Daily Archives: January 20, 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.