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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.”

Inside Nature's Giants
Fri, 09/20/2013 - 4:00pm

Veterinary scientist Mark Evans and comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg dissect a sperm whale s enormous organs to reveal the secrets of this 45-foot deep-sea giant, which stranded and died on Pegwell Bay, Kent, England.

NOVA
Thu, 09/19/2013 - 7:00pm

Twenty million passengers embark on cruises each year, vacationing in deluxe "floating cities" that offer everything from swimming pools to shopping malls to ice skating rinks. And the ships just keep getting bigger: The average cruise ship has doubled in size in just the last ten years. Some engineers fear that these towering behemoths are dangerously unstable, and the recent tragedy of the Costa Concordia has raised new questions about their safety.

POV
Wed, 09/18/2013 - 7:00pm

The story of a librarian — and a library — like no other. A decade ago, Colombian grade-school teacher Luis Soriano was inspired to spend his weekends bringing a modest collection of precious books, via two hard-working donkeys, to the children of Magdalena Province’s poor and violence-ridden interior. 

Carrier
Mon, 09/16/2013 - 7:00pm

A six-month absence places a heavy burden on relationships. The Navy holds seminars to counsel sailors on what to expect when they return home - and how to make the transition smooth.

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