Mental Illness Awareness Week starts on Sunday. Twenty percent of adults in the United States experience a mental illness. Rates are higher in Alaska Native and American Indian populations, though those groups are less likely to seek help because of cultural barriers. On today’s program we’ll discuss ways to overcome those barriers and ways the entire community can address the stigma attached to mental illnesses for all individuals.
KSKA: Fri., Oct. 2, at 2:00 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 3, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Fri., Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 3, at 6:00 p.m.
For 11 years, Gulf of Alaska Keeper (GoAK) has cleaned marine debris from remote Alaskan coastlines. In the summer of 2015, GoAK organized a large-scale project to collect debris from across the Gulf of Alaska by barge and helicopter. Approximately 440 tons of debris was taken to Seattle, where it will be sorted and disposed or recycled.
After a lifetime in the kitchen – and over two decades in front of public television audiences – Jacques Pépin brings you his final series, JACQUES PEPIN: HEART and SOUL. His most personal program yet, it showcases the warmth, wit and mastery of a culinary icon as he cracks a bottle of wine (or two) and shares the greatest hits from his storied career. From classic French dishes to creative new menus that vie to be his crowning glory, it’s a grand finale you won’t want to miss!
Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey) and Francesca Annis (Reckless) star as bitter rivals for control of the Women’s Institute in a rural English town as it struggles with the onset of World War II. Hailed by the London Daily Mirror as “an astonishing story about women as war breaks out” HOME FIRES also stars Clare Calbraith (Downton Abbey), Ed Stoppard (Upstairs Downstairs), and Claire Rushbrook (Whitechapel).
This is the true story of Malcolm Webster, a nurse by profession and, on the surface, a perfect gentleman: well-spoken, personable and charming. He’s also a spendthrift and killer. He marries, and then attempts to kill, a succession of women to cash in their life insurance policies. In episode one, when Claire confronts her husband, Malcolm Webster, over his wild spending, he tries to control her with sedatives. Afraid he’ll soon be caught, he silences her forever. Three years on, he has a new bride…and history appears to be repeating itself.
Wed @ 7:00 pm - Nature
David Attenborough examines what led some birds, such as the ostrich, emu, rhea, cassowary and kiwi, to evolve as they did. The five belong to the ratite group of birds, and rely on traits other than flight to survive.
Wed @ 8:00 pm - NOVA
The discovery of a 3700-year-old clay tablet that calls for a virtuous man to build an ark is detailed. The tablet also includes directions on how to build the ark; and the instructions are followed here in order to see if, indeed, the vessel can float.
Wed @ 9:00 pm - NOVA
A look at the ancient city of Petra in what is now Jordan, which was carved from stone and possessed an ingenious water-conduit system. Here, archaeologist and sculptors join forces to carve a temple-tomb to learn how the people of Petra built the city.
Wed @ 10:00 pm - You and Your Heart
Heart disease is examined. Included: heart failure; aortic dissection; coronary heart disease risk management; and heart valve disease.