Internationally renowned digestive care expert Brenda Watson returns to Public Television in with her new program The Heart of Perfect Health. In this program, Brenda shares compelling evidence of the connection between digestive health and heart health, and includes easy, simple ways to protect and strengthen the heart by balancing the gut and achieving healthy digestion. Throughout her career in health care, Brenda has been a passionate advocate and educator regarding the connection between a healthy digestive system and total body health. Medical research supports her conviction: scientific evidence shows that a balanced gut -one supported by a healthy diet, probiotics, omega oils and other natural means-builds the foundation of total body health, helping to avert health conditions related to the heart. In The Heart of Perfect Health, Brenda shares the latest information on the impact of inflammation on heart health through an in-depth analysis of three common health measures-cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar-and their role as risk factors for heart disease. She then provides ways to help combat abnormalities in these measures through digestive health. Brenda most recently appeared on public television in December, 2010 with her successful program, The Road to Perfect Health. This pledge event was produced by Maryland Public Television, with Brenda Watson in the studio. Pledge talent was Rhea Fikin and Carolyn Black-Sotir.
Be prepared to take a discontinuous leap. There is a revolution going on in science. A genuine paradigm shift. While mainstream science remains materialist, a substantial number of scientists are supporting and developing a paradigm based on the primacy of consciousness. Dr. Amit Goswami, Ph.D, a pioneer of this revolutionary new perspective within science shares with us his vision of the unlimited potential of consciousness as the ground of all being, and how this revelation can actually help us to live better. The Quantum Activist tells the story of a man who challenges us to rethink our very notions of existence and reality, with a force and scope not felt since Einstein. This film bridges the gap between God and Science. The work of Goswami, with stunning precision and without straying from the rigors of quantum mechanics, reveals the overarching unity inherent in the world's major religions and mystical traditions Meet the man behind the message as Dr. Goswami tells how he moved away from the religious teachings of his childhood, to seek his path in nuclear and theoretical quantum physics, and how he has come full circle, through quantum insight, back to the very religious axioms offered as a youth. Witty, profoundly insightful and colored with humor, The Quantum Activist brings you Amit Goswami's vision of the universe. Steeped in the verifiable facts of Quantum Mechanics, Dr. Goswami dares to pose the question, "What are you doing to participate in the creation of the reality we all share?"
Based from her home in Peterborough, New Hampshire, Easy Yoga for Easing Pain will feature Peggy both explaining and demonstrating why yoga can effectively alleviate the pain in painful joints. And to further reinforce the value of incorporating yoga as part of daily living, we will track five or six individuals whom Peggy has been working with to see first hand how her program has affected the quality of their lives. As part of the program, viewers will also be a fly on the wall in one of Peggy's jam-packed yoga classes. These classes include men and women from all walks of life and all ages -- teens to octogenarians. Peggy will also address larger lifestyle considerations for those dealing with pain. According to Peggy, "Yoga is only part of the healing process. Our sedentary lifestyles and poor eating habits are also fanning the flames of joint pain, and research shows that these factors can greatly exacerbate the pain in problem joints." As an instructor who walks the walk, Peggy will discuss how some of the simplest changes can make a positive and lasting impact on your daily life, and she is living proof. She will also demonstrate some of the easy changes that can be incorporated into a daily routine.
Stories of failing schools are all too common--schools that look and feel like prisons, with teachers who fear losing their jobs if they don't stay focused on test scores. But there are also many public schools that have learned how to help any student succeed, no matter how poor or disadvantaged. New York University urban sociologist Pedro Noguera, co-chair of the public policy group Broader Bolder Approach to Education, shares what we can learn from schools that have excelled in dire circumstances. Karen Saupe hosts.
Prince Wednesday Finds a Way to Play - Daniel and Katerina Kittycat are playing "house" today at school. Prince Wednesday wants to play too, but he wants to be a loud dinosaur. Katerina tells him that loud dinosaurs are not allowed! Luckily, they find a way to play together with Prince Wednesday as a quiet, friendly dinosaur. Finding a Way to Play on Backwards Day - Daniel and O the Owl are at Miss Elaina's house and she has planned a backwards play date. O isn't so sure about all of the backwards things and prefers to play forwards. The friends learn to compromise so everyone can play together.
Daniel and Miss Elaina Play Rocketship - Daniel has come to play with Miss Elaina today! They decide to play "outer space," but Miss Elaina gets upset when her cardboard telescope and spaceship accidentally break. Lady Elaine helps the friends see that they can still have fun together, even without the toys - because they're friends! They use their imaginations to keep playing, which is just as much fun! Daniel Plays at the Castle - Daniel is visiting Prince Wednesday and the boys are excited to explore Prince Wednesday's rock collection. Daniel is saddened when Prince Wednesday tells him the rocks are too delicate to play with. Daniel and Prince Wednesday learn that friendship is about more than just playing with each other's toys - it's about being together!
Pteranodon Family World Tour - The entire Pteranodon family embarks on a roaring, exploring, World Tour adventure! They meet the Conductor's nephew, Gilbert, who takes them on a tour to meet Martin Amargasaurus, a spine spangled quadruped with an intimidating sail. Gilbert the Junior Conductor - The Pteranodon family is on a World Tour and get to sleep in a special Sleeping Car on the Dinosaur Train. During their first full day on the Train, the kids are super excited to play with Gilbert, the Conductor's nephew. Don gets jealous and finally admit his feelings, leading to a reaffirmation of his friendship with Buddy.
Confuciusornis Says - The next stop on the World Tour takes the Pteranodons to Confuciusornis Gardens to visit a very wise, old dinosaur. They try some new foods, and learn to meditate, leaving them with their own enlightening mountain-top experience. Tiny's Tiny Doll - During the Pteranodons' World Tour, Tiny mistakenly leaves her favorite Tiny-Doll behind at Velociraptor Valley. Knowing Tiny can't sleep without it, Valerie and Velma enlist the help of a wide-winged Pterasaur named Ziggy to get Tiny's doll back to her.
Yet Another Tree Problem - Peg's Neighborhood. The tables are turned! Peg is stuck up in the tree and Cat must figure out how to get her down...by making a ladder out of found objects. Primary Content: Up, down; Secondary Content: Horizontal, vertical. The Romeo and Juliet Problem - Verona, circa 1500. Peg and Cat help their poetic pal Romeo reach Juliet's balcony using a series of horizontal and vertical lines. Primary Content: Horizontal, vertical; Secondary Content: Parallel.
The Parade Problem - Park. Peg and Cat need to sort out recyclables to clean up the park in time for the nursery school's Halloween Parade. Primary Content: Sorting; Secondary Content: Estimating. The Halloween Problem - Peg's Neighborhood. While trick or treating, Peg and Cat find themselves pursued by a metal monster. Later they teach fair sharing to a "friend" who turns out to be a real tiger! Primary Content: Fair Sharing; Secondary Content: Positional relationships (in front of/behind).
After the Tortuga crash lands in the Sonoran Desert, Koki discovers that the Tellurium crystals have run out of power and they need a new supply. Martin and Chris volunteer to go out in the desert to find this important source of energy and discover more than they were expecting!
Thomas and the Scruff - Whiff is excited for Thomas to bring Scruff to help him at the Waste Dump. Thomas meets Scruff at Brendham Docks and sees that he is really quite scruffy and dirty. Thomas thinks it would be best to give Scruff a clean before he starts his new job. Thomas brings the cleaners from the Wash Down to wash Scruff, but Scruff races off. Thomas realizes that Scruff is hiding in a siding and there is nothing he can do to persuade Scuff to come out. Gordon, Percy and Henry try to help too, but to no avail. Thomas then realizes that Scruff doesn't want to be clean at all, he just wants to be scruffy. Thomas takes Scruff to the Waste Dump where he works with Whiff. Scruff gets messier and scruffier and just loves it! Jumping Jobi Wood - Thomas is asked to collect precious Jobi wood from Misty Island by Sir Topham Hatt. He is excited and Bash, Dash and Ferdinand offer to help Thomas but he doesn't want their help. Thomas takes Edward with him and shows him all the exciting places to visit. There's the Shake Shake Bridge and of course Ol' Wheezy Hee Haw. Thomas starts to collect the Jobi wood and it's not long before Ol' Wheezy starts throwing the Jobi logs everywhere causing chaos. Thomas isn't able to stop the Jobi logs flying through the air. Luckily for Thomas the Logging Locos turn up on Misty Island to help him. At last order is restored and Thomas delivers the Jobi wood to Sodor.
Housebound! - George learns the hard way about bones when he falls at the museum while exploring a dinosaur skeleton and breaks his leg. A visit to the hospital, a cast on his leg, and a cane aren't enough to keep George down, especially when Hundley steps in to help. Curious George Rides a Bike - George loves his new bike, especially because it gives him the chance to help Bill with his paper route. But he gets distracted by some ducks, makes some paper boats out of the newspapers, and then, trying to fix his mistake, hits a big rock that bends his bicycle wheel out of shape. Can Mrs. Renkins find the right tools to help him fix his bike so he can find some dry papers, finish the paper route, and keep his promise to Bill? Educational Objective (Engineering): To demonstrate the importance of using the correct tool to adjust and repair things.
Keep Out Cows - George loves Leslie the cow but do she and her friends have to keep eating all those beautiful wildflowers that he wants to show The Man with the Yellow Hat? George works against time and the cows' appetites to come up with a wall strong enough to save the flowers. Curious George and the Missing Piece - When George discovers a bone buried in the ground, he's convinced it's got to be part of a dinosaur skeleton-but which one? When none of the dinosaurs in the museum are missing a piece, George uses his best scientific sleuthing skills to match the bone to the animal. Is the bone from a completely new kind of animal? And why is Charkie always chasing after him to steal that bone away?
Teeny Weeny Adventure - Nick has spotted a tiny ladybug, but Sally has found an even smaller ant! And there's nothing smaller than an ant. Or is there? Cat takes Nick and Sally to meet a variety of single-celled creatures, the smallest anywhere! Nick and Sally soon learn that a drop of water holds a whole lot more than they ever realized! I See Seeds - Sally and Nick are going on an adventure, but how are they going to get there? Skateboard? Train? Rocketship? They just can't decide, until Cat suggests they see how trees send their seeds on trips. They follow different seeds as they travel through the air, float on the water and hitch rides on animals.
The Jakey Express - Stuck in a traffic jam, Helen's dad tells the story of the day Jake was born, and how Martha was able to drum up an inventive means of transportation to get mom to the hospital on time. Vocabulary: (E) schedule(d), deliver(y)(ies), funicular, delay(ed), transportation (I) flag(ging)(ed) down, lift, early, late, traffic, on time. Martha, Sled Dog - Truman tells Martha the story of Balto, the heroic Alaskan sled dog. Now Martha wants to become a sled dog, too! Weaselgraft and Pablum overhear her desire to mush. Will Malto deliver herself right into their hands? Vocabulary: (E) serum, sled, vehicle, transform, accelerate (I) glide, hitch, steer, haul, brake.
After George has a lucky streak, his friends pressure him to wish for a snow day. Can George deliver? Or is he out of luck? Educational Objective: George and friends learn the difference between luck and pure coincidence. Prunella's excited about making the gymnastics team...until she realizes practice starts at 6am! Will she honor her commitment...or hit the snooze button? Educational Objective: Prunella learns the importance of dedication to the things-and people-you care about.
The kids and their parents have pledged not to watch TV for one whole week. Can they last? Who will be the first to crack? In part two, big, brave Binky is afraid someone will discover his secret -- he can't sleep without a night light. When Arthur spends the night and discovers the truth, Binky has no choice but to resort to bribery.
Two Brains Quartet - For the city's centennial celebration the Mayor promises to unveil its 100 year old cheese wheel to the winner of the Barbershop Quartet Competition. Both the Botsford family and Dr. Two Brains are assembling talented groups. Will Dr. Two Brains be able to sing his way to victory and run away with the city's oldest and most valuable cheese? Vocabulary Words: Melodious, Quartet. Big's Big Bounce - Becky and Bob join the City Scout Troop only to discover Mr. Big is the Guest Troop Leader. He vows to motivate Troop 865 to sell the most Scholastic Crunch Granola Bars in order to win the world famous Mega-Jump Trampoline. Vocabulary Words: Boost, Tempting.
Did you know that the City of Upland has an extremely unique water supply? They have three forms of water entering the city including ground water, surface water, and imported water. Check out this episode as Joel explores the amazing ways that Upland gets their water and how it is sent to all the homes and businesses in the city.
California's central and southern coasts became a Mecca for orchid hobbyists in the early part of the 20th century. Wealthy families who established estates to enjoy the Mediterranean-like climate of coastal California sought the services of renowned horticulturists and landscape architects to establish their lavish gardens. Join Huell as he travels the Orchid Trail and meets the growers and enthusiasts who keep this California tradition alive and well.
Every weeknight, the Emmy winning NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT delivers the day's essential business and economic news. Each lively half-hour combines trusted, credible and unbiased information and extensive financial market coverage with insightful features, analysis and commentaries by noted economists and business experts.
Perched atop a mountain crest, mysteriously abandoned more than four centuries ago, Machu Picchu is the most famous archeological ruin in the Western hemisphere and an iconic symbol of the power and engineering prowess of the Inca. In the years since Machu Picchu was discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911, there have been countless theories about this "Lost City of the Incas," yet it remains an enigma. Why did the Incas build it on such an inaccessible site, clinging to the steep face of a mountain? Who lived among its stone buildings, farmed its emerald green terraces, and drank from its sophisticated aqueduct system? NOVA joins a new generation of archeologists as they probe areas of Machu Picchu that haven't been touched since the time of the Incas and unearth burials of the people who built the sacred site. This program explores the extraordinary trail of clues that began on that fateful day in 1911 and continues to the present.
This documentary tells a rare story of success. In Newark, New Jersey, where the average high school graduation rate is abysmal, St. Benedict's Prep is the exception - with a near 100 percent college acceptance rate. Filmmakers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno profile the school and the Benedictine monks of Newark Abbey to see how they achieve success among a vulnerable population of inner-city African-American and Latino teenage boys.
Cuba Mia: Portrait of An All-Woman Orchestra captures the musicians of the all-female orchestra Camerata Romeu as they prepare for an end-of-the-year concert in Old Havana's Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. With one of the world's most beautiful churches as the backdrop, the women play a unique blend of classical music, created by famous Cuban and Latin American composers. The program profiles the musicians - ranging from a talented young violinist to a mature bass player. Cuba Mia follows the musicians and conductor Zenaida Romeu as they juggle their studies, and in some cases motherhood, with a demanding schedule and complex musical repertoire.