WCTE PBS to host virtual ‘Jonathan Scott’s Power Trip’

COOKEVILLE – WCTE PBS is kicking off its Indie Lens Pop Up season featuring “Jonathan Scott’s Power Trip.” Due to COVID-19, the screening will be held virtually instead of in person. 

WCTE will miss the in-person audience this year, however, they encourage everyone to join in virtually and to organize ‘Watch Parties.’ 

Indie Lens Pop Up strives to bring viewers topics about what matters most, from newsworthy topics and social issues to family and community relationships. A great season is planned, and WCTE hopes to see you in its virtual audience. To join in on Thursday, Nov. 12, visit http://www.wcte.org/.

Indie Lens Pop-Up, presented by ITVS, “Independent Lens” and WCTE PBS, will feature “Property Brothers” co-host and home-renovation expert, Jonathan Scott, on his mission to flip the switch on how Americans access power. On the surface, solar energy seems like a resource that is widely available; however, as Scott begins his journey across the country, he quickly finds how little choice the public has in how they source their energy. 

After the screening, WCTE PBS’s director of education & engagement, Dr. Cephas Ablakwa, will moderate the virtual panel featuring special guests to discuss themes in the documentary and renewable energies along with answering questions. Themes in the documentary include: Issues of equity and environmental justice, the burden of fossil fuel pollution on people of color and low-income communities and the clean energy revolution in our communities. “Indie Lens Pop-Up” and WCTE PBS aim to spark enlightening conversations that shed light on these types of issue to help drive community conversations.

WCTE Central TN PBS has served the Upper Cumberland 40+ years as the region’s premier storyteller and is the only television station in a 75-mile radius of Cookeville, making it a strategic partner in education, health services, government, arts and music. WCTE is a 501(c) 3 and is owned and operated by the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council. WCTE Central TN PBS is one of only 350 PBS member stations nationwide.

Michelle Price is the managing editor of the Upper Cumberland Business Journal and can be reached via email. Send an email.

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