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  • Map and Schedule — Family Day 2016: Peace, Love & AETN

    Get whos, whats, whens and wheres behind AETN Family Day 2016 — from PBS KIDS character schedules and screenings to refreshment station locations — to get ahead of the game!

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  • “Agri Arkansas” - Sept. 2016

    This month on “Agri Arkansas,” come with us as we take a look at technology in agriculture. We’ll also pay a visit to an old ball field in Heber Springs that’s been repurposed as a community garden and stop by PaPaw’s Market outside of Vilonia. Watch with us Sunday, Sept. 25, at 1 p.m.

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  • September Premieres

    This fall, turn up the drama with the return of favorite programs and the premieres of tantalizing new series and specials! Whether you eagerly anticipate learning Ross Poldark’s fate or are looking forward to learning how voters are exerting influence in the 2016 election, we have a collection of gems to look forward to in your September calendar.

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  • AETN Family Day 2016 - PBS KIDS Character Visits

    At every AETN Family Day event, you know that your whole crowd can look forward to fun, games and great activities - as well as a few exciting visits from PBS KIDS friends. This year, as part of “Family Day 2016: Peace, Love and AETN,” we’re excited to announce that some very special guests will be joining us — including Walkaround Elmo and Walkaround Cookie Monster of “Sesame Street”!

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  • “Hamilton’s America” Preview Screenings

    Don’t throw away your shot to go behind the scenes of Broadway megahit “Hamilton”! This October, join us and our partners at Pulaski Technical College, Hendrix College and the Fayetteville Public Library for special preview screenings of “Hamilton’s America,” then see the broadcast premiere as it kicks off the PBS Arts Fall Festival on Oct. 21.

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  • AETN Day at Mid-America Science Museum

    Meet some of your favorite PBS KIDS friends at Hot Springs’ Mid-America Science Museum on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.! We can’t wait to see you at AETN Day for character photos, activities and more.

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  • Spotlight Education Week

    Learn more about America’s students, explore new models of learning and examine the challenges facing America’s education system in a special week of primetime broadcasts, Sept. 11-17. PBS "Spotlight Education" is opening a year-round discussion about how to make high-quality educational resources available to all of our children.

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  • Who was Mary Dodge?

    David O. Dodd is a well-known name throughout Little Rock and the South. He is nicknamed the “Boy Hero of the South” for his brave refusal to supply names and information in the face of certain death. However, this article is not about him. It’s about Mary Dodge. Hungry for more information on David O. Dodd and the teen spies of Little Rock? Keep reading after the jump and tune in for the premiere of “The Hanging of David O. Dodd” on AETN Monday, Sept. 19, at 9 p.m.

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  • “Arkansans Ask: Adult Education”

    We all understand the importance of lifelong learning, but what adult education opportunities are available to Arkansans? Explore the programs and services offered through the Arkansas Adult Education Division and ask expert panelists your questions in “Arkansans Ask: Adult Education” Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m.

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  • Guest Blogger Bailey Pickens: What Does It Mean to Be a Storyteller?

    AETN's 2016 "Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase" ushered in a new wave of young and talented filmmakers, who ask us to look at stimulating story lines and consider many important questions and issues, such as the act of storytelling itself. Read on to find out more about some of this year's films and how this year's group of student filmmakers prove that no matter how old you are, you always have a story to tell.

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  • 10 Reasons to Celebrate 10 Years of ArkansasIDEAS

    ArkansasIDEAS is celebrating a decade of providing high quality, free online professional development to all Arkansas educators. See 10 reasons to celebrate this landmark and what we look forward to after the jump.

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  • FOI Notice: AETN Commission to Meet Sept. 13

    The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Commission will meet Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m. in the conference room of the network headquarters. This is an open meeting under the provisions of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, and the public is invited to attend.

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  • Chuck’s Blog – “Exploring Arkansas” Sept. 2016

    From crappie fishing to taking a cool dip in an Ozark swimming hole to chomping down on one of the South’s prized coconut cream pies — it’s all coming up (and then some!) in a brand new episode of “Exploring Arkansas” on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m.

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  • From Screen to Stage - AETN Foundation Box Office

    If you’ve enjoyed performances from Ethan Bortnick, Straight No Chaser, Eamonn McCrystal and Chloe Agnew, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Jesse Cook with us on air, don’t miss your chance to see them live (and support public television in the process)! Learn more about AETN Foundation Box Office opportunities to see some of your favorite performers live — including three AETN exclusive concerts — after the jump.

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  • “Cooking on the Wild Side” — Aug. 2016

    Whether you’re getting ready for a Labor Day Weekend cookout or looking for the perfect thing for dinner, don’t miss some of Phyllis Speers’ classic dishes! Find John-tested, audience-approved recipes for Donna’s Inside-Out Cake, Sam’s Larrupin BBQ Ribs, Phyl’s BBQ Rub, Homemade BBQ Sauce, Smoked Corn Pudding and Three Bean Salad after the Jump.

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