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Sun April 6, 2014
'Think Wednesday' and Your Inner Fish
NEW: Join WKAR and PBS every week for "Think Wednesdays," a primetime line-up of nature, science and technology programs.
NEW: Join PBS every week for Think Wednesdays, a primetime line-up of nature, science and technology programs. This week: NATURE: My Bionic Pet, NOVA: Inside Animal Minds and the premiere of the new three-part series, Your Inner Fish.
This week, April 9 on 23.1 WKAR-HD:
Nature: My Bionic Pet
A look at disabled animals that are being helped by prosthetics. Included: Roofus, a blind golden retriever with deformed front legs that walks thanks to specialized prosthetics; Driftwood, a border collie puppy with artificial hind feet.
Nova: Inside Animal Minds: Bird Genius
An examination of the mental prowess of birds. Included: a cockatoo that can pick locks; a wild crow focused on an eight-step puzzle; and a raven that can solve a puzzle box so fast that high-speed photography is needed to document it.
Your Inner Fish
Paleobiologist Neil Shubin examines the evolutionary roots of humans through evidence found within human DNA and the fossil record in this three-part series. First up: the legacy left humans by the first fish to lumber onto land.