One year after Hurricane Sandy's deadly strike, NOVA follows up on its 2012 film "Inside the Megastorm" with a fresh investigation of the critical questions raised by this historic storm: Was Sandy a freak combination of weather systems? Or are hurricanes increasing in intensity due to a changing climate? What can we do to prepare ourselves for the next Sandy and what progress has been made toward making our urban infrastructure more resilient? Much of Sandy's wrecking power was due to an extreme storm surge that left large swaths of New York and New Jersey underwater. And with sea levels on the rise, flooding will only become more frequent. What is the role of global warming in driving these rising seas and what will it take to make cities like New York more resilient? NOVA travels around the world to see how other low-lying urban areas are combining extraordinary engineering with natural landscape restoration and a smarter, more flexible power grid to prepare for an uncertain future. At the same time, NOVA meets the climate scientists who are racing to understand how a warming world will affect extreme -- but unpredictable -- weather phenomena like hurricanes and tornadoes. To many, Sandy was a wake-up call: one year later, are we still listening? And how will we answer?
This award-winning documentary features extraordinary women and the inner fire which propels them to use their wisdom and experience to change the world. The film creates a vivid mosaic, weaving together ancient archetypes, modern-day stories and interviews, impressionistic re-enactments and an original score of Celtic and world-influenced music by Jamshied Sharifi. Featuring Marianne Williamson, Della Reese, Jane Fonda, Nikki Giovanni, Sylvia Earle, Susan L. Taylor, Tenzin Palmo, Jody Williams, Indigenous Grandmothers Agnes Baker Pilgram and Flordemayo, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Laura Carstensen, Angeles Arrien, Linda Leitch, Swanee Hunt, Vivian Castleberry, Roberta Pollard and Martha Jackson-Javis. All Audience Award, Soho Film Fest; Mission Award, Miami Women's International Film Festival; Audience Award, LA Awareness Film Festival; 1st Place Award, My Hero Project Film Festival.
Using both historical materials and live reenactments, this film presents the dramatic Suffrage campaign that won the women of California the right to vote nine years before the Federal Amendment. The campaign becomes a role model and motivation for the rest of the country; today, the tactics and spirit of these women are a guide and an inspiration for citizen activism in a democratic society. Narrated by Bonnie Franklin.
This week Dennis Wholey continues his conversation with 4 experts on Latin America from leading Washington think tanks. The roundtable examines what is on the horizon for Latin America, what has gone unnoticed as the media has focused elsewhere and what these experts have found after devoting their careers to the region. Guests include Harold Trinkunas (Brookings), Amb. Roger F. Noriega (American Enterprise Institute), Vanessa Cardenas (Center for American Progress) and Juan Carlos Hidalgo (Cato Institute).
Brazil - it's the "B" in the acronym BRICS, five emerging economies once seen as soon-to-be superpowers. After economic troubles in the 1990s, Brazil has risen to new global prominence - it's drawing in more investment, working on global issues ranging from climate change to peacekeeping, and even hosting the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. But some of Brazil's trickiest problems - staggering income inequality, weak civic institutions, poor regional leadership - have held it back.
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.
Barney's Big Garden: Baby Bop wants Barney, BJ and the kids to play with her instead of working in their garden. They promise to play with her as soon as they finish. Baby Bop can't wait, and tries many ways to get them to come play with her now, none of which work. When her friends do come to play, they have a tea party and enjoy some of the fresh vegetables from the garden. Baby Bop discovers that some things are worth the wait! Educational theme: Working together. Listen: When Riff hears a mysterious sound in the park, he plays detective, trying to solve the mystery. Barney and the children join in the fun. Along the way, they explore the sense of sound while identifying sounds of nature and the neighborhood. Educational theme: Using the sense of hearing to listen. Music: Listening to the sounds of the neighborhood, listening to a wind chime, making music and learning about rhythm by playing the clapping game.
Angelina's Gift for Ms. Mimi - It's Ms. Mimi's birthday, and Angelina wants to give her the best birthday ever. As Angelina and her classmates check the list of items needed for a party, everything goes wrong; they can't even make a gift for their beloved teacher! Ms. Mimi is definitely surprised by the makeshift party her students throw for her, and is even more delighted by the song and dance they improvise, which ends up being the best gift of all. Angelina's Oldest Friend - Angelina loves her new Camembert Academy friends and also loves her old friend Alice. She expects that both sets of friends will love each other too. Angelina suggests that Alice lead the group in a game, but Vici, Marco, and Gracie take over and perform the school march, which includes clever dance moves and a rousing rhythmic chant. Alice feels left out, but Angelina saves the day by orchestrating a compromise.
George Fixes Betsy's Wagon - George and Steve borrow Betsy's wagon to pick up a package, but on the way they lose a wheel. To replace the wheel, they experiment with a piece of wood, some roller skates, and baby carriage wheels. Can they find some way to keep that wagon rolling? And what's in that giant package anyhow? Curious George Takes a Dive - George makes friends with a turtle down at Lake Wanasink Lake but worries that because the turtle has no thumbs, it's going to get a lot of water up its nose when it goes into the lake. The solution is to bring the turtle home and keep it in the bathtub. But the turtle is just not happy in the bathtub and when George brings home fish and weeds and frogs from the lake to keep it company, The Man with the Yellow Hat isn't very happy either.
Today is the big unveiling of the Ankylosaurus dinosaur skeleton at the Museum, but it's missing a leg! George and the Man with the Yellow Hat thought they delivered all 4 bones. Where did the 4th bone go? Fortunately, Mr. Quint took pictures on their way to the Museum. Maybe the photos can lead them to the bone...if they can only figure out which order to put them in. George and Allie's imaginations run wild as they brainstorm what could be in the large unmarked box on George's doorstep. Based on its weight, sound, smell, and bristly hair, they're certain it's a baby goat! But what's really inside surprises them more than anything they could have ever imagined.
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.
King Cryolophosaurus - Buddy, Tiny, Don and Mom meet a reclusive, singing dinosaur named King who has a big swooping crest on his head and a voice that sounds an awful lot like Elvis Presley. Buddy the Tracker - Buddy and Don are "footprint detectives" as they track and find creatures they know at the Big Pond. The plot thickens when they discover fossilized tracks that are millions of years old!
Percy and the Calliope - Percy and Diesel are instructed to take a rusty old organ - the calliope - to be melted down. Percy is determined to save it from this terrible fate. He pitches himself into a race against time to make the organ play before Percy and Diesel reach the Smelter's Yard. Needless to say, Diesel is very unhelpful. After a number of failed and funny attempts, Percy discovers that the solution to making the calliope work is to use steam - the answer was in his funnel all along! Happy Birthday Sir! - It is Sir Topham Hatt's Birthday. He tells Thomas to take Winston, his new track vehicle, with him on his jobs. Sir Topham Hatt wants Winston to see what it's like to be a Really Useful engine. Salty and Edward tell Thomas and Winston of when a younger Fat Controller would travel from station to station on his birthday in his favorite open top carriage, sharing birthday cake with the passengers on the platform. Thomas and Winston set off on his rounds. Winston trails off and Thomas is cross. Thomas makes Winston travel in front of him. Winston does so, but rolls along very slowly - looking to left and right. Thomas bumps into the back of Winston and derails him! But Winston is excited! At last, Thomas lets Winston tell him that he has been looking for the open top carriage and he thinks he has found it.
Bob and the team are building a hothouse in Bobland Bay for tropical plants. It's a big job and will require lots of concentration. Lofty asks Mr. Beasley if he can take care of the banana tree until the hothouse is finished but looking after a tropical plant is hard work. Lofty refuses help from plant expert Flex because he wants the banana tree to be his special friend and ends up rushing back and forth between the build and the banana tree. In his rush Lofty smashes all the glass panels needed to house the tropical plants. Bob explains that if you want to be a plant's friend, you should do what's best for it. Mr. Bentley is designing the new botanical garden. Roley thinks a flat garden would look beautiful. Mr. Bentley agrees and goes off to tell Bob and the rest of the team while Roley excitedly gets to work. However, when Mr. Bentley speaks to Bob he learns that the plants will all need different things and that a flat garden just won't do. They race to tell Roley but - too late - he has flattened the whole field. They have to start all over again!
THEME: Innovation; creative thinking; sun protection. During a heat wave, Bali has no idea how to cool down. Even after dad prepares a cold bath, it's not enough. Bali goes into his dream and finds himself in a hot desert. Amazingly, he meets a snowman who teaches Bali all the ways to stay cool. He takes him to an oasis etc.. Back in 'reality', Bali is inspired. With dad's help, they bring up a little pool to the roof top garden. There, they fill it with cool water and use bed sheets for shade. All are super cool and comfy.
The Really Red Ruby - Frog is excited to accompany Sheep on an exciting adventure to find the Really Red Ruby - until he realizes that Sheep is only pretending to go on an adventure. Frog is disappointed until he makes his greatest discovery: playing pretend is fun! Firefighters to the Rescue - Duck and Fly want to become firefighters, just like their friend Firefighter Frog. To do that, they need to look out for any signs of smoke in WordWorld, because where there's smoke, there's fire! Will Duck and Fly be able to determine what's really smoke and what's not?
Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Garlicky Roasted Shrimp with Parsley and Anise at home. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for cast-iron skillets and Dutch ovens in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the best Oven-Steamed Mussels.
Neven opens the series by paying a visit to Waterford Castle and head chef Michael Quinn, who prepares leg of lamb steaks. Back in his kitchen, Neven makes air-dried beef carpaccio with roasted beetroot and mustard cream, and the MacNean cheesecake with raspberries and white chocolate.
Tina visits Moss and the nearby islands, a rich agricultural region in eastern Norway. She makes an open omelet with broccoli, cheese and horseradish. Tina also prepares a chicken with parsnip and herb dumplings, and for the main course, she makes a glazed pigeon breast with vinegar pork belly and beets.
Host Laura Theodore prepares a classic Italian-American inspired menu featuring authentic tasting "Spaghetti and Wheatballs." On the side, egg-free "Caesar Salad with Cashew Parmesan" adds a timeless flair. For dessert, delicious "Pear, Apple and Walnut Crostata" finishes the meal with gusto.
When you're a busy mom to three boys AND you have a job, you have to make an effort to set aside time for just you and the hubby. So today, Pati is preparing a special meal for a date night with her husband, Dany. And since he LOVES seafood, she's going to make seafood dishes for their romantic night in. A trip down to the state of Michoacan, where Pati meets the "Butterfly Net Fishermen," helps with the inspiration. Recipe 1: Shrimp Cocktail Pacifico; Recipe 2: Rodrigo-Style Fish; Recipe 3: Nana Jose's Flourless Chocolate Pecan Cake.
Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Atlanta Brisket. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of steak sauce. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make Roasted Salt-and-Vinegar Potatoes.
The American Health Journal is a half hour informative healthcare series featuring 6 segments related to various healthcare issues and presented by top medical professionals in their specialized field of medicine. Hosted by Kris Long, a 30-year veteran of broadcast journalism and recipient of three Emmy's for his news reporting, along with Lora Windsor as Special Assignment Reporter and Roger Cooper, Senior Reporter and Emmy winner - make up the team for the American Health Journal. Healthcare topics vary weekly according to current health concerns and recent medical breakthroughs in research and treatments. Since 1988 the American Health Journal has interviewed on location over 6000 physicians. Among the series topics are Heart Disease, Latest Cancer Treatments, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes, Back Pain, Cataracts, Mental Illness, Addiction, Pediatrics and Cosmetic Surgery. The physicians are from renowned Medical Centers across the United States and discuss prevention, symptoms, current treatments and therapies as well as sharing their personal patient stories of success. The American Health Journal has received over 100 National and International Awards including a recent Prism Award nomination from the Entertainment Industries Council for Best Healthcare Documentary.
A one-of-a-kind photograph poses a jarring question: Is the African American wearing a Confederate uniform slave or free? And, did Hollywood treat the Native Americans listed in this payment ledger fairly? Then, an ornate stock certificate unlocks secrets to the earliest days of Harlem.
Howard and Vestal Goodman will forever be remembered as pioneers and unquenchable spirits whose music spread hope and joy like wildfire wherever they went. Though Howard and Vestal are gone, their passion lives on. Bill Gaither pays tribute to the music and the legacy of these two warriors of the faith and celebrates the lasting contribution they have made to the world of gospel music.
Hosts: Kathy, Janet, and Mimi Lennon. This salute to Spring goes international. Barbara and Bobby dance to "Zorba the Greek", Natalie Nevins plays the flute on the "Emerald Hop", and Dick Dale and the Lennon Sisters sing "Bonaparte's Retreat". Two rare solo Lennon Sisters numbers are featured, "A Little Bird" sung by Janet, and "More Than You Know", by Kathy.
Guest: Joann Castle. Larry Hooper and the gang get things going on this "Time" show with "Grandfather's Clock". The Band plays "One O'Clock Jump" and Myron Floren gets in the mood with the "Tick Tock Polka". Norma Zimmer & Jimmy Roberts blend their voices on "Now Is The Hour", and the whole group asks for just "Five Minutes More".
THE REAGAN PRESIDENCY, a three-part series produced by the same team behind PBS' Herbert Hoover: Landslide, focuses on the critical domestic and foreign policy decisions President Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) made during his two terms in office. This complex, thoroughly researched portrait of the nation's 40th president covers the Iran-Contra affair, the end of the Cold War, runaway inflation and rising employment, the air traffic controller strike of 1981, the Lebanese Civil War and the invasion of Granada, among other topics. THE REAGAN PRESIDENCY supplements extensive archival video with interviews from insiders and historians to tell a fresh story about this eight-year chapter in American history. Notable Reagan staffers, foreign leaders, members of Congress, scholars, journalists and presidential biographers representing a variety of political perspectives and opinions discuss the legacy of Reagan's successes and failures.