The Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence and AZ Town Hall will sponsor three statewide “Lights on Afterschool Future Leaders Town Halls” on October 24th. The town halls will be part of 8,000 such events across the country as part of “Lights On Afterschool,” the 20th annual nationwide celebration of after-school programs organized by the Afterschool Alliance. We tell you about new regulations in Arizona for after-school programs with Courtney Sullivan, executive director, Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence and Tara Jackson, president of Arizona Town Hall.
In April 1944, Jewish prisoners Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler miraculously escaped from the Auschwitz concentration camp and fled through Nazi-occupied Poland to find refuge in Žilina, Slovakia, where they connected with the Jewish Underground. Once safe, they recounted what they left behind. Their harrowing testimony revealed the true horror of the Holocaust to the outside world, describing in forensic detail the gas chambers and the full extent of the Nazi extermination program.
Jane Austen was chronically ill with a mysterious disease in early 1817, when she turned her thoughts to a happier subject. She started work on a witty and delightful novel set in a seaside town. She never finished it. Now, noted screenwriter Andrew Davies picks up Austen’s plot and takes it in a glorious and satisfying direction.
The Emmy Award-winning anthology series featuring unforgettable people, communities and moments in history returns to Arizona PBS on Mondays at 9 p.m. starting Oct. 28.