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Futures with Jaime Escalante Episode 15: Agriculture

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FUTURES with Jaime Escalante: Agriculture (grades 9-12) How do you feed the world with more and more people and less and less farmland? Experts in aquaculture, aeroponics, hydroponics and other exciting agricultural developments take viewers inside their experimental fields and greenhouses. If Arthur Galston of Yale University has his way, crops will be growing on Mars, helping create an atmosphere that could support human life. Locations include Tejon Farms, NASA/Ames Research and the Bodega Marine Laboratory. Classroom guest: Jimmy Smits.

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Futures with Jaime Escalante Episode 16: Animal Care

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FUTURES with Jaime Escalante: Animal Care (grades 9-12) Cheetahs slink around a field biologist as she makes entries about their behavior on her laptop computer. A technician feeds a "milkshake" made of herring fillets and cream to a baby penguin. A wildlife biologist releases a giant condor from a mountaintop. From zoos and wildlife rehabilitation centers to horse farms, and veterinary hospitals, viewers get an inside look into the careers of animal care. Classroom guest: Muttley the dog.

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Futures with Jaime Escalante Episode 17: Personal Communication

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FUTURES with Jaime Escalante: Personal Communication (grades 9-12) Fiber optics, digital transmission, two-way video conferencing, wireless communication via satellite-much of the technology developed for the space program is being used on Earth. At Motorola, engineers describe the Iridium communication satellites. At Berkeley Systems, Inc., Marc Sutton develops a talking computer program for the sight-impaired. Classroom guest: Astronaut Ellen Ochoa.

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Futures with Jaime Escalante Episode 18: Mass Communication

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FUTURES with Jaime Escalante: Mass Communication (grades 9-12) Taking an idea, packaging it with sound and pictures and then transmitting it to millions of people at a time-that's mass communication. Meet broadcast engineers Kelly Williams of the National Association of Broadcasters, Howard Miller of PBS, radio producer Peggy Berryhill, disc jockey Dave Montoya, radio production engineer Anthony Sanchez, broadcast technician Tammi Martin, and sports producer/director Susan Stratton. Classroom guest: Ted Koppel.

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Futures with Jaime Escalante Episode 19: Optics

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FUTURES with Jaime Escalante: Optics (grades 9-12) Viewers get a look at careers at places like AT&T Bell Labs, where fiber optic cables are used for high-speed communication, and Pacific Bell, where technicians demonstrate a two-way video conference call. Also featured are astronomers at the Multiple Mirror Telescope in Arizona; developers of advanced film concepts at Eastman Kodak Company; commercial photographer J.P. Morgan; and artists at Lasermedia. Classroom guest: photographer Mary Ellen Mark.

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Futures with Jaime Escalante Episode 20: Sound Engineering

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FUTURES with Jaime Escalante: Sound Engineering (grades 9-12) At a rock concert, Billy Joel is at the piano, but what comes out of the speakers is controlled by sound engineer Brian Ruggles. Saxophonist Clarence Clemons plays at the Hollywood Bowl, as acoustical engineer Elizabeth Cohen demonstrates equipment to test the sound quality. The sound adventure also includes Dr. Amar Bose's explanation of the inner workings of his amazing Acoustic Wave music system, and a behind-the-scenes demonstration of sound effects created by sound editor Steve Flick. Classroom guest: Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer.

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Futures with Jaime Escalante Episode 21: Statistics

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FUTURES with Jaime Escalante: Statistics (grades 9-12) Statisticians work in some of the most exciting careers there are. A specialist with the US Bureau of the Census talks about the daunting task of counting 250 million people in 160 million households. Political scientist Chris Arterton explains the role of statistics in politics. From statistician Dave Tuttle of the L.A. Dodgers and Billboard Magazine chart manager Terri Rossi, the message comes home that a solid understanding of statistics is the best way to succeed in business. Classroom guest: Arnold Schwarzenneger.

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Futures with Jaime Escalante Episode 22: Water Engineering

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FUTURES with Jaime Escalante: Water Engineering (grades 9-12) Cities and farms need millions of gallons a day. How do you contain it? Move it? Filter it? Conserve it? Civil engineer Bernard Daly takes viewers through the huge underground valve chamber that regulates the flow of water into New York City. Civil engineering assistant Michael Deas and associate Suzanne Rowghani explain the workings of the massive California Aqueduct. Also featured are irrigation specialist Margarita Engle and CA Chief of Urban Water Conservation Keith Watkins. Classroom guest: James Cameron.

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Futures with Jaime Escalante Episode 23: Advanced Transportation

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FUTURES with Jaime Escalante: Advanced Transportation (grades 9-12) A look at some of the best and the worst transportation systems in the US, focusing on the people who work to create innovative transportation solutions. Examples are James Powell and Gordon Danby, designers of a Mag-Lev train that travels noiselessly at 300 miles an hour on a cushion of air; and mechanical engineers Derek Hamilton and Kitty Rodden, working on a car that travels at 65 miles an hour on less power than it takes to run a hair dryer. Classroom guest: astronaut Guy Bluford.

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Futures with Jaime Escalante Episode 24: Future Habitats

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FUTURES with Jaime Escalante: Future Habitats (grades 9-12) A fascinating introduction to the planetary scientists, architects, aerospace engineers, doctors and even artists who are working out ways to make life possible-and pleasant-on other planets, asteroids and the moon. Featured locations include the Space Studies Institute at Princeton, the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture, Rockwell International Space Systems Division, and the NASA-Ames Research Center. Classroom guest: Star Trek's Leondard Nimoy

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Living and Working in Space

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Living and Working in Space (grades 8-12) This special features dozens of space professionals, from designers of space suits and life systems engineers to interior decorators and the "Lunar Lettuce Man." A touching story concerning famed teacher Jaime Escalante and one of his students is interwoven with imaginative vignettes that explore the humor and drama of day-to-day life away from Earth.

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Math… Who Needs It?

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Math... Who Needs It?! (grades 8-12) Jaime Escalante is joined by celebrity guests including Bill Cosby, the late jazz great Dizzy Gillespie, and Teri Garr to bring home the message that math isn't something to be afraid of--it's something to use. Math...Who Needs It?! combines inspiring scenes from Escalante's classroom and behind-the-scenes interviews with professionals in math-related fields.

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