New York Times #1 bestselling author William Davis, MD debunks the 3 most widely-held myths about grains, and provides viewers with commonsense steps to regain health and lose weight in his groundbreaking new program, Wheat Belly Total Health. Using his signature combination of easy-to-understand science, history, nutrition and humor, Dr. Davis presents his startling conclusion that eliminating wheat and grains is the key to eliminating the symptoms and causes of many of our most common and chronic health issues.
In Smart Fats to Out-Smart Aging, Steven Masley, MD, brings years of research - and success with patients - to public television viewers once again. As a physician, nutritionist and fellow with three medical organizations, Dr. Masley offers his audience proven, simple lifestyle changes to help them lose unwanted weight and keep it off, feel and look better than ever, control blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol profiles, and prevent and reverse heart disease. In a nutshell, enhancing quality of life for decades to come. The Standard American Diet ("SAD") is stealing health and aging people faster than necessary. In this program, Dr. Masley discusses the 5 major aging accelerators - mostly attributable to the SAD: inflammation, hormone imbalance, loss in muscle mass, and common nutritional deficiencies. Dr. Masley lets viewers know what they can do to stop these aging accelerators in their tracks, and in some cases reverse them; and it starts with focusing on 4 main food groups.
Joseph seeks the surprising and the little-known, as well as hits the highlights as he hopscotches his way through some of the best and undiscovered of Europe. Along the way there's always time for a taste of the region's culinary gems and to take time to share a drink and a chat with the locals. Join Joseph on a colorful kaleidoscope of adventures in the heart of the heart of Europe.
This series provides in-depth coverage of the top religion and ethics stories of the week as well as religious and ethical perspectives on domestic and foreign events and the arts. Hosted by veteran journalist Bob Abernethy, the series brings viewers breaking news through live and taped reports filed by a team of correspondents in the field and interviews with prominent newsmakers.
With Focus on Europe, DW has developed a new program that adds a more personal touch to the issues affecting people across the continent. The weekly magazine which replaced European Journal in October 2014 provides audiences an inside perspective on the diversity of people, places, conflicts and coexistence that define Europe. Focus on Europe presents genuine stories about the lives of real people - from the Polish blacksmith to the Finnish air traffic controller, from a British businessman to a Turkish women's activist. Reporters file their stories from all over the continent and special editions are devoted to a particular country or event. Focus on Europe will continue to attract audiences with up close, visually powerful, exciting and balanced profiles and reporting. Like its predecessor, this new series is a must see for everyone who wants to be an expert on Europe.
Sid pretends that his stuffed animal panda is going on an adventure to the top of the playground slide. Sid and his friends make a plan and use simple machines like wheels, inclined planes, levers and pulleys to get the panda all the way to the top of the slide!
"Nest Swap" - The Pteranodon Family decides to take a little vacation and swap nests with Larry's friends: a family of pterosaurs (Nemicolopterus, to be exact). But when the Pteranodon Family arrives at the Nemicolopterus nest, they realize that the Nemicolopterus Family is MUCH smaller than them, so everything is smaller: the Pteranodon Family doesn't even fit in their nest! Can the family make do, try something new, and still have a good time? Educational Objectives: The Nemicolopterous was a small, toothless pterosaur that lived in the forests of the early cretaceous. Pterosaur diversity included a range in body size, head and body shape, presence and absence of teeth, long tails, preferred habitat, and preferred diet. "The Herd is the Word" - Tank Triceratops is really excited to show Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, and Don his favorite picnic spot, but when they arrive, the spot is overrun with a whole herd of Triceratops. Tank and the kids try to find another place with a little more privacy (and a lot less Triceratopses), but no matter where they go, the herd follows them. Will Tank be able to find a quiet spot without the herd, or does the herd have a good reason for following Tank around? Educational Objectives: Big-bodied herbivores often form large groups, or "herds," and do so as a strategy to detect and deter predators.
A Trip to the Enchanted Garden - The Tiger family is making strawberry pancakes for breakfast this morning, but when Mom looks more closely in the kitchen, she realizes there are no more strawberries left. They all head to the Enchanted Garden, where Mom Tiger shows Daniel the strawberry patch. Daniel is very curious, and learns that if he looks closely, he may be able to answer his own questions about how strawberries grow and learn something new. A Trip to the Crayon Factory - Daniel Tiger, Miss Elaina, and Katerina Kittycat take a fun trip to the factory to see how crayons are made but, O the Owl can't come because he's sick. At the factory, the kids watch the crayons being made, and Daniel looks and listens closely. Daniel has an idea to take pictures at the factory and give them to O at the end of the day, so that O can learn about crayons too!
Camping With Hundley - George loves his very first camping trip so much that he wants to go again as soon as possible. But The Man with the Yellow Hat is just too busy so the Doorman volunteers to take George and Hundley in his fancy trailer with GPS, satellite dish, and microwave. When a thunderstorm knocks out the power, George comes to the rescue by using his old-fashioned camping tools to help them make it through the rainy night and back home safely. Curious George vs. The Turbo Python 3000 - George isn't tall enough to ride the greatest rollercoaster of all time, The Turbo Python 3000. He uses licorice whips to measure his height and determines that he is 7-whips tall, one short of the 8-whip minimum! As he nibbles on his licorice, George looks for different ways to grow. His efforts seem to pay off when he measures himself again until he realizes that it's not that his legs are longer, it's that his stomach is fuller.
Happy Halentine's Day - Tah-dee! It's Valentine's Day, Hal's most favorite holiday of all! And to celebrate, every year Hal shows his love by handing out cards, flowers and candy to all of his Valentines, ending with a super special delivery of love to his mommy! But there's a slight problem this year, Hal forgot to buy the gifts! Oh no, Valentine's Day is ruined! Never fear! Nature Cat has an idea - they can reuse items found in nature and quickly make their very own Nature Valentines! Phew! The Groundhog Way - It's Groundhog Day! Today the Groundhog should tell our pals if Spring will come early or if Winter will stay around longer. But the Groundhog has a different plan for this year, do nothing! He is not going to come out of his burrow to make a weather prediction! Oh no! Why? Because in the last ten years he's been right only five times. He can't stand the pressure and thinks it's time for someone else to do his job. Without the Groundhog, how will anyone know if spring will come early this year? It's up to Nature Cat to save the day, to fill in for the Groundhog and make his very own weather prediction! Wait, how is he going to do that?!
"How We Found Your Sun" - Jet explains how his family, the Propulsions, found Earth by way of the Sun, a star in the Milky Way galaxy. Celery takes the kids out into space and shows them how the Sun looks huge, or small like other stars, depending on your perspective. Curriculum: The sun is a star. Our sun is a star in the Milky Way galaxy, a yellow dwarf. The Propulsion family comes from another star in our galaxy: Bortron, a smaller, cooler red dwarf star. "Treehouse Observatory" - Sydney, Jet, Sunspot, and Sean fix up a treehouse and make it into their own clubhouse/observatory. The kids even build their own telescope so they can all observe the awesome nighttime sky! Curriculum: An observatory is a location used for observing terrestrial or celestial events. A telescope is an instrument that aids in the observation of remote objects by collecting electromagnetic radiation (such as visible light).
The Wild Kratts are having a picnic when a seagull steals one of their creature power discs and drops it into the ocean. The Kratt Bros dive in to retrieve the disc and encounter an enormous lobster. Could this be the "Last Largest Lobster"? Martin and Chris begin to follow him to investigate the life of a lobster. But there's someone else on the lobster's trail. It's Chef Gourmand Gaston, who plans to catch him and "cook him up". It's up to Martin and Chris to stop Gourmand and save "the last largest lobster". Science Concept: Life cycle.
Skip Day - When Olive catches a case of The Skips and goes missing, rookie agent Otto must solve his first case by himself. Curriculum: Counting and cardinality; counting by threes; pattern recognition. The Great Grinaldi - Otto rushes to finish a case so he can see his favorite magician, The Great Grinaldi, perform. Curriculum: Fractions.
(topic: Number Sense) - Hacker kidnaps the King of this fractured fairytale world, and demands a ransom of golden eggs. The Wicked Witch then casts a spell, taking away everyone's ability to count and making it impossible for the fairy tale folk to gather the required large number of eggs. With the safety of the King at stake, the kids must help the fairy tale folk understand the role of place value in our number system before time runs out! The Big Idea: With numbers and a system, you have the power to keep track of anything and everything on earth.
The coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf, is a remarkable new hybrid carnivore that is taking over territories once roamed by wolves and slipping unnoticed into our cities. Its appearance is very recent -- within the last 90 years -- in evolutionary terms, a blip in time. Beginning in Canada but by no means ending there, the story of how it came to be is an extraordinary tale of how quickly adaptation and evolution can occur, especially when humans interfere. Tag along as scientists study this new top predator, tracking it from the wilderness of Ontario's Algonquin Park, through parking lots, alleys and backyards in Toronto all the way to the streets of New York City.
Researchers studying the Zebrafish are making new discoveries in developmental biology. SciStarter founder, Darlene Cavalier, discusses crowdsourcing for science research. The innovators behind RaceYa’s educational toy cars. A dangerous flesh eating bacteria is becoming a large public health problem in warm coastal waters.
Everyone Brave is Forgiven features little known history and a perfect wartime love story inspired by the real-life love letters between Author Chris Cleave's grandparents. Set in London during the years of 1939-1942, when citizens had slim hope of survival, much less victory; and on the strategic island of Malta, which was daily devastated by the Axis barrage. This dazzling novel dares us to understand that, against the great theater of world events, it is the intimate losses, the small battles, the daily human triumphs that change us most.
In the 1980's an intrepid Australian pilot left behind a surfboard in the seaside village of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea. Twenty years later, surfing is not only a pillar of village life, but it's also a means to prestige. This story unfolds in the months leading up to the first National Surf Championships and explores the hopes and dreams of the surfers, and how surfing has led to societal changes in a male dominated culture.
PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND features a summary of the day's national and international news, using renowned experts to offer analysis. Each weekend broadcast will contain original, in-depth field reporting on topics including education, healthcare, the economy, energy, science and technology, religion, finance and the arts. Hari Sreenivasan anchors.
Vivian hunts for ramps - Appalachian wild leeks - with renowned bacon purveyor Alan Benton near his home in the Tennessee countryside. Vivian's "ramp dealer" brings her his freshest stash, foraged from the North Carolina mountains. Proud grandparents watch as Theo and Flo show off a piglet and a baby goat at the county agriculture show. Vivian uses ramps like a spring onion, making a compound butter and pimped grits, and serving up grilled ramps, pickled ramps and sauteed ramps at a dinner party.
THE BEST OF THE BOSTON POPS features some of the greatest moments from the world-renowned orchestra's 129-year history. Hosted by Pops conductor Keith Lockhart, the documentary tells the orchestra's story-from its beginning as summertime entertainment for Bostonians to its current role as a national icon and beloved institution. Showcasing the extraordinary variety of artists and performances from the leadership eras of Arthur Fiedler (1930-79), John Williams (1980-1993), and Keith Lockhart (1995 to present), this special program includes interviews and/or performances by Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Groban, James Taylor, Vanessa Williams, Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis and Roberta Flack, among others. The program also features rare footage of legendary singers and musicians, including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Johnny Cash, Benny Goodman and Sammy Davis, Jr., along with performances by Broadway stars Ethel Merman, Bernadette Peters, Nathan Lane and Jerry Herman.
Cuba was one of the first countries in the world to build a railway, starting all the way back in 1837. At the time, Cuba was the world's largest sugar producer, and its early railways were designed not with passengers in mind, but to transport sugarcane to the mills, and refined sugar to the ports. In this episode, host Ian Wright goes on an eye-opening and hair-raising train journey across the Caribbean island of Cuba. The Communist country's railway network is dilapidated and very unreliable, but it ends up being a fantastically enjoyable trip.