. OK. Give me a number. And then the word. For. Four. Smile smile. One one it's a little bit you know random words. Yes they are. OK go ahead. To book is a book book
for nine birthday is a birthday. OK. There were six. Is a. But. But. For about four hours already boys are giving you. Five yes I killed her by carving a. Carpet tart. It's. OK go ahead. 8. Yes sky for eight for eight. Just this guy. We have 3 and 7. 3. 3. Draw 3. Ok it's up. 7. Happy. Happy. 7. Has a. Puppy Day. Eric says it is a puppy.
OK. It will get them all there. We have them all there. OK let's start off with number one. Number one is a poodle. I'm going to jump past number 2 right now number three is a bugle or trumpet. Pardon me. Yo number four is a smile number five is a carpet. Number six is a foot. Number 7 is a the. Number 8 is the sky number 9 is a birthday right. And that leaves now that new number to which. Number 2. Number two on me explain how I do this. I picture the word associated with a particular item.
Number two the key word for number two is sure. And so when I heard the number two I meekly pictured a shoe that shoe had to be associated with the word in a visual manner in some fashion. OK so I pictured that word being an obstacle for shoes for feet. So I pictured a person walking through stacks and stacks the side which happens to be a book for a birthday. Thank you. Now Eric how can people apply these memory tricks in their everyday life to remember someone's name for us. Well to remember someone's name the first thing you have to do is ensure that you hear their name and if you don't hear it. Don't be embarrassed to ask. Ask for their name because they might not have gotten yours as well gives them a chance to ask. Then make an association with their name and their face. Make an association with their name and what they do. Make an association so that the next time you see them
it will come to mind easily for you. Now if you also have to remember a list for work or if you're going to Wal-Mart and you need to purchase an item you can use this instead of running to a piece of paper which you may lose. Remember because if with your mind as long as you don't lose that you're set correct. Eric Roche thank you for joining us on the cross in the attic. Thank you. But. Our next story is for those of you out there who never throw anything away. Are you being swallowed by an avalanche of sweaters shirts and old shoes every time you open the closet door. Are you running out of four space to pile Newsweek's on. Well why not turn it into art. After all one man's discards could be another man's divin cheese. Or so you'll think when we introduce you to a man who takes simple everyday objects and transforms them into fairies and monsters and everything mythical all through the use of a very complex imagination.
I could while away that spring has finally come to Greene County or has it for nothing is the real industry made of copper wire. But then who's to say what's real and what's not. If you're looking through John Heywood's eyes where some men see forks. John sees for a bear cubs where some men see shovels and sees ducks where some throw chairs in the dumpster Johnson's birds into flight where kettles make dumplings John makes man eating spiders and where mothers see spoons and knives. John sees fish scales tree climbing snakes it quantised and Dragons. That's a real fun thing about this because Cook would point out some of the wings and stuff are your regular knives but then his spine is actually a butter knives. You say some people say this wings are too small. My daughter's not big enough to like a dragon that size four.
So hey if you believe in a dragon find out a little way into the making of a lot and ask how old your daughter was at the time that she made this observation. Some folks say that to clean a desk is the sign of a sick mind. If that's the case than John's the healthiest guy I've ever met for this is his workshop where he makes his living by crafting these miniatures made out of silver spoons found each year at a craft fair too in southern Indiana at mind of his is always working figuring out a way to take the every day and make it magical. For instance when a tree fell down next to the House John didn't see a year's worth of firewood. He saw a suburb for the week people. As they exist in the mind of John Heywood gnomes including this one who mysteriously showed up one day courtesy of a passer by our intelligent socially refined clean on several levels and highly religious as evidenced by the fact that the known church is the largest building in the village.
Would you describe these as Elf and Jenna could. They might never know what can change with time. Why are you trying to figure it out on these gnomes will soon have company for the latest addition to John's bric a brac menagerie is. Now a squatch. Yes. It was stuffing with the leaves and then Oh wait we're going to put him where he's going to be down along the side of the road down there in the woods like it's coming up out of the woods. I thought maybe people passing by I catch him in a corner of the. Game will start making like this is what I do when I when I hear that what I think from you is that's kind of devious. I got all this trouble to build this thing and that's OK. And I make somebody smile and we all been right. This is for children. So you
hardly explain the grammar. What's it made out of this was a water tank to finace cut into wedges as you might imagine John's become quite a hit with the local school crowd and isn't chanted grounds have been seen by more than their share of curious kids. Last time I came out it was 92. And then you've got you've got some flowers here. So are flowers one of them is because he kept holders who were at a yard sale and a lady had a free sign on pick them up. Anything you see in a store and trash bin alongside the road in the woods anything is fair game right. The price is right. It's taken John some 15 years to get his yard work in the shape it is today. And with that hard work has come a bit of notoriety. Yes I need to tell John's granddaughter that he will be on television. That's a far cry from the original plan when John and the missus moved out here nearly three decades ago leaving the rat race behind. But
John took his creativity with him. Now I must have asked him 20 times where his inspiration comes from. His answers were as elusive as his art. Sometimes I think last night was the 60s. So if you're still wondering what to make of this here's a clue. Take a deep breath and a long look around. What do you see. If you put it all together it spells freedom. Well with a little tongue firmly planted in cheek created by the quixotic mind of an artist who decided a very long time ago that his most important creation would be that of being true to himself. Time you doing what you enjoy is not work. And so John Haywood for a living what has most of us wish we could. On a mans own terms with a little assist from John himself. We salute you. We wind down this trip with the story of a father's love and one Darden has
always been into fitness and this year he plans to run with his son D.J. in the 500 festival mini marathon. The deejay you see has muscular dystrophy but he's not going to let a little thing like that stand in the way. Through our friends at the Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation D.J. is currently the proud owner of a special wheelchair that will allow him and dad to live their dream and for dad. That's pretty important. You know I want to make sure I make in every minute of every day count. It's just one more story in the continuing saga we love to tell tales of Hoosiers pitching in to help each other to experience everything life has to offer. It's another way for an individual with a disability to not have a boundary to not be limited by their disability. You know how can you get them right. We'll be following the one in D.J. all through the many. If you'd like to lend your support call the empty F-F at 2:51
MTF at our toll free 800 5 4 4 1 2 1 3. A last play but certainly not least the lady we close this trip with Erica Rose who will prove to you that there is an easy and fun way to recite the alphabet backwards in 10 seconds. I'm your host. Do Tali. That's Michael Atwood backwards. See you next time. If you want to know how to do the alphabet backwards just like I did the beginning of the show all you have to do is remember an absolutely insane story that is a memory story that says that there was an ex Viking Morier He's retired now his name was Z Y. And Z Y now spends all of his time and his limited income raising alligators. Cute baby alligators that only drink milk. Now that makes no sense until you realize that by reading the alphabet backwards it becomes z y z x warrior said. But it's our coupon for his wife replies. Milk
jugs. She had an accent and with that milk they fed their cute baby alligators. This trip across Indiana was made possible by the annual financial support from viewers like you. And Bud of all the corporate sponsors. See. You. Being an Indian name do you hear me. Gaining experience today. I want to make sure I make an every minute of every day count. On our next trip across Indiana. Lol see how some hoods Earth Day birds are tech
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The first story, "Instruments of Success", profiles Betty Parry, conductor for the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra and music teacher. Parry founded the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, based in Indianapolis, in 1995 to mentor disadvantaged youth. The second segment, "Whose Land is it Anyway?", looks at issues over eminent domain in Decatur County. Residents voice their opinions over the proposed route for the Rockies Express Pipeline, a natural gas pipeline, that will cross private property. Eric Rose, memory expert, walks viewers through mnemonic tricks in the episode's third segment. The fourth story, "Where Spoons are Dragons and Imagination is Everywhere", profiles an artist who fashions sculpture out of everyday objects in Bloomfield. The final segment in this episode is about a father running the 500 Festival mini marathon with his son who has muscular dystrophy. A promo for the episode follows the episode's content.
Take a weekly journey across the cultural landscape of the Hoosier state. Host Michael Atwood and a team of award-winning producers explore the places, people and traditions that make Indiana a unique place to live and work. The program profiles interesting Hoosiers, from humble farmers to computer entrepreneurs and folk artists. Across Indiana blends heart, soul, humor and journalistic insight into a unique television program made by, and about, the people of Indiana.
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