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SOPTV will be performing scheduled maintenance on Monday, September 18 from Midnight until approximately 6:00 AM. Programming on SOPTV PBS 8.1, SOPTV CREATE 8.2 and SOPTV WORLD 8.3 will be off the air during this time period.

The Vietnam War

This month, SOPTV features Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s 10-part, 18-hour documentary series: The Vietnam War. Ten years in the making, Vietnam tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history. The … Continued

OREGON FIELD GUIDE: Glacier Caves, Mt. Hood’s Secret World

Thursday, October 10 at 8:30 p.m.
Hidden beneath the surface of Mt. Hood is an ice cave hundreds of feet deep and 50 feet in diameter in some places. Explore what is the largest ice cave complex in the Lower 48, … Continued

Teacher Community Program

Teachers! Join SOPTV, PBS Education, and educators from across Southern Oregon for a FREE teacher summit that will help you tackle teacher challenges and explore tech related topics via workshops and an Edcamp. The SOPTV Teacher Summit is October 14, 2017, at Central Medford High School’s Board Room in Medford, OR. Space is limited, so register early. Breakfast snacks and lunch provided.

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  • Caregivers Draw Support by Mapping Their Relationships
    (This article ran previously on Kaiser Health News.) Every time Jacque Pearson tried to devise a plan to move her 81-year-old dad, who has Alzheimer’s, from his home in Boise, Idaho, to hers in Denver …
  • Remembering a Troubled Childhood Friend
    In the eighth grade, I met Lynette. A twig figure with a brunette bob, she was the new girl who latched onto me as if I was the It Girl. Who, me? The only Koreanette in late ‘60s white suburbia? Well, …
  • Thomas Wolfe Was Right: You Can’t Go Home Again
    The forest in East Texas where my childhood friends and I used to hike, play and build forts is now a strip shopping center. The meadow where we fished in Mr. Parsley’s pond is now a drive-through ban …


  • Gold And Copper Mining In The Rainy Shadow Of A Volcano

    The Forest Service has given a Canadian company permission to explore for gold and copper in the shadow of Mount St. Helens.

  • Air Pollution | Mental Health Program | 'The Spirit Of Dialogue'

    We look at a new study on air pollution and race, and a Lane County effort to improve mental health response by police. Also, OSU’s Aaron Wolf talks about his book, “The Spirit of Dialogue.”

  • Guess What's Showing Up In Our Shellfish? One Word: Plastics
    Scientists predict that plastic in the ocean will eventually outweigh the fish there. Where is it all coming from? And is it making our food unsafe? Researchers are trying to find the answers.