Programming Notes 4/12 to 4/18

Written by Holly on Friday April 12, 2013

Friday, April 12

7pm                  ONR -- A field of flags at the state Capitol raises awareness of child abuse and its long-term effects… Lawmakers approve scores of bills ahead of a legislative deadline, including proposals aimed at bringing down Oklahoma’s high divorce rate… The Chickasaw Nation shows off its new state-of-the-art medical clinic in Tishomingo… This is severe storm season in Oklahoma. Are you prepared for what may be headed your way over the next few months?... An international expert on civil society discusses the role of women in promoting peace and security… The Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame inducts six new members… We discuss the latest news from the state capitol with Shawn Ashley of eCapitol… And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.

9pm                  LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER “Josh Groban: All That Echoes” -- Josh Groban performs hits from his 12-year career and songs from his new album, "All That Echoes."


Saturday, April 13

7:30am             SUNUP -- SUNUP discusses the extent of freeze damage to the Oklahoma wheat crop. Plus: Mesonet weather; J-M Mushroom Farm in Miami, Okla.; cattle injections; grain market analysis; and the 2013 DASNR Champions.


Sunday, April 14

12:30pm           OKLAHOMA FORUM – “STEM Education” -- We discuss STEM education and its importance to the state of Oklahoma with: Dr. Stephen McKeever, Oklahoma Secretary of Science and Technology and Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer, Oklahoma State University… Becki Foster, Associate Director, Oklahoma Department of Career Tech for Careers, Innovation and Academic Services… Dr. Tamara Carter, Director of the Department of Mathematics, Oklahoma City Community College… Rod Elam, Principal, Lawton Eisenhower High School

1:30pm             OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION -- Senator Gary Stanislawski (R-District 35)… and… Senator David Holt (R-District 30)

9pm                  ORCHESTRA OF EXILES -- In 1936, Bronislaw Huberman created a top-flight symphony orchestra in the desert of Palestine.


Monday, April 15

9pm                  INDEPENDENT LENS ” Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines” -- This program traces the evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, this film looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation.


Tuesday, April 16

7pm                  IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE “Memphis Soul” -- Hosted by President and Mrs. Obama, this program honors the memorable soul sounds from the mid- to late-1960s that came from Memphis, Tennessee and legendary labels like Stax-Volt Records, that featured artists such as Al Green, Mavis Staples, Carla Thomas, Otis Redding and many more. The evening pays homage to Memphis, a segregated city in the 1960s where many whites and blacks nonetheless came together to make soulful music, a mix of gospel and potent rhythmic grooves - known today as "Memphis Soul."

8pm                  CENTRAL PARK FIVE -- Late in the evening of April 19, 1989, Tricia Meili, a 28-year-old white investment banker, went jogging through Central Park in New York City. When she was found hours later, she had been brutally raped, beaten and left for dead. This film examines the notorious crime, the media response and the public outcry it triggered, and the miscarriage of justice that followed it, probing the larger issues it raises about our nation's complicated past.

10pm                OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION -- Senator Gary Stanislawski (R-District 35)… and… Senator David Holt (R-District 30)

 10:30pm           TAKE 2 -- The decades-long partnership between jazz virtuosos Frank Glover and Claude Sifferlen is explored.


Wednesday, April 17

8pm                  NOVA “Australia’s First 4 Billion Years” – This is Part 2 of 4. I know I say this about a lot of things, but this is really, really good!!

9pm                  GUTS WITH MICHAEL MOSELY -- Medical imagery is used to take viewers on a remarkable journey through the digestive system.

10pm                NATURE “The Mystery of Eels” -- A look at the mystery of the eel and the strange behavior it inspires in those who seek to know it.


Thursday, April 18

7pm                  BACK IN TIME #201 “Gangster Road” -- The 1920’s and 30’s were a time of bathtub gin and jazz, but in Oklahoma, it was also a time of bootleggers, outlaws, and gangsters. Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd of Akins was a farm boy who fell in with the wrong people and turned to a life on the run robbing banks. George “Machine Gun” Kelly was transformed by an ambitious wife from a common thug into a kidnapper on J. Edgar Hoover’s “Public Enemies” list. Kate “Ma” Barker raised her sons in Tulsa, five bad boys that went from petty crime to a spree of robberies, kidnappings and murder. OETA’s award winning documentary series Back in Time looks beyond the legends to examine why the state is so attractive to outlaws and how with the help of newspapers and radio, they captured the imagination of the people along Oklahoma’s Gangster Road. (Original Broadcast 4/04)

 8pm                  GLOBE TREKKER #1202 “Panamericana: Conquistadors, Aztecs & Revolutions” – This is the new season in a new time period.

9:45pm             EARTH SONGS -- Pristine and beautiful places around the world are highlighted with an enchanting musical score.