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Posted on 02 Jul 2015
The Arkansas Sphinx, big bass on little Lake Atkins, and life at Subiaco Abbey and Academy – it’s all coming up in a brand new Exploring Arkansas episode Monday, July 6 at 6:30 p.m.

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Posted on 02 Jul 2015
Happy birthday, America! Our annual, star-studded special “A Capitol Fourth” will air with back-to-back episodes on Saturday, July 4, starting at 7 p.m., but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Join us to celebrate with incredible music, documentaries and more!

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Posted on 02 Jul 2015
There are still six chances to win tickets to the July 25 “Antiques Roadshow” tour stop at Little Rock’s Statehouse Convention Center! Find the rules and learn how you can enter on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram after the jump.

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Posted on 02 Jul 2015
Wish you had Phyllis’s recipes from our newest “Cooking on the Wild Side” episode? We’re happy to oblige! Find everything you need to learn to make All Purpose Marinade, Phyl’s Biscuits and Strawbanut Ice Cream after the jump.

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Posted on 22 Jun 2015
Eleven-year-old Arkansan and aspiring chef Aspen Smith showcased her culinary skills and earned a trip to the Kids’ State Dinner in Washington D.C. with her entry in the 2015 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge! Find her winning recipe for Arkansas Baked Almond Catfish and learn more about the challenge after the jump.

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Posted on 17 Jun 2015
“Poldark” rides again starting Sunday, June 21, and you can expect romance, betrayal and plenty of smoldering (not to mention incredible actors and great pacing). Find five reasons we’re looking forward to the adaptation of the classic “Masterpiece” series after the jump.

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Posted on 16 Jun 2015
School’s out for summer, but learning never stops! Join us and PBS KIDS to combat summer learning loss with free Summer Safari online resources and special programming all summer long.

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Posted on 15 Jun 2015
There’s no summer slump in PBS programming! Be on the lookout for sizzling dramas; outstanding specials - including insight into the atomic bomb’s impact on the 70th anniversary of its detonation; incredible indie films; and a refreshing lineup of science, nature and history programs.

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Posted on 12 Jun 2015
Starting to make summer plans for your family? Kids can learn how inventions can make make the world a better place in two AETN Youth Academy camps this summer! Sign up now to join us for free “Get Moving Challenge” camps in June and the “Speedy Shelter Challenge” camps in July.

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Posted on 10 Jun 2015
AETN and “Super Why!” are thrilled to partner with the Lonoke/Prairie County Regional Library System to promote reading all summer long! “Super Why!” has come to Arkansas for a library tour June 8-11 to kick off the England, Carlisle, Des Arc and Ward Public Libraries’ “Every Hero has a Story” Summer Reading Campaign.

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Posted on 08 Jun 2015
Serving as an intern within the AETN Marketing and Outreach Department allowed me to gain valuable work experience. I also enjoyed using skills I developed as a student at UCA to benefit and serve AETN. My favorite part of the internship, however, was networking with professionals in a career that I love.

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Posted on 09 Jun 2015
The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Commission will meet Wednesday, June 24, at noon in the network headquarters. It 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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Posted on 03 Jun 2015
Designed for preschoolers, “Breathe, Think, Do” helps teach skills including problem solving, self-control, planning and task persistence (aka sticking with something in spite of distractions). Read on to learn more about the free, bilingual “Sesame Street” app and how you can download it today!

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Posted on 01 Jun 2015
We have a special treat for our “Antiques Roadshow” fans! Enter our social media contest during the month of June, and you could win one of six pairs of tickets to the Little Rock tour stop on July 25.

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Posted on 28 May 2015
This summer, introduce kids to Spanish in an entertaining way with PBS KIDS digital series “Oh, Noah!” With free videos, immersive language games and more, “Oh, Noah!” is a great tool to help kids ages 4-7 practice a second language and improve general language skills, listening skills, and mental development.

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Posted on 27 May 2015
The future of solar energy technology could be right here in Arkansas. Learn how a new Arkansas company, Picasolar, founded by Drs. Douglas Hutchings and Seth Shumate, is becoming a revolutionary success in this "PBS NewsHour Weekend" feature.

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Posted on 19 May 2015
The Natural State’s newest scenic byway, an impressive twin waterfall, one of the South’s most famous grist mills and a picturesque backpacking trail in the Ouachita National Forest – they’re all in store for the latest edition of “Exploring Arkansas” coming up Monday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m.!

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Posted on 18 May 2015
How is one North Little Rock Police Department officer working to help create a positive perception of police? AETN “PBS NewsHour Weekend” video journalist shares what she saw when she friendly Officer Tommy Norman, who has become a surprising social media celebrity, for a day.

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Posted on 18 May 2015
This month, join “Agri Arkansas” as we dive into the waters of Arkansas aquaculture, learn about the Arkansas Wine Trail and visit a family in Stuttgart who uses the farming lifestyle in a unique way. 

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Posted on 18 May 2015
Congratulations to Springdale’s Sojas Wagle, who placed third in the 2015 National Geographic Bee! Sojas is an eighth grader at Southwest Junior High and represented Arkansas in last week’s national competition, which broadcasted on AETN Sunday, May 17.

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