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Survey investigates Alaskans’ attitudes towards wildlife

Colorado State University is conducting a survey of Alaska residents to measure their attitudes towards wildlife. It is part of a nationwide study that began in 2005.

Galena

This week, we're heading to the interior village of Galena, on the Yukon river. Greg Moyer is city manager in Galena. Listen to full story

On Story: Ted Tally

Austin Film Festival’s On Story is a half-hour series that gives a behind the scenes look at the creative process of the country’s most beloved movies and TV shows. The show is a mash-up of footage of screenwriter and filmmakers discussing their craft and films. Each episode is thematically paired with one or two short films, with an introduction from the film’s writer or director. Alaska Public Television. Tuesday, August 28. 11:00 pm

The Republican Convention

Veteran journalists Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff anchor complete live coverage of the Republican national political convention, from the opening gavel to its official close. Between speeches and events on the convention floor, Ifill and Woodruff interview political newsmakers and solicit analysis and perspective from Newshour regulars Shields and Brooks, presidential historians and others. Alaska Public Television. Monday, August 27. 7:00 p.m

Masterpiece Mystery: Inspector Lewis Series V

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When a student is found dead during a clinical drug trial, the motives of an enigmatic professor are questioned. When a second death occurs, Lewis and Hathaway begin to suspect foul play, which the duo must uncover before another death occurs. Alaska Public Television. Sunday, August 26. 8:00 pm

On Story: John Lasseter and Caroline Thomas

Austin Film Festival’s On Story is a half-hour series that gives a behind the scenes look at the creative process of the country’s most beloved movies and TV shows. The show is a mash-up of footage of screenwriter and filmmakers discussing their craft and films. Each episode is thematically paired with one or two short films, with an introduction from the film’s writer or director. Alaska Public Television. Tuesday, August 21. 11:00 pm

Inner Compass: Bolstering Business in Haiti

Business mentor Ralph Edmond, owner of the Haitian pharmaceutical company Laboratoires Farmatrix, shows how supporting and strengthening businesses can make all the difference for Haiti. Alaska Public Television. Monday, August 20. 11:30 pm

Pacific Heartbeat

Pacific Heartbeat is a new anthology series that provides viewers a glimpse of the real Pacific—its people, cultures, languages, music, and contemporary issues. From revealing exposés to rousing musical performances, the series features a diverse array of programs that will draw viewers into the heart and soul of Pacific Island culture. Alaska Public Television. Saturday, August 18. 7:00 pm

Golden Game: Minor League

This program provides a unique glimpse into the lives of minor league baseball players at various stages of their careers. We take a rare look inside the clubhouse, dugout, team bus and their homes to see what life is really like chasing the dream to the big leagues. Alaska Public Television. Friday, August 17. 9:30 p.m

POV: Steam of Life

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Beautifully and hauntingly shot, the acclaimed film provides a surprising glimpse into the lives of Finnish men and a remarkable depiction of the troubled and often reticent hearts of contemporary Western men. Alaska Public Television. Thursday, August 16. 9:00 p.m

Powering the Planet: Earth, The Operator’s Manual

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This accurate, understandable and upbeat report on the interconnected stories of humans and fossil fuels, Earth’s climate history and our future energy options will leave you amazed at the beauty and bounty of the planet, inspired by human ingenuity, and optimistic about the future. Alaska Public Television. Wednesday, August 15. 9:00 p.m

Inside Fenway Park: An Icon at 100

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Fenway Park is celebrating its centennial birthday and this program looks at the parks long history as a venue for sports and a public space. Alaska Public Television. Tuesday, August 14. 9:00 p.m

On Story: Creators

Bones creator Hart Hanson and Veronica Mars and Party Down creator Rob Thomas discuss the creation of a successful TV series. Followed by the short films “0507” by Ben and Chris Blaine and “Smile” by Lauren Elmer. Alaska Public Television. Tuesday, August 14. 11:00 pm

Inner Compass: Does Sexual Orientation Equal Identity?

The practice of labeling people by sexual orientation—homosexual, heterosexual, etc.—started only a century ago. At times labels can help make sense of our world, but at other times labeling individuals can be dehumanizing and can even be a form of injustice. Alaska Public Television. Monday, August 13. 11:30 pm

Market Warriors

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In each episode, four pickers travel to different markets across the country to purchase items with a set amount of money, and use their knowledge and skills to see who can make the most profit at auction. Fred Willard (Best in Show, A Mighty Wind) is Market Warriors’ off-screen host, offering wry commentary throughout the show. Alaska Public Television. Monday, 8/13. 8:00 pm

Helen of Troy

Acclaimed presenter of historic documentaries, Bettany Hughes, embarks on a journey across the eastern Mediterranean to discover the truth about Helen of Troy, the woman blamed for causing the Trojan War. Following weapons experts, the film shows how the conflict in Helen's name would have been fought, unraveling the reality from the myths and putting flesh on "the face that launched a thousand ships." Alaska Public Television. Sunday, August 12. 8:00 pm

Pacific Heartbeat

Pacific Heartbeat is a new anthology series that provides viewers a glimpse of the real Pacific—its people, cultures, languages, music, and contemporary issues. From revealing exposés to rousing musical performances, the series features a diverse array of programs that will draw viewers into the heart and soul of Pacific Island culture. Alaska Public Television. Saturday, August 11. 7:00 pm

Great Performances: Tanglewood’s 75th Anniversary

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Located in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, Tanglewood is one of the world’s most beloved music festivals and serves as the summer home for the famed Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO). Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration will feature the BSO, the Boston Pops Orchestra and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, under the direction of conductors John Williams, Keith Lockhart and Andris Nelsons. Alaska Public Television. Friday. August 10, 9:30 pm

Asian Voices

Hosted by NHK's senior commentator Aiko Doden, Asian Voices investigates global and regional issues with Asia’s top academics, economists and politicians. The weekly series explores global issues from the Asian perspective and transmits the voices of Asia to the world. Alaska Public Television. Friday, August 10. 11:30 p.m.

The War: A World Without War

During the last installment of this documentary, it is the end of World War II, starting in March 1945 and ending in September 1945. Since D-Day the number of dead or wounded soldiers continues to rise. President Roosevelt dies and Harry Truman steps into office. Then, on August 6, 1945, under orders from President Truman, an American plane drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, instantly killing 40,000 people. Two hundred thousand more will die in the next few years and months of burns, radiation, and radiation poisoning. Alaska Public Television. Wednesday, August 08. 8:00 p.m