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Celebrate St. Patrick 2018

Sees choirs from across Ireland join composer and arranger John Anderson and his Voices of Ireland in and around the spectacular setting of St Patrick’s Cathedral. Set around the ancient city of Armagh–the spiritual capital of the island–this celebration marks the beginning of a festival that culminates with St Patrick’s Day parades across the world.

Airs 3/17 at 7 p.m.

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Telos: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui

Rejected by the status quo and embattled to defend his futuristic, yet naturalistic visions, an anti-establishment architect finds unexpected allies in the small town where he hopes to build his architectural fantasia. “TELOS” chronicles the unorthodox life and revolutionary work of Eugene Tssui, an eccentric visionary and a maverick architect. He questions traditional building standards and put nature and the environment at the forefront of his designs long before “green” and “eco-friendly” became buzzwords.

Airs 3/15 at 3 a.m.

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Science is Fun (1600, 1700, 1800) (6/30 minute programs)

Join Professor Shakhashiri and friends in his lab for a series of captivating scientific and artistic demonstrations.

Airs Thursday at 2 a.m. beginning 3/14.

  • #1601 – University of Wisconsin-Madison chemistry Professor Bassam Shakhashiri and his friends show that mixing chemicals can make liquids change color, become solid, expand and light up. All this, and a tuneful interlude too!
  • #1602 – In this science entertainment, University of Wisconsin-Madison chemistry Professor Bassam Shakhashiri is joined by scientist Rodney Schreiner to display balloons that explode, a book that burns, bottles that bang, and metals that flash, flame, and sing.
  • #1701 – Renowned science communicator and University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Bassam Z. Shakhashiri presents a series of silver experiments. Silver solutions darken and brighten, tarnished silver regains its shine, and silver needles grow on a copper tree. Other solutions change colors, too, as do flames and gases. He is joined by special guests in this fun-filled show, packed with the sights and sounds of science.
  • #1702 – In this science entertainment program, renowned science communicator and University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Bassam Z. Shakhashiri shares fun experiments – liquids change color, balls levitate, and bottles pop their corks. He is joined by special guests who show how liquids can change color, how we can see what isn’t there, and who entertain us with an operatic interlude. This fun-filled show is packed with the sights and sounds of science.
  • #1801 – University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemistry Professor Bassam Shakhashiri and his friends present experiments with an assortment of gases. Carbon dioxide shows its many sides when it changes the colors of solutions, generates a plume of fog, inflates a rubber bulb, and puts out fires. Bubbles filled with methane gas rise and ignite in balls of flame. Oxygen gas turns into a liquid that sticks to a magnet.
  • #1802 – Join renowned science communicator and University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Bassam Shakhashiri as he shows the colorful side of metals. Solutions of metals change colors when mixed with other solutions. Colorful flames blaze when solutions of metals are sprayed into them. Metal wires sing and a metal pipe howls. He is joined by special guests in this fun-filled show, packed with the sights and sounds of science.

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Searching for Augusta: The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne

tells the little-known story of Augusta Chiwy, a black nurse, and her heroic service at a U.S. military aid station during the opening days of the Battle of The Bulge. Her remarkable story of bravery went untold for over 60 years, until historian and author Martin King tracked her down and wrote a book celebrating her heroism. Augusta Chiwy passed away on August 23, 2015 in Belgium at the age of 94. Her life story was celebrated in the New York Times feature series “The Lives They Lived.” Using archival footage and photos, black and white sketches, and interviews with author Martin King, historian Michael Collins, and others, the documentary pieces together the remarkable true story of this previously unsung hero, whose compassion and unwavering courage helped save countless of American soldiers.

Airs 3/13 at 4 a.m.

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Ken Burns: National Parks

A story of people: people from every conceivable background – rich and poor; famous and unknown; soldiers and scientists; natives and newcomers; idealists, artists and entrepreneurs; people who were willing to devote themselves to saving some precious portion of the land they loved, and in doing so reminded their fellow citizens of the full meaning of democracy.  Airs 3/13 at 9 p.m.

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Searching for Augusta: The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne

Tells the little-known story of Augusta Chiwy, a black nurse, and her heroic service at a U.S. military aid station during the opening days of the Battle of The Bulge. Her remarkable story of bravery went untold for over 60 years, until historian and author Martin King tracked her down and wrote a book celebrating her heroism. Augusta Chiwy passed away on August 23, 2015 in Belgium at the age of 94. Her life story was celebrated in the New York Times feature series “The Lives They Lived.” Using archival footage and photos, black and white sketches, and interviews with author Martin King, historian Michael Collins, and others, the documentary pieces together the remarkable true story of this previously unsung hero, whose compassion and unwavering courage helped save countless of American soldiers.

Airs 3/13 at 4 a.m.

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Courageous Learning

– There are more than 93 million Americans in the workforce today without a degree. Their standard of living is falling and their earnings gap is increasing. These adults missed their chance to go to college – or never finished a degree program. Courageous Learning follows the lives of three adult students: Shawn, Joe, and Angeline -a veteran, a single dad, and a nurse – as they face obstacles in the pursuit of higher education. Experts, including leaders from academia, think tanks, government, and nonprofits, provide a guide to the landscape of post-secondary education in the 21st century – and reveal it as terrain that too few travel. Narrated by actor Dennis Haysbert.

Airs 3/11 at 1:30 a.m. (3/18 at 2:30 a.m.)

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Shots Fired

Shots Fired is a short documentary about courage, communications and resilience in the face of a school shooting. Just before school started on an April morning a student with a .357 Magnum walked into the Commons, an area teaming with North Thurston High School (NTHS) students, raised the gun and fired into the ceiling. Chaos erupted. The student fired a second shot. What happened next is the best-case scenario in the face of such terror. No one died. Rather than taking sides in the gun control/rights debate, Shots Fired offers a rare look at a school shooting. Even with no fatalities, the residual trauma is palpable. Students, teachers, school administrators and staff along with first responders reflect on what happened, what went well and what could have worked better. School shootings often end in unbearable tragedy. In Shots Fired, tragedy is upended by unforgettable courage and resilience.

Airs 3/11 at 1 a.m

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