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Members of the Greatest Generation showed us that an investment in veterans was an investment in our welfare and legacy. And it’s happening again.
Colleges and universities are developing efforts to attract post-911 veterans and help them stay in school. Here are three ideas to help vets connect on campus.
September 18, 2014 at 10:19 am
Why the ‘diet’ on your soda may be misleading (from PBS NewsHour)
Calorie counters beware: That diet soda and your own stomach may be conspiring against you. A study published Wednesday in the journal Nature suggests that consuming artificial sweeteners may increase the risk of elevated blood sugar levels. When researchers added … Continue reading →
September 18, 2014 at 6:00 am
From our friends at The Open Mind: American Civil Liberties Union President Susan Herman discusses the Hobby Lobby case and other 2014 Supreme Court decisions:
Susan Herman reviews the 2014 Supreme Court decisions.
September 18, 2014 at 2:00 am
How To Conquer Your Massive Creative Project The Ken Burns Way (from Fast Company)
Acclaimed documentarian Ken Burns discusses how to get through a long-term creative undertaking like, say, a 14-hour doc on the history of the...
September 18, 2014 at 1:00 am
Tonight on THE ROOSEVELTS:
Tonight on The Roosevelts - Franklin Roosevelt returns from a day of outdoor activities in Campobello feeling ill and feverish and is eventually diagnosed with infantile paralysis – polio, Eleanor Roosevelt makes her first steps into the world of public speaking and political organizing. Also, much more! The series continues tonight at 8pm on PBS (check local listings): http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/the-roosevelts/about/when-watch/ You can also watch any episode anytime on your favorite device and online here: http://bit.ly/WatchTheRoosevelts
September 17, 2014 at 11:28 pm
Ken Burns (PBS) and House of Cards creator Beau Willimon at last night's "The Roosevelts and the Underwoods" event at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C.
September 17, 2014 at 8:33 pm
This Day in History: On this day in 1849, American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery. She escaped alongside her brothers, Ben and Henry, who forced her to turn back with them after they had second thoughts.Tubman ran away again shortly afterward, using the Underground Railroad as her escape route to the North and she later became undoubtedly one of its most famous “conductors.”
PBS Black Culture Connection invites you to learn 10 interesting facts about Harriet Tubman.
Celebrate the Legacy of Harriet Tubman with PBS.
September 17, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Did you know when vinegar and baking soda combine, a gas forms and the pressure exerted is strong enough to blow up a balloon? Grab a few household items and watch a balloon self-inflate with this cool craft project and science experiment rolled into one. (from PBS Parents)
Did you know when vinegar and baking soda combine, a gas forms and the pressure exerted is strong enough to blow up a balloon? Grab a few household items and watch a balloon self-inflate with this cool craft project and science experiment rolled into one!
September 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm
Why video gamers are speaking out against sexual harassment (from PBS NewsHour)
Adult women are playing video games in greater numbers than ever, and more of them are also speaking out against online sexual harassment. Continue reading →
September 17, 2014 at 4:51 pm
What is the baby boomer generation? Who are they? Take the quiz.
(Watch American Masters: The Boomer List, premiering Tuesday, September 23 at 9/8c)
What is the baby boomer generation? Who are they? Are there a lot of them out there? Take the quiz!
September 17, 2014 at 4:00 pm
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