The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS have received a Ready To Learn grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Innovation and Improvement. The grant will provide $19 million in the first year of a five-year grant to fund CPB and PBS’ innovative science and literacy media initiative supporting the learning needs of children in low-income communities. The grant will help fund content and services that will be available to Utah families through KUED.
Nearly everything we do today leaves an indelible digital trail: Where we live. What we search. What we read. Where we go. What we buy. What we say. All of this data is being recorded and stored.
Machines are everywhere. They run our factory assembly lines and make our coffee. But humanoid robots – machines with human-like capabilities – have long been the stuff of science fiction, until now. Fueled by an ambitious DARPA challenge, the race is on to design a robot that can replace humans in disaster relief situations.
NOVA: Rise of the Robots airs Wednesday, February 24th at 8:00 p.m. on KUED.
Facing a heroin epidemic, America is experimenting with radical new approaches to the drug problem. Following four addicts in Seattle, examine U.S. drug policy and what happens when heroin is treated like a public health crisis, not a crime in FRONTLINE: Chasing Heroin.
FRONTLINE: Chasing Heroin airs Tuesday, February 23rd at 8:00 p.m. on KUED.
American Masters: Carole King
Fri. Feb. 19, 8PM
Four-time Grammy Award-winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, recent Kennedy Center Honoree and the first woman to be awarded The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, Carole King’s career as a singer-songwriter is unparalleled.
In a race against developers in the Rocky Mountains, archeologists uncover a unique fossil site packed with astonishingly well-preserved bones of mammoths, mastodons, and other giant extinct beasts. The discovery opens a highly focused window on the vanished world of the Ice Age in North America.
NOVA: Ice Age Death Trap airs Wednesday, February 17th at 9:00 p.m. on KUED.
Change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored — cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary culture emerged in the turbulent 1960s and it sought to drastically transform the system. The Black Panther Party for Self Defense, for a short time, put itself at the vanguard of that change.
“Kill the Indian in him, and save the man.”
Richard Henry Pratt- Carlisle Boarding School Superintendent *
Memory is the glue that binds our mental lives. Without it, we’d be prisoners of the present, unable to use the lessons of the past to change our future. From our first kiss to where we put our keys, memory represents who we are and how we learn and navigate the world. But how does it work? Neuroscientists using cutting-edge techniques are exploring the precise molecular mechanisms of memory.