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DPTV explores the history of big ideas in How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson

Science and technology writer Steven Johnson shares the stories behind the ideas that made the modern world possible and bizarre consequences each of these innovations triggered Wednesday, 10/15, at 9pm ET with 'Clean,' followed at 10 with 'Time.'


Nature Wednesday, 10/15 at 8pm ET. Animal Misfits - The Season 33 premiere spotlights such quirky creatures as an ant-sized chameleon; the mudskipper fish, which can live out of water; the deep-sea nautilus; New Zealand's kakapo, a flightless parrot; and the Arctic woolly bear caterpillar, which spends most of its life frozen.


 Masterpiece Mystery: Inspector Lewis Sunday, 10/19 at 9pm ET. Beyond Good and Evil -  The season concludes when Lewis' first case as detective inspector, some 13 years earlier, is re-opened due to questions about the forensics. Even worse: a new string of murders recalls the old ones, and they've been committed with the same weapon.


Understanding Health Care with Paula Zahn Monday, 10/20 at 10pm ET. How health care options change as one gets older. Included: the Affordable Care Act and Medicare. Guests include Dr. A. Mark Fendrick (University of Michigan) and James Firman (National Council on Aging).

This Week's Highlights

Town Hall with Gov. Snyder and Rep. Schauer

Snyder-Schauer-lead.jpgMichigan's only Gubernatorial Town Hall Forum featuring Republican Governor Rick Snyder and Democrat Congressman Mark Schauer was this past Sunday, October 12th. Watch the town hall online now >

Detroit-Performs-featured.jpg Detroit Performs Tuesday, 10/14 at 7:30pm ET. At Liberty Craftsworks in Greenfield Village the old-time art forms of pottery, glassblowing, tinwork and weaving are handcrafted by a collection of skilled artisans.
Finding-Your-Roots-small.jpg Finding Your Roots Tuesday, 10/14 at 8pm ET. Roots of FreedomBen Affleck, NAACP president Ben Jealous, and Khandi Alexander dig into the lives of their freedom-fighting ancestors. 
Makers-Women-in-Space.jpg Makers Tuesday, 10/14 at 9pm ET. 
Women in Space - The history of women in the U.S. space program, from the "Mercury 13" program to Sally Ride to Eileen Collins, the first female pilot of the space shuttle.
Career-Labs-2.jpg Career Lab 2 Wednesday, 10/15 at 11:30pm ET. Discussions with local experts and student interns explore the positive benefits that youth employment has not only on the students but also on the communities that they serve.
Under the Radar Michigan Under the Radar Michigan Thursday, 10/16 at 8:30pm ET. Plymouth/Port Huron - Head to Plymouth with a new “green” way to tour downtown. Then, Port Huron, a city that’s moving into a bright future without forgetting its brilliant past. 
Gershwins-Porgy-&-Bess-2.jpg The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Friday, 10/17 at 9pm ET. A San Francisco Opera production of George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess," about a disabled man (Eric Owens) and the headstrong woman (Laquita Mitchell) he loves.
Straight No Chaser Holiday Edition Straight No Chaser Songs of the Decade Saturday, 10/18 at 10:30pm ET. The a cappella group performs in Atlantic City. Included: "Heartbreak Hotel"; "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"; "Bridge Over Troubled Water"; "Superstition"; and "Billie Jean."
The Paradise The Paradise Sunday, 10/19 at 8pm ET.  What lengths will Denise and Moray go to in order to fulfill their ultimate dream? Denise faces a personnel problem; Moray unleashes a desperate plan; and Myrtle deals with a crisis.
Feel-Grand-leader.jpg Feel Grand Monday, 10/20 at 7:30pm ET. Women's Cancers - What can women do to stay one step ahead of cancers that affect them most directly? Drs. Alexandra Heerdt and Elizabeth Poynor discuss.

WRCJ Classical Brunch

classical brunch

Join WRCJ 90.9FM this Sunday, 10/19 at The Community House in Birmingham and enjoy music for flute and piano with Detroit Symphony Orchestra principal flutist David Buck AND a delicious brunch. Purchase Tickets >

Huron-Clinton Metroparks


Come to the Evening Lantern Tours at Oakwoods Metropark Nature Center. Learn More >

Sesame Street Live 2015


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