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Here are some recent arts and culture stories from public broadcasting stations around the nation.

Alison Ruttan is a self-described artist anthropologist who explores what makes us uniquely human versus those elements of our behavior that can be traced to our primate ancestors. WBEZ Chicago looks at her photo series based on the field work of legendary primatologist Jane Goodall.

Through primates, the evolutionary origins of war from WBEZ on Vimeo.


OPB profiles ceramic sculptor Maria Wickwire, a school teacher turned professional artist who explores the archetypal experiences of womanhood in her artwork.

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Tonight on most PBS stations, POV will present “If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front,” a film that lifts the veil on a radical environmental group that the FBI calls America’s “number one domestic terrorism threat.” PBS NewsHour recently featured an excerpt from “If a Tree Falls” as part of the Economist Film Project. Check your local listings.

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Singer/songwriter Pat Grossi of the band Active Child allowed KXT’s On the Road crew to sit in on his sound check before a recent show at the Prophet Bar in Deep Ellum, Tx. Watch the band perform a version of “High Priestess” off their debut full-length album, “You Are All I See.”

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