August 2023 Programming Highlights

02 Aug 2023 in

Get ready for an August of premieres and finales as the month is jam-packed with great offerings. 

Get ready for not one, but two heart-pounding episodes of “Grantchester” on Sunday, Aug. 6 to conclude season 8. First up, in episode 5 (premiering at 8 p.m.), Geordie is placed on desk duty as Elliot contrives to force Geordie to resign. The next murder case is handed to Larry, who struggles but wisely enlists the help of Miss Scott.

Arkansas Southern Storytellers

22 Jun 2023 in

“Southern Storytellers,” a three-episode series, premiering July 18 at 8 p.m., from PBS and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Craig Renaud, follows some of the South’s most compelling and influential contemporary creators to the places they call home — the communities that fertilize the stories they tell in books, songs, poems, plays and on screens large and small.

Among “Southern Storytellers’” 17 storytellers, four feature Arkansas flavor: songwriter Justin Moore, songwriter/screenwriter/actor Billy Bob Thornton, songwriter/actor Mary Steenburgen and screenwriter Qui Nguyen.

"Old is new again: Regenerative farming practices reemerges" - Good Roots

21 Jun 2023 in

Regenerative agriculture is not something new. It’s a centuries-old philosophy used by indigenous communities to work with the land, not against it. It’s now re-emerging as a way to improve the health of our planet, utilizing practices that restore the soil’s organic matter and promote its biodiversity. 

This holistic method is not just about producing food sustainably, it’s about helping ecosystems thrive, creating resilient farms and mitigating climate change by drawing carbon back into the earth. 

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Programming

30 Apr 2023 in

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is observed in the U.S. throughout May, and recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian American and Pacific Islander Americans to history, culture and achievements of the United States. Arkansas PBS has Asian-themed programming lined up for enjoyment throughout May.

“Asian Americans”

"Farming the Community" - Good Roots

25 Apr 2023 in

Located in the rocky terrain of Searcy County, Arkansas, Dogwood Hills Guest Farm is a charming retreat that offers visitors an educational farm experience. Owned and operated by Ruth and Grace Pepler, the farm is self-described as “extreme homesteading.”

April Programming Highlights

04 Apr 2023 in

April programming on Arkansas PBS brings several season premieres, including "Tom Jones" “Iconic America: Our Symbols and Stories with David Rubenstein” and returning programs such as "My Grandparents War."

“My Grandparents’ War”

Follow international stars as they journey into the past to learn about their grandparents’ wartime experiences, and discover the extraordinary impact of global conflict on their families in the season two premiere of “My Grandparents’ War” on Tuesday, April 11, at 8 p.m.


"Arkansas Youth and Livestock" - Good Roots

21 Mar 2023 in

Raising and showing livestock can provide Arkansas youth with numerous benefits, both personal and educational. Whether through participation in programs like 4-H or FFA, or simply as a hobby, livestock offers unique opportunities for personal growth and learning.

According to junior high livestock competitor Dillon Phelps from Paragould, “One of my favorite things to do with livestock is the day of the show, getting it ready, clipping it, fitting it, getting it looking as good as it can.”