From interactive smart boards to giving every student an iPad, technology has transformed today’s classroom. As Vice President of PBS Education, it’s Alicia Levi’s job to ensure that PBS provides educators with digital content and tools that allow them to leverage technology for learning. “The technology is always evolving, what hasn’t changed is students’ real ...Continue Reading
In PBS NewsHour‘s Super Tuesday special, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump see big wins in six states during the nation’s largest primary voting contest. Also: John Yang and Amy Walter weigh in on the day, Hari Sreenivasan digs into social media figures, Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Bernie Sanders finish second, Sen. Marco Rubio vows ...Continue Reading
A Year in Space VIDEO
Follow astronaut Scott Kelly’s record-breaking 12-month mission on the International Space Station, from launch to landing, as NASA charts the effects of long-duration spaceflight by comparing him to his identical twin on Earth, astronaut Mark Kelly. Landing Wednesday, March 2 at 7pm. Mark Kelly’s year in space has been well-documented on his Twitter feed. Check out 10 ...Continue Reading
Return to the world of manners with Alastair Bruce, Downton Abbey historical advisor. With interviews with cast members like Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery, the program navigates the social protocol of aristocrats and servants in the 1920s.
As Downton Abbey comes to a close next week, we’ll say goodbye to our beloved lords and ladies. The final season is set in 1925 and 1926, and this got us wondering what KC was like during these years. If the Dowager had absconded to Kansas City instead of the South of France — as ...Continue Reading
In January, KCPT premiered “Our Divided City,” a film examining violent crime in the segregated community east of Troost, including the role of urban blight and lack of economic development and the distribution of tax incentives intended, in part, to address those conditions. Filmmaker Michael Price interviewed Kansas City Mayor Sly James for the documentary. The ...Continue Reading