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This week, three of our locally produced shows return with new season premieres. On Thursday at 7:30pm, "Insight with John Ferrugia" takes an in-depth look at providing services to Colorado's veterans, while "Colorado Experience" explores Western Art on Thursday at 7:30pm and "Arts District" profiles two contemporary Western painters Friday at 8:30pm.

The "Colorado Experience" Roadshow also starts this week with public screenings in Nucla, Durango, and Westminster before moving on to eight more cities over the next few months. See the full schedule here.

This week on Rocky Mountain PBS...

Finding Your Roots: Puritans and Pioneers
Tuesday, October 17 at 7pm
Actors Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen and William H. Macy trace their nonconformist ancestors back to the Puritan establishment.

Nature: Animal Reunions
Wednesday, October 18 at 7pm
What happens when people are reunited with the wild animals with which they forged a deep bond years ago?

NOVA: Secrets of the Forbidden City
Wednesday, October 18 at 8pm
How has China’s magnificent Forbidden City withstood centuries of earthquakes?

Frontline: Mosul
Wednesday, October 18 at 9pm
Follow the experiences of four young soldiers fighting ISIS in Iraq's second-largest city.

Insight: Serving Those Who Served NEW!
Thursday, October 19 at 7pm
RMPBS investigates the challenges of providing America's veterans with the care they deserve.

Explore Denver’s Folk Music Roots
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Denver’s Folklore Center is modeled after the original Folklore Center in New York City, and has attracted icons like Joan Baez and Bob Dylan.

Colorado Experience: Western American Art NEW!
Thursday, October 19 at 7:30pm
From early expeditions to iconic cowboys, discover the backstory of 250 years of Western American art.

Jackie Robinson: Part Two
Thursday, October 19 at 8:30pm
Ken Burns' "Jackie Robinson" examines the life of the man who crossed baseball’s color line.

Arts District: Western Painters NEW!
Friday, October 20 at 8:30pm
"Arts District" debuts Season 6 with two contemporary western painters, Don Coen and Paul Milosevich.

Looking to Get Away From City Life?
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Near Cheyenne, WY, Diamond B Ranch land is ideal for a vacation home or a retirement property.

Great Performances: She Loves Me
Friday, October 20 at 9pm
The critically-acclaimed Roundabout Theatre Company production of "She Loves Me" comes to "Great Performances."

3 Fears About Screen Time for Kids — and Why They’re Not True
Sara DeWitt, VP of PBS KIDS Digital, talks about positive digital experiences in this TED talk.
Rocky Mountain PBS News Articles

Rural Vets’ Care Suffers as VA Searches for Thousands of Providers

Nearly one in five Colorado veterans who live in rural Colorado are not getting the same care as vets in metropolitan areas. And even though the state government and Colorado counties help fund the gaps in veteran care with transportation, nursing care, and advocating for services, care for veterans in rural areas is still lacking.


Researcher: $2.1M Colorado-Funded Pot Study Facing Challenges

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a signature wound from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Colorado is funding a study to determine if marijuana can be an effective treatment for veterans who suffer from PTSD, but researchers say VA rules about marijuana are hampering recruiting.


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