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Nurse Crane with Dena and Terry in 'Call the Midwife.' Photo: BBC / Neal Street Productions
Dr. Turner searches for the source of a diphtheria outbreak in Poplar while a woman in a complicated situation suffers regrest after feeling like she had no option but to abandon a baby in a trashcan, in the return episode of Call the Midwife.
Vivian Howard makes applejacks in 'Somewhere South.' Photo: Markay Media
Cooking and baking more while self-isolating at home? We have plenty of food shows for you to stream, from new programs premiering now to old favorites, featuring everyone from Chicagoans to celebrity chefs both teaching recipes and sharing their passion.
Pinkalicious with her brother Peter and friends Jasmine and Rafael. © 2020 WGBH.  Underlying © Victoria Kann, or Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann. TM: Victoria Kann.  All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  Used with permission.
A second season of Pinkalicious & Peterrific launches March 30, along with new games. Dorothea Gillima, the executive producer of the series as well as of Molly of Denali, discusses what her job entails and how the shows can keep kids occupied and learning while schools are closed.  
Fox Tales from Nature
Tap into your scientific side with shows from Nature and Nova with ten shows you can stream for free.
Advocate Tiera Fletcher by a rocket engine at NASA. Photo: Bigger Bang Communications
Beginning Monday, March 30, WTTW Prime will host an afternoon block with shows that will provide educational content focusing on science, social studies, literature, and history for junior high and high school students.
America's Test Kitchen's Kitchen Classroom
America's Test Kitchen has launched a new, free "Kitchen Classroom," with daily recipes and food-related activities and quizzes to keep you and your children occupied and learning while schools are closed.
Eva Davis leans against a telephone pole, the buildings of of East Lake Meadows appear behind her. Atlanta, GA. September 8, 1986.
PBS's POV offers a wide variety of short documentary films to stream for free, telling the stories of everything from the media frenzy surrounding El Chapo's trial to a unique event featuring more than a million balloons in Cleveland, plus a collaboration with StoryCorps.
Jewel Osco
To help seniors, who are among the populations most at risk from COVID-19, several Chicago stores are offering special senior hours at the beginning of the day. Additionally, Jewel and Mariano's have immediate job openings. 
Georges Seurat. A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, 1884. The Art Institute of Chicago
While you practice social distancing, you can still do a lot: help researchers at the Newberry Library understand history, follow penguins as they wander the Shedd Aquarium, listen to Studs Terkel's conversations with fascinating people from history, and more. 
The sunset in Havana over Hotel Nacional. Photo: Simon Phillips for WTTW's 'Weekend in Havana.'
Whether you’re working from home and need some entertainment during your lunch break or are a parent with a curious teenager who’s itching for more outside their school day, here are some programs that you can stream any time, any where, for free.
Molly of Denali
As schools close in Illinois and around the country and many people are hunkered down or working from home, we are looking for educational and entertaining things to do! PBS KIDS has games that will help keep your little ones occupied.
Workers on the Sanitary and Ship Canal excavate and load rock onto hoppers on September 20, 1894. Photographer unknown. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District for 10 That Changed America
Waterborne diseases like cholera periodically devastated Chicago in the nineteenth century. The attempt to beat them inspired three of the most ambitious engineering feats the country has seen.
Coronavirus, or COVID-19
For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. Find resources here.
Call the Midwife season 9. Photo: BBC / Neal Street Productions
March is Women's History Month, and we're celebrating with all sorts of programming: appreciative looks at some of America's funniest women, profiles of literary landmarks, documentaries looking at the dearth of women in various positions, and even a PBS Kids special. 
WTTW's John Callaway interviews the 'New Yorker' writer Jane Kramer in 1978
New Yorker writer Jane Kramer discusses the myth of the American West, the rise of big agribusiness and its effect on both traditional ranching and cows, and what bringing her daughter along on her reporting could do, in this 1978 interview from the WTTW archives. 
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