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Philly D.A. | Independent Lens

Apr 16, 2021
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner and four others, all dressed professionally, sitting in chairs while woman, also dressed professionally, approaches Krasner with notepad and pen
Courtesy of Photography by Ryan Collerd. Composition by Tynell Marcelline / PBS

Tuesdays, Apr. 20–Jun. 1, at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | Go inside the emotional, high stakes work that Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner and an ensemble of idealistic outsiders from different walks of life take on as they attempt a fundamental overhaul of an entrenched criminal justice system.

Philly D.A. | Screening with Q&A

Apr 16, 2021
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Thu. Apr. 22, 2021 at 7pm on WKAR OVEE | A groundbreaking documentary series embedded inside the long shot election and tumultuous first term of Larry Krasner, Philadelphia's unapologetic District Attorney, and his experiment to upend the criminal justice system from the inside out. RSVP HERE

Down a Dark Stairwell | Independent Lens

Apr 12, 2021
Black-and-white photograph of view from top of stairwell with title "DOWN A DARK STAIRWELL" and subtitle "WHEN JUSTICE ISN'T BLACK AND WHITE"
Courtesy of ITVS & Independent Lens / PBS

Mon. Apr. 12 at 10 pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | Two marginalized communities must navigate an uneven criminal justice system together.

'Til Kingdom Come | Independent Lens

Mar 23, 2021
Multiple people raising arms in prayer and facing yellow Star of David overlaying black cross
Courtesy of Abraham “Abie” Troen / PBS

Mon. Mar. 29 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | Pastors encourage an impoverished community to donate to Israel in anticipation of Jesus's return.

Coded Bias | Independent Lens

Mar 19, 2021
Joy Buolamwini with facial recognition software analyzing her face, overlaying it in what looks like white mask and paths of red dots with text that reads, "FACE DETECTED"
Courtesy of Steve Acevedo / PBS

Mon. Mar. 22 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | Join the fight to expose threats to civil liberties posed by our new data-driven, automated world.

Coded Bias | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Mar 11, 2021
Coded Bias
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Thu. Mar. 18, 2021 at 7pm OVEE Event | Come together for a special WKAR and online screening of Coded Bias, a film about the troubling investigation into the algorithms that shape our lives. RSVP HERE 

Mr. SOUL! | Independent Lens

Feb 11, 2021
Ellis Haizlip sitting next to J.C. White Singers on set of SOUL!
Courtesy of Alex Harsley / PBS

Mon. Feb. 22 at 10 pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | Celebrate SOUL!, the public television variety show that shared Black culture with the nation.

Mr. SOUL! | Film Screening and Q&A

Feb 9, 2021
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Thu. Feb. 18, 2021 at 7pm | Come together for a special WKAR and MSU Libraries online screening of Mr. SOUL! RSVP HERE

Women in Blue | Independent Lens

Feb 5, 2021
Chief Janeé Harteau driving while in uniform
Courtesy of Eric Horst-Phillips / PBS

Mon. Feb. 8 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | Female Minneapolis police officers seek gender equity. A fatal shooting threatens their progress.

9to5: The Story of a Movement | Independent Lens

Feb 1, 2021
Courtesy of Richard Bermack

Mon. Feb. 1 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1. & STREAMING | Go inside the inspiring movement for women's workplace equality in the 1970s.