The caldera that resides beneath Yellowstone National Park has been a topic of interest for the American public in recent years. This peaked interest stems from an increase in seismic activity at the location, which could indicate the potential for volcanic activity to occur. The last eruption at Yellowstone occurred hundreds of thousands of years ago and seismologists have confirmed that the seismic activity occurring there is no indication of an eruption. The volcanic activity that has occurred here in the past is what has formed Yellowstone into what it is today. The caldera underneath the park is referred to by scientists as a super-volcano. An eruption from this super-volcano would be devastating for the planet as it would launch millions of tons of volcanic ash into the atmosphere, thus blocking a significant amount of sunlight to effect crop production. Top scientists in the field have made it very clear that there is no indication that the public should worry about an eruption from underneath Yellowstone. Some argue that the caldera is “due for an eruption” because it’s been hundreds of thousands of years since the last eruption. This amount of time is actually minuscule in terms of geologic and volcanic activity, reinforcing the fact that the caldera is not due to erupt.
Cross country skiing is a popular recreational activity practiced by people throughout the world living in snow covered regions. Enthusiasts stretching from Scandinavia to parts of the United States and Canada practice this as a method of transportation and enjoyable activity. The act of cross country skiing goes back thousands of years, with evidence of it found in the Chinese mountains. The activity can be performed on various types of terrain ranging from mountainous, to flat, or even on trails specifically designed for it. There are two ways to propel oneself through the snow: using poles to push yourself along or moving side to side in a skating motion. As apposed to down hill skiing, the skier must use their own energy to propel themselves along.
Join the “Informed” team, along with host Rob Lowe, as they present this insightful look into the world of cross country skiing. “Informed” is distributed to Public Television PBS Member stations nationwide.
Residents living in the Caribbean and southeastern United States are all too familiar with the destructive power a hurricane can bring. Long time residents of these locations have learned the most efficient methods for preparing for the effects of the storm before and after it passes. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1-November 30, and in that time period the most active time is during the end of August and into the month of September. One of the most important things to do to be prepared during this time is to closely monitor the weather forecasts and keep oneself constantly informed. Buildings in these hurricane zones are built to high standards that allow them to withstand potential winds over 150mph. Often times the wisest option when a storm will be affecting your area is to heed the warnings of government, and evacuate to a safer location.
Living in what many people consider to be paradise, does come with its risks. Proper preparedness is the key to minimizing loss of life and property. Join Rob Lowe, host of “Informed”, as he interviews top scientists and meteorologists in this field to provide viewers with the best advice on being prepared for hurricanes.
Over the last decade since the release of the first smartphone, they have become an integral part of our lives. Modern smartphones allow users to stay more connected than ever. Not only do they allow us to access global information from anywhere, but they provide us with more options then ever before to stay connected to loved ones. Users now have the ability to send text messages, video messages, and live video conferences all from their phone. Smartphones have allowed social media to be available whenever we need it, which provides people with instant access to global events. This episode will also be looking at the negative side of this topic on how the smartphone revolution seems to have made people less social since we simply just need to use our phones to interact with people.
Stay tuned for the release of this episode from the “Informed” series, hosted by Rob Lowe. The information provided in this episode may have you looking at the smartphone revolution with a different point of view. “Informed” is filmed and provided for Public Television PBS Member stations.
“Informed” will be presenting to viewers the revitalization of American Manufacturing, which is coming from both the public and private sectors. Globalization and automation over the last 30 years have meant that many of America’s blue-collar jobs have been lost to other countries or even become redundant. Both sides of the political spectrum talk about revitalizing these jobs and in some cases bringing the jobs back to the United States. The modernization of the United States has meant that the job market has shifted to one that requires specialized skills, which the majority of those working in blue-collar jobs did not have. This segment will take viewers into the manufacturing world and find out what actions are being taken to save it.
This newest segment from “Informed”, hosted by Rob Lowe, is sure to impress and educate the viewers. This educational series is distributed to Public Television PBS Member stations.
“Informed” will be speaking with experts in the field to find out what the benefits and challenges are of data storage centers. This episode will be looking at the everyday operations of data storage centers that allow us to have peace of mind knowing that our important digital documents won’t be lost.
As the use of personal technology, primarily personal mobile devices, continues to increase the need for secure storage of copious amounts of data has never been more important. Using in-house computer systems and properly maintained servers, data storage centers are able to store the information for millions of businesses and people across the nation and the globe. Data storage centers that are used for large industrial operations or major technology corporations are large enough to use as much electricity as a small town.
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Rob Lowe will be using this episode of “Informed” to emphasize to viewers the importance of protecting our shorelines. Unfortunately, this issue is often overlooked even though it’s of vast importance to ensure the protection of bodies of water because they affect so many other parts of life. The stabilization of shorelines ensures that marine life and other wildlife is protected, erosion is prevented, pollutants are filtered, and the impact and devastation of floods can be mitigated.
The problem in the United States is that more often than not, unhealthy shorelines develop along the coasts. Unhealthy shorelines occur both naturally and from human intervention, but humans certainly accelerate the natural causes. Human causes can include removal of vital vegetation that prevents soil erosion, construction, foot traffic, as well as alterations to the shorelines original topography. Ensuring the health of shorelines can be done by simply putting an end to the human causes all together, or at least putting in place buffers which can protect the shorelines from our manipulation.
“Informed” is proud to deliver this series to Public Television PBS Member stations. Join host Rob Lowe on this journey into the science behind protecting our nation’s shorelines.
Breast cancer is a subject that has gained new light in recent years due to its increasing prevalence in women as well as the advancements being made in early detection and treatment. Being knowledgeable on the latest technology to detect and prevent breast cancer is the best tool we have in fighting this disease. This episode from “Informed” will be opening the eyes of viewers to the latest technological advancements in the field of breast cancer.
On top of the multitude of advancements that have been made in detection and prevention, there have also been major strides in surgical alternatives as well as surgical modalities. The first and best thing to do when preventing breast cancer is to maintain a healthy lifestyle and get checked regularly so the disease can be caught early. Knowing your family’s medical history is an incredibly important part of ensuring you know your vulnerability to breast cancer.
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One of the main focuses of this episode from “Informed” will be what programs are being implemented to help curb homelessness and stop the cycle of it occurring in families in the United States.
There are a myriad of factors that contribute to the reason why between 2.3-2.5 million people in America are homeless. These factors are things such as unemployment, lack of affordable housing, mental and physical illness, and substance abuse. One out of every 30 children is thought to be homeless in America, many of them seeking refuge on the streets from a bad or abusive home life.
The episode will also present to viewers the programs that have been set in place to help lower the number of people who end up homeless. Programs such as The Federal Housing Assistance Program put into place by the National Coalition for the Homeless. This organization is helping low-income families by providing them with affordable housing. Rob Lowe will speak with families that have utilized these programs and how they have improved their quality of life.
“Informed”, hosted by Rob Lowe, will distribute this fascinating episode to PBS Member Stations Public Television Networks.
Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in the United States and as a result learning to treat and care for patients is becoming increasingly important. The number of Americans with diabetes, as provided by the Disease Control and Prevention Centers of the United States, is estimated to be over a staggering 12%. Given this information, “Informed”, hosted by Rob Lowe, will use this episode to present the latest treatment options for diabetes as well as methods of prevention.
The discussion of health in America has become a large topic of discussion, especially when discussing such prevalent diseases like diabetes. Distributing episodes such as this with PBS Member Stations through Public Television is the number one way “Informed” educates America’s viewing public.