Geography


New! Episode 1: Life is a Highway: Chicago to Joplin, Missouri (The Great Muslim American Road Trip) 53 min.

Rap-sensation Mona Haydar and husband Sebastian Robins drive the first leg of Route 66, visiting Chicago, Springfield, St. Louis and Joplin Missouri, discovering Muslim stories from America’s heartland, a history that dates back to the 1800s. The road becomes a bit bumpy as they also experience some early tests of their relationship on this long and winding road trip.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Episode 2: A Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Tulsa to Albuquerque, New Mexico (The Great Muslim American Road Trip) 53 min.

Mona Haydar and Sebastian Robin learn why so many African Americans converted to Islam in the early 20th Century. They discover how Muslims contributed to Modern Jazz and why Catholics and Muslims share an affinity for the Virgin Mary. They celebrate their anniversary on a mountaintop where they met, but stress breeds trouble as the road takes its toll.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Episode 3: Back on the Road Again: Arizona, Nevada, California (The Great Muslim American Road Trip) 54 min.

A Muslim American couple drive the last leg of Route 66. Road trips breed stress, but the Grand Canyon lends perspective. They uncover surprising stories on the way: traces of a 16th century Muslim explorer, a Syrian camel driver who surveyed the original Route 66, and an unlikely Muslim Village in Las Vegas.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! The Great Muslim American Road Trip 180 min.

In this three-part travelogue, a young Muslim American couple discover America’s Muslim roots on Route 66. From Chicago to St. Louis to Amarillo Texas, and across the Southwest, rap-star Mona Haydar and husband Sebastian Robins enjoy the iconic highway’s well-known roadside attractions, and along the way discover its overlooked Muslim American story.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Big Cities Are Past Their Prime: A Debate 48 min.

New York. Los Angeles. Chicago. Call them America's "superstars." With huge, diverse populations, these urban hubs have long reigned as the nation's economic, social, and cultural capitals. But big cities have also been the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the coronavirus shut down much of the United States in early 2020, "Zoom towns" sprang up across the country as professionals left u...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Biomes, Ecosystems, and Habitats 6 min.

This brief program gives the viewer an introduction to biomes, ecosystems, and habitats and discusses biotic and abiotic features.

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New! Earth Science 42 min.

This series of short programs looks at different aspects of earth science, including continents, tectonic plates, landforms, biological classification, biomes, ecosystems, and the moon.

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New! Part 1: Tales of the San Joaquin River 60 min.

As we journey the length of the San Joaquin River, one question will not go away: is it possible that the fate of this one river in the most productive agricultural region in the world, California’s Central Valley, offers a chance to restore the historical balance between nature and the mark of humans on the land.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Part 2: Tulare - The Phantom Lake 66 min.

What was once the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River disappeared more than 100 years ago due to water diversion and land reclamation for agriculture. This program visits with a series of people living in and around the old lake bed, raising sometimes unsettling, unresolved questions about what was gained and what was lost in the process.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Part 3: Water Beneath Our Feet 50 min.

There are only two kinds of water in the world, surface water that comes from the sky and the water beneath our feet, often called “groundwater.” This program examines issues of drought spreading across the earth and questions if is there enough groundwater to balance the needs of our cities and our farms and still preserve the natural world around us.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022