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Pictured: Children and teacher in a living classroom. Schools That Change Communities
From economically challenged rural areas to crime-ridden urban neighborhoods, This program profiles a diverse range of K-12 public schools in five states — Massachusetts, Maryland, South Dakota, Oregon and California — that are tackling educational reform at the local level. Principals, teachers, students, residents and others discuss place- and community-based education, an interdisciplinary approach which emphasizes hands-on, curiosity-based investigation using the surrounding community and neighborhoods as "living" classrooms. Proponents say this creates not only a different type of learning environment, but a different kind of student. In confronting and solving real-world issues in their own hometowns, the students develop a sense of civic responsibility and pride. The community feels the impact too, whether students are delivering baked goods to neighbors, planting vegetables in a community garden, testing drinking water and air quality, helping restore natural habitats, shining a light on important social or environmental problems, or simply encouraging others to spend money locally.
Thursday, January 29 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Program title graphic Ask the Dentists
Area dentists visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast. 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, January 29 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 1/30 at Noon ET

Pictured: 1966 Colonial Revival Ă‘ the youngest project in the series history This Old House Hour
“Lexington Project, Part 5”

Roger meets landscape designer Tim Lee to see how the small stream in the backyard affects all other areas of the yard, including a stand of trees in front that can be removed after careful consideration by the Conservation Commission. Tom and Kevin cut away a five-foot section of wall to connect the new kitchen to the old great room. In the second half of the hour, Tom travels to Cleveland to help a homeowner install interior window trim. Richard shares some first-time plumbing tips with Kevin. Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner wire an above-ground pool safely.
Thursday, January 29 at 10 pm ET


Pictured: Ralph Fiennes (left) and Hugh Bonneville at RegentÕs Park Open Air Theatre. Shakespeare Uncovered
“A Midsummer Night's Dream with Hugh Bonneville”

Six episodes combine history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis and the personal passion of its celebrated hosts — Hugh Bonneville, Christopher Plummer, Morgan Freeman, David Harewood, Kim Cattrall and Joseph Fiennes — to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. In the first hour, Hugh Bonneville as talks with actor Ralph Fiennes about A Midsummer Night’s Dream’s enduring appeal; in the second hour, Christopher Plummer, Ian McKellen and Simon Russell Beale give insight into portraying the troubled King Lear.
Fridays at 9 pm, January 30-February 13

Pictured: Christopher Plummer Shakespeare Uncovered
“King Lear with Christopher Plummer”

Actor Christopher Plummer originally played the role of King Lear under the direction of Sir Jonathan Miller, who has directed the play six times. Plummer explores how the work might have been staged during Shakespeare’s time, and acclaimed actors Sir Ian McKellen and Simon Russell Beale give their insight into playing the part of the troubled king.
Friday, January 30 at 10 pm ET

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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.
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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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