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Explore Monterey Bay in Real-Time With “Big Blue Live”

AETN and PBS are committed to delivering high-quality nature and science programming, and you can see it like never before in “Big Blue Live” Aug. 31-Sept. 2! Each night at 7, we’ll join co-hosts Dr. M. Sanjayan and Liz Bonnin to interact in real-time with a variety of marine wildlife throughout California’s Monterey Bay.

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Tori's Travels - 5 Musical Sites to See in Arkansas

Tori the AETN Marketing Intern here! So far we have explored the musical history of Arkansas Hwy. 67 and Walnut Ridge. These are not the only places in the state with a musical past. Check out this list of the top 5 musical sites to see in Arkansas this summer.

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“Steel Rails in Arkansas” Screenings Aug. 29-30

Arkansas train enthusiasts, don’t miss our preview screenings of “Steel Rails in Arkansas” at the Jacksonville Train Show! Showings will be held at the Jacksonville Community Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 29 and 30.

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“Cooking on the Wild Side” Recipes — Aug. 2015

From soup to sweets, John and Phyllis have your tastebuds covered in this month’s “Cooking on the Wild Side”! Find their recipes for Farmer’s Market Gazpacho, Creole Catfish and Ooey Gooey Bread after the jump.

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Tori's Travels - Beatles in Walnut Ridge

I’m Tori! As an AETN Marketing Intern, I am fulfilling my love of traveling and exploring the musical heritage of Arkansas Highway 67. The town of Walnut Ridge along Arkansas Highway 67 pays tribute to a special group of musical visitors it had in 1964.

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AETN Box Office — “Celtic Woman 10th Anniversary Celebration”

The Irish musical ensemble Celtic Woman — made up of vocalists Máiréad Carlin, Lynn Hilary, Lisa Lambe and Susan McFadden, and violinist Máiréad Nesbitt — has been enchanting audiences for a decade. Join them in Jonesboro to recognize the “Celtic Woman Anniversary Celebration” on Saturday, Oct. 24!

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Tori’s Travels - Rock 'n' Roll Highway 67

My name is Tori Lambert, and I'm using my love of traveling during my internship with AETN to learn about Arkansas Highway 67. In my blog series for the station, I'm going to share what I learn about the highway's musical history. The history of Arkansas Highway 67 will also be featured on an upcoming episode of "Exploring Arkansas."

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6 Ways to Smooth the Back-to-School Transition

We all know it’s nearly here - backpacks and lunch boxes have been dug out of storage and the scent of freshly sharpened pencils is filling the air! But, as virtually all of us can testify, after summer break, the back-to-school transition can be tough. We have six ideas for making it easier!

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“Sherlock: Season 2” - It’s (Reichen)Bach

Missing “Sherlock”? You don’t have to wait until the premiere of the special Victorian episode to see your favorite consulting detective on AETN. We’ll be rebroadcasting all three thrilling episodes of the second season on Sundays at 8 p.m., beginning Aug. 16.

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Isabella Nguyen Named PBS KIDS Writers Contest Finalist

Little Rock’s Isabella Nguyen has been named a finalist in the national PBS KIDS Writers Contest! Isabella’s original story, “Be Yourself,” earned first place among second grade entries in Arkansas’s local contest in May.

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My Experience Attending “Antiques Roadshow – Little Rock”

A longtime viewer of "Antiques Roadshow" won a random lottery after applying for tickets over the past six years! Was her Picasso painting real? Which popular appraiser did she recognize? Read about Karenne Gionet Saylor and her husband George’s experiences of attending “Antiques Roadshow” in Little Rock.

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6 Ways to Use Spanish in the Classroom - “Oh, Noah!”

Teachers and parents, are you looking for a way to help your kiddos ages 6-8 learn to speak Spanish? PBS KIDS’ “Oh, Noah!” helps kids learn language better by putting new terms into meaningful context. Check out six of the show’s great suggestions for everyday language learning after the jump!

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ChildCare Aware Resource Center Community Open House

In partnership with the Conway Regional Women’s Council and the ChildCare Aware Resource Center, AETN Early Childhood Education is working to prevent childhood obesity by providing access to important nutrition and physical fitness education. Learn more at a special event Thursday, Aug. 13.

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“EUREKA! The Art of Being”

Passion, wonder and creativity abound in the small, quirky community of Eureka Springs. Delve into its unique spirit by exploring the camaraderie and creativity of the art community in a new, hour-long independent film “EUREKA! The Art of Being.”

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Swing Into August With Curious George

Curious George is back to his inquisitive ways in a new special, “Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle”! Don’t miss its premiere as part of a special, three-hour monkey marathon, which also features “Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey.” Tune in for the adventure-filled spectacular on Monday, Aug. 17, starting at 7 a.m.

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Chuck’s Blog - “Exploring Arkansas” August 2015

Coming up in a brand new episode of “Exploring Arkansas” on Monday, Aug. 3, we'll explore the outdoor world in a fascinating way with a new addition at Mid-America Science Museum, take a dip in the "Shine Eye" swimming hole, visit the 20th Century Doll Museum and stop by the Potts Inn!

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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!

Families with students in grades K-12 are encouraged to join AETN Community Education and Mosaic Church Conway for an evening of educational fun Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 6-8 p.m. The evening will feature a light dinner and an evening of exciting S.T.E.A.M. activities.

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AETN Guest Blogger William Oldham - My Internship at AETN

I had no idea what to expect being an intern, but I focused on trying to locate the perfect place. I landed at AETN. In my short time working here, I discovered that AETN is much more than a TV station. AETN helps build positive relationships with the people of Arkansas, and my whole experience has been invaluable.

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Get Ready for Back-to-School With Clifford and Whole Foods

School supply lists are out and the smell of fresh crayons is in the air! It’s almost time to go back to school! Celebrate with AETN and Clifford the Big Red Dog at the Little Rock Whole Food Kids Club on Friday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m.

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Tips to Stay Cool and Beat the Heat

If you haven’t noticed by the high temperatures and overwhelming humidity, summer has made its grand entrance. With these drastically high temperatures, many around are seeking a cool place to unwind. Tips to say cool and beat the heat are after the jump!

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