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Tavis Smiley, the first African American to have his own signature talk show on NPR, hosts a new late-night television talk show - a hybrid of news, issues and entertainment, featuring interviews with newsmakers, politicians, celebrities and real people.
Based on Dr. Carl Alwin Schenck's memoir Cradle of Forestry in America, AMERICA'S FIRST FOREST: CARL SCHENCK AND TEH ASHEVILLE EXPERIMENT examines the pivotal role played by pioneering forestry educator Carl Schenck and his founding of America's first school of forestry-the Biltmore Forest School. Through archival photos, historical re-enactments and contemporary interviews, the documentary recounts how Schenck, a German forester, came to America in 1895 to manage the forests at George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate in western North Carolina. With more than 100,000 acres of woodland to oversee and replant, Schenck began hiring young men to help with the work. After three years of answering their questions while on the job, the forester decided to teach them in a more formal setting and established the first forestry school in the United States. Schenck lectured in the mornings and students worked the land in the afternoons, gaining practical forestry training in a one-year program. Despite eventually being dismissed by Vanderbilt and returning to Germany, Schenck's unheralded leadership while at the Biltmore Forest (now preserved and celebrated as the Cradle of Forestry in America) was central to the conservation movement and the emergence of professional forestry.
Towering stands of old-growth longleaf pine (pinus palustris) once covered over 90 million acres while stretching from southern Virginia to eastern Texas. Today, the total acreage is about two million, with only about two thousand of that considered old growth. As the South was settled and Northern timber supplies were exhausted, this incredible natural resource was very nearly extirpated from the South's landscape and collective consciousness. LONGLEAF: THE HEART OF PINE is a cultural and natural history of the South's ancient primeval forest and how it might still be saved.
THE MYSTERY OF GEORGE MASA chronicles the life of George Masa, a Japanese immigrant who became well known in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina as a great photographer, hiker and explorer. A major character in Ken Burns' The National Park: America's Best Idea series to air in September 2009, this is the complete story of Masa who was instrumental in the founding of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the mapping and building of the Appalachian Trail. But his mysterious past, his untimely death, and the passage of time have clouded our knowledge and appreciation of George Masa. Until now. THE MYSTERY OF GEORGE MASA recaptures many interesting details about Masa's life, work, and influential friends, as well as his lasting impact on the preservation movement. Told through interviews with a few living acquaintances, historians' accounts, Masa's own words from personal letters and journals, subtle re-creations, and a wonderful collection of the subject's own photographs, THE MYSTERY OF GEORGE MASA uncovers many of the secrets that surround this immigrant's story.
Author Tracy Kidder, the "master of the nonfiction narrative" tells the story of Paul English - founder of Kayak.com - a kinetic and unconventional inventor and entrepreneur, who as a boy rebelled against authority. Kidder casts a fresh, critical, and often-humorous eye on the way new ideas and new money are reshaping our culture and the world.
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Young people face the choice: staying and fighting for a better future for their country, or trying their luck abroad. One Russian activist chose to stay, with disastrous consequences. Another young man in Gambia is desperate to leave his country.
While on location in the Japanese prefecture of Miyagi, This Is America & The World and Dennis Wholey speak to different guests to understand how the area is recovering after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011. To learn about the prefecture as a whole, Dennis Wholey speaks with Governor Yoshihiro Murai and finds that in many striking ways the prefecture is recovering at a bold and rapid rate. Miyagi bears the scares of the 2011 disaster but refuses to be defined by it. Segments explore various sites that are now symbols of revitalization in the area such as the Ishinomaki Fish Market, which was destroyed in 2011 but has since been rebuilt as the largest fish market in the world; the Sendai Airport which has developed into an airport unlike any other despite being horrifically impacted in the tsunami and even a small company named Yaguchi Denshi which is devoted to developing an amazing device to assist children with "weak eyes", which was conceived in the immediate aftermath of the 2011 event. Each interview communicates the stunning resilience of the Japanese people in the face of adversity.
Standing, lying, or upside down, a wall makes challenging poses easy. The wall helps you build strength as you prepare for Handstand, Headstand, and Scorpion.
In this episode of Classical Stretch, join Miranda Esmonde-White for this all-floor workout will slenderize and strengthen your quads while increasing mobility in your spine.
House of Cards creator, Beau Willimon, discusses writing for Netflix, working with David Fincher, and delving into the psychology of narrative power struggles. Artiz Moreno's short film, Colera, follows with an ominous glimpse of a town that decides to take the law into their own hands, without considering the consequences.
Rich Little is considered by many to be the greatest impressionist of all times. Known as the man who could impersonate the legends of Hollywood, like no other, he left indelible images in our hearts and minds. But more than just impersonate them, he also worked with many of them. In this gem of a book are insights into the likes of many of these icons and the funny man who helped make them larger than life.
'Light for White Perch' - on this edition of the Journal we'll target the sporty and tasty white perch. In Gear Time our anglers discuss how to go light in your tackle selection and we'll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a different seafood recipe featuring tomato soup.
In the history of fly fishing there are very few men who are truly legendary-one of them is Joe Humphreys who lives in State College, PA. Joe discusses his time teaching thousands of people how to fly fish while fishing on some of the famous rivers of the region. It's a moving tribute to a very special man and angler.
McMillan journeys into the prairie with researchers trying to change the fate of prairie dogs, black-footed ferrets, kit foxes and others on the verge of extinction. Are we doomed to repeat the mistakes of the 19th century?
Counting birds for more than 100 years generates data on a changing climate and there's an app for that: eBird. Surfer science using smart tech tracks ocean acidification and coastal temperatures in the Smartfin project, a recent startup. We spend "A Year in the Life of Citizen Science" including a Thanksgiving Monarch Butterfly Watch in California. Seasonal change is tracked by Latina and Native American teens in springtime in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and horseshoe crabs are surveyed in summer by retirees along mid-Atlantic coasts. In Uganda, World Bank economists and local partners generate data for sustainable development. The far-ranging potential of "Citizen Science in the Digital Age."
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BBC WORLD NEWS AMERICA delivers coverage and analysis of international events and issues with a fresh perspective, connecting the dots between the United States and the world. Katty Kay serves as series anchor.
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.
By Ted Roach. Due to his immigration status, family man Miguel Cortes must make a tough choice. After an unexpected traffic stop, a North Carolina judge has offered Miguel 120 days to get his affairs in order and self-deport to Mexico - leaving his wife and two daughters. Will he leave for Mexico or disappear into the shadows in his adopted homeland?
Before it became the consumers' holiday, what we now call Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving found Americans still aglow with appreciation for their blessings. On that day in 1960, esteemed journalist Edward R. Murrow premiered his groundbreaking documentary, Harvest of Shame, inviting an unprecedented look at the workers behind all the feasting. In labor camps and fields along the East Coast, the Guilford County-born Murrow investigated migratory farmworker issues - including pay, housing and education. His work achieved its goal, revealing several shortcomings in our agricultural system that led to new legislation. What has changed for farmworkers since 1960? And what hasn't? Find out as Harvest of Dignity, exploring farmworker living conditions in eastern North Carolina's Greene, Pitt, Lenoir and Northampton Counties, as well as the mountain region. North Carolina's economy still relies on more than 180,000 migrant and seasonal workers to pick fruits and vegetables by hand and to process poultry. With ongoing debates over immigration policies and growing public concerns about food safety, Harvest of Dignity examines the issues raised half a century ago. Hear farmworker families share their struggles. Absorb the harsh reality of housing and working conditions described by farmworkers, attorneys, healthworkers, ministers and advocates. See how a student leadership program, called Levante, offers hope to farmworker children. And visit an Elizabeth City camp featured in Harvest of Shame that still stands. Produced by Donna Campbell of Emmy Award-winning Minnow Media, Harvest of Dignity received funding from Oxfam America, The North Carolina Arts Council, and Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.
Meet immigrant activist Angy Rivera, the country's only advice columnist for undocumented youth. In a community where silence is often seen as necessary for survival, she steps out of the shadows to share her own parallel experiences of being undocumented and sexually abused.
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