Team ATB wishes you a joyous Easter and Passover.
Earth Day is this Monday, April 22nd. For the sake of future generations, it’s imperative we live sustainably.
To view our film on public television on Earth Day, April 22 in the greater New York City area – see flyer below. For the state of West Virginia – tune in to your local PBS station.
Please visit our website for additional airings:
Thank you Dolly Curtis and David Schwartz for hosting the ATB Team on David’s show, Railroad Dave Radio, featuring Dolly’s Backstage Buzz at WPKN studios in Bridgeport, CT Sunday night.
It was a fun time for all. David and Dolly brought up some good points about the first wholly synthetic plastic and its inventor, Leo Baekeland. There was also discussion about the plastic problems of today (waste and toxicity), of which Baekeland had no foreknowledge.
We hope our film inspires a new generation of inventors and innovators to come up with solutions to the plastics problem. During the interview, a 71 year old caller recalled many uses of Bakelite from the past.
To hear the interview, click https://bit.ly/2WVL5bZ. Our segment is the first ½ hour of the two hour recording.
Dolly Curtis, host of Backstage Buzz, welcomes members of the Connecticut-based production team from the documentary film, All Things Bakelite: The Age of Plastic.
Hugh Karraker, executive producer, John Maher, director and media manager, Marc Huberman will join Dolly to talk about the movie at WPKN 89.5 FM tomorrow night, April 7 at 10 PM. To listen from your computer, tablet or mobile phone, visit http://www.wpkn.org, then click the “LISTEN NOW” icon in the upper left margin.
If you miss the live in-studio interview, it will available as a podcast on http://www.wpkn.org, under Engineer David Schwartz and on YouTube under Dolly Curtis Interviews Hugh Karraker for Backstage Buzz.
They will discuss the making of the film and its worldwide distribution as an educational tool to tell the story about Hugh’s great grandfather, Leo Hendrik Baekeland, the inventor of Velox photographic paper and the first wholly synthetic plastic – Bakelite.
The film has been airing on Connecticut CPTV Spirit Channel this week and has three more airdates next week.
Monday, 4/8 4pm
Tuesday 4/9 12am
Wednesday 4/10 11am
Simply click the link to find the corresponding channel number, listed by town and cable provider. https://cptv.org/schedule/cable-channels/
To learn more about our national public television screenings, click https://bit.ly/2HZNeA9. Please share with your colleagues, friends and family. Throughout the year, we will post additional public television airdates and times as they become available to us.
We thank Dolly Curtis, David Schwartz and everyone at WPKN for this interview opportunity.
Learn more about your local neighbors and their achievements on Backstage Buzz.