Tune to KCPT July 14, 2011 at 7pm for Harvest Public Media‘s “Home Fields:Digging into Local Food.” This documentary from NET (Nebraska Educational Telecommunications) and week long radio series comprise a special report that explores how the U.S. food system is evolving as grocery stores and restaurants build supply networks with nearby farmers and ranchers.
Cuttlefish are some of the strangest animals on the planet. These shape-shifting creatures can hypnotize their prey, impersonate the opposite sex and even kill with lightning fast speed. More accomplished masters of disguise than any chameleon, they have a remarkable ability to change their skin color – even their shape - to blend into most any background. They have the largest brain-to-body ratio of all the invertebrates. But are they capable of learning and remembering complex tasks? With beautiful underwater footage and in-depth expert interviews, NOVA gets up close and personal with these bizarre and amazing animals.
Tune into KCPT July 14, 2011 at 9pm for a look back at the immigrant experience that brought so many Germans from Russia into the upper Midwest in the latter part of the 19th century. It’s All Earth and Sky from Prairie Public Broadcasting gets its name from the reaction of one German-Russian immigrant when she arrived on the plains of the Midwest.
“My Perestroika” is an intimate look at the last generation of Soviet children. Five classmates go from living sheltered childhoods to experiencing the hopes of Gorbachev’s reforms and the confusion of the USSR’s dissolution to searching for their places in today’s Moscow. With candor and humor, the punk rocker, single mother, entrepreneur and married teachers paint a picture of the challenges, dreams and disappointments of those raised behind the Iron Curtain. Through first-person testimony, vérité footage and vintage home movies, this beautifully crafted documentary reveals a Russia rarely seen on film. A co-production of Red Square Productions/Bungalow Town Productions and ITVS International in association with American Documentary | POV. An Official Selection of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.