Arkansas PBS Engage Blog


Dive Deeper Into Ocean Science With the Splash and Bubbles App for Parents

You can explore and learn together as a family every time you watch PBS KIDS programming, but how do you dig deeper into the subjects you’re exploring? PBS KIDS has a unique solution! Dive into ocean science with “Splash and Bubbles” and the Splash and Bubbles for Parents app and learn how Arkansans helped test it after the jump!

Give for the Next Moment! — Supporting Arkansas PBS

From the PBS programs and local traditions you love to pivoting to serve The Natural State in the face of COVID-19, Arkansas PBS is here for you, year to year and moment by moment. As you make your end-of-year giving plans, read with us to see how Arkansas PBS is making an impact you can support!

From the Frontier to Urban Forge — Blacksmithing With Historic Arkansas Museum

In “Urban Forge: Ozark Artistry” we’ve explored how Arkansas artisans are keeping ancient crafts alive — from the forge to finishing — with the smiths themselves and local historians. But Mountain View isn’t the only place in Arkansas you can dive into blacksmithing! Take a deeper dive into the craft with historic demonstrations of frontier era techniques with our friends at the Historic Arkansas Museum and master blacksmith Lin Rhea.

Our Gift to You: “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Giveaway

For decades, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” has been an American holiday tradition, and we’re proud to share it on Arkansas PBS this Sunday, Dec. 13, at 6:30 p.m. To make this celebration extra special, we’re giving some special gifts away for your young readers! Read on to see how to enter our Facebook contest.

Christmas Time Is Here on Arkansas PBS

From “A Charlie Brown Christmas” to brand-new editions of your PBS holiday favorites, we have some special gifts in store for you this season! Explore them with our PBS KIDS and PBS holiday schedules after the jump.

“Urban Forge: Ozark Artistry” — Double the Giving

Giving a great present and supporting public media for all of Arkansas? What could be more amazing than that? Maybe if your gift was a hand-crafted, fire-forged piece of Ozark artistry — and we can help make that happen! Read on to find out how you can give the gift of public media to The Natural State and receive an “Urban Forge: Ozark Artistry” thank-you gift.

AR PBS Sports — 2020 High School Football State Championships

2020 has been a wild ride, but we’ve all persevered and AR PBS Sports is here to cap off the 2020 high school football season! Join us for live broadcasts of the state finals from War Memorial Stadium in partnership with the Arkansas Activities Association that families and fans can enjoy in all their glory from home Dec. 5-19!

“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” Giveaway

The only way we could be more excited to be the broadcast home for “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas”? If we could share even more fun with your young readers at home! Celebrate the holiday season with the PBS KIDS in your life when you watch with us and enter to win a copy of “The Peanuts Movie: Charlie Brown Is Not a Quitter” in our Facebook giveaway. 

“The Glow With Big Piph” — Celebrating Arkansas Minority Creatives and Artisans

Get to know the Arkansas entrepreneurs, culinarians and all-around creatives who are making The Natural State a little more vibrant and diverse in our new, original digital series “The Glow With Big Piph.” Learn more about our new digital series — with new episodes premiere on YouTube Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Nov. 10 -Dec. 17 — after the jump.

Coming Soon: “Urban Forge: Ozark Artistry”

Forged in fire — with attention, sweat and love — the creations of a talented group of men and women in Mountain View, Arkansas, are keeping the time-honored tradition of metal smithing alive. Go behind the scenes at Urban Forge — a blacksmith shop dedicated to creativity, skill and artistry — in our one-hour, original documentary “Urban Forge: Ozark Artistry” starting Monday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m.

Metallica + Orchestra = 1970s Inspiration? - Music Month With Tom Wood

This Friday night, Oct. 30, at 8:30 p.m., there will be a program on Arkansas PBS that seems so different that you might not think it’s ever been done before: the rock band Metallica performed with the San Francisco Symphony, and it was captured on video so all of us can watch it. But was this something truly new, or could it all have been inspired by something from the 1970s? Read on to find out with guest blogger Tom Wood.

Red Ribbon Week 2020 - Strengthening Communities and Support Systems

In partnership with the Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, we’re marking Red Ribbon Week 2020 by sharing resources from the Arkansas Drug Director, Little Rock FBI office, Arkansas Department of Health and more, along with a special series of public service announcements to help fight the opioid crisis.

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