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A Wider World: #2010

A Wider World –  – Disabilities Today is a positive, informative, resource for persons with disabilities, by providing current information regarding rehabilitation trends, technological advances, travel, recreation, and community based opportunities for persons or families with disabilities. It is estimated that 80% of American families will acquire some type of disability at some point in their lifetime.

#2010 – Learn how a man with visual disabilities creates Christmas magic – airs Jan. 4 at 9:30 a.m.

 

 

 

Employment Matters

Employment Matters  – Employment Matters is a documentary that explores the untapped market and huge potential of the intellectually disabled in the workplace.

airs Jan. 3 at 7 p.m.; Jan. 4 at midnight and 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.; 1/6 at 4 a.m.

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Trust Docs 1000: #1005 “Adapting to Climate Change”

Trust Docs 1000 (11/30 minute programs) airs Thursdays at 2 a.m. beginning 12/5 – TRUST DOCS, which is in partnership with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, 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.

#1005 “Adapting to Climate Change” – Climate change affects us all, and less-developed communities that are more closely tied to the land often suffer more directly from environmental transformation. The changes include dramatic fluctuation of water sources, diminishing crop yields, and failure of long-held farming techniques. Discover how community leaders are adjusting, engaging with the international community and seeking innovative methods and new technologies to find sustainable ways of living.

airs 1/2 at 2 a.m.

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Miriam Beerman: Expressing The Chaos

Miriam Beerman: Expressing The Chaos is the retrospective of a remarkable artist whose personal demons and empathy for human suffering colored a lifetime of her work.

airs 12/31 at 1 a.m.

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Otherwise It’s Just Firewood

In a feat of musical extreme sports, violinist Daniel Hoffman has just one week to learn to play Irish fiddle with master fiddler James Kelly, in County Clare, Ireland. and then somehow, perform with him in concert. His attempt to achieve the impossible, as well as his encounters with a range of Irish philosophers, musicians, and dancers, reveals unexpected secrets about Ireland and about himself.

 airs 12/31 at 4 a.m.

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Robert Penn Warren:  A Vision

Robert Penn Warren is the only person to have won Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and poetry and was named U.S. Poet Laureate in 1986. His 1946 novel about political corruption, All the King’s Men, was translated into an Academy Award winning film. The documentary explores the life and career of one of our nation’s most acclaimed writers and features previously unreleased home movie footage of the author and his family.

airs 12/31 at 3 a.m.

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POV #3215 “Midnight Traveler”

POV presents an array of groundbreaking and distinctive perspectives on contemporary life as chronicled by some of America’ s and Europe’s most visionary non-fiction filmmakers.

When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters. Fazili shows firsthand the dangers facing refugees seeking asylum and the love shared between a family on the run.

airs 12/30 at 10 p.m.

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Double Take:  The Art of Elizabeth King

Double Take: The Art of Elizabeth King illuminates the aesthetic and engineering questions sculptor Elizabeth King puzzles over with an acute sensitivity to both life, and the life-like. She has created her own genre at the intersection of the classical and automata. An accomplished artist with an eye for the intimate meaning of gesture, King obsessively manipulates her materials to produce pieces that both approximate and challenge the viewer. Newly retired from 40 years of teaching, King is more than ever able to focus on her work, and examine her motives and making. With major solo shows driving her, King seems poised to get her due. In studio visits, conversations with peers and art world figures, Double Take: The Art of Elizabeth King invites the viewer to consider what looking and seeing one another means in our increasingly visual world.

airs 12/31 at 2 a.m.

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Blackademics Television: #604 GERSTENBLATT/CONWAYS/HOBERMAN

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.

Hoberman details the hidden world of police steroid use. Lewis and Nicole Conway explore successful reentry from mental and physical incarceration. Dr. Gerstenblatt confronts her own racism in the journey of raising mixed race kids.

airs 12/30 at 3 a.m.

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New York’s Seaway Lighthouses

Featuring over 20 different lighthouses along the shores of the Seaway Trail, from the Barcelona Lighthouse on Lake Erie to the Ogdensburg Harbor Light on the St. Lawrence River. Discover the first lighthouse on the Great Lakes the lighthouse destroyed by a collision with a ship… the lighthouse tended by a former pirate and the lighthouse that disappeared for nearly 60 years!

airs 12/29 at 4 p.m.

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