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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” on Sunday, June 26, at 1 p.m.

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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” Monday, June 27, at 9 p.m.

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  • Turn Up the Heat With Sunday Night Drama

    The weather isn’t the only thing heating up this summer! From “Vicious” and “Endeavour” to “Dancing on the Edge” and “The Tunnel,” get ready for new seasons, new series, a special series finale and more! Masterpiece PBS is ready for summer — with plenty of romance, mystery and even murder — and June is just the beginning.

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

    Travel to new places, different times and even new worlds this summer by reading together! You can help the kids in your life fight the summer slump and win a Harper Collins “I Can Read” event kit by entering our I Can Readathon! Facebook Contest June 13-30. Learn how you can enter and host a summer reading party for 20!

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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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  • Lily Radtke is the Arkansas winner of the 2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge

    Join us in congratulating 11-year-old Lily Radtke, Arkansas’s 2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winner! Lily showcased her culinary skills with a dish called “Asian in Arkansas,” which features spring rolls, edamame salad and watermelon skewers. Read on to learn about her inspiration and find her recipe.

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  • FOI Notice: AETN Commission Meeting

    The Arkansas Educational Television Network Commission will meet Tuesday, June 14, at 11 a.m. in the conference room of the network headquarters, 350 South Donaghey Avenue, Conway. This is an open meeting and the public is invited to attend.

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  • One Ticket, Twice the Impact! - AETN Foundation Box Office

    Music lovers, we have four golden opportunities for you to do two things you love in one fell swoop: hear great, live music and support local public television! Learn how you can get tickets to see the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Ethan Bortnick, Mannheim Steamroller and Jesse Cook while supporting Arkansas’s only PBS station after the jump.

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  • Win Tickets to Brit Floyd's "Space and Time Continuum World Tour"

    Afraid that you missed your opportunity to see the Brit Floyd "Space and Time Continuum World Tour" at Verizon Arena on Sunday, June 12? We have your second chance! Courtesy of the AETN Foundation, Arkansas residents can win one of two pairs of tickets our Facebook contest. Just be sure to enter by noon on Thursday, June 9, 2016.

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  • “Cooking on the Wild Side — Season 5: Episode 4”

    Have you taken a walk on the culinary wild side with Phyllis Speer and John Philpot? Look no farther for their latest recipes! Tickle your tastebuds with recipes for Fresh Fruit Salsa, Goobered Hash Browns, Venison Sausage, Venison Sausage Gravy, Eggs Ozarkia and Roasted Chicken Salad after the jump.

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  • Arkansas STEM Girls Camp

    Calling Arkansas girls who have completed 5th, 6th or 7th grade! Discover the fun of STEM careers by participating in cool, hands-on activities at the Arkansas STEM Girls camp. This free event will feature a variety of sessions with women in STEM fields — including coding, science, pharmacy and more.

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

    From hiking to a remote waterfall in the Ozark National Forest and tiptoeing through the tulips at Garvan Woodland Gardens to making a phone call from one of the last remaining working phone booths and enjoying a bologna sandwich at the Hollis Country Store – it’s all coming up in a brand new edition of “Exploring Arkansas.” 

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  • “Agri Arkansas” - May 2016

    Take a look at the University of Arkansas Fruit Research Station near Clarksville and a true “farm-to-table” dinner in Scott this month on “Agri Arkansas.” See the new episode Sunday, May 29, at 1 p.m.

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  • Memorial Day Weekend Specials

    Join us Memorial Day Weekend as we pay tribute to the military service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform with special programming May 29-30. Special broadcasts range from AETN original film “Their Journey: A Veteran’s Tribute Tour” to the “National Memorial Day Concert.”

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