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Posted on 20 Apr 2015
Love reading and want to go to the Arkansas Literary Festival “Author! Author!” party on Friday, April 24? AETN is proud to be a Bronze Sponsor of the festival, and we have a pair of tickets to share! There are three days and three ways to enter to win - take a photo of yourself with your favorite book and share it with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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Posted on 17 Apr 2015
The Arkansas Governor’s Academic Competition celebrates its 30th year with the broadcast of “Arkansas Quiz Bowl 2015” state finals on Saturday, April 25. Find the conference schedule and learn how you can watch the intellectual showcase in person or on-air after the jump.

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Posted on 13 Apr 2015
Join AETN Foundation and our friends from Mercy Northwest Arkansas at the Fort Smith Public Library to meet the star of “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!” on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. - noon.

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Posted on 10 Apr 2015
In celebration of John Paul Hammerschmidt’s extraordinary life, AETN is proud to feature his appearance on “Men & Women of Distinction” at aetn.org/programs/menandwomenofdistinction. Hammerschmidt passed away due to heart and respiratory failure at age 92 on April 2, 2015.

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Posted on 08 Apr 2015
Congratulations are in order for Tonya Parham of Marion Middle School! AETN and ArkansasIDEAS are thrilled to announce that Ms. Parham, who teaches seventh grade science, was one of 100 educators nationwide selected as a 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator. PBS Digital Innovators were selected for their passion and commitment to innovative teaching practices that integrate digital media and technology in the classroom.

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Posted on 08 Apr 2015
No, you're not alone - parenting is hard work! Join AETN Community Education for a free parents' workshop at Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School on Tuesday, April 14, from 6-8 p.m. There, you can learn about AETN resources, participate in fun activities and get tips to help you stay connected to your child. Fun learning opportunities for your kids - including a chance to take selfies with Clifford the Big Red Dog - will also be featured.

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Posted on 07 Apr 2015
Explore railroading across The Natural State at the premiere of AETN original travelogue “Steel Rails in Arkansas.” The film will screen at the Cotton Belt Rail Historical Society, Inc., annual Arkansas Railroad Museum Railroadiana Show and Sale in Pine Bluff on Saturday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Posted on 07 Apr 2015
During the chaotic final days of American involvement in the Vietnam War, what was to become of the South Vietnamese allies, co-workers and friends of U.S. nationals and diplomats as the Americans were evacuated? Learn how a handful of individuals risked their careers and possible court-martial by running unsanctioned operations in a desperate effort to save as many South Vietnamese as possible in Oscar-nominated “Last Days in Vietnam.” Free preview screenings will be held Fayetteville, Little Rock and Jacksonville.

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Posted on 06 Apr 2015
Seed saving and sharing has become popular over the last few years through grassroots efforts and with the help of programs like Conserving Arkansas’ Agricultural Heritage (CAAH). CAAH is saving seeds in a seed bank at the Southern Center for Agroecology in order to maintain the state’s crop biodiversity. The loss of crop diversity comes from the increase in purchasing hybrid seeds from commercial sources rather than planting open pollinated seeds.

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Posted on 03 Apr 2015
Coming up in a brand new episode of "Exploring Arkansas" on Monday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m., we’ll visit and jam with Arkansas’s Fiddle Queen, take you to view bald eagles along the White River near Bull Shoals and introduce you to the original duck dynasty.

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Posted on 03 Apr 2015
Do you and your kiddos love that crazy Cat in the Hat? Join us and our friends from Mercy Northwest Arkansas to meet the star of “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!” early this April in Rogers and Fort Smith.

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Posted on 01 Apr 2015
A new, thirteen episode season of “Paint With Kevin,” inviting you to expand your oil painting skills, premieres Saturday, April 4, at 10 a.m. Tune in for instructions to create new landscapes, seascapes and more!

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Posted on 01 Apr 2015
It was tons of fun joining our friends at the Museum of Discovery to Celebrate Spring Break March 23 through 24 — and we were so glad to see so many of you there, too! More than 2,900 PBS KIDS fans came to visit Curious George on Monday and over 1,500 problem solvers hung out with Peg + Cat on Tuesday. See photos and follow the links to download your copies after the jump.

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Posted on 30 Mar 2015
When you or someone you love is diagnosed with cancer, the date is etched into your mind. Life, from then on, is measured in “before” or “after.” In Karen’s story, that is particularly true. On her birthday, April 13, 1987, she discovered what appeared to announce a coming joy. In fact, it revealed she had gestational trophoblastic disease. Exactly one year later, she found what seemed to be a burden but, miraculously, would become one of the greatest blessings of her life. “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” airs Monday, March 30, through Wednesday, April 1, at 8 each night.

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Posted on 27 Mar 2015
When cancer is diagnosed, it doesn’t affect just one person. It impacts entire families. Feisty, five-year-old Keagan Provost from Conway and his aunt Chanin Slisz share their stories about his fight against cancer — a difficult journey including five brain tumors, four craniotomies, 12 emergency brain surgeries and 145 radiation treatments. “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” premieres on AETN Monday, March 30, at 8 p.m.

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Posted on 25 Mar 2015
The Launch Pad, a new maker space in North Little Rock, is a public laboratory, where students, engineers, entrepreneurs and the general public can use tools like laser cutters and 3D printers to bring their ideas to life. Learn more about how the organization is making these and other expensive tools accessible to the people of Arkansas in a special "PBS NewsHour Weekend" feature.

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Posted on 12 Mar 2015
We’re getting closer and closer to the AETN PBS KIDS Writers Contest deadline on April 10! Help kids with writers block (or who would love a new way to create great stories) jump-start their creativity with the PBS KIDS online story creator. Get a step-by-step look at the fun, interactive platform for writing and illustrating after the jump.

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Posted on 11 Mar 2015
In recognition of national Women’s History Month, join us Wednesday, March 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History for a free screening of Independent Lens film “Lioness.” The documentary profiles five women who saw action in Iraq’s Sunni Triangle during 2003 and 2004 and — though sent to provide supplies and logistical support and untrained for combat duty — were unexpectedly involved with fighting in the streets of Ramadi as members of Team Lioness.

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Posted on 10 Mar 2015
The soybean, often called “The Miracle Bean” because of its many uses, takes center stage in the March episode of “Agri Arkansas.” Learn about the crop’s broad impact on The Natural State and how Arkansas has become the first state to grow edamame commercially on Sunday, March 29, at 1 p.m.

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Posted on 10 Mar 2015
Celebrate Spring Break with AETN, the Museum of Discovery and some of your favorite PBS KIDS friends this March! Curious George and the Man With the Yellow Hat will be visiting for photos and shenanigans on Monday, March 23, and Peg + Cat will be taking photos and solving problems Tuesday, March 24.

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