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“Big Birds Can't Fly”

Explore the evolution and unique stories of ostriches, emus, rheas, cassowaries and kiwis. Though it’s said a bird is three things — feathers, flight and song — these birds can’t fly or sing, and their feathers are closer to fluff.
Wednesday, October 7 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 10/14 at Noon ET

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“Secrets of Noah's Ark”

A 3,700-year-old inscribed clay tablet reveals a surprising new version of the Biblical flood story, complete with how-to instructions for assembling an ark. Following the directions, expert boat builders assemble and launch a massive reed boat.
Wednesday, October 7 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 10/8 at Noon ET

Pictured: The Monastary in Petra. NOVA
“Petra - Lost City of Stone”

More than 2,000 years ago, the thriving city of Petra rose up in the bone-dry desert of what is now Jordan. An oasis of culture and abundance, the city was built by wealthy merchants who carved spectacular temple-tombs into its cliffs, raised a monumental Great Temple and devised an ingenious system that channeled water to vineyards, bathhouses, fountains and pools. But following a catastrophic earthquake and a slump in its desert trade routes, Petra’s unique culture faded and was lost to most of the world for nearly 1,000 years. Now, in a daring experiment, an archaeologist and sculptors team up to carve an iconic temple-tomb to find out how the ancient people of Petra built their city of stone.
Wednesday, October 7 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 10/8 at 1 pm ET


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“General Health”

Area physicians visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast. Host Dr. Jennifer Dehlin welcomes guests: To be announced. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, October 8 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 10/9 at Noon ET

Pictured: The exterior of the Victorian in Belmont, Massachusetts, before restoration. This Old House Hour
“1895 Victorian: The Kitchen Came Tumbling Down”

The Belmont, Massachusetts, project focuses on salvage and restoration. Homeowners Katherine and Murat Bicer want to revive their 1895 Victorian by building a front porch, refurbishing the original windows and opening up the kitchen. This week: Plants are saved; demolition begins; Victorian detail tour; window pulley repair. In the second half of the hour, Roger goes over the ABCs of using a chainsaw. Scott improves an electrical connection to a garage.
Thursday, October 8 at 10 pm ET

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Join host Jim Koski for our 37th 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.
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Host Bill Hart and guests explore the issues that are important to the people of the Upper Great Lakes region.
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