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    Airs Wednesdays, Sept. 14 - Oct. 5, 2016 at 8 p.m. & repeats Sundays, Sept. 18 - Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. on KPBS TV
    Lead photo FORCES OF NATURE

    The forces of nature have kept Earth on the move since it was formed billions of years ago. Though we can’t feel the motion, we experience the consequences – from tidal bores surging through the Amazon rainforest to the ruinous power of hurricanes.

  • NOVA: Iceman Reborn

    Airs Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
    Lead photo NOVA: Iceman Reborn

    He was stalked, attacked and left to die alone. Murdered more than 5,000 years ago, Otzi the Iceman is Europe’s oldest known natural mummy. Miraculously preserved in glacial ice, his remarkably intact remains continue to provide scientists, historians, and archeologists with groundbreaking discoveries about a crucial time in human history. But in order to protect him from contamination, this extraordinary body has been locked away, out of reach, in a frozen crypt – until now. NOVA joins renowned artist and paleo-sculptor Gary Staab as he has been granted rare access into the Iceman’s frozen lair.


    Airs Wednesdays, Sept. 21 & 28, 2016 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

    How does a country with a population of more than a billion people still have room for such a huge range of wildlife? Join wildlife biologist Liz Bonnin, actor Freida Pinto and mountaineer Jon Gupta to explore India’s natural wonders. From tigers and gibbons to elephants and rhinos, the sacred Ganges to tea plantations, experience the subcontinent’s marvels. This is India as you’ve never seen it before.

  • EARTH - A NEW WILD: Plains

    Airs Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV
    Lead photo EARTH - A NEW WILD: Plains

    Explore the giant herds that roam the wild grasslands of the plains. Home to the greatest gathering of animal life on the planet, they are also increasingly our bread basket — and among the most endangered places on Earth. Dr. Sanjayan follows a unique elephant conservation project in South Africa and tracks the prairies to see how Americans are saving their most-endangered mammal. His journey uncovers a vital new understanding about how both humans and predators can help the animals found on the plains.

  • SAVOR SAN DIEGO WITH SU-MEI YU: Cultivating Communities

    Airs Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
    Lead photo SAVOR SAN DIEGO WITH SU-MEI YU: Cultivating Communities

    San Diego's many community gardens serve their surrounding neighborhoods in a variety of ways. On this episode, Su-Mei visits two unique growing grounds, New Roots Garden in City Heights and Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center in National City. After discovering how the gardens not only supply fresh, healthy food but also help to cultivate better communities, Su-Mei prepares a garden fresh stir-fry so easy to make that even kids can cook it.