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A Chef’s Life Holiday Special - Preview

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A Chef's Life
PBS


Join Vivian as she prepares foods that draw on her Southern heritage and Ben’s Chanukah traditions. Continue


The Pain-Reducing Power of Water Workouts

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Next Avenue
PBS


How to get more intense exercise and less joint pain Continue


How Brain Exercises Help Your Body

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Next Avenue
PBS


New studies show surprising ways that training your brain can pay off Continue


My Way to Olympia: Filmmaker Interview

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POV
PBS


Niko von Glasow on the making of My Way to Olympia. Continue


Season 3 Preview | The Mind of a Chef

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The Mind of a Chef
PBS


Join chefs Ed Lee and Magnus Nilsson as they show viewers what it truly means to cook, think, create and live in the food-obsessed world that is The Mind of A Chef. Narrated by Executive Producer and renowned chef Anthony Bourdain, Season 3 of The Mind of a Chef premieres September 2014. Continue


Food Security

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The Lexicon of Sustainability
PBS


The politics and culture of food are often expressed in terms of food security and food sovereignty. These terms are often used interchangeably, even though they mean different things. Erika Allen of Chicago’s Grower Power explains that food security considers whether a person knows where their next meal is coming from, while food sovereignty defends a community’s right to decide how they are fed. Continue


Water

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The Lexicon of Sustainability
PBS


Agriculture depends on water, but in many parts of the world water is a scarce resource. Effectively managing watersheds helps farmers preserve their farms while protecting the environment; while new technologies, like drip irrigation, help conserve water by putting small amounts precisely where needed, greatly reducing water waste. Continue


GMOs

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The Lexicon of Sustainability
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GMOs, or Genetically Modified Organisms, are created when scientists take DNA from one plant species and add it to the DNA of another. Jessica Lundberg of Lundberg Family Farms advocates initiatives that would impose mandatory labeling of food products using GMO ingredients because she believes consumers have the right know what’s in their food. Continue


James Levine: What Is This Guy Doing Here?

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


James Levine is a medical doctor and obesity researcher at the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University. He is also the inventor of the treadmill desk. While he's standing up (whether at his treadmill desk or not), James is also a slam poetry champion and the author of two novels, "The Blue Notebook" and "Bingo's Run." Continue


James Levine: "I Came Alive as a Person"

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


James Levine is a medical doctor and obesity researcher at the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University. He is also the inventor of the treadmill desk. While he's standing up (whether at his treadmill desk or not), James is also a slam poetry champion and the author of two novels, "The Blue Notebook" and "Bingo's Run." Continue


Did Richard III Maintain a Healthy Diet from Birth to Death?

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


A team of scientists has traveled to Richard’s birthplace in Northamptonshire to find out if he was a fit and capable warrior at the Battle of Bosworth. By analyzing the chemical isotopes in Richard’s teeth, legs and ribs, they can create a complete profile of Richard’s diet over the course of his life. Resurrecting Richard III premieres on Wednesday, September 24th at 10 p.m. on PBS. Continue


Riding in the World's Toughest Horse Race at 61

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Next Avenue
PBS


Barbara Smith's Mongol Derby adventure offers lessons for the rest of us Continue


Preview | Ice Warriors: USA Sled Hockey

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Medal Quest
PBS


Tough competition. Spiritual uplift. Ice hockey: a game of force, speed, and strategy, played by top athletes with sticks, sharp sled runners, and the serrated ice picks used to propel their sleds. See Team USA’s record-breaking performance at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in ICE WARRIORS: USA SLED HOCKEY, premiering November 2014 on PBS. Continue


57 (The Average Age of the American Farmer)

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The Lexicon of Sustainability
PBS


If the average age of the American farmer is 57, what happens when they retire? From Edible Schoolyards to Green Collar jobs, young people are learning how to grow their own food, eat healthy and engage with land and community. Learn about terms like “Greenhorns”, “Growing Farmers” and “Horticultural Literacy”. Continue


Joy Bauer’s Food Remedies

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PBS Specials
PBS


Eat your way to better health with advice from one of the nation’s leading authorities. Nutritionist and #1 New York Times best-selling author Joy Bauer offers compelling information on how specific foods can help manage, treat and in some instances even reverse common health conditions. Continue


Urban Farming

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The Lexicon of Sustainability
PBS


By the end of the 20th century, nearly 80 percent of Americans lived in urban areas and no longer knew who grew their food. Then something happened. Across America, an urban farming movement began. On city rooftops, in vacant lots, and even in front yards, people are growing food in cities, or buying it from their neighbors, reconnecting them to where their food comes from. Continue


Land Trust

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The Lexicon of Sustainability
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In some parts of the U.S., a farm is worth more for its real estate than for what it grows and valuable food-producing land, which has been carefully tended for generations, is lost forever. Conservationist Bob Berner explains how land trusts provide guidance and economic support to keep farms in production and provide communities with cultural continuity. Continue


Fair Trade vs. Direct Trade

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The Lexicon of Sustainability
PBS


When you buy food, you’re buying values: The values of the person who grows your food; the values of the person who transports it; and the values of the person who sells it to you. Ben Myers of 1000 Face Coffee in Athens, Georgia explains that consumers have values too. Consumers can shop according to their values by understanding certification initiatives like Fair Trade and Direct Trade. Continue


James Levine: 30 Seconds on Sitting

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


James Levine is a medical doctor and obesity researcher at the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University. He is also the inventor of the treadmill desk. While he's standing up (whether at his treadmill desk or not), James is also a slam poetry champion and the author of two novels, "The Blue Notebook" and "Bingo's Run." Continue


Antibiotic-Free

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The Lexicon of Sustainability
PBS


Nearly 80 percent of the antibiotics in the U.S. aren’t used on people. They’re used on animals—animals we eat—and most aren’t even sick. Low-level doses of antibiotics for extended periods of time are used mainly to increase animal weight gain. Livestock ranchers Bill and Nicolette Niman share their insights on the growing movement to remove sub-therapeutic antibiotics from American beef. Continue


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