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TERRA 224: Atlatl

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Three alter-egos converge as (1.) Bob Perkins "the researcher", (2.) Professor William Robert Perkins "the mad scientist", and (3.) Atlatl Bob "the hunter," give a humorous and multi-faceted account of mankind's ascen...

TERRA 330: The Urban Aesthetic

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Big cities all seem the same to me - huge buildings, noisy cars and curious pidgins reign supreme and the concrete jungle seems to expand for ever. When I visit a city and look out at the urban landscape, I can't help...

TERRA 706: Bending Widgets

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Bending Widgets takes a personal perspective into answering questions about the human urge to create and the origins of that urge. Three unrelated people from vastly different backgrounds help to shed some light on th...

TERRA 519: Disappearing Catch

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For centuries the Maryland Blue Crab has defined a way of life for Chesapeake Bay Water Men. Now this resource, which was once so plentiful, is declining in numbers and is threatening a way of life that has defined th...

TERRA 532: Source to Sea, The Columbia River Swim – Part 2

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Join Chris Swain for a thirteen-hundred mile swim down one of America's greatest and most troubled rivers.

TERRA 412: Higher Ground – Part 1

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The Florida coast line is constantly shifting. Natural processes move the sand back and forth, north and south and occasionally a big storm removes it altogether. Of course unnatural processes are also affecting the b...

TERRA 507: On the Wing – Part 1

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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 414: Ranching the New West – Part 1

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There's a new model of ranching emerging that emphasizes a holistic view of the ranch as a multidimensional resource and not just a home for cattle. Duke Phillips of Colorado is a pioneer in this approach, which provi...

TERRA 1019: Junk Studio

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Portrait of Northwest Montana artist Abe Quilling whose Junk Studio series is inspired by local history and made with discarded objects. Over coming the skepticism of friends and family he begins incorporating the unl...

TERRA 722: Life, Land, and Justice in Uganda

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John Muyiisa is 49 years old and has been farming for 34 years and lives in Kasenyi village. His small farm is just yards from the lakefront and had been surrounded by dense forest. Over time he had cultivated a coffe...

TERRA 440: Gimme Green – Part 1

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Lawns are undeniably an American symbol. But what do they really symbolize? Pride and prosperity? Or waste and conformity? Gimme Green is a humorous look at the American obsession with the residential lawn and the eff...

TERRA 322: Jewels of the Jungle – Series 2 – Part 2

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This installment of Jewels sees Dr. Gary Strobel travel from the lush forest of South America to the clinical world of the laboratory. But the lab is no less exciting than the field, especially since some of the sampl...

TERRA 1025: Your Brain on Music

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Music moves us from the inside out. Whether its smooth jazz, hair metal, or hokey tonk, music has an undeniably powerful effect upon our emotions and behavior. Through following sound’s journey through the brain, this...

TERRA 520: Farming Forward

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Farming Forward is a short documentary focusing on the environmental problems of modern agriculture in the Chesapeake Bay region. Farmers and agricultural scientists speak about improvements being made to reduce the e...

TERRA 230: The Price of Ivory

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Would it surprise you to know that Africans have no tradition of poaching elephants for their tusks? Modern ivory poaching in fact is imposed by Western and Asian markets. So what motivates indigenous people to take u...

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