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Slice of Life
3:22 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Reinventing Opa-locka

Opa-locka rendering

Opa-locka  has long been admired for its 1920’s Moorish architecture, but often feared for its high crime rates.  A new revitalization project is  involving activists and artists working to bring this city back to its former glory.

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Slice of Life
3:04 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Miracle Man Art Metrano

Art Metrano

 

Stroll down Hollywood Boardwalk, and you might end up stopping by a frozen-yogurt known for its delicious and healthy treats. You might happen to meet the man who owns this charming shop, actor-comedian Art Metrano whose life is truly remarkable.

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Slice of Life
2:43 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Life As A Barefoot Mailman

The Barefoot Mailman

The Barefoot Mailman  statue located in Hillsboro Beach serves as a way to honor  the Barefoot Mailmen who walked the beaches in the late 1880’s, delivering the mail to people from Palm Beach to Miami.  We get a glimpse as to what life was like for these  men who were courageous and free spirited.

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Airs on WLRN Channel 17 Saturday, June 29 at 8 pm
1:38 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Mel Brooks Makes A Noise

Mel Brooks

After 60 years in show business, Mel Brooks has earned more major awards than any other living entertainer; he is one of 14 EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) winners.

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Slice of Life
4:29 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Protecting The Everglades Through Portraits

Portrait Artist Nicholas Petrucci

Classically trained painter Nicholas Petrucci has dedicated much of his artist’s  life to portrait painting. He recently embarked on a new project,  painting portraits for a single cause.  What resulted was Guardians of the Everglades, a series of 10 portraits of people that he sees as the protectors of the Everglades.

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Airs Saturday, June 22 at 8 p.m. on WLRN TV
12:00 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings

musician Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings is a compelling portrait of an inspiring and inventive musician whose virtuoso skills on the ukulele have transformed all previous notions of the instrument’s potential.

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Weird Florida
3:28 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

What Makes Florida So Weird?

Charlie Carlson with the head of a mummy compliments of Ripleys's Believe It or Not!

Orlando Sentinel interviews Charlie about what makes Florida so weird.

Click here to watch this weird video >>

Airs on WLRN Channel 17- Thursday, June 13 at 10
12:26 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Play Again

Child experiences Nature

One generation from now most people in the U.S. will have spent more time in the virtual world than in nature. New media technologies have improved our lives in countless ways. Information now appears with a click. Overseas friends are part of our daily lives. And even grandma loves Wii.

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Airs Thursday, June 6 at 8 p.m. on WLRN TV
9:14 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Il Volo We Are Love

Il Volo

The three, young Italian tenors, Piero Barone (19), Ignazio Boschetto(18) and Gianluca Ginoble (17) of Il Volo proved to win the hearts of PBS viewers nationwide in March 2012 with more than 2,100 broadcasts of their DPTV special  from the Detroit Opera House, Il Volo Takes  Flight. Now, they return with their second PBS special, Il Volo We Are Love, filmed at The Fillmore on Miami Beach in March.

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Television
5:31 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Tarpon Springs Fundraising Concert

Music instruments from Tarpon Springs High School

The Tarpon Springs High School Leadership Conservatory for the Arts performs at their Spring Concert in an effort to raise funds for the Macy's Parade and the tornado victims of Moore, Oklahoma.

Watch videos of Spring Concert

Airs Tuesday, May 28 at 8 p.m. on WLRN TV
3:33 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Century In The Sun

Henry Flagler
Credit Jim Studios

CENTURY IN THE SUN is the story of how Standard Oil magnate Henry Flagler comes to Florida in the late 1800s, builds a railroad and hotel empire on the last American frontier, and launches a population boom that lasts a hundred years.

The film traces Flagler’s impact on Florida through the 20th century, as it becomes the fastest - growing state in the U.S.

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Airs on WLRN Channel 17- Monday, May 20, 9 p.m.
11:00 am
Fri May 17, 2013

The Truth About Lions- The End Of The Road

Lion in Kenya

The lion’s nature makes it both complicated and fascinating. Lion expert and BBC Big Cat presenter Jonathan Scott  has lived in Kenya, East Africa , and watched the most famous lion pride in the world, the Marsh Pride,  for more than 30 years. With the help of the latest lion research from Professor Craig Packer  and team at the Serengiti  Lion Project, Jonathan takes a fresh look at the lions he knows so well.

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Documentary Blog
2:31 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Clowning Around!

Thousands of participants take to the streets of Manhattan to trek 2 ½ miles of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade showcasing giant balloons, spectacular floats, sensational performances and mingling throughout the parade are hundreds of crowd pleasing clowns.

Two of these participants are longtime veteran clowns and Fort Lauderdale residents, Charles and Kitty Tatelbaum who are 2011 graduates of Clown U, sponsored by the Big Apple Circus. They have participated as clowns in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for over 10 years. 

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Documentary Blog
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!

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