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Return of the Wolves: The Next Chapter
For ranchers and hunters, wildlife advocates and nature enthusiasts, wolves have become the center of a growing controversy. Almost two decades after the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park and parts of Idaho, deliberations have begun to remove wolves from the endangered species list. This special explores both sides of the heated issue and examines the role of wolves in Yellowstone, the West and Southwest.
Wednesday, April 23 at 1 pm ET
Untamed Legacy: America's Wild Mustang
The wild mustang: a living, breathing symbol of America's spirit.... uninhibited, undaunted, free. As the range and resources shrink, the mustang's success could also be its demise. As the government searches for a solution, passionate people reach out to save these great animals. This documentary is shot in parts of Tennessee, Alabama, Nevada and New Mexico, and chronicles a mustang named Charlie on his journey from the wild to his new home in Alabama, and all the people whose lives he touches along the way.
Wednesday, April 23 at 2 pm ET
In the frigid valleys of Japan’s Shiga Highlands, a troop of snow monkeys functions in a complex society of rank and privilege where each knows his and her place. Their leader is still new to the job and something of a solitary grouch. One innocent little monkey, unaware of his own low status, reaches out to this lonely leader and they form a rare and remarkable bond that alters both their lives. Changing seasons bring new babies, family disagreements and tragedies. Mating season brings competition for females as the days grow shorter and colder in the rush to winter. With their now confident leader to guide them and their families to shelter and care for them, these snow monkeys are ready to face the world.
Wednesday, April 23 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 4/30 at Noon ET
“Inside Animal Minds: Who's the Smartest?”
What makes an animal smart? Many scientists believe the secret lies in relationships. Throughout the animal kingdom, some of the cleverest creatures — including humans — seem to be those who live in complex social groups, like dolphins, elephants and apes. Could the skills required to keep track of friend and foe make animals smarter? To find out, NOVA goes inside the social lives of some of the smartest animals on the planet.
Wednesday, April 23 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 4/24 at Noon ET
Your Inner Fish
Our primate progenitors had bodies a lot like those of modern monkeys and spent tens of millions of years living in trees. From them we inherited our versatile hands, amazing vision and capable brains — but also some less beneficial traits, including our bad backs and terrible sense of smell. Based on the best-selling book by Neil Shubin, this 3-part series travels from Africa to the Arctic Circle to uncover the 3.5 billion year history of the human body — and how a colorful cast of ancient characters made us who we are today.
Wednesday, April 23 at 10 pm ET
We've Got the Power
This special shows viewers how the United States can replace fossil fuels with clean energy in a way that is economically beneficial to consumers and businesses alike, and ensures a safer environment for future generations. By driving electric vehicles, installing solar on our roofs, or doing something as simple as getting a home energy audit, we all have the power to improve energy efficiency, save money, and phase out fossil fuels. Host Becky Worley of ABC’s Good Morning America and Yahoo! News checks out cutting edge technologies like solar storage using molten salt in Spain and innovate energy efficiency retrofits at the Empire State Building.
Thursday, April 24 at 1 pm ET
Turning the Tide
Louisiana's coastal marshes and wetlands cover 9,000 square miles, stretching 300 miles from east to west, and reaching 30 miles inland. Each year, hurricanes and other natural and man-made forces claim between 20 to 25 square miles of vulnerable coastline. Many believe these numbers constitute a national emergency, one which requires immediate scientific and public consensus to "turn the tide" on the problem. This powerful documentary examines of viable strategies and innovative engineering techniques to help address Louisiana's coastal erosion crisis.
Thursday, April 24 at 2 pm ET
Ask the Doctors
Area physicians visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast. This week, host Dr. Jennifer Dehlin welcomes guests: To be announced. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668. Series is now shown in HD on Thursday nights on TV13HD, Channel 13.2.
Thursday, April 24 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 4/25 at Noon ET
Under the Radar Michigan
“Marshall, Colon, Grand Haven”
We've added two new primetime slots for this weekly series that uncovers people, places, and things that make Michigan a great place to live. This week, join host Tom Daldin as he visits two of Michigan’s most magical towns, Marshall and Colon, the official magic capital of the world. Then they head for one of Michigan’s best beach communities, Grand Haven.
Thursdays at 9:30 pm & Saturdays at 10 pm, begins April 24 (also Fridays at 5 pm)
This Old House Hour
“Arlington Italianate Project, Part 17”
Tom installs a replica ceiling medallion made using a 3D printer; then he installs a custom copper vent hood. Richard selects the right garbage disposer at a local home center. Norm gives a lesson in crown molding, while Richard installs a pedestal sink in the powder room. In the second half of the hour, electrician Scott Caron replaces outdated fluorescent under-cabinet lights with new LED fixtures. Roger and Kevin demonstrate how to work with concrete. Richard teaches Tom about the energy savings potential of temperature setbacks on thermostats.
Thursday, April 24 at 10 pm ET
April Program Highlights
Watch High School Bowl Online:
2013-14 Season Games Now Available
Join host G.G. Gordon for our 36th High School Bowl quiz tournament. U.P. and northern Wisconsin teams compete in a battle of speed and knowledge. Exercise your brain, play along and cheer on your local team.
Local and PBS programs are available in our video player at wnmuvideo.nmu.edu
Watch Media Meet Online:
All Episodes Available on Our Video Site
Host Bill Hart and guests explore the issues that are important to the people of the Upper Great Lakes region.
Local and PBS programs are available in our video player at wnmuvideo.nmu.edu
WNMU-TV’s mission is to provide the communities in our region with programming and media services that inform, inspire and educate. Locally produced programs like High School Bowl, Media Meet and our popular Ask the... call-in series provide viewers with original content that enhances their lives, especially in our sprawling broadcast area of widely spaced small communities in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin.
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