28th ANNUAL WCTE ACADEMIC BOWL

28th ANNUAL WCTE ACADEMIC BOWL

"All matches now posted online"
Watch the exciting results of WCTE’s 28th Annual Academic Bowl as each team faces double elimination. 
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NATURE: Snow Monkeys

NATURE

"Snow Monkeys"
Wednesday, Apr 23rd - 7:00pm

Most primates are found in the Earth’s tropical regions, but somehow this hearty population of monkeys has managed to eke out a living in the frigid mountains of Northern Japan. They are the northern most living primate – aside from humans.

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NOVA: Inside Animal Minds: Who's the Smartest?

NOVA

"Inside Animal Minds: Who's the Smartest?"
Wednesday, Apr 23rd - 8:00pm

What makes an animal smart? Many scientists believe the secret lies in relationships. Throughout the animal kingdom, some of the cleverest creatures — including humans — seem to be those who live in complex social groups, like dolphins, elephants and apes.

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YOUR INNER FISH: Your Inner Monkey

YOUR INNER FISH

"Your Inner Monkey"
Wednesday, Apr 23rd - 9:00pm

Find out which beneficial traits—and some less useful ones—our primate progenitors bequeathed us.

Our primate progenitors had bodies a lot like those of modern monkeys and spent tens of millions of years living in trees. From them we inherited our versatile hands, amazing vision and capable brains — but also some less beneficial traits, including our bad backs and terrible sense of smell.

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One on One with Becky Magura: Dallas Smith

One on One with Becky Magura

"Dallas Smith"
Thursday, Apr 24th - 8:30pm

Now in his 70s, Dallas Smith is an author, a marathoner and a mentor to runners world wide. Dallas will discuss crossing the finish line in Boston last year before the tragic bombing, his love of running and writing, and why he continues to travel the country in search of an open road.

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GREAT PERFORMANCES: Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

GREAT PERFORMANCES

"Sleeping Beauty"
Friday, Apr 25th - 8:30pm

Sleeping Beauty, the timeless fairy tale about a princess cursed to sleep for a hundred years, was adapted into a ballet by Tchaikovsky in 1890. Choreographer Matthew Bourne's highly theatrical production, set to Tchaikovsky’s music, is a re-imagining of that classic tale.

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WCTE Events, Community Projects & Local Series

 

Community Cinema is a national civic engagement initiative featuring free screenings and curricula for films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens.

Community Cinema

Film: The New Black
Tuesday, May 20, 7 p.m.
TTU Backdoor Playhouse
WCTE-TV Run for your Mama Double Pump 5K

WCTE Run for Your Mama 5K

Pre-Registration Special!
Race Day is Saturday, May 10, 2014
Register Online today!

WCTE Annual Dinner

WCTE is Celebrating 35 Years of Music & Tourism in the Upper Cumberland!

Susan Whitaker, Commissioner of Tourist Development for the State of Tennessee, will be this year's guest speaker.

Reserve Your Tickets Online

Discover the Upper Cumberland

Discover the Upper Cumberland

Explore the rich culture and natural beauty which make our region such a special place to live, work, play and retire.

PBS KIDS Writers Contest ends April 30, 2014

PBS KIDS Writers Contest

Calling all young writers! Entries accepted until April 30, 2014.

Live Green Tennessee

Live Green Tennessee

Explore our Agricultural Heritage & more, Mondays at 7:00 pm on WCTE.

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WCTE depends upon the support of our membership to produce and broadcast quality programming like this. Please help us continue this 30+ year tradition of community involvement by contributing to WCTE today.

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