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Ch. Title Description # Day Date Time Length RPT CC DVS AD MD
36.1 The Good Fight Martin Litton, the "Grand Old Man of the Canyon," has long been revered as the man who prevented the dams from being built on the Colorado River that would have flooded the Grand Canyon. Even now, in his 90's, Litton continues to run wild rivers and fly his airplane around the West to monitor the illegal cutting of cathedral groves of sequoias and other virgin forests. (2 of 13)
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402 SU 07/13/14 05:30am 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Oil + Water Two world-class kayakers navigate the longest-ever petroleum-free road trip, traveling over 21,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina in a retro-fitted Japanese fire truck named "Baby". After converting the truck's regular diesel engine to run on any kind of natural oil, the two friends journeyed for over a year through 16 countries, an endless summer adventure of paddling, driving, exploring and promoting alternative fuel sources. (3 of 13)
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403 SU 07/20/14 05:30am 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Global Oneness Four inspiring short films from across the globe are introduced, encouraging harmony between people, and connectedness with every living thing. (4 of 13)
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404 SU 07/27/14 05:30am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Voyage of the Vezo The Vezo (Vay-zoo) are the coastal society of southwest Madagascar. Maro and his young nephew question whether the Vezo's relationship with the ocean has fallen out of balance, as they begin to catch fewer and smaller fish. This film offers a vibrant and intimate view of Vezo society, and their delicate relationship with the sea.
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405 SU 08/03/14 05:30am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Eat at Bill's The Monterey Market in Berkeley, CA is visited. The family-owned produce market includes a wide world of small growers and diverse customers. Chef-Activist Alice Waters and Author-Activist Michael Pollan discuss the importance of locally grown food. (6 of 13)
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406 SU 08/10/14 05:30am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Sea Animal Rescuers Fernando Manzano has dedicated himself to bringing the Lora turtle back from the edge of extinction. In the small town of Tecolutla, Mexico, he has battled Mother Nature, natural predators and poachers. In California, the US Fish & Wildlife rangers of the Sonny Bono National Refuge are profiled on an airboat patrol around the Salton Sea looking for sick birds suffering from avian botulism. (7 of 13)
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407 SU 08/17/14 05:30am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil Cuba, an isolated island nation, rebuilt its quality of life following the collapse of cheap oil, supplied by the former Soviet Union. A look is taken at how communities pull together, create solutions, and ultimately thrive--in spite of their decreased dependence on imported energy. (8 of 13)
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408 SU 08/24/14 05:30am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Teachings of the Tree People "The trees were our first teachers." Nationally acclaimed artist and Skokomish tribal leader, Gerald Bruce Miller (subiyay) interpreted the sacred teachings of the natural world to anyone who wanted to learn. His race against time is documented, as he passes the knowledge of his ancestors on to those who would listen. (9 of 13)
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409 SU 08/31/14 05:30am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST