Archive for March, 2011

“Japan’s Killer Quake”

NOVA’s new, quick-response program

Monday, Mar. 28, 2011

On Wednesday, March 30 at 9/8 pm CT on KET, NOVA will present a new, one-hour quick-response program, “Japan’s Killer Quake” in place of regular NOVA programming.

In its worst crisis since World War II, Japan faces disaster on an epic scale: a rising death toll in the tens of thousands, massive destruction of homes and businesses, shortages of water and power, and the specter of nuclear reactor meltdowns. The facts and figures are astonishing. The March 11th earthquake was the world’s fourth largest earthquake since record keeping began in 1900 and the worst ever to shake Japan. The seismic shock wave released over 4,000 times the energy of the largest nuclear test ever conducted; it shifted the earth’s axis by six inches and shortened the day by a few millionths of a second. The resulting tsunami slammed Japan’s coast with 30-foot-high waves that traveled six miles inland, obliterating entire towns in a matter of minutes.

NOVA’s “Japan’s Killer Quake” combines authoritative on-the-spot reporting, personal stories of tragedy and survival, compelling eyewitness videos, explanatory graphics, and exclusive helicopter footage for a unique look at the science behind the catastrophe.

Life in Kentucky

Louisville Life and Kentucky Life celebrate the Commonwealth

Friday, Mar. 25, 2011

Tune in this weekend to learn all sorts of interesting things about Kentucky.

A brand-new edition of Louisville Life, hosted by Candyce Clifft, talks with former WAVE-TV anchor Jackie Hays, a 17-time Best of Louisville award-winner. Next up is a profile on the League of Women Voters. Following that segment, we take a look back at the Iroquois Amphitheater, a WPA project built during the Great Depression. Next we interview Marta Maria Miranda, the new president and CEO of The Center for Women and Families, an organization that helps victims of intimate partner abuse or sexual violence. We end this edition of Louisville Life with Iraqi visual artist Vian Sora.

Catch this edition of Louisville Life on Saturday, March 26 at 7/6 pm CT on KET and again on Thursday, March 31 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KET2.

Stay tuned after Louisville Life on Saturday when Kentucky Life and host Dave Shuffett take us to a championship-caliber golf course on re-claimed coal mine land in Prestonsburg. The river town of Cloverport is this week’s featured Our Town. In the “Dave Does It Challenge”, Dave works with H.B. Stanley Concrete in Beaver Dam. Finally, we learn about the Roundstone Native Seed operation in Upton which produces native Kentucky grasses and wildflowers.

Tune in to Kentucky Life on Saturday, March 26 at 8/7 pm CT on KET and again on Sunday, March 27 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KET2.

A real life saver

Preventing colon cancer

Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2011

Did you know that colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among those affecting both men and women — even though it’s one of the most preventable cancers? Colon cancer does not discriminate on gender or race. Anyone can get it. This year, 150,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer and 50,000 will lose their lives to this disease. Don’t let yourself or someone you love become one of these preventable statistics.

Tune in to Catching a Killer: Colon Cancer Among Us to hear Ted McCoy’s story of his courageous battle against colon cancer, meet Kentucky State Representative Jim Glenn and learn about his wife’s struggle with the disease, and follow Sheri Burkhead as she gets her first colon cancer screening. Learn how, with proper prevention and screening, colon cancer can be one of the most preventable types of cancer.

Catching a Killer: Colon Cancer Among Us airs Thursday, March 24th at 10:30/9:30 CT pm on KET2 and then again on Tuesday, March 29 at 11:30/10:30 pm CT on KET2.

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