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Chuck’s Blog – “Exploring Arkansas From Above: Spring”

We’re getting close to our special, live event: the premiere of “Exploring Arkansas From Above,” which you can tune in for Monday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m.! Until then, get a closer look at a bird’s-eye view of spring, one of the featured season, from mountain biking and floating to soaring views of the Arkansas Sphinx in my blog post.

What to Know About Mental Health and Military Service – “Worth Fighting For”

As we honor veterans in November, Mandy McCorkindale, PsyD, ABPP – who works with Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System and serves with Arkansas Army National Guard – reflects on what she wishes service members and veterans knew about mental health and military services. Hear her advice and check out her tips for using the benefits and care everyone who has served has earned after the jump.

Meatball Jell-O … What?! – “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” Memory

It’s almost time to gather around for “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” on Arkansas PBS, a tradition that teaches us what a proper Thanksgiving is truly all about: gratitude for what we have, understanding for what didn’t turn out just right and being together. Find out what Meatball Jell-O is, and check out ideas for putting your own Charlie Brown-inspired feast together with Arkansas PBS Foundation’s Sara Willis after the jump.

Bog Shoes, Duck Calls and Creepy Dolls – “Good Roots: November 2021”

When a local hears “Stuttgart,” there’s a good chance they immediately think of one of two things: duck hunting or rice. Read on to find out how “Good Roots” host Lauren McCullough explored the future of rice by diving into the history of both – and much more – at the Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie! 

“American Veteran” – The Importance of Family

From loved ones left back home to those who become like brothers and sisters during service, family can be a driving force of military service. Many soldiers and veterans speak of their fellow soldiers as though they were siblings and look out for one another all the same. See how with stories from “American Veteran” and Arkansas veterans after the jump.

“Exploring Arkansas From Above: Winter”

Winter is the third season that will be presented in our program, “Exploring Arkansas From Above,” and, last year, we experienced an intense and intensely beautiful one! Peek at The Natural State from a unique, icy angle – from the “Little Switzerland of the Ozarks” and frozen waterfalls to unique fauna and “The Christmas Capital of Arkansas” – after the jump.

Education Intern Learns the Lesson of ArkansasIDEAS’ “Mind Movement”

Arkansas PBS summer intern Andrew McGowan helped develop and produce “Mind Movement” – an ArkansasIDEAS course designed to enhance educators’ knowledge about the real need for physical activity in the classroom. But, while Andrew knew this was a small project with a mighty message, he didn’t expect how relevant it would be to his pandemic teaching experience or even his personal life. Learn how “Mind Movement” changed Andrew’s daily routine after the jump.

Chuck’s Blog – “Exploring Arkansas From Above: Autumn”

Take an inside look at the second season presented in “Exploring Arkansas From Above” – autumn – and the aerial, cinematic perspective of Mother Nature’s colorful palette now! I’m sharing just a little bit of the familiar landscapes, popular landmarks, iconic places and scenic byways and waterways – from Ole Main to Lake Winona and beyond.

Arkansas PBS Wins Five Mid-America Emmy Awards

It’s our honor to share that Arkansas PBS won five regional Emmy Awards from the Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Saturday, Oct. 23! Learn about the awards and associated projects – including the Community Service Emmy Award – after the jump.

"American Veteran"

To celebrate those who served in the military, Arkansas PBS is airing a four-part series called “American Veteran.” The series begins Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m., and it will culminate with the local special "Worth Fighting For" on Veterans Day Thursday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. Learn more about what to expect after the jump.

A Season for Discovery – “Good Roots”

What do your socks, my bowl of ice cream and the latest episode of “Good Roots” have in common? Cotton!

Curious? Find out how it’s all connected – and learn a bit more about the Arkansas Discovery Farms Program – in host Lauren McCullough’s latest blog before tuning in for this week’s episode Friday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m.


Speak Up! – “7 Days: The Opioid Epidemic in Arkansas”

Drug addiction – specifically opioid addiction – is something I became familiar with all too early in my life. I first remember a family member actively seeking pain medication when I was about 11 years old. It was an ugly disease that made others complicit. The only way we can beat opioid addiction as a society is by naming it. Keep reading to hear my story – and learn about steps you can take to fight addiction in your family and community – after the jump.

Arkansas PBS Member Spotlight: Linda Coffey

Arkansas PBS members like Prairie Grove’s Linda Coffey make what we do at Arkansas PBS possible! Get to know Linda – a Jane Austen-loving farm girl, who happens to be a big fan of “All Creatures Great and Small” – and find out why she gives to support public media in our latest Arkansas PBS Member Spotlight.

Chuck’s Blog – “Exploring Arkansas From Above: Summer”

Our aerial cinematic look at all four seasons in The Natural State, “Exploring Arkansas From Above,” scheduled to premiere Nov. 29 at 7 p.m., will begin with summer. Take a sneak peek at everything you have to look forward to – from lakes and swamps to overlooks and vineyards – with Chuck Dovish now!

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