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10 Best Mother’s Day Gifts Ever

Posted May 8, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

Flowers are fine, but there are much more thoughtful and creative ways to honor Mom By Linda Bernstein | May 6, 2013 Another second-Sunday-in-May, another take-Mom-to-brunch-and-buy-her-flowers day, right? Not necessarily. You can make this holiday extra-special by doing something out of the ordinary. These 10 thoughtful and creative gift ideas will show your mom how […]

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Youth Speaks Launches “RAISE UP,” A Public Media Spoken Word & Hip Hop Contest

Posted April 1, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

Def Jam Records Co-Founder Russell Simmons and Actress Rosario Dawson Lead Judges in Contest Part of the public media initiative, American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, the youth contest encourages students to discuss their education and future March 31, 2014, San Francisco, CA – Youth Speaks today announced a new youth hip hop and spoken word […]

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Gabrielle Union Discusses Her Experience in Vietnam

Posted September 7, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Watch Gabrielle Union on the Challenges That Girls Face in Vietnam on PBS. See more from Independent Lens.   Program: Independent Lens Episode: Gabrielle Union on the Challenges That Girls Face in Vietnam Gabrielle Union discusses her involvement in Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide and her experience in Vietnam. Half […]

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The Effect of Color

Posted October 22, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Color is one of the fundamental elements of our existence, and defines our world in such deep ways that its effects are nearly imperceptible. It intersects the worlds of art, psychology, culture, and more, creating meaning and influencing behavior every step of the way. Most fascinating are the choices we make, both subconsciously and consciously, […]

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Is There Hope for Soul Food Junkies?

Posted January 14, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

A new PBS documentary highlights the stark health costs of traditional African-American cuisine. By Andrea King Collier | January 10, 2013 If you are an African-American of a certain age, you know what “soul food” has meant to our culture and history. Each of us has a story to tell about a favorite (or least […]

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What Next: Violence in the Media

Posted January 2, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

Is there a consensus about violent media and violent behavior? How should parents respond to what their children see? An in-depth analysis on the culture of violence in the media. Continue Watch What Next: Violence in the Media on PBS. See more from After Newtown.    

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Reading Rainbow Remixed: “In Your Imagination”

Posted December 10, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

  Program: PBS Digital Studios Episode: Reading Rainbow Remixed: “In Your Imagination” Musical artist John D. Boswell (Melodysheep) has created a playful and nostalgic remix of LeVar Burton’s classic PBS show, Reading Rainbow. Brought to you by PBS Digital Studios, with special thanks to LeVar Burton and Reading Rainbow. Watch Reading Rainbow Remixed: “In Your […]

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Civil Rights Icon Rosa Parks Immortalized With Statue at U.S. Capitol

Posted February 28, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

A statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks was unveiled in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall. Parks was the first woman and only the second African-American to lie in state in the rotunda after she died in 2005. Gwen Ifill reports on the ceremony. Watch Rosa Parks Immortalized With Statue at U.S. Capitol on PBS. […]

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Have You Checked Out the PBS Online Film Festival?

Posted March 7, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

Check out the PBS Online Film Festival on all PBS digital platforms, You Tube and PBS social media channels.  We are showcasing 25 short films that feature a diversity of subjects, voices and viewpoints. You will have the opportunity to vote for your favorite short film from March 4 through March 22; the film with the […]

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Julia Child Remixed – Keep on Cooking

Posted August 18, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Click here to celebrate Julia Child’s 100th Birthday with exclusive episodes, recipes, tributes and more! Watch Julia Child Remixed – Keep on Cooking on PBS. See more from PBS Digital Studios.

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Learn More About the Black Culture Connection

Posted March 7, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

The PBS Black Culture Connection is your resource and guide to films, stories and voices across public television centered around Black history & culture. PBS Black Culture Connection is committed to bringing you the best of PBS and helping you explore Black history and culture around the world through there award-winning programs, special online events, chats … and more! The […]

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Three New Looks on the National Mall

Posted June 14, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

The National Mall here in Washington, D.C., is indeed a national treasure, but it’s one that is in some disrepair. The Trust for the National Mall has just held a competition to design three new sections in oft-neglected areas on the Mall. The winners were announced Thursday (May 3 2012). I spoke to Caroline Cunningham, president of […]

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The Women Who Make America: From All Points of View

Posted March 7, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

When you think of the Women’s Rights Movement in the United States, what iconic images come to mind? How about Rosie the Riveter? She’s strong, she’s capable and she’s ready to take on the job of any man. Her image has evolved from its roots as a propaganda tool (encouraging women to enter the workforce […]

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Is the Web Browser the New Art Gallery?

Posted June 25, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

For the past 200 years, the gallery has been the home of new and cutting-edge art, a place where the art community can come together and share new ideas. But in this episode, we ask: is the web browser replacing the gallery as the best place to view amazing, cutting-edge art?!? In the era of […]

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Howard University Jazz Week, April 7-12

Posted April 1, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

Join THe Howard University Department of Music for an exciting week of performances, lectures, films and masterclasses celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month, America’s Jazz Heritage and our Distinguished Jazz Alumni! Except where noted *, Jazz Week events are held in Childers Recital Hall, Lulu Vere Childers Hall (Fine Arts Bldg), Room 3001, and are free and open […]

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