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Journey to Macy's
2:29 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Band On The Run!

Tarpon Springs Band on the Run event. The band must raise $400,000 for their trip to NY.

As part of their journey to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Tarpon Springs High School Marching Band put on a 5K fundraising event called BAND ON THE RUN.  Faculty, parents, students and the community laced up their shoes and hit the pavement in support of the cause.  The band must raise $400,000 for their trip to New York and have scheduled a series of fundraising events throughout the next few months.  Keep checking back to monitor their progress!

Journey to Macy's
2:27 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Marching for Macy's

Tarpon Springs High School

We are proud to announce the Tarpon Springs High School Marching Band will be representing the state of Florida in the 2013 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  They are one of only ten marching bands chosen to participate in this year’s parade due to their elaborately choreographed and dramatic productions.  From practice to performance and everything in between, WLRN will  document their journey on this once in a lifetime opportunity.   

Journey to Macy's
2:11 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Journey to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!

It’s an iconic American holiday tradition like fireworks on the Fourth of July, trick or treating on Halloween or hunting for Easter eggs.  Every year on Thanksgiving Day before the family gathers around the table for a celebratory feast, all eyes are on the Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. 

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Airs Thursday, May 16 at 9 PM
11:24 am
Fri May 10, 2013

TED Talks Education

Sir Ken Robinson on TED Talks Education

TED, the non-profit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, and WNET, in partnership with PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), present TED’s first-ever original television special featuring content created and curated exclusively for the show.

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Airs Saturday, May 11 at 8PM
11:00 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Discover Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Conductor – host George Marriner Maull and members of The Discovery Orchestra

Composed in 1723, Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is among the most recognized and beloved masterpieces of classical music.

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Airs on WLRN Channel 17-Monday, May 6, 8 P.M.
4:00 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Cuba: The Accidental Eden

Wilderness in Cuba

Cuba may have been restricted politically and economically for the past 50 years, but its borders have remained open to wildlife for which Cuba’s undeveloped islands are an irresistible draw.

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Airs on WLRN Channel 17- Tuesday April 30, 8 PM
2:16 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

NOVA: AUSTRALIA’S FIRST 4 BILLION YEARS: AWAKENING

Australian landscape
Credit Essential Media and Entertainment

Of all the continents on Earth, none preserves a more spectacular story of our planet's origins than Australia. NOVA's four-part "Australia's First 4 Billion Years" takes viewers on a rollicking adventure from the birth of the Earth to the emergence of the world we know today.

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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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