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“Growing Hope: Combatting Stress in Agriculture”

Farming the land has been a job since literally the beginning of time, and every farmer has faced times of less, stress, trauma and disappointment. But what’s changed in the industry that makes the stress of this vocation so different from any other? In our upcoming show “Growing Hope,” we’re talking about why life in agricultural realm can be so challenging and, when it gets to be too much, what can we do about it. Explore more with host Lauren McCullough now, and tune in for more with the experts in the premiere Thursday, May 26, at 7 p.m.

Regenerating Soil and Community at Rabbit Ridge Farms – “Good Roots” May 2022

Alan and Angela Mahan both grew up on farms, but neither had plans of running their own operation. Life, however, had different plans for the two! Find out how they came to own and operate Rabbit Ridge Farms in Bee Branch, Arkansas – the very farm Alan grew up on – and how they’re creating community through food and agriculture with “Good Roots” after the jump.

Interning With Arkansas PBS – Spring 2022

For the spring semester of 2022, Arkansas PBS has been lucky to have several outstanding interns join our staff to create content and support events across the station. Meet three of these phenomenal individuals – University of Central Arkansas’s Yaunica Warren and Rebecca Brown and Hendrix College’s Erin Easterling – now and read on to learn about their internship experiences.

“Arkansas Quiz Bowl 2022” State Champions

The “Arkansas Quiz Bowl 2022” champions have been decided in the state conference finals held at Arkansas PBS Saturday, April 23, and we’re proud to celebrate these outstanding young scholars! Take a look at the phenomenal teams and learn how you can watch this year’s matches on demand after the jump.

“Blueberry’s Clubhouse” Returns With All-New Season July 8

A new crop of “Blueberry’s Clubhouse” episodes is coming up with a brand-new third season starting Friday, July 8! From a new camper and lessons about growing up to a special music and dance celebration, find out more about all the fun you can expect at Camp Onomatopoeia in this Arkansas PBS-original series, created in partnership with Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, after the jump.

“Arkansas Quiz Bowl 2022” State Championships

Get your buzzers ready! The annual Arkansas Governor’s Academic Competition “Arkansas Quiz Bowl 2022” is on its way back to allow amazing high school students from across the state to showcase their intellect. Learn more about how you can watch Saturday, April 23, starting at 9 a.m. after the jump.

Arkansas PBS Production Behind the Scenes – “AR PBS Sports: Basketball 2022”

You know the great Arkansas PBS productions that come into your home, but what happens to make these broadcasts and streams possible? See all of the hands and departments who came together to make “AR PBS Sports: Basketball 2022” and take a glimpse at the passion, creativity and expertise required to create content at the level of quality Arkansas deserves in this behind the scenes blog from Arkansas PBS’ production department.

Watch Livestream Coverage of the 2022 Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Arkansas PBS is excited to livestream the sixth annual Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony Wednesday, April 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Learn more about this special event honoring eight women and two organizations after the jump.

Mushroom Farmers Spore Big With Help From Farming Entrepreneur Ecosystem – “Good Roots” April 2022

There wasn’t much missing at the Fayetteville, Arkansas, farmer’s market, but Trey Baucum and Zach Taylor saw an untapped niche – mushrooms – that they jumped in to fill with Fat Top Farm. Find out how the venture – with help from the Northwest Arkansas farming entrepreneur ecosystem – has allowed them to “spore” big and expand into supplying local restaurants, wholesale product development and more with “Good Roots.” 

Arkansas Weather and Looking to the Future – “Good Roots” March 2022

Arkansas farmers know all too well that one weather forecast can make or break a crop for the year. And – in recent years – major weather events are becoming more and more common, prompting Miles Farm and many others to move beyond focusing solely on their row crops and branch out into research and technology that gives them a fighting chance against unpredictable weather. See how they’re adapting and what you can look forward to Friday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. in a new “Good Roots.”

Celebrating Women’s History Month – March 2022

During Women's History Month, Arkansas PBS is proud to present several programs celebrating women’s contributions to history, culture and society. Learn about the achievements of women throughout history through our diverse collection of content. Keep reading to find out how you can take advantage of our dedicated programming all month long with both local and national programs to suit your schedule. 

Navigating Turbulent Times at Osage Creek Farm – “Good Roots: Feb. 2022”

Farming for your livelihood is no easy task, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Across Arkansas and the nation, farmers are facing shortages of necessities, rising operating costs and – in many cases – a tougher market with fluctuating prices that make margins even tighter. Find out how the fourth generation of Frys at Osage Creek Farm in Osage, Arkansas, are navigating these turbulent times by operating a bit differently with “Good Roots” after the jump.

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