PBS Western Reserve is airing blocks of at-home-learning programs on Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2) weekdays from noon to 5 p.m. Subjects covered are science, history and English language arts, plus the content includes related learning resources from PBS Learning Media (pbslearningmedia.org).
(WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2)
Monday, Sept. 21
WILD METROPOLIS, Residents —Cities may seem unlikely havens for wildlife, but the urban world is filled with opportunity,
SCIGIRLS, High Tech Tide —Florida SciGirls and marine biologists digitally track eagle rays in the Gulf of Mexico.
SCIGIRLS, Super Sleuths —At a forensics summer camp, friends team up with forensic scientists to solve a mysterious theft.
CIVILIZATIONS, What Is Art (Good For)? —Exploring art in the age of revolution, war and scientific change.
AFRICA’S GREAT CIVILIZATIONS, The Atlantic Age —The impact of the Atlantic trading world, the slave trade and revolutionary movements are discussed.
BREAKTHROUGH: THE IDEAS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD, The Robot — Discover how robots were first conceptualized in ancient Rome and learn how their use has evolved.
Tuesday, Sept. 22
WILD METROPOLIS, Commuters —In a modern migration, animals travel in and out of cities to find food or to start a family.
BLACKBIRD: LEGACY OF INNOVATION — The development of the SR-71 Blackbird strategic reconnaissance aircraft is chronicled.
SECRETS OF THE DEAD, Galileo’s Moon —Experts examine an alleged proof copy of Galileo's Sidereus Nuncius with the astronomer's signature.
AFRICA’S GREAT CIVILIZATIONS, Commerce and the Clash —The dynamism of 19th-century Africa and "scramble" by European powers for its riches are explored.
BREAKTHROUGH: THE IDEAS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD, The Car —The 9,000-year history of the car is explored, from its roots in dogsleds to Henry Ford's Model T.
Wednesday, Sept. 23
WILD METROPOLIS, Survivors —Follow captivating stories of animals that have been displaced, from herons to humpback whales.
NATURE, Wild Florida —A growing human population and abandoned exotic pets are threatening Florida's wild paradise.
THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY, Get Action (1858-1901) —The early lives of young Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt are highlighted.
BREAKTHROUGH: THE IDEAS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD, The Rocket —The history of the rocket is examined, including its role as a weapon of war and use by astronauts.
Thursday, Sept. 24
NOVA, Killer Floods —Geologic fingerprints of colossal floods that violently reshaped the ancient world are uncovered.
CLIMATE CHANGE—THE FACTS —Scientists explore the impact of climate change and what could happen if temperatures rise.
THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY, In the Arena (1901-1910) —Theodore Roosevelt transforms the office of the presidency. FDR courts and weds Eleanor Roosevelt.
BREAKTHROUGH: THE IDEAS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD, The Smartphone —Dial in to the fascinating history of the smartphone, from its roots in Morse Code to the iPhone.
Friday, Sept. 25
SPY IN THE WILD, A NATURE MINISERIES, The Tropics —A hippo pod, red flying foxes, a gorilla sanctuary and pygmy forest elephants are showcased.
GENIUS BY STEPHEN HAWKING, Why Are We Here? —Professor Stephen Hawking challenges three ordinary people to work out why they exist at all.
GREAT PERFORMANCES, Much Ado About Nothing —A modern interpretation of Shakespeare's romantic classic stars Danielle Brooks and an all-black cast.
POETRY IN AMERICA, Urban Love Poem—Marilyn Chin —The history of San Francisco is explored through Marilyn Chin's poem of her San Francisco youth.