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America From the Ground Up (200)

Filmed on location at more than thirty archaeological and historical sites in twelve U.S. States and two Canadian Provinces. America: From The Ground Up! follows archaeological adventurer Dr. Monty Dobson as he digs into America’s story- From the Ground Up. Join Monty as he searches for clues to America’s hidden history: from exploring the ruins of America’s lost civilization to an underwater search for clues to Benedict Arnold’s sunken fleet on Lake Champlain, to a recreation of Perry’s naval victory over the British on Lake Erie with more than twenty tall ships, join us for the archaeological adventure of a lifetime! 6/30 minute programs airs Fridays 3 a.m. beginning 10/18.

  • #201 – Join Monty as he sets out to explore the ways that America’s Native peoples used and altered the landscape. From the earliest mound builders in Louisiana and Texas to the massive Pueblo towns and cities of New Mexico and Arizona, Monty digs into the archaeological story of The Ancestors. 10/18
  • #202 – From the conquistador’s quest for mythical cities of gold to the Pueblo Revolt that almost ended their American experiment, to the Spanish missions and presidios of Texas and the Southwest, Monty is on an expedition to uncover the archaeological history of Spanish Colonial America. 10/25
  • #203 – As the Spanish Empire collapsed around the globe, her old European rivals and an upstart America begin to tear away Spanish lands in America. Join Monty for the expedition to uncover the archaeological story of the fight for a continent. 11/1
  • #204 – As the Spanish Empire collapsed around the globe, her old European rivals and an upstart America begin to tear away Spanish lands in America. Join Monty for the expedition to uncover the archaeological story of the fight for a continent. 11/8
  • #205 – Join Monty on the archaeological expedition to uncover the real history of the Civil War in the trans-Mississippi West. From the fierce border war between Missouri and Kansas to the massive battle at Wilson’s Creek and the role of Black troops in the Union Army, we uncover the bloody truth of America’s Un-Civil War. 11/15
  • #206 – Join Monty on the archaeological expedition to uncover the real history of the Civil War in the trans-Mississippi West. From the fierce border war between Missouri and Kansas to the massive battle at Wilson’s Creek and the role of Black troops in the Union Army, we uncover the bloody truth of America’s Un-Civil War. 11/22

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Curious Crew (400)

Rob Stephenson and inquisitive kids take a hands-on approach to scientific exploration. 10/30 minute programs airs Fridays 1 a.m. beginning 10/11.

  • #401 – Quirky corks, leaning towers, defying gravity and more! The Curious Crew explores different centers of gravity. STEM Challenge: Making a balanced sculpture. Curious About Careers: Physical Therapist Jill Marlan.
  • #402 – Hoist a grown-up, a tug of war, compound pulleys and more! The Curious Crew, hoists Dr. Rob off the ground as they explore how pulleys make physical work easier. STEM Challenge: Design a miniature crane. Curious About Careers: Equine Diagnostician Dr. Stephanie Valberg. 10/18
  • #403 – Stubborn cans, racing spools, yo-yos and more! The Curious Crew learns when something moves, it has kinetic energy. STEM Challenge: Designing a marble rollercoaster. Curious About Careers: Orthopedic Researcher LeeAnn Kaiser. 10/25
  • #404 – Uncontrollable hands, knee-jerk reflex, reaction times and more! The Curious Crew explores how our body’s system of nerves help us make quick decisions. STEM Challenge: Designing a sensory fidget toy. Curious About Careers: Kinesiologist Dr. Janet Hauck. 11/1
  • #405 – Lay-up angles, curvy bounce passes, delightful dribbling and more! The Curious Crew learns how simple scientific principals improve the game of basketball. STEM Challenge: Designing a mini-free throw machine. Curious About Careers (2): Ophthalmologist Dr. Sonia Rana and Computer Coder Hillary Lewandowski. 11/8
  • #406 – Lay-up angles, curvy bounce passes, delightful dribbling and more! The Curious Crew learns how simple scientific principals improve the game of basketball. STEM Challenge: Designing a mini-free throw machine. Curious About Careers (2): Ophthalmologist Dr. Sonia Rana and Computer Coder Hillary Lewandowski. 11/15
  • #407 – Echo location, tympanic membranes, radio teeth and more! The Curious Crew learns how our ears are designed to capture incoming sounds. STEM Challenge: Designing a pair of ‘Ear Defenders.’ Curious About Careers: Audiologist Dr. Brooke Tudor. 11/22
  • #408 – Sliding chocolate, curious cocoa, sweet textures and more! The Curious Crew learns how modern day chocolate chemistry has become one sweet science. STEM Challenge: Designing edible Chocolate Bowls. Curious About Careers: Health Educator Bethany Thayer. 11/29
  • #409 – Human conductivity, electrical resistance, series & parallel circuits and more! The Curious Crew learns how all circuits have three things: a power source, a conductor and a load. STEM Challenge: Designing an Electrical Switch. Curious About Careers: Electrical Engineer Shanelle Foster. 12/6
  • #410 – Lava lamps, slow-motion balls, clouds in bottles and more! The Curious Crew discovers that solids, liquids and gasses take up space, has mass and are all made of matter. STEM Challenge: Making Sculpting Putty. Curious About Careers: Energy Troubleshooter Adel Pascaris. 12/13

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Second Opinion (1400)

Fast-paced and provocative, SECOND OPINION focuses on health literacy in an engaging, entertaining and accessible way. The long-running series engages a panel of medical professionals and lay people in honest, in-depth discussions about complex health issues and life-changing medical decisions. Host Dr. Peter Salgo, who maintains a full-time practice at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, presents intriguing, real-life medical cases to professionals representing a variety of specialties. As the experts grapple with the diagnosis and treatment options, viewers gain an understanding of doctors’ decision-making process. This season, topics include: psoriasis, chronic pain management, medical radiation, pituitary gland tumor, living with Alzheimer’s, pneumonia, autism and more.  10/30 minute programs airs Thursdays 1 a.m. beginning 10/10.

  • #1401 – Only two months since their son Patrick died of a heroin overdose, Mary and Joe Mullin courageously share their story with viewers. They tell their very personal experience of Patrick’s decline into opioid use, and then heroin addiction and treatment. They talk about Patrick’s ups and downs, and his relapses. The panel of experts discusses the drug epidemic in the U.S., and offer solid, timely information about prevention and treatment.
  • #1402 – As an incredibly fit triathlete, Lou Iovoli was shocked to hear that he had a late-stage cancer that could possibly kill him. As Lou and his own doctor share the story of the drastic measures they took to treat him, they give hope to those diagnosed with this disease that is often disfiguring, devastating, and deadly.
  • #1403 – At nine years old, Liam McCammon was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Together with his mom Linda Moroney, they share his story of how he lives with the disease and how new technology helps him lead a life as any other 11-year old. Experts discuss how groundbreaking research is making the lives of children with Type I Diabetes, and their parents, better than ever before. 10/24
  • #1404 – Despite his initial prognosis of six to eight months to live, Ronald Eckert, MD, is thriving after undergoing a new immunotherapy treatment for stage 4 melanoma. Four years after the treatment, he feels he is cured and shares his story. Medical experts discuss the groundbreaking immunotherapy research and treatments being discovered each day in the area of cancers-treatments that will change the way we look at cancer. 10/31
  • #1405 – Since the age 12, Gabi Thomas has been fighting the physical and mental ramifications of having Crohn’s Disease. She explains her challenges over the last 15 years, which culminated in several hospital stays and being on the brink of death. While experts discuss current treatments for Crohn’s, Gabi shares her journey of healing; explaining why she has never felt better. 11/7
  • #1406 – Showing signs of depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder from a young age, Kyra Mills finally found the help she needed when she was an adult. An often misunderstood disorder, Kyra and the medical experts openly discuss diagnosis and treatment options, while helping to destigmatize the disorder. 11/14
  • #1407 – While caring for her mother, Donna Smith learned for the first time about Hospital Delirium. The family worked closely with her medical team to get her out of bed, sharing old stories and eventually getting her placed in a rehab center. Hospital Delirium is a grossly misunderstood issue in ICUs in our country, but Donna and the medical experts delve into the topic in a way that will help countless people who are unaware of the issue. Although the story has a sad ending, the information shared will help others face these challenges. 11/21
  • #1408 – While other media outlets sensationalize and politicize issues surrounding transgender youth, Second Opinion looks at the issue from a truly medical perspective. Along with medical experts who specialize in working with families, Jennifer and Josselynn Surridge tell their story of what it is like to come to terms with being a transgender person and being a mother of a transgender child-a story that will help every American understand the issue in a way that is rarely explored in the popular press. 11/28
  • #1409 – Unsure of the cause of his racing heart and extreme fatigue, Joel Dittman was finally diagnosed with the very common disorder, Atrial Fibrillation. As he shares his story, medical experts discuss the treatments that are available to help people with this condition lead full and active lives. 12/5
  • #1410 – A lifelong battle for health is at the center of this captivating story on Eating Disorders. Jennifer Slack bravely shares details on her life, how she recognized her condition, and how she continuously works to battle her disease. Experts discuss new treatments for eating disorders, reflecting on how management of Eating Disorders has changed since Jennifer was diagnosed 30 years ago. 12/12

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Free Speech: Challenge of our Times

Free speech is a fundamental element to a democracy. In America, it’s sometimes taken for granted. Free Speech: Challenge of Our Times, presented by Arizona State University’s School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership and Arizona PBS, takes a deep look into this constitutional right and how we as Americans can protect it. The programs pull a diverse spectrum of viewpoints from academics, politicians and free speech thought leaders. 10/30 minute programs airs Wednesdays 4 a.m. beginning 10/2.

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Upcoming Workshops

Check out our upcoming workshops. (Click a title to open the registration page).

Create and Code Interactive Stories with Twine
This workshop has three portions to it. The series will open tomorrow with a webinar that runs from 3:00 – 3:45 pm. Registrants will receive a Zoom link tomorrow morning. During this time, we will introduce you to Twine and orient you to the program. We already have enough registrations to run it. There are a few spots left, so if you’re interested in registering, please do.

The second day in the series will be Wednesday (Oct. 30th). This will be in person here at 11 Linden from 3:30 – 5 pm. We will copy-code together and write an interactive story together while you learn to program the software.

The last session will be a facilitated work time, held on November 13th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm (again, here at 11 Linden), where you can come and work on a lesson or a story, and we will be there to help you with any questions you might have.

Intermediate LibGuides
November 5th from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

We will spend a small amount of time reviewing what we already know, and then we will move into color themes, banners, alternate box types, and generally honing and customizing the look and style of your guides. This will be customized to the attendees as best we can.

Library Makers: Sphero Robots
December 10th from 3:30 – 5 pm

Sphero are little round robotic balls that are not only fun, but can be used effectively in education. In this 1.5 hour hands-on workshop, attendees will learn to control Sphero, code with Sphero, and practice and discuss ways to use it to strengthen math and coding concepts.

Create Forms & Surveys for your LibGuides
December 19th from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Learn to create forms and surveys using LibWizard. These forms and surveys can embedded into your LibGuides or library websites. This feature makes it easy to collect data or create sign-ups.

Mini Green Screens in Your Classroom
January 28th from 3:30 – 5 pm

Have you just eaten some pizza and don’t know what to do with the empty pizza box? Well one man’s garbage is another man’s Green Screen Studio! Join our workshop (where we will be using fresh, clean pizza boxes), and learn some great uses for green screen technology, made simply and easily.

Using iMovie on the iPad, we will teach you best practices when recording and talk about ways to integrate green screen technology into your teaching. We will also give information on how to borrow iPads from our multimedia department. This is a hands-on workshop, and each participant will take home a green screen pizza box.

 

Our Model Schools department also offers workshops for educators. Click here for a full listing.

Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection

The Chitimacha, the 1,000-member tribe known as “the People of Many Waters,” are heirs to an unbroken 8,000-year past. Living off the bounty of Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin, one of the richest inland estuaries on the continent, this indigenous nation persists and rejuvenates its culture despite gradually losing its ancestral territory to environmental and man-made forces. NATIVE WATERS: A CHITIMACHA RECOLLECTION journeys into sacred places of the Atchafalaya Basin with author Roger Stouff, the son of the last chief of the Chitimacha Indians and a keeper of his family’s oral tradition.  Stouff shares native stories, beliefs and perspectives about this often overlooked people. An avid fly-fisherman, Stouff laments the certain demise of the river basin, the depletion of its sacred fishing and hunting grounds and the painful “vanishings” of the time-honored Chitimacha way of life.  Airs 10/30 at 1:30 a.m.

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Koo-Hoot Kiwat: The Caddo Grass House

A Caddo tribal elder and his apprentice return to their ancestral homeland in East Texas to direct the construction of a traditional grass house.  Airs 10/30 at 1 a.m.

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Water from the Wilderness: Hetch Hetchy to San Francisco Bay

Water from the Wilderness: Hetch Hetchy to San Francisco Bay traces the extraordinary history of San Francisco’s water system as well as the engineering and delivery of an urban water system in the era of climate change. Situated on a mostly arid coastal peninsula, the population boom that came with the California Gold Rush underscored San Francisco’s need to develop a source of fresh water for the growing city. The 1906 earthquake finally spurred city fathers to create a public water utility. When the city chose a site in the pristine Hetch Hetchy valley, inside Yosemite National Park, an epic battle was led by John Muir. Today, with the impact of climate change keenly felt, the politics of water remain front page news. “Water from the Wilderness” explores the ways an urban water utility, and those who depend on it, are learning to adapt and plan for an uncertain future. Airs 10/29 at 3 a.m.

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Sit and Be Fit LIVE in Central Park

From the producers of the award-winning health and fitness TV series comes new Sit and Be Fit exercise programming, SIT AND BE FIT LIVE IN CENTRAL PARK! These two fun half-hour programs were taped on location at the iconic “Tavern on the Green” terrace in Manhattan’s Central Park and feature host Mary Ann Wilson, RN, with a diverse group of New York City residents exercising outdoors. Wilson’s gentle warmth as a host lends charm to the exercise programs which feature fun rehabilitative movements set to lively music. Exercising on location with NYC fans was part of Central Park’s “Fitness Friday” events aimed at promoting active lifestyles. Wilson is joined on set by her daughter, Gretchen, who demonstrates seated versions of the standing exercises.  Airs 10/24 at 4 a.m.

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Ohiyesa Soul of an Indian

This documentary follows Kate Beane, a young Dakota woman, as she examines the extraordinary life of her celebrated relative, Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa). Biography and journey come together as Kate traces Eastman’s path-from traditional Dakota boyhood, through education at Dartmouth College, and in later roles as physician, author, lecturer and Native American advocate.  Airs 10/23 at 1 a.m.

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