Huell gets a private bus tour of a wind farm in Southern California's Coachella Valley. The "windmill tour" shows us the history, technology, and economic benefits of wind as a natural power source.
There are roughly 250,000 Hmong people living in the United States. The Hmong are an Asian ethnic group from the mountainous regions of Southeast Asia. Many ended up in the fertile areas in and around Fresno County, where their love of farming and vast knowledge has served them well. Huell visits two farms that are growing some of the most interesting and unusual produce in California. From a small family farm to the largest Hmong farm in the county, it's a wonderful day.
Huell sets off from Moss Landing in the middle of Monterey Bay and discovers Elkhorn Slough. It's an ecological treasure, providing habitat for rare plants, animals, and nearly 300 species of birds. The slough harbors the largest tract of tidal salt marsh in California outside of San Francisco Bay, and its watershed includes dunes, coastal marsh, oak woodlands, and unique maritime chaparral.
America's only Nobel Prize winning playwright, Eugene O'Neill, chose to live in the hills above Danville, California at the height of his writing career. Isolated from the world and within the walls of his home called Tao (dow) House, O'Neill wrote his final and most memorable plays; The Iceman Cometh, A Moon for the Misbegotten and Long Day's Journey Into Night. Today the home and grounds are a National Park and Huell gets the tour of this lovely and isolated park.
The best of Austin musicians perform in celebration of the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. Featuring Christopher Cross, Jimmie Vaughan and Lou Ann Barton, Eric Johnson, Charlie and Will Sexton, Marcia Ball, Van Wilks and Malford Milligan, Carolyn Wonderland and Guy Forsyth, Monte Montgomery, Shake Russell, Quiet Company, Suzanna Choffel and the All ATX band.
Wilco spin-off Tweedy performs. Songwriter Jeff Tweedy is joined by his son Spencer and members of the band Lucius for songs from Sukierae.
Death is the ultimate defeat. No matter our successes, we are all doomed to suffer the final failure. But some claim that death is not final. Can the defeat be defeated?
In this episode of The Drexel InterView, host Paula Marantz Cohen interviews Dr. Max Tegmark, author of the scientific memoir, Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality. Tegmark is a Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and conducts research in both cosmology and quantum mechanics. Tegmark is a passionate advocate for a number of controversial scientific theories. He discusses the possibility of multiple parallel universes, and the connection of an inflationary universe to the idea of "many big bangs." He also proposes that mathematics plays not only an explanatory but also substantive role in the nature of the cosmos. Tegmark quarrels with the criticism that his ideas are purely speculative, and discusses what it means for a theory to be testable. Finally, he addresses the thrill of being part of a physics community concerned with essential questions about the origins of life, and expresses optimism about what is possible through science. Recorded at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery at Drexel University's Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, this episode features conversation about cutting-edge science in a striking gallery space.
Born out of intense personal hardship, Les Rav - the classically-influenced experimental indie folk band - is the musical brainchild of Lauren Bruno, an ethereal, infinitely positive songwriter. Beyond the music, Bruno uses Les Rav to spread and foster a message of peace, connection, and understanding to anyone who will listen. Though diagnosed with ulcerative colitis early on in life, Bruno uses this often debilitating disease as motivation to spread her message of hope with even more fervor and intensity. Her haunting vocals and melodies reel listeners in but it's her overwhelming sense of hopefulness and goodness that keeps them in.
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.
Tumbler, the big and booming cement mixer, arrives in the Valley to help build the Bobland Bay skate park. Dizzy is given the job of showing him around. Tumbler's larger-than-life arrogance becomes a little too much for Dizzy and Tumbler is soon all alone in Sunflower Valley. By displaying a little humility, he finds his way back to his new friends! Flex the cherry-picker arrives just in time to help replace the lens on the Sunflower Valley lighthouse. Flex is so desperate to do a good job that he pushes himself a bit too far and gets the new lens stuck in a tree! He helps solve the problem and learns that everyone loves him just the way he is.
Clifford on Parade - Emily and Charley are having a hard time deciding what kind of float to make for the annual Birdwell Parade. With a little help from Clifford, they learn the importance of compromise. Follow the Leader - Cleo has a hard time giving up her role as " leader" in a game of Follow The Leader, but soon learns that playing with friends is more fun when everyone cooperates and takes turns with one another.
Peep borrows a toy boat from Nellie's yard and sets off for mysterious, unreachable Green Island. In order to save Quack (who's stuck inside a pickle jar-don't ask), Peep must figure out how to float a duck. Then, Pocoyo is taking a walk with his beloved balloon when he is momentarily distracted by Loula and accidentally lets go of the balloon.
The Giddy Grandma - When Sister is hard pressed to find 'The Bear I Admire Most' to write about for her school project, she visits Grizzly Gran to borrow a book on the 100 Most Famous Bears. While digging through Gran's attic for the book, they discover so many awards and trophies from Gran's younger years that Sister decides her grandma is the bear that she truly admires most. SAS Theme: Conversation, Storytelling. Trouble at School - Brother has been kept home from school for a few days with the flu and neglects to do the schoolwork that Sister delivered from his teacher. As a result, Brother's next math test mark is zero and he doesn't know how to break the bad news to Mama and Papa. He turns to Gramps and Gran for help and learns that getting a problem out in the open goes a long way toward solving it. ~
Join Joel and the CQ crew on this environmental quest to learn about the importance of conserving water. How does life thrive in desert communities on a few inches of rainwater a year? If they can do it, we all can!
Sid loves his little rolie polie bugs, but they're so little he can't figure out how they move. At school, he discovers an amazing science tool: the magnifying glass! Sid and his friends explore their world using the magnifying glass to make things look bigger, like freckles on their skin, little pebbles and rolie polie legs!
Alan helps Elmo calm down and think so he can answer questions in order to win a brand new bicycle horn. Educational objective: Self-Regulation/Math
FE FI FO FUM! The Giant has stepped on Pig's toy, and he's scared to ask for it back! The super readers venture into a classic tale to meet intrepid Knight George, who is about to face his own fears and battle a dragon to rescue a princess! But it turns out that George isn't quite so brave, and needs a little help...from an unexpected source! Educational Objectives: To learn to appreciate where you're from. Kids will experiment with the alphabet, celebrate spelling and use the power to read to change the story.
When Leo forgets his brand new toy dinosaur in the park, Daddy and Caillou go looking for it, with no success. So Caillou, with Mommy's help, puts up a Lost and Found Poster, and then, finds 'Dino' at the Park Office Lost and Found! When the washing machine needs fixing, Caillou ends up helping Bob the repairman. Inspired, Caillou helps Dad hammer a nail and glue the leg onto a wobbly stool too! Caillou accompanies Grandma to the Senior's residence where he finds out 'driving' the meal cart is more fun than driving his toy truck. Caillou even helps push Mrs. Wilson around in her wheelchair, proving to be the best driver she's ever had! When Sarah asks to borrow Caillou's wagon for her new paper route, Caillou offers to help too! Caillou, with Daddy's help, learns about getting up early, folding the papers and delivering them too. When Mom drives Sarah to her skating lesson, Caillou decides he wants to take skating lessons too!
Tired of constantly bumping into each other, Maya and Miguel opt to split the apartment in half. They run a piece of tape down the middle, and promise not to cross it under any circumstances. Unfortunately for Maya, the bathroom is on Miguel's side. Unfortunately for Miguel, the umbrellas are on Maya's side, and it's raining. Splitting the apartment turns out to be harder than they thought! When they are forced to work together on a diorama for school, they enlist Tito's help to move supplies back and forth between them, rather than cross the tape. During the project-making, Paco ends up in a bucket of paper machier, and Maya and Miguel finally cross the tape barrier to save him. In the end, they learn from Tito (an only child) what a gift it is to have a sibling.
The CyberSquad must find a way to bring Motherboard back to power and oust Hacker. Their friend Slider's invention "the Syncolator" is the answer - but some of the expensive parts are missing and they have limited funds. This is the biggest challenge the kids have ever faced, and if they fail now, Motherboard will be lost forever!
Acclaimed interviewer and broadcast journalist Charlie Rose engages America's best thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders and scientists in one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions.
With tools from her craft closet, author and designer Eva Sherman shares clever ways to emboss metal to add new interest and detail. A well-equipped workspace lets you focus on creativity. Katie shows how to set up your workspace for maximum efficiency and fun.
Memphis, Tennessee, is this week's destination. Visit an organic garden in a tough South Memphis neighborhood that has become a source of community unity. Learn about making the best possible hospital food from Chef Miles McMath, who brings fresh local food into the cafeterias at St. Jude's Hospital. Then expert gardeners John Petty and Michael Minnis teach viewers how to plant a burlap sack garden and how to save seeds. Finally, Chef Ryan Trimm serves up catfish, okra and succotash.
Jerry takes you through the process of adding final objects to this beautiful painting -- focusing primarily on how to prepare the surface of the painting for painting in the Mallard Duck. He introduces the use of opaque watercolor for final details in finishing this painting.
Many artists spend their lives working to understand the nature, structure, or essence of a thing. In Episode 9, Wyland's depiction of a fluking whale tail almost appears to be a separate object in and of itself. Wyland uses negative space -- the space around and between the subject -- to enhance this effect. Negative space may be most evident when the space around a subject, and not the subject itself, is used to artistic effect as the "real" subject of an image. Often, in a two-tone, black-and-white image, a subject is normally depicted in black and the space around it is left blank (white), thereby forming a silhouette of the subject. However, artists apply a multitude of techniques to achieve their intended effect. In this painting, Wyland applies his interest in form and negative space to give the viewer a unique perspective on this iconic image of the sea.
NEWSLINE is produced by NHK, Japan's news leading public broadcaster, featuring global news and current affairs, business, sports, science and technology trends plus global weather forecasts from over 30 news bureaus throughout the world.
MotorWeek, television's longest running automotive series, is in its third decade of reviewing cars, trucks and utilities spanning the needs and dreams of a broad spectrum of buyers. From pure-electric to pure performance, MotorWeek looks at factors mattering most to consumers. But, MotorWeek is more than just a show about new cars. It's also about keeping the car you own running, and keeping pace with the latest automotive lifestyle trends as America continues its love affair with cars.
BELL 407 HELICOPTER: If you didn't think there's much of a difference between flying a helicopter and a fixed wing airplane watch as we put our training wheels back on for a stab at the chopper. WING-WALKING: Gene Soucy and Teresa Stokes detail their one-of-a-kind performance.
Irene and Bosinney fall in love. With the exception of June and Soames, the entire family seems to know about the affair. Soames is furious and when the house costs more to build and decides to sue Bosinney.
The final hour in Charleston, West Virginia, features standout appraisals that include a Newcomb College vase, ca. 1905, in need of a good cleaning; an 1875 W.S. Young landscape oil of the Greenbrier River in West Virginia; and a collection of Noel Coward "Sail Away" memorabilia gifted by Coward himself. Watch to find out which item is valued at $35,000 to $37,000! Also: Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Rafael Eledge head to the Rosanna A. Blake Library of Confederate History at Marshall University to look at Civil War cigarette booklets.
This week on MARKET WARRIORS, pickers Miller, John, Bob and Kevin return to Canton, Texas, home to First Monday Trade Days, a massive monthly market in East Texas. Day two is a challenge for the pickers, working within their fixed budgets to find something from the 19th century. Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg comments on the broad range of finds the pickers bring to the table, including a blue railroad lantern and a pair of carved Chinese figures. Other finds include a Japanese hibachi, a German wall clock and a folk art cabinet. This week one picker's creativity and knowledge provides a winning edge when the items go to auction at Ken Farmer's Auctions in Radford, Virginia.
A recent study revealed that Americans with financial plans felt more secure about their financial futures than Americans without financial plans. Guests Daphne Wright, a certified financial planner with LPL Financial and Rita Cheng, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial Services, join host Kelvin Boston to talk about the necessity of financial plans. This episode also features small business development tips from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Guests: Matthew Hougan, CEO, ETF.com; Matthew Peron, Head of Global Equity, Northern Trust. Investors are abandoning traditional, actively managed mutual funds in favor of "passive" index funds, particularly exchanged traded funds, or ETFs. Wall Street has taken note and is offering a wide variety of ETFs to attract investment money. ETF experts Matthew Hougan, CEO of ETF.com, a leading ETF research firm, and Matthew Peron, Head of Global Equity at giant wealth management firm Northern Trust, explain when it is better to invest in ETFs versus traditional mutual funds and how to tell the difference between good and bad ETFs so viewers can make the best investment decisions.