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3 new programs to celebrate Earth Month 2024 this April

March 22, 2024 Alyssa Beno Leave a Comment

Explore the lasting impacts of climate change on the natural world – and those working to combat it – with these programs airing on PBS Wisconsin and streaming on the free PBS App everywhere you watch TV!

Independent Lens: A Thousand Pines

9 p.m. Monday, April 1

Over the course of a grueling eight months, a crew of Oaxacan guest workers planted trees throughout the United States. This intimate portrait shows how hard it is to balance the physical demands of reforestation and extreme isolation while staying connected to their family back home.

American Experience: Poisoned Ground – The Tragedy at the Love Canal

A crowd of cameramen surround a woman as she taps a rotary dial phone at an office window.

8 p.m. Monday, April 22

Revisit the story of the 1970’s Love Canal disaster, one of the most notorious environmental and public health disasters in U.S. history. The battle for justice, led mostly by women, created the basis for the landmark federal Superfund program.

Changing Planet

Season 3 premieres 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24

In the third year of this seven-year project examining the issues facing the planet’s most threatened ecosystems, Dr. M. Sanjayan visits the Maldives to take an in-depth look at coral reefs and the urgent efforts to help them survive climate change.

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