Nearly six million Americans have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and yet so little is known about how the illness manifests itself in our brains. Join the search to discover where the biological and chemical breakdowns occur in the brain, and hear the stories of accomplished individuals who have been diagnosed as bipolar.
While visiting the parks was once predominantly the domain of Americans wealthy enough to afford the high-priced train tours, the advent of the automobile allows more people than ever before to visit the parks. Mather embraces this opportunity and works to build more roads in the parks.
In the early 20th century, America has a dozen national parks, but they are a haphazard patchwork of special places under the supervision of different federal agencies. The conservation movement, after failing to stop the Hetch Hetchy dam, pushes the government to establish one unified agency to oversee all the parks, leading to the establishment of the National Park Service in 1916.
By the end of the 19th century, widespread industrialization has left many Americans worried about whether the country — once a vast wilderness — will have any pristine land left. At the same time, poachers in the parks are rampant, and visitors think nothing of littering or carving their names near iconic sites like Old Faithful
From his early days at Vanderbilt University to his career at Ashland Oil, John Hall thrived on competition, tenacity, and compassion. Now a well-known philanthropist, Hall has spearheaded many worthy causes in Kentucky, including education. Learn his story in this new KET documentary.
In 1851, word spreads across the country of a beautiful area of California’s Yosemite Valley, attracting visitors who wish to exploit the land’s scenery for commercial gain and those who wish to keep it pristine. Among the latter is a Scottish-born wanderer named John Muir, for whom protecting the land becomes a spiritual calling.
One to One with Bill Goodman
Dave Adkisson, president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, and Jason Bailey, executive director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, discuss the 2016 legislative session.
Lt. John Crittenden's watch survived the Battle of the Little Big Horn, and now resides at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort; the Minor E. Clark Fish Hatchery in Morehead keeps anglers happy; Home Cafe & Marketplace in Bowling Green makes special pizzas and sandwiches; and mathematician Elwyn Berlekamp parlayed his Fort Thomas high school education into a place at MIT, the Digital Revolution, and the stars.