This first-ever animated special from StoryCorps celebrates the transformative power of listening. "Listening Is an Act of Love" features six stories from 10 years of the innovative oral history project, where everyday people sit down together to share memories and tackle life's important questions. Framing these intimate conversations from across the country is an interview between StoryCorps founder Dave Isay and his inquisitive 9-year-old nephew, Benji, animated in the inimitable visual style of The Rauch Brothers.
What’s happening at the school down the road from you? Whether you have students in your family or not, the successes and shortcomings in our schools impact our society and the economy. We espouse equal opportunity, yet the educational experience and outcome for diverse economic and ethnic groups don’t reflect this ideal. Across Washington and throughout the nation, schools are working to overcome gaps in opportunity and achievement. Honored with the Pathways to Excellence Award from Neah Bay to Toppenish, schools are trailblazing better learning for all, changing the outcome for even those most vulnerable. Students are taking ownership of their own learning through greater collaboration among teachers, a bolstering of school-family connections, adopting culturally relevant practices, and improving assessment and instruction.
Unlike birth and death, which are inescapable facts of life, marriage is a rite of passage made by choice and in the Middle Ages it wasn't just a choice made by bride and groom - they were often the last pieces in a puzzle, put together by their parents according to rules laid down by the church. Helen Castor reveals how in the Middle Ages marriage was actually an easy process. One could get married in a pub or even a field simply by exchanging words of consent. From the 12th century onward, the Catholic Church tried to control this conjugal free-for-all. For the church marriage was a way to contain the troubling issue of sex, but, as the film reveals, it was not easy to impose rules on the most unpredictable human emotions of love and lust.
This Week on TO THE CONTRARY: Flex Time; Political Ads; Behind the Headlines: Young Women Voters. PANELISTS: Pres., Network of Enlightened Women, Karin Agness; Pres., Incite Unlimited, Avis Jones-DeWeever; Advisor, Center for American Progress, Danielle Moodie-Mills; Republican Strategist, Rina Shah.
We can all appreciate the beauty of colorful containers of plants and flowers to dress up any space. As simple as potting up a few plants can be, the best arrangements are achieved through techniques professional designers use to create stunning combinations. From selecting the most appropriate container, to choosing the right soil, to creating that magical plant combination, we'll show you recipes for successful container gardening no matter how small or large the space.
Jetta feels a twinge of jealousy when the other children make a fuss over Emily Elizabeth's wonderful big pet Clifford, so she blurts out a story about her own wonderful big pet a huge parrot named Lulu. But the little lie quickly grows into a big mess, forcing Jetta to dress Clifford up as a bird to keep the lie from being exposed. Her conscience finally makes her do the right thing and she apologizes for having created the lie in the first place./ Vaz is new at being a paperboy and is struggling with getting the papers onto people's doorsteps. Cleo steps in and discovers that she can earn treats by helping out! She recruits Clifford and T-bone and together they enjoy helping Vaz out and getting treats. But before long Cleo has forgotten about the helping out part and is only concerned with getting treats. Clifford and T-bone help her rediscover that helping for its own sake is its own reward.
Minnie Meerkat - Sally and Nick are planning to camp out in the backyard, but there are some scary noises out there! Not to worry, The Cat's friend Minnie Meerkat can teach them all about camping safe. Off to Peekaboo Plains where a group of meerkats show them how they make their camp safe every night. Now Sally and Nick know what to do to feel safe in the backyard. And it doesn't hurt to have the best lookout ever - The Cat in the Hat! Leaves - Nick and Sally are going to make a leaf collage of Cat, but the leaves they have aren't the right shape, they need different ones. It's off to Kaloo-Kalee for some leaf collecting! There, they learn that leaves help trees make food, and that's why it's best not to pick the leaves from the branches. They collect fallen leaves from three different trees with very different leaves. Now they have everything they need to make their picture of Cat, and even one for Fish!
George Digs Worms - Why is Bill yelling at a mound of dirt? He's worm racing! George turns to a pile of decomposed leaves to find his own prize worm and challenges Bill's "Fast Freddy" to a race. Pretty soon, the entire countryside catches worm-racing fever and watch as George's worm, named "Ooh Ooh Ahh Ahh," races its way to the championship. But when Mr. Quint takes the wrong lunchbox on his fishing trip, George's worm farm is in danger of becoming fish bait! Can George save his slimy friends in time for the championship race? Everything Old is New Again - The city is awarding the "Golden Arrows Award" to the building that collects the most recycling. George is eager to help-once he learns what recycling actually is, of course. The building's Doorwoman next door turns out to be tough competition, so George hunts down recycling materials from everywhere he can think of. The only problem is, he doesn't know that he only recycle products after they've been used! Will the tenants with the missing recyclables forgive a monkey who's not just trying to win a contest, but also save the environment?
Meets the Press: George and the Man with the Yellow hat are lending a hand picking apples at Renkins' Farm, George takes an apple coveted by Jumpy Squirrel, who snatches it back and hides in the barn. George follows, and when he reaches for the light switch, accidentally turns on the giant cider press! All of the apples they've collected are being washed, chopped, and squished into liquid! Not wanting the Renkins to be mad with the sticky mess, George fills everything he can get his hands on with the apple juice squirting out of the machine. When the Man with the Yellow Hat and Renkins' arrive, they're astonished to see the entire harvest bottled up! Much to George's relief, the Renkins aren't upset - they're thrilled. And Jumpy, much to his relief, finds his perfect apple. EDU OBJ: To introduce the concept that some systems are found in nature while others are made by humans. Snow Use: It's the hottest day of the year, and to cool down, George wants to build a snowman! But how can he build a snowman when there's no snow? George experiments with crushed ice cubes, but they melt too quickly. Mud...but it doesn't stay in the right shape. And rocks, which are too heavy to lift! George is stumped. What sticks together, doesn't melt, and wasn't heavy? Of course, sand! George convinces the Man with the Yellow Hat to drive him, Bill, and the Renkins to the beach, where they can all cool off and George can finally build his summer snowman. EDU OBJ: To explore the results of mixing different natural materials with water
Daniel's New Friend: Daniel and Miss Elaina meet Prince Wednesday's cousin Chrissie during a playdate at the castle. As they play "knights," they discover that, although Chrissie needs some help walking, they are the same in many ways. Same and Different: While Daniel is playing dress up with his friends at school, he feels different when he realizes that not everyone has a tail like him. He learns that everyone has differences, but that these are the things that make us unique.
Duckling Goes Home: Today at school, the children find out that Ducky has grown too big to be their classroom pet and it's time to take him back to the farm. This news is very upsetting, especially to Daniel and Miss Elaina. The children cope with their sadness in different ways and soon they feel a little bit better. Daniel Feels Left Out: On their way home from the Neighborhood grocery store, Dad and Daniel stop by the Treehouse to say "hello." O the Owl and Katerina Kittycat have been playing together all day, and are even going to have dinner together. When it is time to go home with Dad, Daniel feels left out and sad. Back at home, Mom and Dad Tiger help Daniel with his sad feelings and he soon feels a bit better.
When the weather has been extremely dry for several weeks, all the water holes at Pteranodon Terrace dry up. The Lambeosaurus family decides to move away in search of water, which upsets the kids. Dad and Mom decide to take the kids to the Big Pond on a camping trip, where they will wait out the drought and return home when it rains again. Don doesn't want to leave his home, even temporarily, and decides to perfect a "rain dance" that will make the rain return. Dad learns that he's been chosen to compete in the big annual Fishing Contest at the Big Misty Sea, and is one of three contestants. The whole family rides there on the Dinosaur Train to cheer Dad on. They learn that the contestants are Dad, the Old Spinosaurus, and Dad's childhood friend and rival, a huge raptor named Marco Megaraptor. The three all end up fighting over Chester, the legendary biggest fish in the Big Misty Sea.
While on an adventure to discover the toughest animal in Africa, Martin and Chris uncover the amazing relationship between the Honey guide bird and Honey badger. A relationship that the Wild Kratt team uses to foil the evil plans of Chef Gourmand. Science Concepts: Symbiotic relationships.
SUPER BRAIN is a 60-minute program exploring new discoveries in neuroscience that maximize the potential of the human brain in practical and actionable ways. The field of neuroscience has been exploding with new findings by the day. Ever since it became possible to view the human brain as it lights up with activity, researchers have had to change long-held assumptions about an organ that has been called "the three-pound universe." Dr. Tanzi is introduced by his co-author Dr. Deepak Chopra. In his new program, SUPER BRAIN, Harvard Medical School professor Rudy Tanzi takes advantage of cutting-edge research to show the way we all can maximize our brain's potential.
Did you know that it's possible to make your heart 10 years younger? Regardless of your body composition, genetics, or age...you can turn back time. And when you do...you will feel healthier, trimmer, fitter, sexier, mentally sharper and better than you have in a decade. Does it sound too good to be true? ...... It isn't... Steven Masley, MD and his three simple steps have helped thousands of patients turn back the clock...and reverse the onset of aging and disease. He is a board-certified physician, nutritionist, longevity researcher and award-winning educator who is also a highly acclaimed chef, trained at the Four Seasons. In "30 Days to a Younger Heart", Dr. Masley shares the surprising news that Metabolic Syndrome, also known as pre-diabetes - not high cholesterol - is the number one cause of cardiovascular disease. Since the term metabolic syndrome is new to most, the doctor describes how easy it is to determine your risk, and why so many Americans have it. Dr. Masley also educates viewers about the dangers of invasive, often unnecessary cardiovascular procedures. His 3 step Heart Tune-Up program is a guide to making lifestyle changes that significantly reduce the likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease. He specifically discusses the impact food, nutrients and exercise have on making a measurable difference in the reduction of arterial plaque. Discover five new categories of heart-healing foods, learn how the amount of time you exercise isn't as important as you may think plus ensure you receive the five key nutrients many lack but are truly necessary for a younger heart. No matter how old you are, or how much you weigh or even the health battle you are facing, no one has to be on a one-way street to aging and disability. Patients' lives every day have been saved and transformed with this heart tune-up program that explores the three easy lifestyle corrections that can take 10 years off of your heart's age in just 30 Days.
Three celebrity chefs who cook the food of their ancestors discover family members who have shaped their lives - and America's cuisine. Tom Colicchio of "Top Chef" learns the hardships his family endured (famine, bandits) living in a tiny town in Northern Italy and celebrates the courage of his original immigrant ancestor, a man who crossed the Atlantic many times to bring the Colicchios to the United States; Ming Tsai, the child of immigrants who fled Mao's Cultural Revolution, was raised to believe that his that his family's Chinese past was obliterated by the Communists - instead, he finds that his roots can be traced back more than 2,000 years, yielding a large family tree; and Aaron Sanchez discovers that his family's treasured Mexican roots include people who were Spaniards, Africans and Native Americans.
On Saturday, NewsHour Weekend examines the growing concern over head injuries in youth soccer. Correspondent William Brangham, whose three kids all play the sport, explores its potential dangers, particularly those caused by heading the ball, amid a fledgling movement led by a prominent neurosurgeon and World Cup champion Brandi Chastain who advocate taking headers out of youth soccer. Brangham explores whether the benefits of a sport loved by so many outweigh the risks, a dilemma facing millions of parents across the country. That, and the weekend's news, online and on-air.
As voters get ready to decide between two competing gun initiatives, we examine the new and unexpected legal places you will find guns in Washington state, including a school district where administrators carry guns in case of a Columbine-like attack. Plus, how the demographics of gun owners are changing -- the surprising people who are buying guns for protection and recreation.
Reporter Andrea Vasquez heads to the New York University Polytechnic School’s Game Innovation Lab to take a look at the ever-changing gaming industry. Interview with Joanna Stern of the Wall Street Journal on today's wearable devices. What are the building blocks of matter? Google Hangout with David Hose, co-founder of Soundwall. Curator Ross MacPhee of the American Museum of Natural History takes us on an adventure exploring moose in the wild.
Martin decides to become an altar boy and is indoctrinated into a group of very cool and very corrupt young Catholics. As he rises through the ranks he discovers that the leader of them all is the earnest, keyboard-playing Dessie. And when his sister Fidelma falls for this corrupt young Don, Martin must face a decision.
THE MAN WHO LOST HIS HEAD is a light-hearted made-for-TV comedy/drama about cultural repatriation. It centers around a repressed British museum curator, Ian Bennet (Martin Clunes), who is sent to assess the possible return of an ancient Maori carving to the small, fictional New Zealand town of Otakataka. It sounds like a cushy, dream assignment. But surprises are in store!