Monthly Archives: January 2020

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Blackademics Television: #503 KHABELE / CHERY

airs Mondays 3 a.m. beginning 12/9 (600 series has 5/30 minute programs) (500 series has 6/30 minute programs) Top Black Studies scholars engage with projects and research focused on education, performance and youth empowerment.

The founder of multiple innovative schools talks about raising our expectations of students; a Black studies professor performs poetry and shares information on Black student activism in South Africa. Talks by Letsie Khabele and Tshepo Masango Chery.

airs 1/27 at 3 a.m.



Managing Risk in a Changing Climate

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 1/28 at 4 a.m.


Frozen North – Sir Hubert’s Forgotten Submarine Expedition

Frozen North – Sir Hubert’s Forgotten Submarine Expedition  – Sir Hubert Wilkins was one of the most successful polar explorers of all times. In 1931 his Nautilus Expedition, for the first time in history, undertook the challenge to reach the North Pole by submarine, in his specially-built sub named the Nautilus. This very early submarine was named after the fictional submarine in Jules Verne’s novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea. The documentary recounts the adventurous journey of an obsessed explorer who devoted his entire life to the exploration and research of the polar region. 70 Years later we accompany oceanographer Hans Fricke on his search for the wreck of the Nautilus.

airs 1/29 at 10 p.m.


Flight of Frigate Bird: An Omen of Rising

Flight of Frigate Bird: An Omen of Rising – As large storms and rising seas threaten the future of Dauphin Island, this documentary takes a look at how generations of islanders have adapted to the ever changing landscape of barrier island life. From experience, they knew to protect the dunes, forests, and marshes because those were their greatest protection from hurricanes and storm-surge. They avoided building right on the beach because it was too vulnerable to storms and erosion.

airs 1/28 at 3:30 a.m.


Dinosaur Echo

Dinosaur Echo – The Dinosaur Echo is a documentary about the renaissance of paleontology in Canada today and what dinosaurs can teach us about climate change. The film introduces us to a new generation of paleontologists who are making extraordinary dinosaur discoveries in Alberta and British Columbia in Canada.

airs 1/28 at 4:30 a.m.



Waking up to Wildfires

Waking up to Wildfires  – Following the 2017 Northern California wildfires, researchers at the UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center study the short and long-term effects of fire-related exposures on physical and mental health. The program also explores the ongoing experiences of first responders, fire survivors, and mental health professionals still dealing with the aftermath of the disaster

airs 1/28 at 3 a.m.



Project Shattered Silence

Project Shattered Silence – presents a candid, in-depth look at the remarkable real-life experiences of 46 high-schoolers from the Tampa Bay area. In this insightful and uplifting stage production, the teens bare their souls, and share their intriguing, heart-wrenching stories of struggle and survival, rejection and acceptance, and ultimately, unwavering hope. With startling honesty and courage, the teenagers delve into harrowing experiences as varied as abuse, homelessness, the suicide of a parent, mental illness, self-harm, and bullying. Cameras document the process from start to finish, following the “Project: Shattered Silence” cast and their inspiring artistic director and creator, Jared O’Roark, on their 10-month journey. The rare, behind the- scenes access captures the evolution of the production over time and also reveals the amazing personal breakthroughs and transformations that take place along the way.

airs 1/27 at 2 a.m.

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2019 Little League Challenger Exhibition Game

2019 Little League Challenger Exhibition Game  – is designed for Physically and Mentally Challenged players (girls and boys) from 4 to 22 years of age. The program was established in 1989 to make the game of baseball accessible and fun for boys and girls with physical and mental challenges.  The success has grown the program to more than 30,000 participants over 900 Challenger Divisions worldwide.

airs 1/26 at 11 a.m.


My Voice:  One Man’s Journey to Overcome The Silence

My Voice:  One Man’s Journey to Overcome The Silence  A young autistic man fights to help others who, like him, were born without the ability to communicate. Watch the inspiring true story of Matt Hayes as he navigates life and finds his place in the world as a defender of human rights for non-communicative autistic people.

airs 1/26 at midnight

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