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Scientific American Frontiers  "The Bionic Body"  This episode is about re-engineering the human body, and includes stories on artificial nerve stimulation for paralysis victims using implanted electrodes, and on implants of silicon chips in the retina. Host Alan Alda has a moving conversation with Christopher Reeve, while visiting Reeve at home to discuss his advocacy of increased research in this field. D
10:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: What We Eat  "How Sweet It Is: The Story of Sugar"  Sugar started out in Asia, traveled to the Middle East and then to Europe first as a medicine and then as a rare spice. During his second voyage in 1493, Columbus brought it to the Caribbean where it changed into a common necessity, became a key element in the Caribbean slave trade and an early example of capitalist manufacturing. We'll find out why people who had a sweet tooth had a better chance of surviving than people who didn't and how sugar became the basis for England's international trade, a key element in the control of Britain's working class, and an essential part of the temperance movement. D
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Artifacts & Fiction: Workshop In American Literature  "Workshop 5. Domestic Architecture"  Furniture placement and interior design are two of many aspects of domestic architecture that relay information about social attitudes and norms of behavior. This session explores what these interior spaces reveal about the cultural setting and period of a literary text. D
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Zoboomafoo  "The Nose Knows"  Zoboo, Chris, and Martin celebrate what a cool creature feature a nose is, especially for elephants and coatis.G
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Curious George  "Candy Counter/Curious George, Rescue Monkey"  George learns to sort candies by color & shape and spends the day helping the fire department.G
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Martha Speaks  "Martha's Life In Crime, Part 1 & 2"  Martha's Life in Crime, Part 1 - Martha tells the story of her puppy days in the animal shelter and her excitement of finding a family. But it turns out that Helen wasn't the first person who adopted Martha. Vocabulary: (E) autobiography, possib(le)(ilities), yearn(ed), promis(e)(ing), narrate(d), flashback (I) tell(ing), back then, now, recall, before. D

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