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Greening Philadelphia’s vacant lots and schoolyards

Greening Philadelphia

Find out how Temple University’s Center for Sustainable Communities is helping Philly create green stormwater and beautify blight in a new documentary produced by Temple students.

This short film highlights the Center for Sustainable Communities’ efforts to create green stormwater through a community-driven geo-design process in areas by 6th and Diamond Streets, Hostos Charter School, and Memphis Street Academy. The Project Team created a conceptual Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) plan for the study area and visualized three specific GSI project site plans, followed by three design charrettes conducted in three lower-income and minority neighborhoods.

Watch below or catch it on TUTV Thursday, June 22 at 1 and 9 p.m.

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Political satire show “The Intermission” premieres on TUTV

The Intermission

The Intermission

On the premiere episode of TUTV’s political satire show, The Intermission, host TJ Swigart focuses on the scandals that have marred Trump’s Presidency. Correspondent Ben Rupert speaks with Trump supporters, and later TJ sits down with Dr. Frank Farley, a Psychology Professor at Temple, to discuss the concept of “fake news”.

Watch it on TUTV this Saturday, June 10 at 11 p.m.

NOTE: This program was scheduled to air June 4 but will instead air on June 10 in the same time slot.

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Temple Tonight returns with more music and shenanigans

Temple Tonight host Jimmy Williamson with S.E.F.G. (Strive Everyday for Greatness)

Temple Tonight host Jimmy Williamson with S.E.F.G. (Strive Everyday for Greatness)

Temple Tonight’s host Jimmy and his sidekick Bridget return to show off their new set, and later they get a special visit from a member of the First Family! Local rappers WiLL and Coast of S.E.F.G. (Strive Everyday for Greatness) stop by to talk about their charity work and perform live. Plus, Temple Tonight presents an alternative Oscars, Missed TU Alerts, and more!

Tune in to TUTV this Saturday, June 3 at 3:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. to see this new edition of TUTV’s late night comedy program.

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Go in depth into Philly news with PNTV

Behind the scenes of Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Behind the scenes of Philadelphia Neighborhoods

PNTV is a student-produced newscast born from PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com, which aims to cover underserved parts of the city and take a look at the stories that effect its citizens. Hosts Aish Menon and Sarah Metts highlight the bigger and more controversial topics, including the new soda tax and how the Trump Administration’s immigration policy could impact Philadelphia, as well as the smaller and more intimate stories, including efforts to combat crime in the Grays Ferry and Port Richmond neighborhoods and a behind-the-scenes look at a trendy restaurant in Hunting Park.

Catch this episode of Philadelphia Neighborhoods TV this Thursday, June 1 at 1 and 9 p.m. on TUTV (Comcast 50/Verizon 45 and online).

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New show about international students premieres on TUTV

The World at Temple

The World at Temple

The World at Temple is the first and only TV talk show that’s aimed at international students at Temple University. For the pilot, which airs Wednesday, international students from all around the world come together to discuss their experiences at Temple and their lives at home. Ksenia Berestetska from Ukraine, Rithik Gangwani from India, Lei Zhao from China, and Ayah Alkhars from Kuwait share their stories. Zhao also demonstrates how to make dumplings.

Tune in to TUTV at 1 and 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31.

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Celebrate Memorial Day with TUTV!

Watch TUTV this Monday for a full 24 hours of nostalgic programming, including Ozzie and Harriet, Howdy Doody, Buster Keaton, and The Invisible Man. So kick back for a memorial day of memories and remembrance. Take a look at the online schedule for the full listing of programs.

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Philly pop soul act Chartel performs on new The Vibe

Chartel on The Vibe

The season finale of TUTV’s hip hop culture talk show features a packed hour-long program including rap battles, a performance by Temple step group the Ladies of Elegance and a live studio performance by local songstress Chartel.

The Vibe will air on Comcast 50, Verizon 45 and online on Saturday, May 27 at 3 and 11 p.m.

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Civil War documentary focuses on Kansas and Missouri

Bad Blood: The Border War that Triggered the Civil War

This 90-minute documentary portrays events leading up to the Civil War along the border of Kansas and Missouri during the years of 1854 through 1861. The story is told through the eyes of Missourians and Kansans. History buffs will appreciate this nuanced and detailed look at incidents that shaped America’s path.

Watch it on Comcast 50 and Verizon 45  or online on Thursday, May 25 at 1 and 9 p.m. 

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What does it take to build high self esteem?

Bouncing Back Self Esteem

Jullian Taylor

You may have heard the phrase “self esteem” before, but what does it mean, and how is positive self esteem sustained? On this new episode of Bouncing Back, Lisa Bien talks to Jullian Taylor, a senior and football player at Temple University, who works to inspire others and serve as a mentor to his younger teammates. He tells his story and how he started off as someone who was unsure of himself and not working to his full potential, but through hard work, he achieved healthy self esteem. To lend her expert knowledge, Monica Williams, a local life coach, also joins the set.

Tune in to TUTV on Monday, May 15 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. to learn more about this topic.

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Independent film by blind Temple student to air Friday

Abandoned Heroes

Abandoned Heroes

“Abandoned Heroes” highlights how many American soldiers have returned home, only to face issues of homelessness, neglect by the Department of Veterans Affairs and other closed doors from the country they had put their lives on the line to serve. In particular, the film focuses on the story of Alyce Hutchinson and her son, Steven Campbell, who developed cancer after returning from Operation Dessert Storm, only to have the VA say there was nothing wrong with him.

Director David Block is legally blind but that hasn’t stopped him from completing seven  independent documentaries.  As a freelance journalist, he has had over 1,500 articles published in a variety of publications including the New York Times and Philadelphia Inquirer. Block is currently earning his Masters’ Degree at Temple., where the Journalism department recently awarded him the David the Lori Schipper Scholarship for Distinguished Achievement in Journalism.

Watch this documentary on May 19 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. on Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online.

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The Vibe is back with more musical facts and acts

The Vibe

Watch an all-new episode of TUTV’s entertainment, culture, and music show to hear about more Poppin Topics, learn more hip hop history, see more live studio performances, hear the latest round of rap battles, and get the latest in hip hop news! Special musical guest Julian King, a Philadelphia native, performs.

The Vibe airs on TUTV this Saturday, May 13 at 3 and 11 p.m. Watch it on Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online.

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University Commencement will air live on TUTV

Student in graduation cap

Temple University Commencement ceremonyWant to watch Temple’s graduation ceremony but you can’t attend? Then tune in to TUTV on your TV, computer or phone this week and see Spring Commencement live on TUTV! University Commencement will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 11 and end at 11 a.m. We will also air the ceremony again later the same day at 5:30 p.m.

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Baker Dave Presents… Southern fried chicken

Baker Dave Presents... Fried Chicken

Baker Dave Presents... Fried Chicken

Nailah Adam, a senior at Temple University, brings her grandmother’s fried chicken recipe to the set of Baker Dave Presents… Nailah describes how her grandmother came from Georgia and her mother settled in Philly to attend Temple. This authentically southern fried chicken recipe has been added to by successive generations in Nailah’s family, but it always begins by soaking the chicken in buttermilk overnight.

Tune to this new episode of TUTV’s cooking show on Thursday, May 11 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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OwlSports Update finale airs this Thursday

OwlSports Update hosts

OwlSports Update hosts

Get your last Temple sports news cast this week on Tuesday, May 2 before OwlSports Update student reporters take a recess for the summer. The wrap up episode will give you the last word on everything Temple Athletics has to offer. Tune in to Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online at Thursday, May 4 at noon and 8 p.m. for the season finale.

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Watch the final Temple Update of the semester this week

Temple Update hosts

The student news show will return in the fall, but Temple Update student reporters will finish up their Spring semester programming this Thursday, May 4 with an extra-long episode. Tune in to TUTV at 10 a.m. on Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online.

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