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  • Arkansas STEM Girls Camp

    AETN is proud to host Arkansas STEM Girls Camp Thursday, July 21, and we have some exciting sessions with outstanding presenters slated! Read on for a preview of the amazing material our expert guests will explore, and discover for yourself just a few of the phenomenal STEM career paths available to young women across the state.

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  • Win Tickets to See “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live” in Fort Smith

    Looking for a grr-ific family treat? We’re giving away four tickets to “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live” on Sunday, Oct. 2! Enter to win four seats to the show by telling us about your family’s favorite Daniel Tiger lesson by midnight on Sunday, July 31.

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  • FOI Notice: AETN Commission Conference Call July 25

    Members of the will meet via conference call Monday, July 25, at 4 p.m. to discuss current events and activities. This is an open meeting, and the public may request teleconference information.

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  • 5 Ways to Celebrate Summer Learning Day

    With local and national applications - and even some fun prizes to win - we’re thrilled to celebration National Summer Learning Day Thursday, July 14, and to support academic growth for all of our PBS KIDS all season long! From special events and contests to new episodes and more, read on for five ways to celebrate National Summer Learning Day with AETN PBS KIDS.

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  • Learning for summer — and beyond! - AETN PBS KIDS ScratchJr Camps

    This summer, AETN was proud to host PBS KIDS ScratchJr Camps, made possible by PBS KIDS and support from the Verizon Foundation, to help Arkansas students between the ages of five and eight get started with Creative Coding! Read on to learn more about how our Conway campers learned to create and express themselves with technology (and how you can download the FREE PBS KIDS ScratchJr App to get started at home) after the jump.

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  • Win an “I Can Readathon!” Event Kit - July Facebook Contest

    Have you been visiting new worlds, traveling to times past and future, and meeting new friends from the farthest realms of imagination by reading with the kids in your life summer? We have another exciting chance for you to help them fight the summer slump and win a Harper Collins “I Can Read” event kit by entering our July I Can Readathon! Facebook Contest. Enter to win by noon on Thursday, July 28, for a chance to host a summer reading party for 20!

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  • Coming Soon - PBS Fall 2016

    Crisp weather isn’t the only thing to look forward to this fall! With new dramas, arts, performances, history, election coverage and more, PBS Fall 2016 spans from the American Revolution to the upcoming Presidential election! Learn what you have to look forward to, from “Great Performances: Hamilton’s America” and “Poldark: Season 2” to “9/11 Inside the Pentagon” and Ken Burns’ “Defying the Nazis: The Sharp’s War” after the jump.

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  • “PBS NewsHour Weekend” Feature — Our House

    Our House is a residential facility in Little Rock that provides services to homeless and near-homeless individuals and families. From its incorporation in 1987, it has grown into a multi-building campus that touches the lives of about 1,800 people each year. Read on to learn how the organization is furthering its mission to “provide hope for the working homeless” through the expansion of its services with a new Career Center.

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  • PBS KIDS ScratchJr Pine Bluff - Coding for Tomorrow

    Through a grant from PBS and the Verizon Foundation, AETN Early Childhood Education has been proud to partner with Pine Bluff School District elementary schools to hold the PBS KIDS ScratchJr Camp. This camp, which directly addresses the Arkansas Department of Education’s goals to integrate computing concepts into the classroom, is revolutionary because it supports critical thought processing with computational thinking and problem solving. Learn five ways that Pine Bluff is laying the groundwork for students to achieve basic computer coding after the jump!

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  • Chuck’s Blog – “Exploring Arkansas” July 2016

    From pickin’ and grinnin’ at the Arkansas Folk Festival … to visiting an Ozark paradise complete with cabins and waterfalls…to visiting a town which was once called “Arkansas’s Dream Town”— it’s all coming up in a brand new edition of “Exploring Arkansas,” Wednesday, July 6, at 6:30 p.m.

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  • Fourth of July Recipe Round Up

    Whether you love “Cooking on the Wild Side” with Phyllis and John, are a regular viewer with Martha Stewart or have discovered the wide blogging world of PBS Food, we’ve found a recipe for you! Check out our round up of a few our favorite recipes for barbecue, sides and desserts that will be perfect cookouts and summer fun.

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  • Fourth of July Weekend Specials

    Celebrate our nation’s birth with songs, history and, of course, fireworks! Holiday weekend programming will feature an all-star line up of current favorites and throwbacks to the classics. Tune in for special episodes and programs, including “A Capitol Fourth,” July 2-4.

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  • Veterans Impact – “A Deeper Look: The Poverty Divide in Arkansas”

    Taylor LoBue knows first-hand the struggles veterans face when they return from war and battle post-traumatic stress disorder. Now, as chairman of Veterans Impact – Central Arkansas Veterans Mental Health Council, he’s working to let other veterans and their families know about the programs and resources available to them. Read on to learn more about Taylor’s story, Veterans Impact and how you, too, can help improve the lives of veterans.

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  • “Agri Arkansas” - June 2016

    This month, join us to take a look at the Natural State’s global reach. What are the products that Arkansas farmers sell around the world, and how are we expected to fare in a declining export market? We’ll also have an update on a farm-to-fuel initiative in DeWitt and make a visit to the Olde Crow General Store at the junction of Highways 9 and 5 in the latest “Agri Arkansas.” 

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  • “A Deeper Look: The Poverty Divide in Arkansas” airs June 27

    Arkansas is currently ranked fourth in the nation with most people in poverty: one of every five people lives below the poverty line. How does this affect our state and what resources are available to help anyone who is struggling? Find out as we further the conversation about poverty and opportunity in “A Deeper Look: The Poverty Divide in Arkansas.” 

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