answerfromakron 603x452Sunday, May 17 at 8 pm on KPJK TV in the South Bay. An Answer from Akron tells the unique story of a group of young African American men who, at the height of the Civil Rights movement, were in the right place to answer a call for help. The place is Akron, OH whose history includes Sojourner Truth's delivering her historic "Ain't I a Woman" speech and John Brown's headquarters for many of his anti-slavery campaigns. Building upon these and other such historical milestones, members of the local chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha became the first black organization to receive federal funding for affordable housing. These men provided homes for their friends and families who had been displaced by an aggressive urban renewal program. This achievement is historic not only because it was the first of its kind, but because it also represents a successful case study in affordable housing still in operation today, more than fifty years later.

On Television

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    May 15, 2020

    Under the Streetlamp: Rockin' Round the Clock

    Friday, May 29 at 8:30 pm on KPJK TV in the South Bay. Under The Streetlamp: Rockin' Round The Clock is a concert celebrating the American Radio Songbook of the 1950s-1970s. Starring recent leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys, the show features tight harmonies and…
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    May 15, 2020

    Suze Orman's Ultimate Retirement Guide

    Friday, May 29 at 7 pm on KRCB TV in the North Bay. Join the acclaimed personal financial expert for essential advice on planning for and thriving in retirement. With empathy, straight talk and humor, Suze provides information about key steps for anyone trying to achieve their “ultimate retirement.”
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    May 11, 2020

    The Greatest Bond

    Monday, May 25 at 9 pm on KRCB TV in the North Bay. This documentary follows the journey of four disabled veterans as they travel to a prison in Gatesville, TX to be paired with a service dog. These dogs have been expertly trained by female prison inmates serving hard time. Not only do these dogs…
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    May 10, 2020

    1st to Fight: Pacific War Marines

    Sunday, May 24 at 8 pm on KPJK TV in the South Bay. On the Pacific island of Guadalcanal in 1942, the famed 1st Marine Division – the oldest, largest, and most decorated division of the US Marine Corps – defeated Japanese forces in a turning point of WWII. 1st to Fight: Pacific War Marines,…
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    May 09, 2020

    Keepers of the Light

    Saturday, May 23 at 7 pm on KPJK TV in the South Bay. In 2015, a community rallied to save the famous Gay Head Lighthouse on Martha's Vineyard, MA…
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    May 08, 2020

    The Registry

    Friday, May 22 at 8 pm on KRCB TV in the North Bay. This film breaks open the hidden history of the US Army's Military Intelligence Service (MIS)…
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    May 06, 2020

    Water from the Wilderness: Hetch Hetchy to San Francisco Bay

    Wednesday, May 20 at 7 pm on KPJK TV in the South Bay. The compelling story of how San Francisco secured its fabled water supply, the Hetch Hetchy…
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    May 04, 2020

    Quakers: The Quiet Revolutionaries

    Monday, May 18 at 9 pm on KRCB in the North Bay. Quakers: The Quiet Revolutionaries explores Quakerism from its beginnings in the 1600s to its…
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    May 03, 2020

    Great Performances: LA Phil 100

    Sunday, May 17 at 8 pm on KRCB in the North Bay. Celebrate the centennial of this landmark orchestra with La Valse by Ravel, Stravinsky's Firebird,…
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    Apr 29, 2020

    The Quietest Place on Earth

    Wednesday, May 13 at 7 pm on KPJK TV in the South Bay. The Hawaiian Islands are the most remote major island group on earth. On the second-largest…

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