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The Silent Pianist | Guest Pranvera Hyseni (EP008)

November 29th, 2017 by Assignment Universe  Astronomy  Carl Sagan  Inspirational  Podcast  Roar Electra  Space

Today’s guest is Pranvera Hyseni. She is the founder and director of the Astronomy Outreach of Kosovo. Many space journalists from her home country of Kosovo have called her the next Carl Sagan.

The Silent Pianist | Guest: Dan Haerle (EP007)

November 27th, 2017 by Assignment Universe  Inspirational  Jazz Education  Jazz Music  Podcast

Jazz pianist/composer educator Dan Haerle was inducted into the International Association of Jazz Education Hall of Fame in 2003. He was awarded the Jazz Educators Network “Legend of Jazz Education” distinction in 2012 along with co-recepients Jamey Aebersold, Jerry Coker, and David Baker.

The Silent Pianist | Guest: Wouter Kellerman (EP006)

November 27th, 2017 by Assignment Universe  Inspirational  Music  Podcast  World Music

Kellerman has just released his latest recording “Symphonic Soweto – A Tribute to Nelson Mandela.” The album is a lifelong dream of Kellerman’s and features the Soweto Gospel Choir, KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic and Angelique Kudjo.

The Silent Pianist Podcast | Guest: Jamie Glaser – Guitarist with Jean-Luc Ponty / Jon Anderson (EP005)

November 27th, 2017 by Assignment Universe  Inspirational  Jazz Music  Music  Podcast

Jamie Glaser is best known as the guitarist with violinist and jazz pioneer Jean-Luc Ponty. Jamie is one the great guitarists of our time. He’s also recorded and performed with Chick Corea, Manhattan Transfer, Lenny White and Bryan Adams. Jamie is also one of world’s best commercial and film/tv composers with credits ranging from Seinfeld (Jonathan Wolff) to networks like ABC and CBS. And he has written the powerful and personal book about his life “Hear the Silence.”

The Silent Pianist | Guest: Kyle Sullivan EP004 – Trekspertise

November 27th, 2017 by Assignment Universe  Film  Inspirational  Podcast  Star Trek

The Silent Pianist Podcast Interview Show Hosted and Produced by Mike Dawson Kyle Sullivan is a filmmaker-scientist and co-producer of the Youtube hit Trekspertise. Kyle is the Grand Prize Winner of the Oceanwide Expedition 2017 Antarctic Contest.

Assignment Universe Donates GalileoScopes to Texas Students

July 1st, 2015 by Assignment Universe  Inspirational  Music  Space

My education advocacy organization Assignment Universe​ recently received six GalileoScopes. These cool telescopes are now in the hands of my aspiring scientists that study music at Dawson Music Education​!

Carl Sagan – An Appeal for Enlightenment

November 10th, 2014 by Art  Assignment Universe  Inspirational  Space

“Science, I maintain, is an absolutely essential tool for any society with a hope of surviving well into the next century with its fundamental values intact – not just science as engaged in by its practitioners, but science understood and embraced by the entire human community. And if science will not bring this about, who will?” – Carl Sagan (The Demon-Haunted World)

Gene Kranz – Mission Control: Tough and Competent

July 21st, 2014 by Art  Assignment Universe  Film  Inspirational  Space

I would like to find some way to sufficiently challenge a new generation of people. To get them out of the “I” mode into the “we” mode. To make them want to do something rather than be something. I would like to give young people the same dream that we had. – Gene Kranz (1999)

PRESS RELEASE: Gene Kranz – Mission Control: Tough and Competent

July 20th, 2014 by Assignment Universe  Film  Inspirational  Space

I would like to find some way to sufficiently challenge a new generation of people. To get them out of the “I” mode into the “we” mode. To make them want to do something rather than be something. I would like to give young people the same dream that we had. – Gene Kranz (1999)

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey – The World Set Free

July 9th, 2014 by Assignment Universe  Film  Inspirational  Space

“More solar energy falls on Earth in one hour than all the energy our civilization consumes in an entire year. If we could harness a tiny fraction of the available solar and wind power, we could supply all our energy needs forever. It’s not too late.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson