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  • Life On The Reef

    Airs Wednesdays, July 22 - August 5, 2015 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV
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    The Great Barrier Reef is one of the richest and most complex natural ecosystems on earth—home to a stunning array of animals, from microscopic plankton to 100-ton whales. From the coral cays of the outer reef to the Islands of the Torres Strait, the reef's human residents work to find that critical balance between our needs and those of an ever-diminishing natural world. The three-part LIFE ON THE REEF presents a unique and fresh angle on Australia’s greatest natural icon, seen through the eyes of those who live, work and play in this natural wonderland.

  • NOVA: Nuclear Meltdown Disaster

    Airs Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
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    Explore the science behind the headlines in PBS’ premier science series. Four years after one of history’s worst nuclear accidents, NOVA reveals the minute-by-minute story of the Fukushima nuclear crisis and its ongoing aftermath, told by the brave workers who stayed behind as an earthquake and tsunami crippled the plant.

  • Uranium: Twisting The Dragon's Tail

    Airs Tues., July 28, 2015 at 10 p.m. & Wed., July 29 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
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    Host and physicist Dr. Derek Muller unlocks the mysteries of uranium, one of the Earth’s most controversial elements. Dr. Muller embarks on an epic journey across the globe to explain the fascinating details of uranium’s birth and longevity. Born from the collapse of a star, uranium has brought hope, progress and destruction. It has revolutionized society, from medicine to warfare. It is an element that has profoundly shaped the past, will change the future and will exist long after humans have left the Earth. Filmed on five continents, this two-hour program, produced by Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker Sonya Pemberton, delivers a gripping story of an ancient element’s footprint on the world.

  • Fixed: The Science/Fiction Of Human Enhancement

    Airs Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV
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    From botox to bionic limbs, the human body is more “upgradeable” than ever. But how much of it can we alter and still be human? What do we gain or lose in the process? Award-winning documentary, "Fixed: The Science/Fiction Of Human Enhancement," explores the social impact of human augmentation. Haunting and humorous, poignant and political, Fixed rethinks "disability" and "normalcy" by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and minds forever.

  • CROSSING SOUTH: Bikes, Pizza & Music

    Airs Thurs., July 30, 2015 at 9:30 p.m. & Sun., August 2 at 1:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
    Lead photo CROSSING SOUTH: Bikes, Pizza & Music

    Tijuana Bike Tours takes Jorge and friends on a ride down Revolution Avenue. We learn how bike riding is a great way to see the city without having glass between you and everything else. Next we taste some culinary goodies, including pizza, at Hornero Restaurant. Lastly, we meet Pablo Dodero, the musician behind "Late Night Howl." We learn about his motivations as well as enjoy hearing him play.