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Airs on WLRN Channel 17- Wednesday, April 24 10 PM
3:24 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

THE LOST BIRD PROJECT

Todd McGrain
Credit The Lost Bird Project

The Lost Bird Project is a documentary about the stories of five birds driven to extinction in modern times and sculptor Todd McGrain’s project to memorialize them.

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Tonight at 9pm on WLRN Channel 17
9:06 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Helping Our Students


What happens to our students if no one pays attention to them? 

Aired 4/10/13 on WLRN Channel 17
9:25 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Head Northwest to the Future!


The Space Needle. Monorail. Bubbleator. Science Center.  The 21st Century created icons and scientists, and brought Elvis and John Glenn, Joan Baez and Roy Rogers to the Northwest. In 1962, Seattle invented a future that included a tech-savvy portal to the Pacific Rim.

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Aired 3/8/13 on WLRN Channel 17
8:53 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Saving Florida Wildlife

Everglades Day
5:42 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

How WLRN Will Celebrate 'Everglades Day' Throughout April

Katy Fox-O'Malley

On Sunday, April 7th, Florida will celebrate its first official “Everglades Day.” Established by the Florida Legislature, Everglades Day honors South Florida’s unique wetland ecosystem, the wild inhabitants who live there and all the passionate Floridians working to conserve this magical place.

As a tribute, WLRN will run a month-long TV and radio series entitled, "Guardians of the Everglades" which will profile people from a variety of different backgrounds but who are bound by a common desire to save our state's national treasure for future generations.

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Tonight at 8pm on WLRN Channel 17
10:08 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Nova: Separating Twins

Tonight at 8pm on WLRN Channel 17
9:31 am
Mon April 1, 2013

City Life....Raccoon Style!

On WLRN Channel 17 – Thursday, April 4th at 9 PM
8:00 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

180 Days: A Year Inside An American School

Raven Quattlebaum, 17, was not only accepted to college but received a scholarship.

Observe a team of teachers and school leaders dealing with teenagers and pressures on the administration. This special gives space and breadth to our nation’s education reform debate by giving the audience a first-hand view of what happens in a school that meets the needs of the most challenged students in new and sometimes non-traditional ways. Observe a tireless team of teachers and school leaders dealing with the usual antics of teenagers and the changing tides of a fast-moving administration that is responding to pressures from outside partners, politicians and forces in the community.

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On WLRN Channel 17 - Tuesday, March 26 at 8 PM
8:58 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

NOVA: Earth From Space

Visualization of charged particles streaming down onto the atmosphere, creating a stunning aurora as viewed from the International Space Station.

Witness a groundbreaking special that reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of Earth. This groundbreaking special reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of Earth.

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April 25 at 9pm on WLRN TV
5:29 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Shelter Me: An Inspiring Series Celebrating Shelter Pets

Every year, 3-4 million dogs and cats are euthanized in America’s shelters.

“Shelter Me” is an inspiring series that celebrates shelter pets with positive and uplifting stories.

“Shelter Me” focuses on the success stories to bring more people into the shelters to give these incredible animals a second chance.

With stories ranging from adopted shelter dogs now volunteering at local hospitals to a family choosing a new feline friend to join their lives, “Shelter Me” emphasizes all of the positive work these animals contribute to the world.   

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Tonight at 9pm on WLRN Channel 17
10:30 am
Thu March 21, 2013

A Girl's Life

Aired 3/19/13 on WLRN Channel 17
8:46 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Newtown, Columbine...How Does This Keep Happening?

Aired 3/18/13 on WLRN Channel 17
9:06 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Nature: Attenborough's Life Stories


In the conclusion to the visually stunning 3-part series on Nature, hear Richard Attenborough's reflections on the dramatic impact human beings have had on the natural world in "Attenborough's Life Stories: Our Fragile Planet" tonight at 8pm on WLRN Channel 17.

On WLRN Channel 17 -Thursday, March 21st at 9 PM
3:28 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

A Girl's Life: Documentary Examines The Secret Life Of Teens

Libby Rice, 14, found herself in junior high hell when her classmates delivered an onslaught of cruel text messages.

Examine the challenges facing young women as they surf the waves of 21st-century adolescence.

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Airs on WLRN Channel 17 – Friday, March 15th at 9:
4:02 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

IL VOLO TAKES FLIGHT

Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble at Detroit’s famed Opera House.

Enjoy the Italian teenage tenors' renditions of operatic, pop and Italian classics, showcasing their vocal talent and interpretive gift for music.

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