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Trust Docs

Trust Docs airs Tuesdays at 1 a.m. beginning 9/1 – – takes viewers around the globe to explore under-reported stories about critical social issues through personal stories from individuals. This magazine series utilizes short documentaries to translate headlines into human experiences and covers a range of issues including the effects of war, the fight for refugee rights, struggles to adjust to climate change, housing and land rights, global mental health, changing gender identities and more.

  • 1008 – The future of our communities lies in protecting our most vulnerable yet most resilient members: our children. But often, children are the first victims of war and poverty. Many face horrifying events and live with the trauma for the rest of their lives. Despite this, some children survive these events to become leaders of their communities and voices for peace.
  • 1009 – Many communities around the world see disease and mental illness not as something to be treated, but as something to be feared. As a result, many suffering from curable conditions are stigmatized within their communities. But through education and organizing, some people are challenging these stigmas and addressing health issues previously considered taboo.
  • 1010 – In the name of environmental restoration, the Ugandan government is expanding the country’s forest reserves in order to sell into the global carbon credit market. But this program comes at a high human cost as the state is displacing long established villages, forcing people to relocate, and jailing those opposing the program.
  • 1011 – Rio de Janeiro has experienced several waves of development in the past century. For Altair Guimaraes the changes have affected him directly. Brought up in a favela, he has been evicted three times as a result of Rio’s developments. As Brazil tries to gain global recognition and increase tourism, locals like Altair are forced to relocate despite property titles. Now, their struggles are becoming a symbol of a global phenomenon.

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Islands of Wonder

airs 8 p.m. – The 3-part ISLANDS OF WONDER series takes viewers on a journey to the most exotic, mysterious and remote islands on Planet Earth: Madagascar, Borneo and Hawaii. These isolated and iconic tropical islands are home to remarkable wildlife and human castaways found nowhere else on earth.

9/23 #102 – Borneo

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Islands of Wonder

 airs 8 p.m. – The 3-part ISLANDS OF WONDER series takes viewers on a journey to the most exotic, mysterious and remote islands on Planet Earth: Madagascar, Borneo and Hawaii. These isolated and iconic tropical islands are home to remarkable wildlife and human castaways found nowhere else on earth.

9/16 #101 – Madagascar – Journey across ancient Madagascar, the strangest and oldest island on Earth. Over millennia it has given rise to more unique wildlife than any other island.

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The Vote: American Experience

Meet the unsung heroes of the movement and relive the fiery, dramatic and unrelenting campaign that led to passage of the 19th Amendment, granting American women the vote and ushering in the largest expansion of voting rights in U.S. history.

  • 9/22 at 8 p.m. #3211 – Discover how the pervasive racism of the time, particularly in the South, impacted women’s fight for the vote during the final years of the campaign. Stung by a series of defeats in 1915, the suffragists concentrated on passing a federal amendment.

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Hacking your Mind

 at 10 p.m. – Discover why it’s easy for politicians, marketers and social media companies to hack your mind, and find out how to hack your own mind to improve your life and the lives of your family and friends.

  • 9/30 – #104 – Find out why hacking for good may be the most important scientific discovery of this century, and learn how to hack your mind to improve your life and the lives of your family and friends.

 

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Conversations About Education #104

  • 10/2 – #104 – RETURNING FROM COVID
    To say that COVID has turned the world of education upside down is an understatement. After introducing the topic, Helene speaks with a pair of RCSD students who have been working through this difficult time. We then move to the Mineola School District which has been recognized nationally for embracing computer and digital learning for many years. This approach put them in a much better position to cope with the sudden demands of COVID as we learn from Super indent Mike Nagler, the board chair, a teacher, student and parent. The panel discussion that follows focuses on the realities, challenges and opportunities that this moment in time presents. It is not a discussion about the day to day demands and accommodations that districts now face — and in this way, the discussion will remain timely regardless of what is specifically happening at the district level at the time of broadcast. The panel includes Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa, Regent Wade Norwood, Distinguished Educator Jaime Aquino, Superintendent Lesli Myers-Small, and Superintendent Terry Dade.

4 part series airs Fridays at 8:30 p.m. (repeats Sunday at 11 a.m.)

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Conversations About Education #103

9/25 – #103 – ACTUALIZING EQUITY
Lots of people talk about equity, but how does a district move from “talking the talk” to “walking the walk?” Moving from acknowledging that a culture of low expectations rooted in implicit bias holds students back — and then working to mitigate this bias, is the hard work of culture change. After introducing the topic, Helene speaks with students about equity and then we revisit the Albany City School District which, under the leadership of Superintendent Kaweeda Adams, has been actively working to mitigate bias and empower the student voice for years — starting with the board, right down to the maintenance staff. We hear from board members, parents, administrators and teachers about the ongoing work.  The panel discussion that follows includes Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa, Regent Wade Norwood, Superintendent Lesli Myers-Small, Superintendent Terry Dade and Superintendent Mike Nagler

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Conversations About Education #102

  • 9/18 – #102 – REVERSING A CULTURE OF LOW EXPECTATIONS
    The topic addresses the reality that there is a misplaced mindset among many that certain students, for a myriad of reasons, are incapable of truly succeeding and therefore the bar is set low for them. The segment starts with a short interview with a recent RCSD graduate who talks about what it feels like when your teachers don’t believe in your capacity to achieve. Helene then speaks to Mayor Lovely Warren about a personal experience she had with expectations being set low as a student at Wilson High School. After that conversation, we move to Roosevelt High School in Yonkers that completely changed their approach to learning with impressive results. We hear from Superintendent Edwin Quesada, the board chair, administrators, teachers and students about the changes in the school and the impact of the encouraging outcomes. The panel discussion that follows, including candid discussion that the role that implicit bias plays in setting expectations too low, includes Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa, Mayor Lovely Warren, Distinguished Educator Jamie Aquino, Superintendent Terry Dade and Superintendent Michael Nagler of Mineola.

4 part series airs Fridays at 8:30 p.m. (repeats Sunday at 11 a.m.)

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Hacking your Mind #102

Discover why it’s easy for politicians, marketers and social media companies to hack your mind, and find out how to hack your own mind to improve your life and the lives of your family and friends.

  • 9/16 – #102 – See how politicians, social media companies and corporate marketers use big data to hack your auto-pilot decision making system, and learn how to defend yourself.

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