Rena Garrett

Development/Promotion Director, TV

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Science
11:39 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Are smarter animals more social? Find out on Nova, April 23rd at 8 pm

Dolphin

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. Could the skills required to keep track of friend and foe make animals smarter? To find out, NOVA goes inside the social lives of some of the smartest animals on the planet.

"Inside Animal Minds: Who's the Smartest" on NOVA airs on Wednesday, April 23rd at 8:00 pm on channels 3 and 3-1.

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Science
11:35 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Learn more about snow monkeys on Nature, April 23rd at 7 pm

Bubbles relaxes with her eyes closed as another monkey gently grooms her in the hot spring. The snow monkeys of Jigokudani are world famous for spending the winter soaking up the warm waters of their own private hot spring. Jigokudani, Japan.

In the frigid valleys of Japan’s Shiga Highlands, a troop of snow monkeys functions in a complex society of rank and privilege where each knows his and her place. Their leader is still new to the job and something of a solitary grouch. One innocent little monkey, unaware of his own low status, reaches out to this lonely leader and they form a rare and remarkable bond that alters both their lives. Changing seasons bring new babies, family disagreements and tragedies. Mating season brings competition for females as the days grow shorter and colder in the rush to winter.

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Politics
11:26 am
Mon April 14, 2014

"Solitary Nation" on Frontline, airs on Tuesday, April 22nd at 10 pm

An estimated 80,000 Americans are in solitary confinement — even people who haven’t committed violent crimes — sometimes for years or even decades. Using extraordinary access to the segregation unit at the maximum security Maine State Prison, FRONTLINE examines America’s use of solitary confinement — a practice U.S. prisons and jails resort to more than most other countries. Some prison officials see it as necessary to keep order and safety, but critics say it is inhumane and counterproductive.

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Arts
11:20 am
Mon April 14, 2014

KENW-TV's On-Air Auction 2014 begins on Tuesday, April 22nd at 7 pm

Started by Jeff Wilson in 1976 in Portales, Cattle Baron was one of the first donors to the KENW Auction. Besides the 8 Cattle Baron Restaurants, you can also use your gift card at Farley's, with locations in Roswell, Ruidoso and Las Cruces, and at Pasta Cafe in Roswell.

Cattle Baron Restaurants serve the best steaks, salad and seafood this side of the Pecos. Their friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere makes it everyone's favorite place to dine.  Cattle Baron has generously donated 24 $50 gift cards, so some will sell on-air and some will sell online.  Don’t miss out.

KENW-TV's On-Air Auction airs on Tuesday, April 22nd, Thursday, April 24th, and Saturday, April 26th beginning at 7 pm on channel 3.
 

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Arts
11:09 am
Mon April 14, 2014

"Muscle Shoals" on Independent Lens airs on Monday, April 21st at 8 pm

A scene from "Muscle Shoals."

Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America’s most creative and defiant music. Under the spiritual influence of the “Singing River,” as Native Americans called it, the music of Muscle Shoals has helped create some of the most important and resonant songs of all time. At its heart is Rick Hall, who founded FAME Studios. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, Hall brought black and white together in Alabama’s cauldron of racial hostility to create music for the generations.

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