Monthly Archives: March 2018

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Poustinia – The Art of Gendron Jensen

Gendron Jensen draws bones. Detailed, precise, wondrous, wakeful images of bones. Called a forest eccentric, a technical virtuoso and a romantic visionary, Jensen conjures art from nature and his meticulously rendered, often monumental drawings compel us to look into nature – beyond the ordinary – to a deeper, more spiritual realm.

Airs on WXXI-TV April 13, 2018 at 4:30 am (1/2 hour long)

Managing Risk in a Changing Climate

With relative rates of sea level rise among the highest in the world, the Louisiana coastal region has been called the “canary in the coal mine” for climate risk. “Managing Risk in a Changing Climate” examines how scientists and the region’s decision makers and citizen stakeholders came together to create an action plan to fight catastrophic climate impacts from rising seas and violent storms. Peter Coyote narrates.

Airs on WXXI-TV April 13, 2018 at 4:00 am (1/2 hour long)

Symphony of the Soil

Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance soil. By understanding the elaborate relationships and mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we come to appreciate the complex and dynamic nature of this precious resource. The film also examines our human relationship with soil, the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on soil’s key role in ameliorating the most challenging environmental issues of our time.

Filmed on four continents, featuring esteemed scientists and working farmers and ranchers, Symphony of the Soil is an intriguing presentation that highlights possibilities of healthy soil creating healthy plants creating healthy humans living on a healthy planet. Symphony of the Soil premiered at the Smithsonian, screened at the UN on World Soil Day to begin the International Year of the Soils, and was designated a New York Times Critic’s Pick.

Airs on WXXI-TV April 13, 2018 at 3:00 am (1 hour long)

Teen Book Festival Call for Volunteers

The Greater Rochester Teen Book Fest is scheduled for May 19th, 2018 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. This free festival is geared towards teens grades 6-12 and will be held at Nazareth College: 4525 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618.

They are currently calling for volunteers – they need a total of around 350! If you’re interested in getting involved, sign up to volunteer here.

For information about the authors click here.

Technology Tool Kits

Did you know that every public school district in the Monroe One BOCES region is part of our Model Schools coser? That means you have access to borrow some technology tool kits. Kits include robots, virtual reality kits, and more! Training to use the equipment is provided by the Model Schools department or for Librarians by Liesl Toates.

You can see what’s available at the Model Schools Instructional Technology Blog Remember these resources are limited and available to all public school teachers and librarians in the region, so they are frequently checked out.

The Salinas Project

One hour south of the wealthy Silicon Valley, and 20 minutes east of the affluent Carmel area, sits the city of Salinas. The city is located at the head of a fertile valley – an area brought into public consciousness through the stories of John Steinbeck. On the east side of Salinas, in the predominantly Latino neighborhood known as Alisal, poverty, deplorable housing conditions and gang violence are a part of daily life.

THE SALINAS PROJECT profiles several children of migrant farm workers living in Alisal. Without resources, and sometimes undocumented, their future looks uncertain yet they cling to the hope of a better life. The film goes beyond the mainstream media representations to shine a light on the problems in East Salinas and highlight the successes of this often marginalized community. In the face of adversity, the young people of Salinas strive to improve their social and economic realities by educating themselves and changing their lives, one generation at a time.

Airs on WXXI-TV April 11, 2018 at 3:00 am (1 hour long)

GI Jews – Jewish Americans in World War II

Discover the story of these brave servicemen and women who fought for equality and tolerance around the world. Featuring new interviews with Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Henry Kissinger, the late Bea Cohen and others.

Airs on WXXI-TV April 11, 2018 at 10:00 pm

Airs on WXXI-World the following dates and times:

  • April 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm
  • April 13, 2018 at 12:00 am
  • April 13, 2018 at 8:00 am
  • April 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm


Latino Americans: War and Peace

This series tells the story of early settlement, conquest and immigration; of tradition and reinvention; of anguish and celebration;and of the gradual construction of a new American identity from diverse sources that connects and empowers millions of people today. The series covers the 1500s to the present day.

Trace the World War II years and those that follow, as Latino Americans serve their new country by the hundreds of thousands – yet still face discrimination and a fight for civil rights in the United States.

Airs on WXXI-TV April 11, 2018 at 2:00 am (1 hour long)
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Is America in Retreat?

Examines the hard questions American foreign policy leaders face in dealing with a rapidly changing world order. A militarily aggressive Russia and China, along with deteriorating conditions in the Middle East, are forcing the greatest foreign policy debate of our decade.

Airs on WXXI-TV April 10, 2018 at 2:00 am (1 hour long)

Museum Access #106

Join host Leslie Mueller in Medieval Europe at the Cloisters overlooking the majestic Hudson River in Northern Manhattan. Learn about fascination history, architecture, sculptures, paintings, manuscripts, stained glass and more. View the world famous Unicorn Tapestries and learn how skilled craftsman created them over 500 years ago. Tour the medieval gardens and join Leslie for a visit to the horticultural area to learn about nature’s remedies, dye process and medieval plant preservation.

Airs on WXXI-TV April 10, 2018 at 1:00 am (1/2 hour long)