April 17 | Grades 9–12

Programming Highlights

The Mayo Clinic: Faith – Hope – Science
Blending historical narrative with contemporary patient stories, take a look at how one institution has met the changing demands of healthcare for 150 years — and what that can teach us about facing the challenges of patient care today.

A doctor analyzes a sample | Still from “The Mayo Clinic: Faith – Hope – Science”


At-Home Learning Tips

Get Creative this Weekend
Spending a lot more time at home these days can make for great opportunities to nurture your child’s creativity by doing activities that are a bit special, unusual and extra fun! Find ideas here.


Daily Programming

Friday on Arizona PBS

12:30 p.m. Howard’s End: Part 3
Literary Elements: Conflict – Video

Why Pride & Prejudice Is Still Relevant Today – Video

1:30 p.m. Howard’s End: Part 4
Literary Elements: Symbolism – Video

Sense and Sensibility 3: The Proposal – Adapting Novels For Film – Teaching Tips

2:30 p.m. The Mayo Clinic: Faith – Hope – Science


Additional Resources

An Illustrated History of Aviation in Southern California (Part I)
Take a look back at some aviation milestones in pictures, from the advent of the airplane through the Second World War.

Blue Sky Metropolis aviation/aerospace timeline featured | Henry Cram
Blue Sky Metropolis aviation/aerospace timeline featured | Henry Cram

Disney Sells the Space Dream
Wernher Von Braun was an ex-Nazi who helped create the rocket that bombed Great Britain. He was also responsible for igniting a fervor for the great beyond in the American imagination alongside Walt Disney. Watch to see how Disney made him the “Father of the American Space program.”

The Enchanted Nuclear Robots of Disney’s Tiki Room
In the early 1960s, Walt Disney proposed a Polynesian-themed restaurant featuring a musical floor show with trained birds, which you might know as the Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland. But did you know it was built using technology purchased from the nuclear weapons program?

Walt Disney in the updated Tiki Room in 1963 | Herald Examiner Collection at Los Angeles Public Library

Test Your Mountain Knowledge
How much did you learn after watching “The Rockies: Kingdoms of the Sky”? Test your mountain knowledge to find out if you’re a true mountaineer.

Wild L.A.: Mountain Lions, Grizzly Bears & the Land that Once Was
Los Angeles is definitely a far cry from The Rockies, but did you know it has a decent share of wildlife that has held on from earlier times?

Lost LA Curriculum: Development and Biodiversity
Learn about the bear on California’s state flag, from how it got here to why there aren’t that many of its kind left.

There’s an Entire Industry Dedicated to Making Foods Crispy, and It Is WILD
“Ever wonder why are we so drawn to the snap of a potato chip or the crackle of fried chicken?” Food writer Alex Beggs has the answer, and yes, it’s absolutely fascinating.

Potato chips | Flickr/Kate Ter Haar/Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0)

Ultra-processed foods make us eat more, and it’s not about their nutritional makeup
Participants in a study were offered diets that were nutritionally identical, but the ones eating ultra-processed foods consumed more calories and gained weight. Why?

The Strange Science of Junk Food Jargon
It’s so easy to consume fatty junk food that “melts in your mouth so quickly that the brain is fooled into thinking it’s hardly consuming any calories at all, so it just keeps snacking.” But did you know scientists created a whole vocabulary to make junk food sound way nicer to our brains? And no, they don’t say “fat” in the processed food industry.

Border Medicine: Doctors, Disease, and Health Seekers in L.A.
Read to learn how medical care in Los Angeles by the 1850s blended empirical science, European and native folk traditions, and a large dose of medical hucksterism.

Druggists. For a city that made extravagant health claims about its climate, Los Angeles had no lack of druggists. | Photographs courtesy of Security Pacific National Bank Collection, Los Angeles Public Library

Key Figures From the Mayo Clinic’s History
Take a closer look at the people who made the Mayo Clinic what it is today.

Biddy Mason and the Founding of Los Angeles: From Slavery to Entrepreneurship
Meet Biddy Mason, a woman who went from enslaved woman in the south to a boundry-breaking midwife, nurse and philanthropist in L.A.

Biddy Mason | Wikimedia Commons/Creative Commons
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