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“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.

Are Your Ducks in a Row? – National Estate Planning Awareness Week

More than 120 million Americans don’t have the proper estate plans that they need to protect their families or themselves if they were to become sick, have an accident or suffer an untimely death. Make sure that your ducks are in a row! Oct. 19-25 is National Estate Planning Awareness week, and Arkansas PBS Foundation has free resources you can request now to help organize your information, make sure your wishes are honored and meet your goals to care for your family and charitable interests. 

You’ll Never Feel Closer to John Lennon – Music Month With Tom Wood

This Friday, Oct. 9, Arkansas PBS is airing a “John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band” special to celebrate what would have been his 80th birthday, and it’s a chance for you to hear a singing voice from John that’s very different. Read on to find out why it’s the most intimate record he ever recorded in this rare chance to get to know a very personal side of the rock ‘n roll icon.

“Election 2020: Arkansas PBS Debates” — How to Watch

Election Day is getting closer, and we can all agree that there's a lot at stake. Take the opportunity to hear candidates’ stances on the issues before you make your decision in “Election 2020: Arkansas PBS Debates” Oct. 12-14. Candidates in four races will appear in this vital series, which will stream and air on Arkansas PBS outlets.

Increase Your Arkansas PBS Donation Without Adding a Cent - EFT Conversion

If there were a way to increase your Arkansas PBS donation without adding a cent to the dollar amount you already give, would you help? Sustaining members, you can help Arkansas PBS Foundation right now with our EFT Conversion Campaign!

October is Music Month on Arkansas PBS

From John Lennon to John Prine to Metallica, celebrate music legends throughout October on Arkansas PBS! We’ll have special broadcasts, new episodes and even more on-demand options with Arkansas PBS Passport! Learn how you can take a deep dive into the music live with local radio legend Tom Wood and when to tune in after the jump.

103 Years of Leading the Way – “Portraits of Courage: The Story of Women’s Suffrage in Arkansas”

Both ArkansasIDEAS’ latest Arkansas History course and women’s suffrage in The Natural State encountered rocky beginnings but have preserved! Read on to learn more about the course’s creation in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and how – as the nation marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s passage – Arkansas is celebrating 103 years of women’s voting rights. 

“Healing the Divide: A New Generation of Activists”

Issues of race and injustice remain at the forefront of many discussions, and a new group is bringing their voices to the conversation in Arkansas and across the nation. Hear the thoughts, ideas and hopes of young activists from diverse communities around the state in “Healing the Divide” Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m.

(Re)Build Better with All Arkansas Families

Economically insecure families have moved us forward through the COVID-19 pandemic. As we rebuild, it is time to ensure our economy works for everyone. Essential workers have kept us going. Now it is time to help them thrive.

Shawna’s Story: I’m Still Here - Suicide Prevention Month

This month, you’ve gotten to know Shawna Burns, LPC-S, LADAC-CS, SDP-S, through her advice for caring for your mental health and reaching out to and support others during Suicide Prevention Month. Now, hear her story about why her college basketball coach’s support is one of the reasons she’s still here today

Love public media? Arkansas PBS Advisors and Insiders Need You!

If you’re passionate and enthusiastic about shaping your community and public media, we have a space for you! We’re seeking superfans and experts to help shape Arkansas PBS projects and offer feedback in our new Arkansas PBS Advisors and Insiders program. Learn more after the jump!

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