By now, we all know the inspiring story—popularized by the Academy Award-nominated film “Hidden Figures”—of the Black women mathematicians who worked at NASA during the Space Race.
Duchess Harris, professor and chair of the American Studies department at Macalester College, knew this story inside and out long before it hit the theaters. In fact, she had grown up up hearing about these women. That’s because her grandmother, Mariam D. Mann, was among the first Black women who started working NASA in the 1940s, decades before the film was set.
Despite a negative perception of lawyers, Robert Foley and Dana Kinsella, criminal defense attorneys, got into the profession to serve the public. They formed the Minneapolis-based law firm, Kinsella and Foley Defense in November 2016 and are passionate about fighting for the rights of their clients.
In elementary school, Chef Yia Vang was embarrassed to talk about what his family ate for dinner. He’s now a cook and the co-owner of a pop-up restaurant, Union Kitchen, that celebrates the food and traditions of his Hmong culture.
Have you always wanted to try skateboarding but didn't know how to get started? Mark Rodriguez, owner of 3rd Lair Skatepark in Golden Valley, Minnesota, explains how people interested in skateboarding can get involved in the sport.
When she was in college, Susan Brown decided to cut out processed sugar in favor of honey "to bring the best out in [her] body." Now she's an urban beekeeper who uses her bees' honey to make beautiful bon-bons at her gourmet chocolate shop, Mademoiselle Miel.
Washington has a dirty little secret: College students face homelessness in some of the biggest numbers anywhere.
See more of Michael's story from our friends at Spark Public | KCTS 9.
Ever wondered if you know enough about social media to get your start-up off the ground? This piece of marketing is just as important as the rest, and sometimes even easier to mess up. That's where The Social Lights become an option.
Park & Diamond, a startup founded by two college students from Virginia Tech, has one simple goal: to improve cycling safety, starting with the helmet. The duo won the first E-fest competition at the University of St. Thomas Schulze School of Entrepreneurship. This is their story.
On average, young adults today are less financially secure than their parents were at their age, earning 20 percent less and benefitting less from college education.
Meet Tyrre Burks of Player's Health, a powerful platform to manage the health and wellness of an entire sports organization. Player's Health provides athletic organizations with the essential medical information and injury reporting via a HIPAA compliant mobile application to manage the health and care of youth athletes.
Ever thought to yourself, “There simply aren’t enough hours in the day”? What do you do when you’re feeling overwhelmed? Best friends Alex French and Andrew Healy felt like they had way too much to do and not enough energy to do it, so they started a company—Bizzy Coffee—to help them, and others, solve that problem. More at http://bit.ly/2mwE2IU.
For Fred Rogers Birthday, we asked some people what they loved about the PBS Icon and what Mr Rogers Neighborhood meant to them.
Meet Pure Cycles. Three grade school best friends that followed their passion for bicycling and made a successful business out of it. More at http://bit.ly/2lKNbw7.
Mary Bruno doesn't believe in traditional greeting cards. She prefers hers with a bit more of an edge - and a sense of humor. Learn how she crafts unique, beautiful (and often saucy) letterpress cards in her studio in Minnesota that are each their own work of art. More at http://bit.ly/2kXdZtc.
Two gatherings of two very different sorts happened in Washington, D.C. the third weekend of January 2017. One celebrated the incoming of a new president, Donald Trump. The other railed against the result of the election and called for scrutiny of the Trump presidency. Twin Cities PBS producer Ariel Tilson followed attendees of both events to capture their differing perspectives on the election and the four years to come.
Husband and wife team Susie and Michael Wuollett were shocked when they stumbled upon a brand new way to speed up the blood clotting process. They knew they'd landed upon something special and started a company with one goal: stop deaths from blood loss worldwide.
Did you know that the tradition of wearing a white wedding dress started with Queen Victoria? She was influential in more than just politics!
Artrageous with Nate is an Emmy award winning video series that strives to educate and inspire creativity through interactive episodes combining art, science and history.
Did you ever wonder where #Sherlock got his now infamous #hat? The story behind it is both #interesting and #surprising.
Enjoy the #true story - brought to you by the #costume experts at the #Guthrie Theatre's costume rental house.
Asiya is an activewear company that is changing the lives of Muslim girls and women by producing culturally-appropriate athletic wear.
“Authorized Personnel Only” from FlatlandKC takes us to those places we never get to see. From the jobs that are down and dirty to the sights that are undeniably cool, this video series will open your eyes to another layer of our city.
These people love PBS and here's why. More from us at http://www.rewire.org/
Learn the history of the black history playground built at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Space Time explores the outer reaches of space, the craziness of astrophysics, the possibilities of sci-fi, and anything else you can think of beyond Planet Earth with our astrophysicist host: Matthew O’Dowd.
Episodes released every Wednesday afternoon!
Matt O'Dowd spends his time studying the universe, especially really far-away things like quasars, super-massive black holes, and evolving galaxies. He uses telescopes in space to do it. Matt completed his Ph.D. at NASA's Space Telescope Science Institute, followed by work at the University of Melbourne and Columbia University. He's now a professor at the City University of New York's Lehman College and an Associate at the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium.
Previous host Gabe Perez-Giz is an astrophysicist who studies black hole physics. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and is currently a AAAS fellow at the US NSF.
Tons of awesome courses in one awesome channel: Hank Green teaches you Philosophy; Andre Meadows teaches you about games; and Shini Somara is teaching you Physics!
Check out the playlists for past courses in Economics, U.S. Government and Politics, Astronomy, Anatomy & Physiology, World History, Biology, Literature, Ecology, Chemistry, Psychology, and US History.
Help support Crash Course at Patreon.com/CrashCourse.
Talking psychology, neuroscience and why we act the way we do. Created by Vanessa Hill.
Bob Ross. The man, the myth, the legend. The hair. Minneapolis artist Leslie Barlow has always been a huge Bob Ross fan. Watch as she paints "Christmas Eve Snow" along with the landscape master.
Don’t want to do the same old dessert on Thanksgiving? You’re young(ish), hip(ish), and cultured (definitely cultured). Worry not—we’ve got a simple (eight ingredients and 20 minutes) and tasty treat that riffs on traditional holiday sweets. Bonus: IT’S VEGAN!
Meet siblings Aubry and Kale Walch, co-owners of the vegan butcher The Herbivorous Butcher and learn how they started their business and the inspiration behind it. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2ealfKv
Mathematician Kelsey Houston-Edwards offers ambitious content for viewers that are eager to attain a greater understanding of the world around them. Math is pervasive - a robust yet precise language - and with each episode you’ll begin to see the math that underpins everything in this puzzling, yet fascinating, universe.
A music series recorded at Twin Cities PBS with a live audience in the amazing Lowertown area of downtown Saint Paul, MN.
Rewire's amazing new series: "Skyway Sessions" features incredible local bands that serenade an impromptu crowd in the St. Paul skyway system.
"Artist Day Jobs" is a webs series about the creative minds behind some beautiful art and the work they do during their day.
Global Weirding is produced by KTTZ Texas Tech Public Media and distributed by PBS Digital Studios. New episodes every other Wednesday at 10 am central. Brought to you in part by: Bob and Linda Herscher, Freese and Nichols, Inc, and the Texas Tech Climate Science Center.
Bizarre stories from the slimy, smelly, creepy world of science. Part of PBS Digital Studios. New episodes released every Monday!
Joe Hanson, Ph.D. is here to tell you how the universe works. We officially live in the future, and everyone should know that it's okay to be smart!
The Art Assignment is a weekly PBS Digital Studios production hosted by curator Sarah Green. We take you around the U.S. to meet working artists and solicit assignments from them that we can all complete. Check for new episodes every Thursday!
DEEP LOOK is a science video series that explores big science by going very, very small, from KQED and PBS Digital Studios.
Meet Kady Lone, a social media savvy human who used her smarts and skills to create a business for herself and her now Internet-famous cat, Pudge. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2eYP6Hz
Minnesota is losing professionals of color at a troubling rate. Duchesne Drew offers thoughts on how to change course.
Too busy to bake or fry a turkey this #Thanksgiving? How about this easy NO BAKE TURKEY recipe? The holidays have never been so easy!
November 3rd is PBS's birthday! Here are some Twin Cities PBS staff wishing nothing but the best on this wonderful day!
Sharing Veterans' Voices is a public service announcement campaign featuring the voices of Minnesota veterans. Funding provided by Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation.
If you've ever wondered about the make-up artists that turn regular people into zombies for your favorite TV show or movie, then meet Carolyn Blomberg: Zombie Maker.