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Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark
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Poldark

Posted on July 2, 2024

Aidan Turner (The Hobbit) stars as Ross Poldark, a dashing redcoat who returns to Cornwall after battle to discover that his father is dead, his lands are ruined, and his true love is engaged to another. Can Poldark change his destiny, restore his lost fortune, and reclaim his sweetheart? Continue »

 

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Frankie Drake Mysteries

Posted on July 2, 2024

Follow the adventures of Frankie Drake and her partner Trudy Clarke at Drake Private Detectives, the only all-female detective agency in 1920s Toronto. They find themselves fighting crime in the age of flyboys, gangsters, rum-runners, and speakeasies. Continue »

 

Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock
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Sherlock

Posted on July 2, 2024

The world’s only consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch), teams up with his long-suffering, faithful friend, Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman), to solve a dizzying array of crimes and battle diabolical villains with his signature deductive reasoning and his stunning lack of social grace. Continue »

 

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Grantchester, Season 9

Posted on June 23, 2024

It’s 1961, and times are changing in Grantchester. Will seeks new challenges elsewhere while Geordie and Cathy deal with an independent Esme. With Reverend Alphy Kottaram arriving as the new vicar, will the locals accept him as one of their own? Continue »

Sundays, June 16 - August 4, from 9:00 p.m.–

 

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Professor T, Season 3

Posted on May 30, 2024

The multi award-winning much-loved crime drama Professor T, starring Ben Miller, is back for a third season. The Professor is in jail and must find a way to get his old life and job back. The Police need his expertise to help crack some tricky and intriguing crimes. Continue »

Sundays, June 16 - July 21, from 8:00 p.m.–

 

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D.I. Ray, Season 2

Posted on May 30, 2024

After a fatal shooting outside a hospital threatens to erupt into a full-blown turf war, DI RAY must uncover the truth before tensions spill onto Birmingham streets. Continue »

Sundays, June 16 - July 21, from 10:00 p.m.–

 

Upcoming Events

“Leonardo Da Vinci” Screening Event

Posted on May 23, 2024

Join us for a screening of LEONARDO DA VINCI, the latest documentary film from Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion about the importance of arts education and include art demonstrations. Continue »

Thursday, November 7, at 7:00 p.m.

 

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WPSU Screening Series sponsored by Weis Markets

Posted on May 23, 2024

With support from Weis Markets, WPSU will host a series of screenings on a series of diverse topics. Each screening will be followed by a panel discussion with experts in the field. A complimentary reception will follow each screening. Continue »

 

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“Speaking Grief” Screening Event

Posted on May 23, 2024

September is Suicide Prevention Month and is an important time for our community to validate the experience of grievers and guide those wishing to support them. Join us for a screening of the WPSU original documentary "Speaking Grief" followed by a panel discussion hosted by the producer and director of "Speaking Grief," Lindsey Whissel Fenton. Continue »

Wednesday, September 4, at 7:00 p.m.

 

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Italian American Family Favorites

Posted on May 22, 2024

Join World Kitchen host Tamra Fatemi-Badi as she welcomes Patrick Tunno into the World Kitchen to share his family recipes for Parmigiana di Melanzane (Eggplant Parmesan) and Sauteed Zucchini Blossoms. Continue »

Sunday, June 23, at 2:00 p.m. ET on Zoom

 

Cartoon characters from Elinor Wonders Why painting pictures of trees on an easel.
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Arts: Exploring Color

Posted on May 16, 2024

Watch the clip from Elinor Wonders Why “A Change of Art” to model conversations about art and colors. Then use the lesson plan to students will observe different colors in paintings, animals, and the world around them. Continue »

 

Characters from Rosie's Rules with text that reads 'Stu's Super Stunts'.
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Math: Stu’s Super Stunts Digital Game

Posted on May 16, 2024

Lyla needs your help teaching Stu new tricks! Stu can do so many surprising things. Experiment with different sequences to see his super stunts at the playground, skate park, and basketball court. Continue »

 

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Science: A Water System

Posted on May 16, 2024

Learn how New York City’s drinking water travels from watersheds in upstate New York in this segment from the WPSU documentary Liquid Assets. Liquid Assets, a ninety-minute documentary, tells the story of essential infrastructure systems: water, wastewater, and stormwater. Continue »

 

A man dressed as a hedgehog stands in front of a magenta background.
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Health & PE: Managing Intense Emotions

Posted on May 16, 2024

Your students will learn to recognize and manage intense emotions without giving in to the urge to act in impulsive ways that can make problems bigger. This video is part of the Healthy Minds, Thriving Kids Project, a series of free, evidence-based video and print resources that caregivers and educators can use to teach their […] Continue »

 

A woman in Sherlock Holmes gear with a magnifying glass stands in front of a sofa.
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English Language Arts: Text Detectives

Posted on May 16, 2024

Randi House shows students how to look for clues in a text to support answers and gives students several examples of sentence starters they can use to introduce evidence from the text. Ms. House tells students a short story about Milly Hilly and then asks questions that require students to make inferences that must be […] Continue »

 

College-age girl setting up a camera with a large lens on a tripod in an outdoor campus setting.
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Arts: Media Academy

Posted on May 16, 2024

Empower the Next Generation of Filmmakers! Dive into the WHYY Education comprehensive video tutorial collection designed to guide teachers and students on an exciting journey into the world of storytelling and video production. From creating compelling news stories to crafting captivating documentaries, each tutorial is packed with practical tips on topic selection, interviewing techniques, crafting […] Continue »

 

A man puts a finger against his temple and sings with blue and red puppets.
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World Languages: Juanes Sings Muevete

Posted on May 16, 2024

Juanes has a Spanish vocabulary song to get you moving! Follow the steps as you learn the Spanish words for hands, head, and feet. This resource teaches Spanish vocabulary through dance and song. Continue »

 

Shapes including a cylinder, cube, sphere, and cone.
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Math: Measurement and Geometry – Finding Volume

Posted on May 16, 2024

Volume can be used to find out how much a container holds. Explore volume, how it differs from weight, and how we can measure it. These resources are part of KET’s Measurement and Geometry collection. Continue »

 

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PE & Health: Outpatient Clinicial

Posted on May 16, 2024

Explore the job duties of an Outpatient Clinician and the required training and potential career paths for this job. Career Explore Northwest is a community tool that aims to help middle schoolers, high schoolers, and young adults learn about in-demand, living-wage jobs in the Inland Northwest through career spotlight videos and a website featuring job/industry […] Continue »

 

Blue and yellow fish swim in front of sea anemone.
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Social Studies: Languages of the Caribbean and Central America

Posted on May 16, 2024

Students will read a description of the languages in Central America and the Caribbean, as well as the history of how these languages were disseminated. They will then complete an essay using this information and practice translating two sentences from English to Spanish and Spanish to English. Continue »

 

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Science: Why Summer Days Have More Daylight

Posted on May 16, 2024

Students use and develop models of the Earth–Sun systems to demonstrate understanding of how the Sun illuminates the hemispheres differently during summer and winter. Visual supports (video, images), data graphs, and informational text provide students with multiple entry points to investigating the phenomenon of the changing duration of daylight. This interactive provides the context and […] Continue »

 

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Arts: Elements of Art – Value

Posted on May 16, 2024

Value is one of the seven basic building blocks of art along with Line, Form, Shape, Color, Space, and Texture. Through the lens of black and white photography, we look at how artists produce value scales and contrast, and how different kinds of lines change the way we perceive depth and space. Learn how different […] Continue »

 

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Arts: Drawing a Forest Friend

Posted on May 16, 2024

In this episode of Cartoon Academy Quick Draws, Pittsburgh Cartoonist Joe Wos shows how learning to draw is as easy as ABC using the letters O-W-L to create a wise owl character. Continue »

 

Black and white photo of an empty room with text that reads 'The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe'.
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English Language Arts: The Tell-Tale Heart and the Art of Horror

Posted on May 16, 2024

Step into the realm of horror literature with this captivating dramatic reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Tell-Tale Heart.’ Students immerse themselves in Poe’s masterful storytelling as they explore the elements he employs to cultivate an atmosphere of unease and evoke dread in his readers. Through careful analysis of the reading, students dissect each literary […] Continue »

 

A man in a white shirt stands in front of a map of Central America.
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English Language Arts: Why Do We Say “Latino”?

Posted on May 16, 2024

When you hear “Latino,” you probably think of people from Latin America—places like Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, etc. But where exactly did the history of that word come from, and has it always meant Central America and South America as well as the Caribbean? Trace the origin of the term “Latino” and the debates that still […] Continue »

 

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World Languages: Making Soup

Posted on May 16, 2024

Goldilocks (Ricitos de Oro, played by Niña) returns to the home of The Three Bears (Los tres osos) to redeem herself by making soup. But first she leaves to find her friend, Little Rat (Ratoncito), to help her. Once again the soup turns out to be too hot to eat and the entire group goes […] Continue »

 

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Social Studies: Objects and Money from Long Ago

Posted on May 16, 2024

Join Cheyney McKnight from the New-York Historical Society as she shows objects and money used long ago. Learn how she-merchants sold goods in exchange for money made of silver and gold. Compare buying and selling goods in the past to practices today. Continue »