Science & Nature

Science & Nature programs on WXXI TV
and Radio as well as online discussion
and special events hosted by WXXI are featured below.

Featured Programming

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 12:00pm
This two-part documentary, based on Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee’s book of the same name, airs at a critical moment for the scientific community, as geneticists around the world wrestle with the ethical implications of new technologies that offer both promise and peril. 

Science & Nature

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Recently Aired

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 9:00pm
In this episode of the six part series Ken Burns investigates the efforts of Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir and others to preserve and protect pristine lands.
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 9:00pm
This six-part documentary series, directed by Ken Burns and co-produced with Dayton Duncan, is the story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical.
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 4:00pm
WXXI Education presents a special educator training featuring content and materials from PBS film Inventing Tomorrow. 
Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 9:00pm
This radio special explores the global impact of COVID-19 with a panel of leading public health experts, politicians and economists from around the world. 
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 6:00pm
WXXI and the Rochester Museum & Science Center are pleased to host a special screening event of this film that tells the story of the rapid evolution of genetic science. This event has been CANCELLED.
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