Racing Against the Odds in a WWII Plane

From Great Big Story. To say the Hintons love World War II-era fighter planes would be an understatement. The family runs a museum dedicated to these victorious war machines—handbuilt with slide rule, pencil and paper—and raised their kids around the planes. Back in the day, Steve, Sr., held the world record for the fastest speed…

Five Thirty Five, a New Film from Great Big Story

From Great Big Story. Next to a screaming engine, inside a cockpit that reaches 140-degrees Fahrenheit, Steve Hinton is on a mission to reach the fastest speed ever accomplished in a propeller-driven, piston-engine aircraft. In our latest film, “Five Thirty Five,” join Steve and his aviation-obsessed family on their journey to break a world record—again.…

Painting North America’s Largest Mural

From Great Big Story. Drive around the North End of Wichita, Kansas, and you’ll find an explosion of color. It’s the work of Horizontes, a community project that fuses activism and creative expression. Created by artist and community organizer Armando Minjarez, who immigrated to the United States in 2001, Horizontes is now at work on…

Bringing Symphonies to Skid Row

From Great Big Story. Los Angeles’ Skid Row has been stuck at the center of America’s epidemic of homelessness. It is also located right next to the Walt Disney Music Hall, home to the LA Philharmonic, one of the country’s top orchestras. Wanting to give back to his neighbors, the philharmonic’s first violinist, Vijay Gupta,…