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One Carbon Footprint

One Carbon Footprint airs 3/3 at 3 a.m. – As discussions of the impact of climate change intensify around the world, many Americans are wondering if changes they make in their everyday lives can make a difference. The short answer, as vividly demonstrated in One Carbon Footprint At A Time, a new half hour documentary from award winning filmmaker Bob Gliner (Schools That Change Communities, Barefoot College) is that they can. As seen through the lens of a diverse range of university and middle school students enthusiastically engaged in a wide range of climate change activities as part of the curriculum at their schools – from analyzing the clothes they choose to buy and wear, to the food they grow and eat, to the energy used to power their cell phones, hair dryers and electricity in their homes, and the jobs and lifestyle changes they make after graduation – everyday actions play a critical and potentially inspirational role in impacting climate change.

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Miles Davis: American Masters

Miles Davis: American Masters
Airs Saturday, February 29 at 8:00pm ET

A visionary known for his restless aesthetic, Miles Davis is widely regarded as one of the most innovative, influential and respected figures in music. With full access to the Miles Davis Estate, the film features never-before-seen footage, including studio outtakes from his recording sessions, rare photos and new interviews.

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Independent Lens: Black Panthers – Vanguard of the Revolution

Independent Lens: Black Panthers – Vanguard of the Revolution
Airs Monday, February 24 at 7:30pm ET

In the turbulent 1960s, change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored — cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary culture was emerging and it sought to drastically transform the system. The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense would, for a short time, put itself at the vanguard of that change.

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Blackademics (5/30 minute programs)

Blackademics (5/30 minute programs) airs Mondays at 3 a.m. beginning 2/10 – Top Black Studies scholars engage with projects and research focused on education, performance and youth empowerment.

  • Airs 2/10
    • #601 – Curry challenges viewers by uncovering the history of sexual violence against black males from slavery to present. Dr. Evans-Winters discusses black kids’ treatment in schools. Black Sovereign Nation founder presents a program for black autonomy.
    • #602 – Husband/wife hip hop duo Riders against the Storm replace digital technology with practices to better connect us. Anthropologist Dr. Adams encourages thoughtful listening with a talk on the art of the cab ride. Chef Kabui encourages sustainable organic food use.

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Of Race and Reconciliation

Of Race and Reconciliation airs 2/27 at 4 a.m. – chronicles the Chinese experience in America around the year 1885. That was the year the Chinese residents of Tacoma were forcefully expelled from the city against the backdrop of increasingly alarming and even violent tensions between American citizens caught in an economic downturn and Chinese immigrants seeking opportunity in “Gum San,” or the Land of the Golden Mountains they had heard about in America. Of Race and Reconciliation producer Forrest Burger traveled through six states to take an unflinching look at this period in time, but also document how the tensions between American citizens and immigrant populations provide relevant lessons in today’s political climate, and in Tacoma’s case, how far efforts toward reconciliation have come.

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Second Opinion (#1211) “CPR in America”

Second Opinion (#1211) “CPR in America” airs 2/8 at 3 p.m. – – 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.

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Art & Design in Chicago

Art & Design in Chicago

ART & DESIGN IN CHICAGO is a four-part series exploring the artists, artistic movements and institutions that played a role in the city’s design history over the past 150 years. The series focuses on the city’s key schools of art, African-American artists, commercial designers, and the innovative artists who struck out on divergent paths to create modern-day Chicago. Each episode, hosted by a Chicago artist or curator, features a story from the art community, including Cubs uniform designers Otis and Dorothy Shepard, and TV commercial director Joe Sedelmaier, creator of the Wendy’s advertising campaign “Where’s the Beef?” The series also tells the story of the community art center that gave birth to AfriCOBRA, home to generations of African-American artists, including Archibald Motley, Jr. Other profiles include the work of photographer Vivian Maier and The Hairy Who, a group of 1960s artists who made outrageous psychedelic paintings, sculptures and prints. The stories in ART & DESIGN IN CHICAGO point to both celebrated contemporary artists, such as Kerry James Marshall, and well-known local talent, such as painter Gertrude Abercrombie. The series also shines the spotlight on Lorado Taft, a once famous sculptor whose work has since been forgotten, and an unrecognized genius, painter Charles White.

  • 2/6/20 at 8pm                   Art & Design in Chicago #101
  • 2/13/20 at 8pm                 Art & Design in Chicago #102
  • 2/20/20 at 8pm                 Art & Design in Chicago #103
  • 2/27/20 at 8pm                 Art & Design in Chicago #104

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