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CPR in America (Second Opinion)

90% of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. Receiving immediate CPR can double or triple a person’s chance of survival. But 70% of Americans feel helpless because they don’t know CPR or they’re afraid of hurting the victim. CPR IN AMERICA aims to change that. Second Opinion has partnered with the American Heart Association to produce a special with one key goal…to teach all of America Hands-Only CPR! The special will be released in coordination with the brand-new CPR guidelines that will be released amidst great publicity on Thursday, October, 15, 2015. This groundbreaking special will include documentary-style patient stories, a studio audience of survivors and rescuers, interviews with doctors who were involved in drafting the new guidelines, and easy to follow Hands-Only CPR demonstrations.

Airs January 4 at 1 a.m.

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Walden –The Ballad of Thoreau

A combination documentary and theatrical play about the final two days Henry David Thoreau spent in his cabin before leaving Walden Pond. The documentary, which bookends the play, is a look at the life of Henry David Thoreau and filmed at Walden Pond at the actual cabin site in the woods. The two-act, four-character play dramatizes conversations between Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson as Thoreau was packing up to leave Walden Pond. The play, which has already been performed in over 7,100 schools and colleges, also explores the roles we play in the protection of the earth, while challenging the audience to live more simply, and preserve the natural environments of their home communities. Folksinger Michael Johnathon, host of WOODSONGS, wrote the play and is the host of the documentary portions of the program.

Airs January 3 at 4 a.m.

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Get The Math 2.0

-uses real-world scenarios to help middle- and high-school students develop algebraic thinking skills with a focus on reasoning. By engaging students in algebra’s connection to a variety of careers, GET THE MATH answers the age-old question, “How is this ever going to help me in the real world?” The half-hour program, the follow-up to the successful 2011 special Get the Math, motivates students with engaging algebra-based challenges presented by young, relatable professionals. Drawing on conventions of popular reality TV shows, these young professionals – a chef, an NBA player and a special-effects designer – pose challenges connected to their jobs to two teams of teens.

Airs 1/14 at 2 a.m.

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Canefield Songs: Holehole Bushi

In this new film, Professor of Anthropology Christine Yano explains, “If we want to know something of what some of these women’s lives were like…we could do no better than to listen to their own words, as expressed through song.” The women that Professor Yano is referring to are Japanese immigrants who worked in Hawaii’s sugarcane fields in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Through their canefield songs, or holehole bushi, these women sang about their joys and sorrows of trying to start life in a new world. Hosted and narrated by ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, the film tells the story of music teacher Harry Urata, and his efforts to record, preserve and perpetuate these musical oral histories.

Airs January 3 at 2:30 a.m.

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Beth Ames Swartz / Reminders of Invisible Light

focuses on a woman artist’s resolve to choose love and creativity over fear and pain. Through her visual interpretations of historic and revered wisdom systems of knowledge, Beth Ames Swartz invites us to honor the sacredness of all life. Swartz hopes that by visually showing the interconnectedness of one belief system to another, each of us may experience a common compassion. This story of healing, courage and love encourages viewers to reflect upon their own sense of purpose, spiritual values and our innate ability for continual transformation.

Airs January 3 at 2 a.m.

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AMERICAN GRADUATE PROGRAMMING

The high school dropout rate in the Greater Rochester area is a significant problem – and not just for those students who do not graduate. It affects the entire community, impacting our economy, healthcare costs, and workforce. WXXI’s American Graduate Initiative focuses on providing quality content to inform about the issues, and convene & connect community members to resources and solutions to support educational success from cradle to career. Visit http://interactive.wxxi.org/grad
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The Dictator’s Playbook

Learn how six dictators, from Mussolini to Saddam Hussein, shaped the world. How did they seize and lose power? What forces were against them? Learn the answers in these six immersive hours, each a revealing portrait of brutality and power.

  • #101 – Kim II Sung airs 1/9 at 10 p.m.
  • #102 – Saddam Hussein airs 1/16 at 10 p.m.
  • #103 – Benito Mussolini airs 1/23 at 10 p.m.
  • #104 – Manuel Noriega airs 1/30 at 10 p.m.

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