Society & Culture
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National Geographic Emerging Explorer Ken Banks created FrontlineSMS, free open-source software that enables people in the developing world without Internet or TV access to monitor elections, get rural health care, broadcast news, track endangered animals, combat domestic violence, organize protests, and more. He discusses finding low-tech, low-cost, high-impact solutions to developing world needs at the 2010 Explorers Symposium.
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Dog Whisperer : Stella and Nala and Phoebe : MON DEC 27 8p et/pt : http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/dog-whisperer/4527/Overview The dogs that paddleboard together, stay together! Cesar helps one family's dogs get along by helping them go for a paddle.
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Once plentiful, can Chesapeake Bay oysters make a comeback? Chef and National Geographic Fellow Barton Seaver visits the owners of hundred-year-old oyster company who are working to keep the famous oysters on the map—and on our plates. Learn how farming helps restore oyster populations, then follow Seaver’s easy recipe for grilled oysters.
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Somali nomad Waris Dirie runs away from an arranged marriage at the age of 13 and ends up on the fashion runways of London, Paris, and New York. She also becomes a UN special ambassador, speaking out about the traditions that harm women worldwide. Based on the autobiographical novel by Waris Dirie, this inspiring story had thrilled audiences in Europe and now National Geographic Entertainment is bringing it to the U.S. theaters on March 18, 2011.
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Inspired by the classic book, The Long Walk by Slawomir Rawicz , The Way Back recounts the story of six men who escape the horrors of one of Stalin's Siberian Gulags and literally walk 4,000 miles, across five countries, to freedom. Stars Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Jim Sturgess, and Saorise Ronan.
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Mysteries of the Bible : Living in the Time of Jesus: Crime and Punishment: TUE DEC 21 10p et/pt :http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/episode/crime-and-punishment-4230/Overview How would the Romans have arrested Jesus in ancient Israel?
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Mysteries of the Bible : Living in the Time of Jesus: Healing the Sick: TUE DEC 21 9p et/pt : http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/episode/healing-the-sick-4229/Overview 2,000 years ago, leeches were used to treat everything from colds to hemorrhoids.
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Nazi Hunters: The Butcher of Lyon : WED DEC 22 10P et/pt :http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/episode/the-butcher-of-lyon-5580/Overview A French woman sets about bringing a former murderous nazi to justice, despite an uphill battle.