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Getting to Know Stanley Nelson

How do you find your calling? Sometimes, it takes you by surprise. On Monday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m., filmmaker Stanley Nelson joins Steve Barnes for a special edition of “Barnes and … A Conversation With” to share how he entered what’s proven to be an extraordinary documentary film career almost by chance and how his work has evolved. Ahead of the episode, read on to learn a bit about the director of PBS’ “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities.” 

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“America Reframed” on AETN World

On Tuesday nights in February, stay in with AETN and tune in to an exciting series of documentaries — including “For Ahkeem,” “Agents of Change,” “Baddddd Sonia Sanchez” and “Gentlemen of Vision” — on AETN World (AETN-4). Airing on Tuesdays at 7 starting Feb. 13, the series explores the complexities of juvenile justice, campus protest culture, the Black Arts Movement, the education system and more.

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2018 AETN PBS KIDS Writers Contest

Calling Arkansas writers, authors, illustrators, poets and storytellers in grades K-3! We’re accepting entries now through Friday, April 6, for the 2018 AETN PBS KIDS Writers Contest. Everyone who enters the AETN PBS KIDS Writers Contest will receive a participation certificate, and 12 winners – three from each grade – will receive an AETN prize pack.

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3 Ways to Help Our Littlest Learners Succeed

There’s one three-year period in every kiddo’s academic life that’s more important than any other, and it’s probably happening a little sooner than you’d guess. Believe it or not, school readiness begins in the womb! From prenatal stages to three years old, our kiddos develop 85 percent of their core brain structure. This early stretch goes the furthest in helping our littles become school-ready and, in partnership with the Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, we’re excited to share the three things your babies and toddlers need to succeed.

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“Pinkalicious & Peterrific” Educator Resources

Watch, play, explore and share with your students: “Pinkalicious & Peterrific” are now a part of the PBS KIDS family! Integrating the arts into children’s everyday experiences has been shown to have a positive effect on academic outcomes and social-emotional skills. To support these goals and accompany the Feb. 19 launch of the series, PBS LearningMedia is proud to offer classroom-ready materials including videos, lesson plans, take-home activities and more!

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Arkansas Week February 16, 2018

(Arkansas Works) Counting votes, bending elbows, a budget in the balance. (Rx Dollars) Can that budget be kept and keep pharmacies in the fold? (200 Billion) Another proposed budget in a another capitol. Can Arkansas highways expect any capitol improvements? (AR-3) And an Arkansas congressman deep in the budget weeds, keeping his own counsel.

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Arkansas Week February 9, 2018

Steve Barnes discusses the fiscal session with panelists Rep. Mathew Pitsch of Fort Smith, Rep. David Whitaker of Fayetteville, Sen. Jim Hendren of Gravette, and Sen. Will Bond of Little Rock.

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Exploring Arkansas February 2018

B-17 Flight, Red Bluff Overlook, Calico Rock, White County Pioneer Village

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Cooking on the Wild Side February 2018

Baked Quail, Goose Jerky, Oven Fried Quail, Red Rice, Duck Parmesan

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Arkansas Week February 2, 2018

(DFandA) The latest numbers from the Arkansas treasury, we have them. (FY 2018) They arrive just days before lawmakers write a budget for the coming year. (Pros, cons) Can we spot the strengths as well as the weaknesses? (Tax reform) And how will the new federal tax code impact each?

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