WHAT IS #GIVINGTUESDAY?
We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.
Why give to Network Knowledge?
Our mission is "to establish an educational television network, provide educational content, create local and public affairs programming to serve the residents and businesses of west-central Illinois." But we can only continue to successfully fulfill this mission with your help.
We’ve had a great year with programming like Downton Abbey, Poldark, Antiques Road Show, and PBS NewsHour. Our Emmy award winning program Illinois Stories reached the 1,000 episode and will continue on to feature communities in Central and Western Illinois.
It is your time to help us to continue to make a difference in our community. Your support now is essential at year end to the future of all the programs you love and rely on. It will enable us to pay off in full, our deferred payment plan from last year’...
Tune in for a special live edition of Illinois Stories with Mark McDonald on Thursday, December 3rd from 6:30-10:00 pm with guest Chuck Scholz.
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In October, we'll be airing a special two-part program around the 4th amendment, which includes a fascinating panel discussion from various local perspectives.
Panelist come from the within the Springfield area community, police and law backgrounds, education professions, and more. The programs aims to help community members and local law enforcement understand one another and increase communication around the fourth amendment.
Tune in during air times:
Thursday Oct. 8th @ 8 pm
Sunday Oct. 11th @ 5 pm
Monday Oct. 12th @ 12 pm
Thursday Oct. 22nd @ 8 pm
Sunday Oct. 25th @ 5 pm
Monday Oct. 26th @ 12 pm
CALLING ALL BUS TRIPPERS!
Network Knowledge, WSEC/PBS Springfield/Jacksonville/Decatur, is scheduling the next On the Road With Illinois Stories Bus Trip from Springfield. The bus will depart from the Network Knowledge headquarters building at 1475 E. Plummer Blvd., Chatham at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2015, and return around 5:00 p.m. Please park in the Network Knowledge parking lot, the WSEC parking spaces just across from the headquarters, or the parking lot to the west.
The bus trip will include stops at the following interesting sites:
• The Illinois Raptor Center in Decatur where their new facilities allow them to rehabilitate and care for dozens of big birds of prey, including eagles, falcons and owls
• The Rock Springs Nature Center, where we will get a tour of the Nature Center, the Wildlife Window, the Heritage Garden and the Pioneer Home. Those willing and able can take a guided hike on the nature trail.
• Lunch at Allerton Park, where the mid-day food is acclaimed.
• A tour of the mansion at Allerton Park and tours of the formal gardens and sculpture gardens. Allerton Park’s size and beauty require the full afternoon.
The cost is $60.00 per person. This includes all admissions, tours and lunch. Past bus trips have sold out quickly, so you might want to send in your reservation as soon as possible. Please call MJ at 800/232-3605, ext. 222 to make your reservation with a credit card, or mail your...
AUG 31-SEPT 2
Big Blue Live is a live television and online event celebrating some of the world’s most amazing marine creatures converging off California’s coast. Set in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the bay has experienced an environmental rebirth. This wildlife success story attracts humpback whales, blue whales, sea lions, dolphins, elephant seals, sea otters, great white sharks, shearwaters, and much more for a once-a-year marine animal phenomenon.
A presentation of PBS and the BBC, Big Blue Live will bring together scientists, filmmakers and photographers, animal behaviorists, and other experts over the course of three spectacular nights. The program will be anchored live from a hub at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and from a national marine sanctuary research vessel. Viewers can watch one of nature’s great “reality shows” delivered through state-of-the-art filming technologies and live reports from air, sea, and below the waves.
Big Blue Live airs live on television and online over three nights, August 31-September 2, at 8-9pm ET, with another live feed to the West Coast at 8-9pm PT.
Follow migrating whales, sharks and various birds as they join sea otters, sea lions and other species that live full-time in Monterey Bay. Watch reports from Monterey Aquarium and NOAA research vessels and get facts about humpback whale anatomy.
Dive into the hidden world of Monterey’s sea lions and hear about...
All 8 of our newest episodes of Cardia: Hearts and Sciences and In Any Given Week with host Mark McDonald are now available on YouTube. Visit our page here: https://www.youtube.com/user/NetworkKnowledge
Episodes can be purchased for $19.95 by calling 217-483-7887.
Congratulations to Kayla Graven, our Coordinator of Membership & Community Engagement, for being one of the 40 Under 40 named in the Springfield Business Journal! Very much deserved.
Send her a note of congratulations by emailing her at email@example.com.