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Airs on WLRN TV Saturday, August 3, 9 p.m.
11:00 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Ben Taylor Live At Infinity Hall

Singer/Songwriter Ben Taylor

Singer/songwriter Ben Taylor’s recent performance at Infinity Hall was sold out. This musician is getting increasingly more attention these days, with more than a half-dozen albums and EPs. But Ben Taylor  had to face some inner soul searching before he decided to make music his career.

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Airs on WLRN TV Saturday, July 27 at 8 p.m.
3:33 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Carole King White House Music Special

Carole King and President Obama

The President and First Lady recently paid tribute to singer-songwriter Carole King  in the East Room of the White House. They  hosted a concert  honoring  her  extraordinary musical  career.

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Airing Tuesday, July 16 at 9 PM
11:05 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Yo Soy Celia Cruz

Singer Celia Cruz

10 years after Celia Cruz’s passing, she continues to be remembered as one of Latin music’s greatest sensations. Yo Soy Celia Cruz is the new biographical documentary commemorating her life through interviews and some of her greatest hits.

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Journey to Macy's
5:37 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

New York, New York!

Welcome to Macy's !

From the Sunshine State to the Big Apple...

Members of our WLRN team headed to the Big Apple on June 25th to meet with Macy's Executives about "THE BIG DAY".  I'm speaking of The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade of course! I'm not really sure who is more excited about our JOURNEY TO THE MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE production... Macy's or us!

Airs on WLRN TV - Wednesday, July 10 at 8pm
4:40 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Viva Mango!

Viva Mango

Viva Mango is WLRN TV’s new documentary that shares   captivating stories of people and animals who are passionate and even obsessed about mangos.  It highlights those who lead respectable lives but steal mangos on the side, including a realtor who takes mangos from the houses she sells; and even some who live off mangos or have risked their lives for mangos. Renowned explorers and scientists, chefs, presidents of countries and everyday people are among the people whose lives have been affected by this fruit.

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Airs on WLRN Channel 17 Saturday, June 29 at 8 pm
1:38 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Mel Brooks Makes A Noise

Mel Brooks

After 60 years in show business, Mel Brooks has earned more major awards than any other living entertainer; he is one of 14 EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) winners.

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Slice of Life
4:29 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Protecting The Everglades Through Portraits

Portrait Artist Nicholas Petrucci

Classically trained painter Nicholas Petrucci has dedicated much of his artist’s  life to portrait painting. He recently embarked on a new project,  painting portraits for a single cause.  What resulted was Guardians of the Everglades, a series of 10 portraits of people that he sees as the protectors of the Everglades.

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Airs Saturday, June 22 at 8 p.m. on WLRN TV
12:00 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings

musician Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings is a compelling portrait of an inspiring and inventive musician whose virtuoso skills on the ukulele have transformed all previous notions of the instrument’s potential.

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Journey to Macy's
5:05 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Tarpon Springs Ice Breaker Event

Students at Tarpon Springs High School

Ice Breaker event at Tarpon Springs High School where students welcome incoming freshman to the Leadership Conservatory Marching Band.

Weird Florida
3:28 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

What Makes Florida So Weird?

Charlie Carlson with the head of a mummy compliments of Ripleys's Believe It or Not!

Orlando Sentinel interviews Charlie about what makes Florida so weird.

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Airs on WLRN Channel 17- Thursday, June 13 at 10
12:26 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Play Again

Child experiences Nature

One generation from now most people in the U.S. will have spent more time in the virtual world than in nature. New media technologies have improved our lives in countless ways. Information now appears with a click. Overseas friends are part of our daily lives. And even grandma loves Wii.

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Airs Thursday, June 6 at 8 p.m. on WLRN TV
9:14 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Il Volo We Are Love

Il Volo

The three, young Italian tenors, Piero Barone (19), Ignazio Boschetto(18) and Gianluca Ginoble (17) of Il Volo proved to win the hearts of PBS viewers nationwide in March 2012 with more than 2,100 broadcasts of their DPTV special  from the Detroit Opera House, Il Volo Takes  Flight. Now, they return with their second PBS special, Il Volo We Are Love, filmed at The Fillmore on Miami Beach in March.

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Journey to Macy's
5:31 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Tarpon Springs Fundraising Concert

Music instruments from Tarpon Springs High School

The Tarpon Springs High School Leadership Conservatory for the Arts performs at their Spring Concert in an effort to raise funds for the Macy's Parade and the tornado victims of Moore, Oklahoma.

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Airs Tuesday, May 28 at 8 p.m. on WLRN TV
3:33 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Century In The Sun

Henry Flagler
Credit Jim Studios

CENTURY IN THE SUN is the story of how Standard Oil magnate Henry Flagler comes to Florida in the late 1800s, builds a railroad and hotel empire on the last American frontier, and launches a population boom that lasts a hundred years.

The film traces Flagler’s impact on Florida through the 20th century, as it becomes the fastest - growing state in the U.S.

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Airs on WLRN Channel 17- Monday, May 20, 9 p.m.
11:00 am
Fri May 17, 2013

The Truth About Lions- The End Of The Road

Lion in Kenya

The lion’s nature makes it both complicated and fascinating. Lion expert and BBC Big Cat presenter Jonathan Scott  has lived in Kenya, East Africa , and watched the most famous lion pride in the world, the Marsh Pride,  for more than 30 years. With the help of the latest lion research from Professor Craig Packer  and team at the Serengiti  Lion Project, Jonathan takes a fresh look at the lions he knows so well.

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