World

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 6:00pm

CUBA MIA: PORTRAIT OF AN ALL-WOMAN ORCHESTRA captures the musicians of the all-female orchestra Camerata Romeu as they prepare for an end-of-the-year concert in Old Havana’s Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. With one of the world’s most beautiful churches as the backdrop, the women play a unique blend of classical music, created by famous Cuban and Latin American composers. The program profiles the musicians — ranging from a talented young violinist to a mature bass player. CUBA MIA follows the musicians and conductor Zenaida Romeu as they juggle their studies, and in some cases motherhood, with a demanding schedule and complex musical repertoire.

Life On Fire
Thu, 10/03/2013 - 6:00pm

The 2010 eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland provoked economic chaos by paralyzing a major air traffic network for days. This eruption, however, was mild. Much more powerful volcanoes in Iceland are ready to wake up. Through spectacular aerial footage of this country, which is an accumulation of lava and ash, a maze of craters and faults, the episode tries to discern which volcano could wake up next and what the consequences of a major eruption are likely to be. Europe has come to realize that a colossal power sleeps beneath Iceland, while Icelanders for centuries have learned to live amongst their volcanoes.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 7:00pm

For more than two decades, saxophonist/clarinetist Frank Glover and pianist Claude Sifferlen enjoyed both a critically acclaimed musical collaboration and a nurturing father/son-type bond. TAKE TWO traces the final stages of their act following Sifferlen's terminal diagnosis of inoperable prostate cancer. The regional Emmy®-nominated film poignantly explores the musical and interpersonal relationship between these two jazz virtuosos, as they reflect on their decades-long partnership and continue to perform together while facing a painful, yet inevitable, separation.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 10:00pm

PBS NEWSHOUR, successor to THE NEWSHOUR WITH JIM LEHRER, continues to provide in-depth analysis of current events with the NEWSHOUR's team of seasoned and highly regarded journalists. The nightly broadcast features a two-anchor format, with a rotation of NEWSHOUR senior correspondents Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff and Jeffrey Brown. Senior correspondents Margaret Warner and Ray Suarez deliver compelling original reporting and newsmaker interviews from the field. Correspondent Hari Sreenivasan delivers news to the digital world and anchors the news summary on the television broadcasts.

America Reframed
Sun, 09/29/2013 - 5:00pm

The Medicine Game shares the remarkable journey of two brothers from the Onondaga Nation driven by a single goal; to beat the odds and play lacrosse for national powerhouse Syracuse University. The obstacles in their way are frequent and daunting. In their darkest hour, and with their dreams crumbling around them, the boys must look to their family and to their Native teachings for guidance and stability.

World Special
Fri, 09/27/2013 - 4:00pm

OUR TIME IS NOW is a coming-of-age documentary following six New Mexico teenagers as they strive to finish high school, wrestle with personal challenges, and pursue their dreams.

World Special
Thu, 09/26/2013 - 4:00pm

The public television documentary profiles a diverse range of K-12 public schools in five states that are incorporating place- and community-based education, an interdisciplinary approach emphasizing hands-on, curiosity-based investigation using the surrounding community and neighborhoods as "living" classrooms.

World Special
Wed, 09/25/2013 - 7:00pm

Amid controversy, charter schools — free public schools funded by tax dollars — first opened in the United States 20 years ago, largely in response to low graduation rates and the failure of schools to better prepare students for higher education and the job market. Today, charter schools make up an increasing percentage of the U.S. educational landscape, with approximately 5,000 schools in 41 states. 

World Special
Tue, 09/24/2013 - 7:00pm

When Kelsey Carroll entered high school, she was a more likely candidate for the juvenile justice system than graduation. Diagnosed with ADHD and carrying the emotional scars of homelessness and substance abuse, as well as the actual scars of repeated self-mutilation, Kelsey was volatile, disruptive and, by her own admission, "not a nice person" to be around.

World Special
Mon, 09/23/2013 - 9:00pm

Thanks to digital media, the Internet and new advances in understanding how students learn, educators are beginning to appreciate the importance of breaking out of the classroom and into the wider world. There’s a growing understanding that learning should not just be preparation for life, but is actually “life itself.”

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