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UCA professor stars in August’s “Time Team America”
Posted on 24 Jul 2014
We always enjoy airing outstanding PBS programming, but it’s especially exciting when our friends and neighbors are featured! This August, join us to see Dr. Duncan McKinnon, visiting assistant professor at the University of Central Arkansas, on “Time Team America.” Read More

“Agri Arkansas” premieres Sunday, July 27
Posted on 22 Jul 2014
Agriculture is Arkansas’s number one industry — celebrate and explore its achievements and challenges with our new program “Agri Arkansas.” Far from your granddad’s farm report, we’ll take a closer look at the diverse industry and develop conversations surrounding complex issues by featuring experts, innovators and challenges beginning this Sunday, July 27, at 1 p.m. Read More

Guest Blogger Rhonda Fincher on "108˚: Critical Response"
Posted on 15 Jul 2014
When my son Kendrick died from heat stroke in 1995, there was very little information on heat illness prevention and few people were discussing how to prevent it. Over the years, I have found some great folks who are promoting heat illness prevention within their scope of influence. Some of them are featured on the AETN and ArkansasIDEAS original documentary "108˚: Critical Response that will be released on July 21. These are our stories. Read More

John Wesley Huddleston - The Man Behind “Diamond John”
Posted on 11 Jul 2014
Travis Mosler’s independent film “Diamond John” — currently ranked in the top three of the PBS Online Film Festival — has inspired us to laugh … and learn! Want to get to know the Arkansas man whose life inspired this period comedy? Keep reading to get the scoop on John Wesley Huddleston, the real “Diamond John,” and on how Mosler created the short film to encourage state pride. Read More

Shop Amazon, Earn Donations for AETN!
Posted on 08 Jul 2014
You’re already supporting AETN in all sorts of ways (starting with reading this blog!), but what if you could support your local PBS station financially without doing anything beyond your normal online shopping? With AmazonSmile - you can! Simply follow our link to sign up for the AmazonSmile program, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the AETN Foundation. Read More

Get the Facts about Heat Illness - '108° : Critical Response'
Posted on 05 Jul 2014
We all know it’s getting hot outside — just in time for sports camps, two-a-day practices and more. But do you know just how serious heat illness can be for young people in Arkansas? We’re experiencing more 100˚ and higher days in the summer and that makes serious injury, and even death, from exertional heat illness a threat. The good news? It’s completely preventable. Get the facts and learn about our upcoming original documentary “108˚: Critical Response” — premiering July 21 at 7 p.m. — after the jump. Read More

“Cyberchase” Community Event in downtown Little Rock - July 19
Posted on 03 Jul 2014
Along with our partners at the Museum of Discovery and the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center, AETN is excited to host the Cyberchase Community Event in Little Rock’s Rivermarket District on Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn how you can meet Digit from “Cyberchase” and much more after the jump. Read More

Chuck’s Blog - July “Exploring Arkansas”
Posted on 01 Jul 2014
Can’t visit the Grand Canyon in Arizona? Well, then, visit the Grand Canyon in Arkansas! That’s right – during a brand new episode of “Exploring Arkansas” on Monday, July 7, at 6:30 p.m., you can experience what is known as “Arkansas’ Grand Canyon,” south of Jasper, a float trip down the Mulberry River, a mountain biking frenzy along the Earthquake Ridge Trail and the St. Joe Railroad Depot's history. Read More

Celebrate the 4th of July with AETN
Posted on 01 Jul 2014
From one of the nation’s largest fireworks displays to musical celebrations, we have a great selection of fabulous ways to celebrate the national spirit this Independence Day weekend! Kick the party off with our annual broadcast of “A Capitol Fourth” on Friday, and stay tuned for more celebratory programming throughout the long weekend. Read More

Push Arkansas Indie Films to the Top - Vote Now, Vote Often!
Posted on 01 Jul 2014
We’ve been dedicated to keeping you posted on Arkansas films in the PBS Online Film Festival and, now, we have an added reason to do so. Little Rock native Travis Mosler’s film “Diamond John” is in the nation’s top three, and your daily vote could help push him to the top! Read More

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