Country clubs have their origin in Scotland before they began to appear in the United States in the early 1880s. Between 1880 and 1930, America’s upper-class elites were founding country clubs across the nation.It wasn’t long before country clubs were considered to be the “essence of American upper-class”. Country clubs are considered to be the precursors to what has become the modern day gated community. Country clubs in the United States are private, exclusive memberships offering to those willing to pay access to private golf courses, tennis, and swimming. Along with offering a variety of sports to members, most modern day country clubs also act as private neighborhoods that surround the golf courses. The United States is the world leader in the abundance of country clubs as well as the often strict requirements for membership. The oldest country club in the US is the Philadelphia Cricket Club, and is also considered to be one of the most exclusive clubs in America.
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Daylight saving time (or DST for short) is the process by which clocks are moved forward one hour in the beginning of spring. The reasoning behind this shift in time is that it provides the traditional business people an extra hour of daylight at the end of a workday as well as saving on power consumption because of the “extra” hour. The United States began observing DST in 1918, but stopped after the war until the energy crisis of the 1970’s when they began to use it again. Those regions that observe DST are actually in the minority as the Asian and African continents do not observe the shift in time. DST faces much opposition and many nations are pushing for its use to be discontinued. The original reasons for DST allowed it stay lighter out longer when people were awake so less energy was consumed lighting homes and businesses. In today’s world there is no shortage of electricity and the way in which buildings are illuminated, heated, and cooled have changed.
Many parents choose to go a less traditional path in their children’s education and have them homeschooled. Homeschooling can be beneficial to those families that live in very rural areas of the country where the nearest school could be a significant distance away. This method of teaching allows a one-on-one experience that can be very beneficial for some students. It can be very easy for a student to get lost in the system of traditional education if they can’t get the attention they need to succeed. Homeschooling can also be helpful in saving a family money on school supplies that can become very costly, especially when a family has multiple children. On the flip side, homeschooling a child can make it difficult for them to get the social interaction that is crucial when growing up. Homeschooling may also limit a child’s chances of getting into college as it’s more difficult for states to monitor the standards with which a student is being taught when they aren’t in a traditional school system.
This episode with discuss the benefits and drawbacks of homeschooling students. “Informed” is an educational series that is dedicated to providing the American viewing public with the most relevant and important topics that affect society today. “Informed” is provided to Public Television PBS Member stations.
Organic farming began to gain popularity early in the 20th century as a response to rapidly changing farming practices. These changes in farming practices were primarily in response to the increasing demand on farmers because of the rapidly growing population. Organic farming has many restrictions on crop growing, which primarily focus on not using synthetic materials such as pesticides on the crops. This method of farming prohibits the use of genetically modified organisms in any of the processes for growing crops. The standards for organic farming are internationally regulated and legally enforced by nations around the globe. The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement, the organization that has set forth the standards that these nations follow and enforce. The organic farming market has exploded into a $63 billion industry worldwide.
The verdict is still out on whether or not organic farming has benefits that far outweigh the practices of modern farming. Rob Lowe, host of the educational series “Informed”, will be presenting to viewers the opinions from both sides of the spectrum on this expanding industry. “Informed” is distributed to Public Television PBS Member stations.
This segment will be focusing on the broad scope of education, specifically the topic of green education and how preserving our environment is spreading beyond education in colleges and universities. Elementary and middle schools are integrating aspects of green living such as recycling, clean energy, and growing one’s own vegetables at home. Young students are being taught how the ecosystem is made up of many parts and connects into a life cycle. They’re learning the origins of the food they eat and the way in which everything in nature is connected. Providing students with a hands-on learning experience will provide for stronger retention of the information.
Introducing students to green initiatives at a young age seems to be creating new dialogue between them and the rest of their family. Students are bringing home the lessons they’re learning on recycling, composting, and clean energy and engaging with their parents to start working towards a cleaner planet. The feedback from the parents has been encouraging and supportive to continue the education on living a green life.
Learning about and living a green lifestyle is one of the most important topics in our society today. Tune into this episode from “Informed”, with your host Rob Lowe, an educational series distributed to Public Television PBS Member stations.
This advanced level of marketing is designed with the intent of providing businesses at any level with data driven marketing campaigns that utilize demographic analysis to form targeted advertising campaigns. With the advent of countless new technologies emerging, there are entirely new fields of advertising and marketing coming about. The most prominent areas where this is happening are in the areas of curating emails and most notably, social media. Social media has become one of the most successful ways for any sized business to advertise. Billions of people use social media across the globe, so the most effective way to reach the largest amount of people is to make sure your business comes across their social media.
Rob Lowe will host the “Informed” series, who will meet with experts in the field of marketing to present to viewers the most up to date methods that businesses are using to advertise to the greatest amount of people. “Informed” is an educational series focused on bringing the most relevant topics affecting society today to viewers and accomplishes this by being distributed to Public Television PBS Member stations.
Mobile applications have dominated the scene since the smart phone and device revolution that began in the mid 2,000’s. There is an application for almost anything you can think of from tracking your sleep patterns to providing a daily horoscope. Most users would find it hard to get through a day without their applications because they make daily life so much simpler and more pleasurable. Life before applications is almost incomprehensible now, especially for the younger generations that were born into the digital world. The question now becomes how do you integrate the resourcefulness of mobile applications into a business tool that will help a company grow and improve the overall business structure of the company? The right mobile application could literally mean the difference between the success of a company or its failure.
Tune into Public Television PBS Member stations, which the “Informed” series is distributed to, to get an inside look into the industry of Mobile Applications for Businesses. Rob Lowe will be your guide into this relatively new industry.
Rob Lowe has brought his talent and experience from the big screen to the small screen as the host of the educational series, “Informed”. This educational series takes a look at the topics that affect modern society the most, from healthcare to technology.
Although craft brewing has had notable popularity in many other countries, it has really exploded in the United States within the last 15 years. The next phase in the craft distilling market is for the art of craft liquor distilling to explode into the market. In the last two years 1,500 craft distillers broke into the market, also known as the craft spirits movement, and have grown by leaps and bounds since. The craft distillers have thrived because they have given their customers what they want: providing locally made liquors that can only be produced on a limited scale with no mass production. The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) actually has a rule set in place that forbids craft distillers from being controlled openly by a large supplier.
Tune into this latest episode for a look into the growing market of craft liquor distillers and the experts behind the movement. Rob Lowe hosts this latest episode from “Informed”, distributed to Public Television PBS Member stations.
The advancements being made in the field of neuroscience are the reason that we are experiencing a point in human history where almost anything is possible. The benefits of advances in neuroscience have a wide range that span from drugs designed to ease painful memories and drugs designed to prevent diseases from even occurring that were once incurable.
One of the most profound advancements is the development of a portable brain scanner, which allows patients to move around instead of having to remain perfectly still while 3D images are taken of their brain. Physicians are able to use software which enables them to create 3D models of the brain that lead to better diagnoses and much better treatment. Current stem cell technology is allowing physicians to properly identify molecular differences between healthy cells and diseased cells. This identification provides the physicians with the ability to target the treatment needed for a variety of neurological diseases.
“Informed” will be bringing an exciting new episode on American Manufacturing and the continued efforts by both public and private sectors to revitalize it. For the past 30 years, globalization and automation have caused many of America’s blue collar jobs to be lost to other countries and in some cases even become redundant. Both major political platforms continue to talk about protecting what is left of these jobs and even talk about bringing some of those jobs back. The episode will explore the realities of the manufacturing sector and what can be done to save it.
Rob Lowe is an American icon with a stellar list of credits. His unique presence brings to life this amazing series, told through interviews and research by a talented team of independent journalist and researchers.
“Informed” is produced independently of both APT and PBS, but is made especially for public television.