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Air Date: Wed, Oct 30, 2019 10:00 PM
A team of scientists and explorers probe high altitude caves in the Tibetan Himalayas. Along the way they discover evidence of ritual burials, thousands of years old: skeletons, mummies, and evidence of practices designed to ward off ancient vampires and even zombies.
Air Date: Fri, Aug 2, 2019 9:00 PM
Witness the extraordinary wildlife and remarkable people of Earth’s highest mountain range, where Tibetan monks perform ancient rituals, snow leopards prowl the mountain sides and bizarre snub-nosed monkeys survive in frozen forests.
Air Date: Thu, Jul 18, 2019 7:30 PM
This special edition features stories from the 2019 HIKI NŌ Spring Challenge. On April 26, 2019, participating middle school and high school teams were given four days to complete a HIKI NŌ story based on the theme: “The unappreciated beauty of simple, everyday things.” Teachers could not provide hands-on help.
Air Date: Wed, Oct 31, 2018 9:00 PM
In the hills of Ireland’s County Tipperary, a laborer harvesting peat from a dried-up bog spots the remnants of a corpse — a headless torso almost perfectly preserved and stained dark brown by the bog. Archaeologists recognize it as one of Europe’s rare bog bodies: prehistoric corpses flung into the marshes.
Air Date: Tue, Dec 12, 2017 10:00 PM
For centuries, people the world over have turned to the delicacy of chocolate for rituals, medicine, romance and sheer pleasure.
Air Date: Fri, Oct 13, 2017 11:00 PM
This documentary explores the imaginative process of authors J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, and the characteristics of myth.
Air Date: Thu, Dec 1, 2016 7:30 PM
TOP STORY: Students from H.P. Baldwin High School in Wailuku, Maui tell the story of Karina Bhattacharya, a young artist diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. Bi-polar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.
Air Date: Sat, May 28, 2016 10:00 PM
In the Gamo Highlands of Ethiopia, scientists confirm the benefits of traditional stewardship even as elders witness the decline of spiritual practices that have long protected trees, meadows and mountains. Tensions with evangelical Christians over a sacred meadow erupt into a riot.
Air Date: Mon, Jul 27, 2015 10:00 PM
Five Chilean women who gather monthly for a ritual that has sustained them through 60 years of personal and societal change. See how a routine of tea and pastries helped them commemorate life’s joys and cope with infidelity, illness and death.