This week Heartbeat AK visited with the Gwichin people as they held their organized gathering in Fort Yukon in 2010. Known as the farthest North American tribe, the Gwichin came from far and near to meet to protect the Porcupine Caribou herd. In addition to speeches from local and Canadian Athabascan, also featured are activities such as the jigging dancing to fiddle music, community dinners, and a boat trip up the Yukon River. Alaska Public Television. Thursday, July 26. 11:00 p.m.
During the last part of a three-part series, bear biologist Chris Morgan sets up camp at a remote spot in the heart of the Alaskan wilderness, alongside the largest concentration of grizzlies in the world. Watch as he experiences close encounters with bears, observing brutal battles among males during mating season as well as tender moments between a grizzly mom and her cubs. Alaska Public Television. Wednesday, July 11. 7:00 pm
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, July 24. 11:00 pm
When we think of the need for an improved healthcare system, often the focus is on the patients' experience. But there can be no strength of care if the caregivers themselves are discouraged to the point of exhaustion. Bonnie Wesorick, founder of the Clinical Practice Model Resource Center, describes how a healthy work culture should feel. Shirley Hoogstra hosts. Alaska Public Television. Monday, July 23. 11:00 pm
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, July 21. 7:00 pm
While popular visitor destinations such as Honolulu are highlighted, much of this captivating hour features areas that can be accessed only by helicopter—or the extremely adventurous hiker. The itinerary includes unspoiled rain forests, majestic valleys, otherworldly volcanic landscapes, spectacular sea cliffs, and idyllic beaches where turquoise waters meet pristine white sands. "OVER Hawai‘i" also ventures under, diving into Hawai‘i’s waters to visit coral reefs teeming with sea life. Alaska Public Television. Friday, July 20. 9:00 pm
Watch Summer Arts Festival Preview: KSO presents Joyce DiDonato on PBS. See more from PBS Arts.A concert wrapped by documentary narratives, this special tracks DiDonato’s nostalgic return to her hometown — and her thrilling Kauffman Center debut — after a triumphant appearance with Plácido Domingo at The Metropolitan Opera in New York. Alaska Public Television. Friday, July 20. 9:30 pm
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, July 20. 11:00 p.m.
This week Heartbeat AK visits Southeast Alaska to tell the story of how the U.S. Forest Service, from the 1920’s to the 1950’s, destroyed Native smokehouses, fish camps, and gardens that were located on U.S. land that was once traditional land of the local Natives. The destruction of these smokehouses smoldered for years until the U.S.F.S. acknowledged these acts of destruction and a ceremony took place to encourage communication and reparation. Nearly every village in Southeast was affected. Alaska Public Television. Thursday, July 19. 11:00 p.m.
During part two of a three-part series, bear biologist Chris Morgan sets up camp at a remote spot in the heart of the Alaskan wilderness, alongside the largest concentration of grizzlies in the world. Watch as he experiences close encounters with bears, observing brutal battles among males during mating season as well as tender moments between a grizzly mom and her cubs. Alaska Public Television. Wednesday, July 18. 7:00 pm