PBS39 Check Up

PBS39 Check-Up is a year-round healthy living initiative geared toward all ages. On-air programming will include Medical Minutes from St. Luke’s University Health Network; Close to Home, a new original production on cancer survivorship; and health features on PBS39’s weekly news magazine program, FOCUS.


PBS39 Check-Up will also feature Kira Willey’s Mindfulness and Yoga for Kids. These 60-second musical exercises combine music and yoga. They are designed to help children de-stress and re-focus. In addition, PBS39 Education and Outreach will make healthy connections as part of the 2017 Full STEAM Ahead! Education initiative, and offer Food for Thought programs to provide young students with motivation and fun tips to enjoy good foods, health, and fitness.

Medical Minutes Program consists of interviews with specialists  from St. Luke’s Hospital speaking on current health concerns. 

Close to Home This moving film follows physicians and their patients, exploring the themes of fear, hope, faith, journey, advocacy, and caregiving. Inspired by the work of Oncologist Dr. Rick Boulay, Close to Home shares intimate stories of survivors on their journey through cancer. Watch for 3 new documentaries included with Close to Home Cancer Survivorship; Substance Abuse; Mental Health; and PTSD. Stay tuned!

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Focus on Health 

  • Mindfulness and Yoga for Kids (Kira Willey) We are expanding these positive music and yoga programs for students. Kira combines her yoga skills with fun music and teaches children and teachers simple quick ways to help children de-stress, calm down and refocus throughout the day. These 60 second exercises help students re-energize during the school day and improve their focus. Kira conducts programs for educators/students to become familiar with using these sixty second exercises.
  • Food for Thought programs to provide young students with motivation and fun tips to enjoy good foods, health, and fitness. 
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