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TERRA 404: Sentinel of the Plains

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A portrait of Bruce Selyem, photographer and founder of The Country Grain Elevator Historical Society, and his passion for preserving the memories of a relic that is rapidly disappearing from our rural landscape. Bruc...

TERRA 609: Spaced Out

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What is life? Do we need to define it on order to study its origins? What does it even mean "to define" something? For scientists in more established fields, such as physics or chemistry, these questions are nice to p...

TERRA 234: Forbidden Fruit – The Absinthe Drinker

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Absinthe was banned in the U.S. and many other parts of the world in the early 20th cen­tury after a faulty sci­en­tific study deter­mined it was likely to pro­voke hal­lu­ci­na­tions, seizures, and vio­lence. Ninety ...

TERRA 408: Saving the ASEAN Dream – Part 3

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The last Terra show for 2007 is the third and final episode of "Saving the ASEAN Dream" where we learn what is being done to preserve this magic part of the world. South East Asian countries have worked together to es...

TERRA 617: Our Tomorrow

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The environmental problems of the world are overwhelming and terrifying, yet something about this fear seems so familiar. Are we living in The End Times? Should we simply give up and admit defeat? In a fascinating mix...

TERRA 244: Ten Days to Paint the Forest – Series 2 – Part 1

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We heard so much good feedback from the first three episodes in this series, it was a no-brainer that we had to bring the second half of the series for a rendezvous with the growing TERRA audience. IF you need a refre...

TERRA 510: On the Wing – Part 4

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'On The Wing' is a new documentary which tells the story of Portland, Oregon's Chapman Swifts. Each fall, these birds roost in the chimney of a Portland elementary school and put on an amazing nightly aerial display t...

TERRA 1018: Croaked: The Science of Humor

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Is there a formula for funny? Join comedian Christian McDaniel as he attempts to look at the science behind humor and why people laugh. It's science, without killing any frogs.

TERRA 315: Kis-Ka-Dee – Part 1

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Every year, a small group of birders gather in Southeastern Texas for the "Outta Sight" birding tournament. The team to identify the most species wins . . . and, oh yeah, you can't use your eyes.

TERRA 410: The Story of Stuff – Part 2

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In Part Two of "The Story of Stuff" we find out how the system of buying goods actually works and why it has developed the way it has. Why do we always feel like we need more stuff? Why don't things last like they did...

TERRA 1022: Consider the Ant

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Abandon all hope ye who enter here? A personal search for ethics in the post-modern wilds of an overpopulated planet – where Catholic guilt, environmental destruction, and the fascinating lives of ants collide. This k...

TERRA 904: WildFIRE PIRE: Maori Word for Fire

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When the Maori arrived to New Zealand in 900AD, it was one of the last places to be settled on Earth by humans. They brought many elements of their Polynesian culture to the Islands, but none transformed the landscape...

TERRA 518: Sealed Off!!! – Part 2

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The beach known as The Children's Pool in La Jolla, California, has been a point of pride in the town for 75 years. Today almost no one goes there to swim, not since a pod of 200 harbor seals took up residence on the ...

TERRA 801: Salma – A Wingless Nomad

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This film presents the political conflict of Western Sahara through the fictional story of a young Sahrawi refugee whose only way of connecting with reality and the memories of her childhood is through the images of f...

TERRA 229: Ten Days to Paint the Forest – Part 3

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Part Three of "TEN DAYS TO PAINT THE FOREST" continues with amazing images of the only remaining bear species in South America, the spectacled bear. We also learn about lama farming methods and meet an orphan pampas c...

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