Arts & Culture

"Dream Land: Little Rock's West 9th Street"

Explore Little Rock's once vibrant African-American business and entertainment district through the eyes of residents and historians at special screenings of the AETN original film. Saturday, June 3, at 2 p.m. - Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas - Pine Bluff Saturday, June 17, at 1 p.m. - Mosaic Templars Cultural Center ballroom - Little Rock

Learn more at aetn.org/dreamland.

PBS KIDS

Meet Jet Propulsion at TinkerFest

Mark your calendars for the chance to meet and take photos with the star of PBS KIDS' "Ready Jet Go!" at the Mid-America Science Museum's 5th annual TinkerFest Saturday, June 17. Budding scientists will get to learn all about making discoveries and using them in creative ways!

Join us at 500 Mid America Boulevard, Hot Springs, at 9 a.m.

Education

2017 Digital Innovator

AETN and ArkansasIDEAS are proud to recognize Star City High School EAST Initiative Facilitator Farrah McEntire who has been named a 2017 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator. McEntire is one of 52 educators in the nation given this honor, and she will represent Arkansas at the 2017 PBS Digital Summit and ISTE conference in San Antonio this month.

Learn more at aetn.org/education.

blood pressure being taken from arm

Public Affairs & Health

"Arkansans Ask: High Blood Pressure"

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is often called "the silent killer." Despite being a common ailment, many do not realize how serious it is — or that they even have the condition. This special episode of "Arkansans Ask" will provide resources, expert tips and valuable information on how to get and keep your blood pressure under control.

Tune in Thursday, June 15, at 7 p.m.

Programming Change

New Saturday Crime Time Line-up starts June 17

As the latest season of "The Doctor Blake Mysteries" and the "Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries" series come to a close, look for a thrilling new Saturday Crime Time Line-up beginning June 17. The new block will feature "Father Brown" at 8 p.m., "Midsomer Murders: Season 9" at 9 p.m. and "Death in Paradise: Season 3" at 10 p.m.

Find our most recently updated schedule anytime at aetn.org/schedule.

Album Cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

AETN Foundation

Music Treasures and Historical Highlights

Join the AETN Foundation for special programming, and support local public media, as part of our June Membership Drive June 1-13. Featured programs include "JFK: The Lost Inaugural Gala," "Sergeant Pepper's Musical Revolution," "Journey in Concert: Houston 1981," "Joe Bonamassa Live at Carnegie Hall," "Johnny Mathis: Wonderful, Wonderful" and more.

Show your support for AETN at aetnfoundation.org.

Strawberries

Arkansas Indie Films

"The Favored Strawberry"

What could be sweeter than a freshly picked strawberry? It might just be learning how this once-seasonal fruit is now produced. From the windy plains of Texas to the "you-pick-em" farms in New Jersey, explore the story of the scarlet fruit as it unfolds at farms big and small across eight states, including Arkansas and the farm of local grower David Dickey.

Monday, June 12, at 9 p.m. and Sunday, June 18, at 3:30 p.m.

plant being trimmed

Outdoors

A Look at Gardening in The Natural State

In a new episode of "Agri Arkansas," get to know the Arkansas Garden Corps — an AmeriCorps program hosted by the Childhood Obesity Prevention Research Program at the Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute — and see how they serve all corners of the state. Afterwards, Chris Hiryak of Little Rock Urban Farming shares a little bit about microgreens.

Thursday, June 29, at 6:30 p.m., and learn more at aetn.org/agriarkansas.