New Season of ‘Weekends With Yankee’ Among Titles Headed to PBS Living Channel in April

A new season of “Weekends With Yankee,” Great Performances: Roots of Latin Jazz, and the documentary Kea’s Ark are headed to the PBS Living channel in April.

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Due April 2 is season six of “Weekends With Yankee,” in which explorer Richard Wiese and series co-host Yankee Magazine senior food editor Amy Traverso take a tour of the spectacular fall foliage in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. They also see how Vermont wool is turned into yarn; find out how new life is being given to old sails in Portland, Maine; get a taste of old Paris infused with West African flavors in Boston; check out unexpected adventures such as the U.S. Toboggan National Championships; and discover the history of New England ingredients such as marshmallow fluff.

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Available April 4 is Great Performances: Roots of Latin Jazz, which examines the variety of Latin American music with the Raíces Jazz Orchestra, featuring two-time Latin Grammy-winning producer Tony Succar and musician, producer and educator Dr. Pablo Gil. Hosted by Grammy-nominee Sheila E., Roots of Latin Jazz reveals the unity between jazz music and Latin culture. Showcasing original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards, the film features Grammy-winning artists Richard Bona and Anaadi, among others. Location sequences capture the vibrancy of cities in the United States, Peru, Spain, Brazil and Cuba.

On April 1, the documentary Kea’s Ark will start streaming on the channel. In the 1980s, self-taught artist and engineer Kea Tawana designed and constructed a massive three-story high ark by herself in Newark, N.J., in an area fast becoming an urban wasteland. For years she had collected salvaged materials from abandoned buildings devastated by poverty and the 1967 riots. Kea’s Ark features archival clips of the ark’s construction and its removal after court challenges and protests to keep it failed, as well as interviews with artists, historians and friends who speak to the legacy of her vision. Although it no longer exists, Kea’s Ark remains a powerful symbol of hope in Newark and beyond.

‘This Emotional Life,’ ‘Dr. Barry’ Among Titles Available on PBS Living Channel in February

“This Emotional Life” and “Dr. Barry” are among the shows available on the PBS Living Channel in February. 

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Due Feb. 16 is season one of “This Emotional Life.” The series explores ways people can improve social relationships, learn to cope with problems such as depression and anxiety, and become more positive and resilient individuals. Host Daniel Gilbert, Harvard psychologist and best-selling author of Stumbling on Happiness, talks with experts about the latest scientific understanding of human emotions and how we can find support for the issues we all face. Each episode weaves together scientific perspectives with the personal stories of ordinary people, complemented by insight from celebrities such as Chevy Chase, Larry David, Alanis Morissette, John Leguizamo, Katie Couric and Richard Gere, among many others.

Available Feb. 8 is season one of “Dr. Barry.” The series follows a big-hearted veterinarian who leaves his job at a corporate vet office to start his own practice helping animals in need. Dr. Barry and his new team struggle to build his new veterinarian practice in northeastern Canada, while using all the resources and friends he can find to help injured and orphaned animals of all kinds. Each episode tracks the story of a regular patient, a special rescue, or an animal release and looks at one of Dr. Barry’s special projects to help animals at risk.

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Season one of “Wonders of Mexico” starts streaming Feb. 1. In the series, viewers journey through the seasons and discover the diversity of wildlife and a mosaic of vast landscapes in the country. The series explores Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula — home to the Maya and a forest rich in wildlife, including monkeys, jaguars and vibrant tropical birds. Then viewers travel south to discover black bears, fiery volcanoes, exquisite birds and millions of monarch butterflies. Finally, they journey across northern Mexico and witness a desert rich in life. From prairie dogs fighting snakes and bats hunting scorpions to tiny owls living in giant cacti, Mexico’s animals have found clever ways to inhabit Mexico’s landscape and survive against the odds.

Other titles coming to the PBS Living Channel in February include Israel: The Royal Tour, Mexico: The Royal Tour and Trinity: Classically Irish.