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15 Things to Start Doing for Yourself

  Even if you think it’s too late, it’s not. After some soul searching and introspection, I’ve decided to make these 15 goals my priority in life, and I hope you do too. Start spending time with the right people. These people come few and far between, but once they are in your life, they […]

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Flipping the Classroom, March 2014

Flipped classrooms, a tech-free Waldorf school, a real-life science lesson, and an ADHD follow-up on this edition of Behind the Minds.

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Sights, Sounds and an Election, March 2014

Ladue View and Ladue Schools Today programming combined create the only high school produced show on HEC-TV.

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Love it or hate it, it’s Valentine’s Day

Love it or hate it, it’s Valentine’s Day. Today is the day to be in love and to show your love by sending flowers (did you forget, gentlemen? Get on it!), drowning yourself in chocolate and taking the opportunity to drink expensive wine and order things off a fancy French menu that you can’t even […]

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How do they do it? The science behind Olympic ski jumping

I have always watched the Olympics in amazement, awe-struck by the pure talent and skill the athletes boast on a continuous basis. The hard work and determination they put into their sport is beyond impressive and the reward of literally being the best at what you do must be the best feeling. I am a […]

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Missouri’s Oral History v. Written History

Missouri’s oral history has always believed that St. Louis hosted part of the Underground Railroad; however, written history has always been lacking – until recently. To honor February as Black History Month, the Higher Education Chanel TV (HEC-TV) set out to examine both the oral and written traditions surrounding the history of the Underground Railroad […]

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ADHD – A Major Childhood Health Issue, December 2013

ADHD is the most common neurobehavioral disorder of children. This episode explores the many questions, concerns and misconceptions about the disorder.

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The Very Last Green Thing

Continuing our long-term commitment to educating and inspiring younger generations, HEC-TV and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis are partnering for a special presentation of Opera Theatre’s commissioned children’s opera, The Very Last Green Thing. The event, part of HEC-TV’s Inside the Artist Studio series, will broadcast and webcast live from the E. Desmond and Mary […]

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Missouri’s Education Crisis: An In-Depth Perspective

“In watching the local news coverage of the school transfer law, I never felt like I truly understood the law or the circumstances that caused all of the issues,” said Angie Weidinger of the problems the Missouri transfer law caused this summer. Weidinger says the emotions of the involved families drowned out the facts of […]

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Constitution Day 2013: The Ongoing Impact of Gideon v. Wainwright

In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision, “The Ongoing Impact of Gideon v. Wainwright” will be the focus of HEC-TV’s Constitution Day special, live from the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Courthouse on Tuesday, September 17 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. “The decision in Gideon v. Wainwright literally changed the landscape […]

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September 11th Interfaith Memorial in Music

The September 11th Interfaith Memorial in Music: An Appreciation of Religious Diversity will air on HEC-TV (Charter 989, U-verse 99) at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the twelfth anniversary of the day that is never to be forgotten. The event was presented by Arts and Faith St. Louis on September 9, 2012 at the Sheldon Concert Hall. […]

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Calling All Teachers!

HEC-TV Live! is announcing an eclectic and exciting slate of HEC-TV Live! programs for the 2013/14 school year. Each program will have its own website page, built in advance, with materials for teachers, students, and any interested audience members. Once the program has aired live, its archive and program materials will be available at hectv.org for on-demand […]

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What’s New in September

Summer may be unofficially over, but HEC-TV has an all-new lineup of programs debuting in September! As St. Louis’ Contemporary Art Museum celebrates its 10th anniversary year, we thought it was the perfect time to spotlight the museum’s talented and dedicated Director, Lisa Melandri. HEC-TV’s exclusive interview with Melandri will give you an in-depth insight […]

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Missouri’s Education Crisis, September 2013

Missouri’s Education Commissioner says the state’s education system is in crisis see how a panel of experts and lawmakers think academic achievement could be improved in failing schools.  Plus, a local student competes in a world championship and a former President works to improve a local schools. Join us for this edition of Behind the Minds from Riverview Gardens High School.

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Cleveland Military Academy Students Fight for Their School, May 2013

Students fight to keep Cleveland High open, parents move to the city to send their children to a new school, teens give advice about being the “new kid,” and summer camps change kids’ lives.

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What to Watch on HEC-TV in April

    HEC-TV has a great line-up of programs this April focusing on several themes: Earth Day, Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), and the Civil War Sesquicentennial. Follow the quick reference guide below to see when to watch on HEC-TV, or use the search bar on our homepage to watch the local programs on demand.

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HEC-TV and KTVI Fox Channel 2 Present: The Science Behind Weather Forecasting

HEC-TV is thrilled to partner with KTVI Fox 2 to present a very special HEC-TV Live! program on April 4 about the science behind weather forecasting. During the live show, students will have the opportunity to to interact with St. Louis’ KTVI FOX2 METEOROLOGIST CHRIS HIGGINS to take a tour of his weather studio and find out what […]

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Bayless Students Learn CSI from Local Police/Detectives

Detectives and crime scene investigators from the St. Louis County Police Department participated in an interactive education program, broadcast live from Bayless High School via HEC-TV on Thursday, March 14. Crime Scene Unit Detective Brian Schmidt and Bayless School District Resource Officer Dan Aten shared their own crime scene investigation methods as student groups from eight states and Alberta, Canada tuned into the live stream and participate through videoconference. “It’s […]

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Local 14-Year-Old. President/CEO. Keynote Speaker—HEC-TV Program Helps MICDS Student Who Started His Own Company at Age 12 Become Keynote Speaker at Technology Conference.

(St. Louis) Fourteen-year-old Jaylen Bledsoe, President and CEO of Bledsoe Technologies, LLC., recently served as the keynote speaker of the Students Involved With Technology (SIT) Conference on Saturday, February 23 at Heartland Community College in Bloomington Normal, IL. Bledsoe was selected to keynote conference after one of the major sponsors of the event noticed Bledsoe in HEC-TV’s August […]

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“Where did you go to high school?” -Does It Make a Difference?

“Where did you go to high school?” An upcoming Behind The Minds program explores the classic St. Louis question from an educational standpoint: public vs. private. According to the St. Louis Regional Chamber, there are about 80 private high schools in the St. Louis area. This program investigates if attending a private high school makes a difference […]

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From Seeking Freedom to Freedom is Now: Black History Month in St. Louis

At HEC-TV, we proudly celebrate the accomplishments of different cultures year-round. Our online archives are a testament to our dedication to producing quality programming that celebrates diversity. In honor of Black History Month, our February program line-up consists of more than 139 hours of powerful programming that celebrates African American history and culture, particularly in […]

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Sneak Peek: “Where did you go to High School?”

Written by Erica Kenney and Angie Weidinger Photos by Erica Kenney Ah yes. The inevitable St. Louis question. You won’t meet a native St. Louisan who hasn’t asked it. You won’t meet a transplant who hasn’t been asked it. Whether or not you want to admit it, when you tell a person where you went […]

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“Where Did You Go to High School?” How it affects a Student’s future, and Social Status, and More, February 2013

We cover the public or private school decision, hear from high school students, tour a new auditorium, meet a middle school author and learn about philanthropy.

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10 Things to do in the Lou This Weekend

There are so many things happening this weekend in the St. Louis art and culture world! Whatever you choose to do, I hope you have a safe and happy three day weekend. Be sure to check back on Monday for a very special post in honor of Martin Luther King Day. 1. Maryville Talks Books: […]

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Sneak Peek: A Community Garden in the Central West End

By: Joyce Gates and Erica Kenney The well-known saying goes, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Well when life gave Dr. Arthur Culbert an idea, he decided to use it to create a garden.  For the past few weeks, we have been previewing an all-new episode of Impact that airs next week and today we are […]

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Best of HEC-TV 2012: Impact, Behind the Minds & HEC-TV Live!

Is it really December 31st? It feels like Thanksgiving was just last week. Regardless, I have run out of days in the year and I still have three shows to feature for Best of 2012. So today, as we say farewell to 2012, I am going to share our favorite segments from Impact, Behind the Minds […]

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Best of HEC-TV 2012: State of the Arts

HEC-TV’s Emmy Award winning show State of the Arts (SOTA)  is St. Louis’ only program devoted to the region’s vibrant arts community, taking audiences behind the scenes to meet the artists, writers, and performers who call St. Louis home. Since I have only been at HEC for a few months, I asked the incredibly talented SOTA producer […]

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Best of HEC-TV 2012: I Love Jazz

We continue the Best of HEC-TV 2012 series with an episode of I Love Jazz that hits all the right notes! I Love Jazz is a magazine-style program based on Don Wolff’s popular jazz radio show that showcases his depth of musical knowledge and appreciation of the historical jazz tradition. The I Love Jazz program […]

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Central Library Reopening: “Preserving Traditions While Pushing Boundaries”

Last weekend, I had a wonderful time celebrating the reopening of Central Library with the Young Literati of the St. Louis Public Library Foundation! We met at the Dubliner Sunday morning for a book swap and then walked as a group to join hundreds of others for the library’s much-anticipated public reopening. As we explored […]

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Behind the Scenes: A Writing Workshop with Ridley Pearson

I am so excited to share a behind the scenes look at our most recent HEC-TV Live! shoot. Last week, HEC-TV Live! partnered with best-selling author Ridley Pearson to present a writing workshop to students at St. James the Greater school in Dogtown. What is so special about this workshop is that HEC-TV was able […]

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Education Topics from Hazelwood West Middle School, August 2012

Join hosts Gina Kurre and Jerry Bryan at Hazelwood West Middle School where they'll discuss several education issues affecting our area schools including: the significance of MAP test scores and a unique way some Jennings teachers motivated their students to study hard for them, the prevalence of teachers pursuing and attaining post-secondary education, and the importance of community outreach in bringing unique artistic opportunities to local schools. That, plus meet a couple of incredible Hazelwood West alums; one who just graduated from the middle school and is already a CEO of his own company and another who is proud to teach at her alma mater school district (along with a number of other alum teachers). That plus see if you can guess where our mystery St. Louisan went to high school.

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Education Topics from the Crossroads College Preparatory School, May 2012

Meet the innovators and role models behind some extraordinary success stories from Crossroads College Prep that hit the high notes of a cappella and the lows of heroin addiction.

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Education Topics from Timberland High School, November 2011

Inspiration from extraordinary educators using Shakespeare to understand bullying, music to ease trauma of Maryland Heights tornado, ACT advice, lessons on financial crisis, meet "standout student" Jessica Greer.

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Students Light the World with Art, November 2008

German artists help students light the world with art; Mad Science encourages science learning through innovative program, plus unique interactive opportunity with HEC-TV Live! and much more.

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