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Rebranding Sacramento with artful dumpsters

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PBS NewsHour
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The Power Inn Alliance of Sacramento asked 10 local artists to paint a very unusual canvas for a public art exhibit called "Art of the Dumpster." The Power Inn Alliance of Sacramento created a public art exhibit called "Art of the Dumpster." For more Art Beat: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/ Continue


Transatlantic Sessions

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PBS Specials
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Sam Bush, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Béla Fleck, Alison Krauss, James Taylor and more than 28 artists gather in the Scottish Highlands to perform folk favorites from the Americana and Celtic traditions. Continue


Alaskan puppeteers create theater for adults

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PBS NewsHour
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For Geppetto’s Junkyard, a puppetry troupe based in Haines, Alaska, near the Canadian border, few topics are off limits. The puppeteers find that they can say anything they want with a puppet For more Continue


Tempered Steel

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The Woodwrights Shop
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Blacksmith Peter Ross shows how to forge, weld, harden and temper tool steel for cutting edges that stay sharp longer. Continue


Eugene Burks Jr. explains "Line of Draft"

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Craft in America
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Senior Horse Tack Specialist Eugene Burks Jr. shows the importance of the "Line of Draft," of the caisson horses working in Arlington National Cemetery. The caissons are featured in the SERVICE episode of Craft in America. Continue


A caisson soldier's last day

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Craft in America
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On his last day in the caisson unit at Arlington National Cemetery, U.S. Army Specialist Tyler Meyers reflects on his service and introduces us to his favorite horse, Rowdy. The caissons are featured in the SERVICE episode of Craft in America. Continue


U.S. Navy veteran Kelly McFarland

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Craft in America
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U.S. Navy veteran Kelly McFarland explains the details and importance of a Chief Petty Officer's uniform. Her story is part of the "Paper Dolls" book, featured in the SERVICE episode of Craft in America. Continue


Chautauqua 2015 Season Preview

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Chautauqua - An American Narrative
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The Chautauqua Institution, now in its 142nd year, is one of America’s crowning cultural jewels. WNED's Peter Hall welcomes members of the Chautauqua Institution to share the exciting plans for the 2015 season. Stimulating events fill the schedule all summer long with lectures, classes, entertainment and recreation for the entire family. Visit ciweb.org and plan your Chautauqua experience. Continue


Artist Amy Franceshini wants to confuse you…and that’s good

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PBS NewsHour
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Amy Franceschini creates collaborative art that she hopes will confuse the viewer so that they are more open to discovery. Continue


Alaskan puppeteers create theater for adults

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


For Geppetto’s Junkyard, a puppetry troupe based in Haines, Alaska, near the Canadian border, few topics are off limits. The puppeteers find that they can say anything they want with a puppet For more Art Beat: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/ Continue


Christopher Plummer on Shakespeare's Dramatic Storm Scene

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Shakespeare Uncovered
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Christopher Plummer examines the different adaptations of Shakespeare's dramatic storm scene in King Lear. Continue


Episode XIII: Service

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Craft in America
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Documenting craft and the military and the power of the handmade to inspire and heal. Featuring papermaker Pam DeLuco, saddler Eugene Burks Jr., and ceramic artists Ehren Tool, Judas Recendez and Peter Voulkos. Continue


U.S. Army farrier Charles Morrison shoes a horse

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Craft in America
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U.S. Army farrier Charles Morrison shows how he cleans and shoes the horses of the caisson platoon that serves Arlington National Cemetery. The caissons are featured in the SERVICE episode of Craft in America. Continue


U.S. Marine Corps veteran Jennifer Vollbrecht

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Craft in America
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U.S. Marine Corps veteran Jennifer Vollbrecht was a 19 year old helicopter crew chief and door gunner in Iraq and is one of the few and proud women to wear the Combat Insignia. Her story is part of the "Paper Dolls" book, featured in the SERVICE episode of Craft in America. Continue


U.S. Army veteran Luana Ritch

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Craft in America
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U.S. Army veteran Luana Ritch, featured in the "Paper Dolls" book in the SERVICE episode of Craft in America, tells us of suffering in the cold of Korea because women were not issued cold weather gear as "women were not essential personnel." Continue


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