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Posted by on Wed, 09/30/2015 - 09:56

Want to get in touch with your local PBS station? Use our contact page here: http://www.networkknowledge.tv/webform/contact

or call 217-483-7887.

Email addresses are staff's first initial last name @wsec.tv (so, for example: kfriend@wsec.tv)

Staff directory: http://www.networkknowledge.tv/staff-directory

Mailing address:
WMEC-Macomb - WQEC-Quincy - WSEC-Jacksonville/Springfield
PO Box 6248, Springfield, Illinois 62708

Network Knowledge Presents Special Program Called Know Your Rights: Creating Community Connections

Posted by on Tue, 09/29/2015 - 09:16

In October, we'll be airing a special two-part program around the 4th amendment, which includes a fascinating panel discussion from various local perspectives.

Panelist come from the within the Springfield area community, police and law backgrounds, education professions, and more. The programs aims to help community members and local law enforcement understand one another and increase communication around the fourth amendment.

Tune in during air times:

Part One

Thursday Oct. 8th @ 8 pm
Sunday Oct. 11th @ 5 pm
Monday Oct. 12th @ 12 pm

Part Two

Thursday Oct. 22nd @ 8 pm
Sunday Oct. 25th @ 5 pm
Monday Oct. 26th @ 12 pm

Illinois Stories Fall Bus Trip

Posted by on Wed, 09/16/2015 - 15:24

CALLING ALL BUS TRIPPERS!

Network Knowledge, WSEC/PBS Springfield/Jacksonville/Decatur, is scheduling the next On the Road With Illinois Stories Bus Trip from Springfield. The bus will depart from the Network Knowledge headquarters building at 1475 E. Plummer Blvd., Chatham at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2015, and return around 5:00 p.m. Please park in the Network Knowledge parking lot, the WSEC parking spaces just across from the headquarters, or the parking lot to the west.

The bus trip will include stops at the following interesting sites:

• The Illinois Raptor Center in Decatur where their new facilities allow them to rehabilitate and care for dozens of big birds of prey, including eagles, falcons and owls
• The Rock Springs Nature Center, where we will get a tour of the Nature Center, the Wildlife Window, the Heritage Garden and the Pioneer Home. Those willing and able can take a guided hike on the nature trail.
• Lunch at Allerton Park, where the mid-day food is acclaimed.
• A tour of the mansion at Allerton Park and tours of the formal gardens and sculpture gardens. Allerton Park’s size and beauty require the full afternoon.

The cost is $60.00 per person. This includes all admissions, tours and lunch. Past bus trips have sold out quickly, so you might want to send in your reservation as soon as possible. Please call MJ at 800/232-3605, ext. 222 to make your reservation with a credit card, or mail your...

Read the September e-newsletter

Posted by on Mon, 08/31/2015 - 15:55

Did you miss the September newsletter? Read it here: http://bit.ly/1N5sbI8 or past editions here: http://bit.ly/1JHvIFK

Big Blue LIVE

Posted by on Mon, 08/31/2015 - 15:50

AUG 31-SEPT 2

Big Blue Live is a live television and online event celebrating some of the world’s most amazing marine creatures converging off California’s coast. Set in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the bay has experienced an environmental rebirth. This wildlife success story attracts humpback whales, blue whales, sea lions, dolphins, elephant seals, sea otters, great white sharks, shearwaters, and much more for a once-a-year marine animal phenomenon.

A presentation of PBS and the BBC, Big Blue Live will bring together scientists, filmmakers and photographers, animal behaviorists, and other experts over the course of three spectacular nights. The program will be anchored live from a hub at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and from a national marine sanctuary research vessel. Viewers can watch one of nature’s great “reality shows” delivered through state-of-the-art filming technologies and live reports from air, sea, and below the waves.

Big Blue Live airs live on television and online over three nights, August 31-September 2, at 8-9pm ET, with another live feed to the West Coast at 8-9pm PT.

Episode 1
Follow migrating whales, sharks and various birds as they join sea otters, sea lions and other species that live full-time in Monterey Bay. Watch reports from Monterey Aquarium and NOAA research vessels and get facts about humpback whale anatomy.

Episode 2
Dive into the hidden world of Monterey’s sea lions and hear about...

Cardia Series on YouTube

Posted by on Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:41

All 8 of our newest episodes of Cardia: Hearts and Sciences and In Any Given Week with host Mark McDonald are now available on YouTube. Visit our page here: https://www.youtube.com/user/NetworkKnowledge

Episodes can be purchased for $19.95 by calling 217-483-7887.

Staff Member Kayla Graven Named to SBJ's 40 Under 40

Posted by on Thu, 07/02/2015 - 09:39

Congratulations to Kayla Graven, our Coordinator of Membership & Community Engagement, for being one of the 40 Under 40 named in the Springfield Business Journal! Very much deserved.

Send her a note of congratulations by emailing her at kgraven@wsec.tv.

Illinois Stories: LIVE

Posted by on Tue, 06/09/2015 - 14:42

Join Host Mark McDonald on Thursday, June 11th from 6:30-10 p.m. as he hosts a live edition of The Best of Illinois Stories. You can call 217-483-7887 to pledge your support for this program during that time!

On the Road With Illinois Stories Bus Trip

Posted by on Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:16

Network Knowledge/WQEC/PBS Quincy is scheduling the next On the Road With Illinois Stories Bus Trip from Quincy. The bus will depart from the CVS Pharmacy at 436 N. 30th at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, and return around 5:00 p.m. Please park in the southwest corner of the parking lot.

The bus trip will include stops at the following:

* Four Winds Farm (an organic herb and vegetable farm where we will get a presentation on growing and cooking/using herbs);
* Old Tymers Village and the Lewis Round Barn at the Adams County Fairgrounds;
* Brickman’s Collectors Paradise in Ursa;
* M&M Shrimp Shack, where we will tour the state’s newest shrimp farming operation.
* The Quincy-Adams County History Museum, which has just opened to the public at its new location.
* Arrive back in Quincy at CVS around 5:00 p.m.

The cost is $60.00 per person. This includes all admissions, tours and lunch. Past bus trips have sold out quickly, so you might want to send in your reservation as soon as possible. Please call MJ at 800/232-3605, ext. 222 to make your reservation with a credit card, or mail your check and information to: On the Road With Illinois Stories Bus Trip, Attn: MJ Bates, PO Box 6248, Springfield, IL 62708.

We will be shooting an Illinois Stories on the trip that will be aired on Network Knowledge, and copies will be available for purchase.

Mark McDonald on WTAX

Posted by on Mon, 05/04/2015 - 14:42

Be sure to tune in to WTAX radio on Tuesday, May 5th at 6:40 a.m. to hear him talk about the quickly approaching 1000th episode with Joey McLaughlin.

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