AETN programs win Gold and Platinum Aurora Awards
Our congratulations to the AETN staff, crew, cast and guests of "AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Rodney Block and the Real Music Lovers" and "Minority Matters" on their recent recognition from the international 2013 Aurora Awards Competition! "AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Rodney Block and the Real Music Lovers" received a Platinum Best of Show Aurora Award in the entertainment category, and "Minority Matters" earned a Gold Award in the public affairs talk show category.
Central Arkansas Community Cinema - "The Trials of Muhammad Ali"
You may know Muhammad Ali the boxer, but are you familiar his toughest bout? Join us on Tuesday, March 18, at 6:30 p.m. in William F. Laman Public Library for a free Community Cinema screening of "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" will show how one of the most celebrated sports champions of the 20th center risked fame and fortune to follow his faith and conscience. A Community Conversation, led by Dr. Michael Twyman, director of the UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity, and Ojima Robinson, Little Rock Native and practicing Muslim, will follow the film. Find details about the film and screening after the jump.
Celebrate Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss' Birthday with AETN
The first week of March is one great big literary celebration for Seussians and readers of all shapes and sizes! We're kicking off a week of reading across the nation by sharing our loves of reading and the work of Theodore Seuss Giesel with new "Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!" episodes, games and more.
Learn more: AETN original documentary "Champion Trees"
Learn about the stately arboreal giants that have escaped the ravages of nature and man in a brand new AETN original documentary, "Champion Trees." With lives spanning hundreds of years, Arkansas champion trees - which represent the largest of their species in the state - have watched history unfold around them. Read on to learn more about these magnificent natural wonders and find out whether any can be found near you after the jump.
Get Involved in the Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
Over the past year, everyone at AETN has been thrilled to participate in the Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading mission to help all Arkansas third graders read on grade level by 2020, and we've especially enjoyed the opportunity its provided to carry out five kick-off events in grantee communities. But nothing could speak to the importance of the work we're doing in partnership with the Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, through a grant from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, than seeing how it impacts Arkansas students!