Go! briefs for May 21

American Legion to have Memorial Day services

HOPE — Memorial Day ceremonies will be conducted by American Legion Post 229 in Hope at eight locations:

8:30 a.m. — Sharon Cemetery, County Road 700E (west of State Road 9)

8:50 a.m. — Newbern Cemetery

9:15 a.m. — Hartsville Town Square

9:40 a.m. — Hawcreek Church Cemetery, County Road 900E/Stafford Road

10 a.m. — Simmons Cemetery, County Roads 625E and 950N

10:15 a.m. — Old St Louis Cemetery, County Road 670E (south of 800N)

10:30 a.m. — Jackson Street Bridge, West Jackson Street in Hope

11 a.m. — Hope Area Veterans Memorial, Hope Moravian Cemetery

Documentary tells story of IU professors

BLOOMINGTON — Over their half-century relationship, Indiana University professors Elinor and Vincent Ostrom built an enduring, loving marriage, an influential intellectual partnership, and a wide-ranging movement of people dedicated — as the Ostroms were — to working on some of the most pressing challenges facing our world.

The Ostroms are the subject of a new documentary premiering at 10 p.m. May 28 on WTIU Public Television.

“Actual World, Possible Future” explores the lives and work of Elinor and Vincent Ostrom, who sought to address the enormous problems that plague human societies: climate change, endangered species, ocean pollution, and deforestation.

The film follows the global impact of Ostroms’ work on governance and resource management, including Elinor Ostrom’s 2009 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences“for her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons.”

The documentary also reveals the influence the Ostroms have had on generations of students and scholars who were part of their Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University.

Founded by the Ostroms in 1973, the Workshop has produced pioneering research, focusing on a better understanding of policy implications with practical solutions to societal problems.

One of those students who continues to be influenced by the Ostroms is Barbara Allen, who produced and directed “Actual World, Possible Future.” Allen’s film provides an inside look at the Ostroms’ personal and professional lives through extensive interviews with Elinor and Vincent, their colleagues, and friends.

In addition to the WTIU broadcast, the program will also be available to stream on demand through PBS Video beginning May 28.