Monday, March 9, 2009

The EMphaSis in March

Geology, human biology, forensic anthropology, glaciology, paleontology, oceanography, medical technology, natural science -- all in March on Wyoming PBS.

MAIN STREET, WYOMING CLASSIC
"Dr. Love" (Friday, March 13, 11:00 p.m.): Dr. David Love of Laramie is known statewide for his work on the earliest geological map of Wyoming.

NOVA airs on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. on both the standard-definition and high-definition channels; repeats on Saturday afternoons at 4:00 p.m., Sundays at 6:00 p.m. on high-definition, and on early Monday mornings at 2:00 a.m.
"Marathon Challenge" (Saturday, March 14): Explore what it takes -- physically and mentally-- for runners to make it through the race.
"The Great Inca Rebellion" (Tuesday March 17): An ancient cemetery in Lima, Peru, yields a secret to forensic anthropology.
"Extreme Ice" (Tuesday, March 24): Melting glaciers are examined by a scientific team and documented by photojournalists.
"The Last Extinction" (Tuesday, March 31): Scientists propose a remarkable idea about what killed off mammoths and other large animals at the end of the Ice Age.

JOURNEY TO PLANET EARTH
"The State of the Planet's Oceans" (Wednesday, March 18, 7:00; Saturday, March 21, 6:00 in HD): Examine the health and sustainability of the Earth's oceans.

SECOND OPINION (Sundays, March 22 and March 29, 5:30 p.m.): Medical news and advice.

NATURE airs on Sundays at 7:00 and 11:00 p.m. in High Definition and at 8:00 p.m. in Standard Definition.  Repeats are early Monday mornings at 1:00 a.m. and on Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. on Standard Definition and at 11:00 p.m. on High Definition.
"Penguins on the Antarctic" (Sunday, March 22, 8:00 p.m.): As the climate changes, long-established penguin territories are being invaded and nesting colonies are being disrupted.
"Kilauea: Mountain of Fire" (Sunday, March 29, 8:00 p.m.): Kilauea, on Hawaii's Big Island, is the world's most active volcano, still erupting since 1983.  See the cataclysmic meeting of 2,000-degree lava and the 75-degree ocean.

FRONTLINE
"Sick Around the World" (Tuesday, March 24, 9:00): Health care systems in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland, Japan and Taiwan are examined for ideas that might help us reform our broken health-care system in the U.S.

EARTHQUAKES IN WYOMING (Thursday, March 26, 9:00): Wyoming may be overdue for an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5.  Examine the science of earthquakes, the history and potential of earthquakes in Wyoming, and what science and technology can do to help minize damage and injury.

Miss the show?  Look for repeats of NATURE and NOVA during the Sunday overnight broadcast (1:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m.) and on Saturday afternoons (3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.).  Also check out the great resources for teaching and learning developed around NATURE, NOVA, JOURNEY TO PLANET EARTH

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