PBS http://tpr.org en Ken Burns Wants You To Learn, And Recite, The Gettysburg Address http://tpr.org/post/ken-burns-wants-you-learn-and-recite-gettysburg-address <p>Ken Burns’ new film "The Address" debuts Tuesday, April 15, on KLRN. I caught up with Burns to find out what the film was about. While his focus is often on huge subjects, "The Address" is, in a way, about a very small one. Across the Connecticut River from Burns’ New Hampshire home is the tiny Greenwood School in Putney, Vermont.</p><p>“It’s a boarding school for kids very young, 11 to 17, who suffer from learning differences like dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, a whole alphabet soup of learning issues,” explained Burns.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:16:31 +0000 Jack Morgan 30084 at http://tpr.org Ken Burns Wants You To Learn, And Recite, The Gettysburg Address The Source: Tuberculosis, The Second Largest Disease Killer In World http://tpr.org/post/source-tuberculosis-second-largest-disease-killer-world <p>Tuberculosis (TB) is not commonly thought of in Texas or the US., but it killed <a href="http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs104/en/" target="_blank">1.3 million people</a> in the world last year and ranks second only to HIV/AIDS in death by a single infectious disease.</p><p>The TB death rate declined 45 percent from 1990 to 2012, according to the World Health Organization, but in later years that decline has slowed.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">A single cough can infect and drug-resistant strains have been found in every country on the planet. </span></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:00:28 +0000 Paul Flahive 28811 at http://tpr.org The Source: Tuberculosis, The Second Largest Disease Killer In World 'Everything But The News' Lightens Up Staid PBS News http://tpr.org/post/everything-news-lightens-staid-pbs-news Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>The PBS "NewsHour" has a new Web-only spin-off. It is called "Everything But The News." It's the creation of former "NewsHour" producer Steve Goldbloom. The show takes a satirical look at the daily grind of a "NewsHour" field reporter. Think HBO's "The Newsroom" meets "The Office."<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SHOW, "EVERYTHING BUT THE NEWS")<p>UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: (as Jordan) OK, listen. Great. We set up 30 interviews for you over three days.<p>STEVE GOLDBLOOM: (as Steve Goldbloom) Jordan, that's like 10 interviews a day without edit time. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:10:00 +0000 editor 28108 at http://tpr.org Texas Town Brings Out Its Debs For George Washington's Birthday http://tpr.org/post/texas-town-brings-out-its-debs-george-washingtons-birthday Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Tomorrow, Presidents Day, is supposed to be a day to honor George Washington and our other founding fathers. But for many of us, it's just a day off from work. Not so in Laredo, Texas, where Presidents Day is one of the most important events of the year. There's an elaborate parade, citizens dressed in colonial garb. Sun, 16 Feb 2014 13:10:00 +0000 editor 26823 at http://tpr.org Rio Grande Valley Residents Rally To Save Big Bird, Public Broadcasting http://tpr.org/post/rio-grande-valley-residents-rally-save-big-bird-public-broadcasting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Rio Grande Valley is facing the possibility of losing their only public television outlet. But national public broadcasting leaders are working to find a solution to keep programming on the air in one of the nation’s poorest regions.</span></p><p>KMBH-TV<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the PBS station that serves the border communities of Brownsville, McAllen and others – over one and a half million people.</span></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:14:20 +0000 David Martin Davies 26669 at http://tpr.org Rio Grande Valley Residents Rally To Save Big Bird, Public Broadcasting Note To 'Downton Abbey' Viewers: Nellie Melba Was A Big Deal http://tpr.org/post/note-downton-abbey-viewers-nellie-melba-was-big-deal <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEhr_3E3XEA</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpdvoMFSqKY</p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 15:30:28 +0000 Tom Huizenga 25309 at http://tpr.org Note To 'Downton Abbey' Viewers: Nellie Melba Was A Big Deal New Film About The "Curious" George Washington Birthday Celebration In Laredo http://tpr.org/post/new-film-about-curious-george-washington-birthday-celebration-laredo <p>Local PBS station KLRN is putting on a screening that has an interesting twist.</p><p>"We are one of 95 communities around the United States that are holding film screenings throughout the year," said Marketing VP Katrina Kehoe. "They are <a href="http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/" target="_blank">Independent Lens</a> films...(Independent Lens is a recurring PBS documentary series)…and we are encouraging the community to come out with us, screen these programs, before they broadcast on KLRN."</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:52:18 +0000 Jack Morgan 25040 at http://tpr.org New Film About The "Curious" George Washington Birthday Celebration In Laredo The Source: New Documentary On North Korea | Internet, Equity & Hi-Speed SA http://tpr.org/post/source-new-documentary-north-korea-internet-equity-hi-speed-sa <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In never-before-seen footage&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;on the streets</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;of North Korea and in the secretive prison camps, a new<a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/secret-state-of-north-korea/" target="_blank"> Frontline</a>&nbsp;documentary airing tomorrow night takes viewers inside the most clandestine country in the world. What is it like living under the volatile and mysterious Kim Jong-Un?</span></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 17:37:00 +0000 Paul Flahive 24988 at http://tpr.org The Source: New Documentary On North Korea | Internet, Equity & Hi-Speed SA The Source: Changes Coming To Bexar's CareLink | The Culture Of Insider Trading http://tpr.org/post/source-changes-coming-bexars-carelink-culture-insider-trading <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 19:08:52 +0000 Paul Flahive 24691 at http://tpr.org The Source: Changes Coming To Bexar's CareLink | The Culture Of Insider Trading The Source: SAY Si Shines In New Report | New JFK Documentary http://tpr.org/post/source-say-si-shines-new-report-new-jfk-documentary <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After school arts programs build a variety of socio-emotional areas in a child's life, but often times these programs don't extend to the poor.</span></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:03:00 +0000 Paul Flahive 21772 at http://tpr.org The Source: SAY Si Shines In New Report | New JFK Documentary