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June 2024

See what's on this June on WNMU-TV! From musical fundraiser programs, to specials like Arkansas Wild: The Story of Trout Tourism on the Little Red River commemorating Fathers Day, to Reel South: A Run For More celebrating Pride Month, you won't want to miss the new and noteworthy programs listed below.

Scroll down to learn about this month's featured programs. Shows are organized week by week. All programs are on 13.1 unless otherwise noted. Programs are also available to stream LIVE from our or the PBS app. 

June '24 Fundraiser: May 31–June 10

Make your donation during our June Fundraiser, running from Friday, May 31 through Monday, June 10, with musical performances and prime time specials you won't want to miss. Enjoy live concerts from your favorite musicians including Roy Orbison, Simon & Garfunkel, and Barbra Streisand. Be sure to catch our local specials like Yooper Creoles airing Sunday, June 9th by tuning in or streaming WNMU-TV PBS.

Music, local history, and public television go hand in hand. Enjoy these programs while showing your support as you continue the tradition of public broadcasting in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Thank you for your support!

June 1

Great Performances at the MetNabucco 

Ancient Babylon comes to life in this production of Verdi’s early masterpiece. Baritone George Gagnidze makes his Met role debut as the imperious king Nabucco, alongside soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska reprising her turn as his vengeful daughter, Abigaille. Daniele Callegari conducts and Angel Blue hosts.  

Saturday, June 1 at 1a/12c. Repeats 6/1 at 8/7c and 6/2 at 1/12c on 13.3PLUS.

House in the Garden: Shofuso and Modernism

The environmentally and culturally-sensitive design philosophies of George Nakashima, Junzo Yoshimura, and Antonin and Noemi Raymond continue to influence architecture and design today. Offering viewers stunning visual explorations of three architecturally significant sites in the Philadelphia region that highlight the influence of traditional Japanese architecture on these four masters of modernist architecture and design.  

Saturday, June 1 at 2p/1c.

June '24 FUndraiserJohnny Cash: Man in Black – Live in Denmark 1971

Join the “Man in Black” and guests for an evening of country, rockabilly and roots music.

Saturday, June 1 at 8/7c.

Festival! '24 Fundraiser Special

The Rolling Stones: GRRR Live!

Celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary with Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga and more in a 2012 concert. Part of June '24 Fundraiser.  

Saturday, June 1 at 9:30/8:30c.

Nick Cave, Summit Lake: Heard

A vibrant display of music, art and dance celebrating inclusion for an inner-city area.

Saturday, June 1 at 11:30/10:30c.  Repeats 6/24 at 11:30/10:30c.

June 2-8

June '24 FundraiserFrom the Heart: A Tribute to Lawrence Welk

Join host Barbara Mandrell to celebrate the bandleader in a 1993 musical spectacular.

Sunday, June 2 at 5/4c.

Best of the Joy of Painting: Special Edition

Enjoy the painting techniques of Bob Ross as he creates a beautiful "Home in the Valley" painting.

Sunday, June 2 at 7/6c.  Repeats 6/3 at 2p/1c.

Part of June '24 Fundraiser

All New Rock, Pop and Doo Wop (My Music Presents)

Performances from Johnny Maestro, The Duprees, and many more artists from the 50s and 60s.  

Sunday, June 2 at 8/7c.  Repeats 6/5 at 9:30/8:30c.

Lost Salmon

Lost Salmon

Can a new genetic discovery save the king of salmon before it’s too late?  

Monday, June 3 at 3/2c.

Part of June '24 Fundraiser

Aging Backwards 2 with Miranda Esmonde-White

People can remain mobile, healthy, and pain free throughout their entire lives. The fountain of youth is within each of us, and former professional ballerina Miranda Esmonde-White teaches viewers how to access it.    

Monday, June 3 at 8/7c.  Repeats 6/5 at 2/1c.

Part of June '24 Fundraiser

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: 50 Years and Circlin’ Back

Celebrate the band’s hits along with special guests Vince Gill, John Prine, Jackson Browne and more. 

Monday, June 3 at 9/8c.  Repeats 6/9 at 8/7c.

Dr. Eddie Henderson: Uncommon Genius

The remarkable life story of renowned African American jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player Eddie Henderson.   

Monday, June 3 at 10:30/9:30c.

The Adventures of Peter and the Wolf

A newly imagined version of Sergei Prokofiev’s musical masterpiece, Peter and the Wolf.

Tuesday, June 4 at 3:30/2:30c.

Part of June '24 Fundraiser

Aging Breakthrough with Dr. Kellyann

Aging is inevitable but that doesn’t mean you can’t control how it happens and feel better with age. Dr. Kellyann pioneers a paradigm shift in the way you think about aging.

Tuesday, June 4 at 8/7c.  Repeats 6/6 at 2p/1c.

Part of June '24 FundraiserBarbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn Preview

Join the legendary superstar for a magical concert taped in her hometown in October 2012.

Tuesday, June 4 at 9:30/8:30c.

Aging Matters

Women Unseen

Explore ways to empower older women to ensure continued dignity and a consistent quality of life.  

Tuesday, June 4 at 11:30/10:30c.

Part of June '24 FundraiserHemingway

Join Jeff Daniels for a behind-the-scenes look at the documentary series on the iconic author. Part of June '24 Fundraiser.  

Wednesday, June 5 at 8/7c.

Rosanne Cash at Macdowell

Composer, writer, and recording star Rosanne Cash receives the 61st Edward MacDowell Medal.   

Wednesday, June 5 at 11:30/10:30c.

Village of Death: Oradour-Sure-Glane 1944

The story of the massacre of an entire French village in WWII by the German SS.

Thursday, June 6 at 3:30/2:30c.

Ask the DoctorsSummer Health

Join us for the final medical episode of the season when area professionals answer questions submitted by viewers on summer health. In this clip from 2023's summer episode, Dr. Greg Sulik explains what types of ticks carry Lyme disease and how to identify them.    

Thursday, June 6 at 8/7c.  Repeats 6/7 at 3/2c.

June '24 Fundraiser SPecial

Northern Nights, Starry Skies

Join photographer Travis Novitsky, Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, on a visually stunning exploration of the heavens as seen from Voyageurs National Park, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and Quetico Provincial Park—together comprising the world’s largest designated Dark Sky sanctuary. Part of Spring '24 Fundraiser.  

Thursday, June 6 at 10/9c.

June '24 Fundraiser SpecialRoy Orbison & Friends – A Black and White Night

Celebrate the music legend in a 1987 concert with an all-star line-up of special guests.

Saturday, June 8 at 8/7c.  Repeats 6/10 at 2p/1c.

June '24 FUndraiser SPecial

Sheryl Crow in Concert: Live in Nashville

Join the nine-time Grammy winner for fan favorites and songs from her latest album, Evolution. 

Saturday, June 8 at 9:30/8:30c.

June 9-15

Will it Live on? Growing Up in a Small Town Jewish Community

An Israeli reflects on the Michigan synagogue where he grew up - and its doubtful future.  

Sunday, June 9 at 3/2c.

June '24 FUndraiser Special

Yooper Creoles: Finnish Music in Michigan's Copper Country

Oren Tikkanen’s collaborative adventures with stellar performers past and present are chronicled by cultural sociologist Michael Loukinen, highlighting the unique sounds of U.P. music. 

Sunday, June 9 at 7/6c.

June '24 FUndraiser Special

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: 50 Years and Circlin’ Back

Celebrate the band’s hits along with special guests Vince Gill, John Prine, Jackson Browne and more. 

Sunday, June 9 at 8/7c.

June '24 FUndraiser SpecialReba McEntire: My Chains Are Gone: Hymns and Gospel Favorites

Reba lends her unmistakable voice to classic hymns and songs of hope and is joined on stage by the Issacs, Trisha Yearwood and Kelly Clarkson.

Sunday, June 9 at 9:30/8:30c.

Pinkalicious & Peterrific: A Pinkerton Family Vacation

The Pinkertons take a family vacation roadtrip to see all of the Pink Wonders of the World! But what will happen when they make a wrong turn?  

Monday, June 10 at 1/12c. 
Repeats 6/12 at 11:30 am, 6/14 at 11:30 am, 6/16 at 7 am, 6/21 at 11 am.

Edible Learning: Promoting Better Nutrition in Schools

Three public schools in California (one urban, one suburban, one rural) illustrate how to counter the processed food culture in the U.S. through adopting cook-from-scratch methods and engaging in garden learning programs.  

Monday, June 10 at 3:30/2:30c.

Best of... June '24 Fundraiser!

Revisit our most popular specials from this year's June Fundraiser. Join us as we re-air the pledge programs voted on by you, our viewers! You must tune in or stream live to find out. 

Monday, June 10 at 8/7c.

The Florida Keys: 200 Years of Paradise

Celebrate the uniquely colorful and often dramatic history of our nation’s southernmost subtropical isles. Beginning with the planting of the U.S. flag on Key West in March 1822, the documentary uncovers two centuries of booms and busts, shipwrecks and pirates, engineering feats, natural disasters, artistic and literary achievement, sport fishing, ecological conservation, and restoration and renewal.   

Wednesday, June 12 at 3/2c.

NatureSoul of the Ocean

Experience the soul of the ocean in a never-before-seen look at life underwater.

Wednesday, June 12 at 8/7c.

NOVASaving the Right Whale

Follow scientists determined to save the critically endangered right whale.

Wednesday, June 12 at 9/8c.

Secrets of the DeadDecoding Hieroglyphics

Research is revealing the hieroglyphic texts from within the tomb of an Egyptian scribe.

Wednesday, June 12 at 10/9c.

Ask the Lawyers: Elder Law Special

Ask the Lawyers

Elder Law Special 

Paul Sturgul hosts local elder law professionals on the season finale of Ask the Lawyers to answer questions submitted from viewers.  

Thursday, June 13 at 8/7c.  Repeats 6/14 at 3/2c.

Great Lakes NowSurf and Turf

In this episode of GLN, digging into the future of land use in the Great Lakes as needs grow for both housing and agriculture, then an eFoiling adventure on Lake Huron, and The Catch has news about the lakes you love!

Thursday, June 13 at 10:30/9:30c.

The Paris MurdersPossession

A man admits stabbing a woman to death in church, claiming to be possessed by a demon.

Friday, June 14 at 9/8c.

June 16-22

Arkansas Wild: The Story of Trout Tourism on the Little Red River

The Little Red River is a famous trout stream and home to a self-sustaining wild brown trout population. Located in the Ozarks, the Little Red is beset with conservation challenges but amazing tourism opportunities.  

Sunday, June 16 at 7/6c.

Professor THeir to the Throne Part 1

Professor T struggles to adjust to a hostile and dangerous new environment.

Sundays at 8/7c, begins June 16.

GrantchesterSeason 9, Ep. 1

The world is changing in the dramatic and riveting new season of Grantchester.

Sundays at 9/8c, begins June 16. Binge all episodes on Passport starting 6/16!

D.I. RaySeason 2, Ep. 1

DI Ray is thrust back into homicide after a fatal shooting outside a Birmingham hospital.

Sundays at 10/9c, begins June 16.

A Symphony Celebration: The Blind Boys of Alabama

Celebrate African American Musical Heritage Month with a one-of-a-kind performance and documentary featuring the Blind Boys of Alabama and a full symphony orchestra.

Monday, June 17 at 10/9c.

Disco: Soundtrack of a RevolutionPart 1: Rock the Boat

The surprising and overlooked history of disco: its origins, its fall and its legacy.

Tuesdays at 9/8c, begins June 18.

Becoming Frida KahloPart 1: The Making and Breaking

Explore the life of celebrated artist Frida Kahlo in a three-part docuseries. 

Tuesdays at 10/9c, begins June 18.

Dynamic PlanetIce

Explore how science, nature, and tradition prepare us for the future as ice melts across the poles.

Wednesdays at 8/7c, begins June 19

Hope in The Water

The Fish in the Sea

Dive into the new approaches of sustainable fishing on the open ocean, aiming to turn peril into plenty.  

Wednesdays at 9/8c, begins June 19. 

NOVAAlaskan Dinosaurs

Intrepid paleontologists discover that dinosaurs thrived in the Arctic’s cold and dark.

Wednesday, June 19 at 10/9c.

California's Watershed Healing 

California’s forest-management solutions are gradually reversing a century of unsustainable use. The benefits are huge, and there’s much more to do.  

Thursday, June 20 at 8/7c.  Repeats 6/21 at 3/2c.

Great Lakes NowGreat Lakes Wildlife

Michigan DNR researchers document the northern madtom - a tiny, endangered catfish that’s venomous. Then take a cinematic journey through Earth’s largest freshwater ecosystem – the Great Lakes watershed – with a preview of a new documentary series. And “The Catch” has news about the lakes you love.

Thursday, June 20 at 10:30/9:30c.

The Paris MurdersSmoke and Mirrors

The team is working on a seemingly simple drug investigation--with dramatic consequences.

Friday, June 21 at 9/8c.

June 23-29

Fresh Coast Flashback

features from the fresh coast film festival

Fresh Coast Flashback 

Each year we are proud to air fan favorites from the Fresh Coast Film Festival. Each film we air is hand picked specifically with you, our viewers, in mind. They highlight subjects that are important to the people of the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin. This month we are featuring A Two Hearted Tale, and Call in the Creche.

Sunday, June 23 at 3/2c.

When Hope Breaks Through

Featured at the Fresh Coast FIlm Festival

When Hope Breaks Through

Disabled paddleboarder Mike Shoreman attempts to become the first person with disabilities to paddle across all five Great Lakes, raising money and awareness for the mental health crisis.  

Sunday, June 23 at 6:30/5:30c.

Professor TThe Perfect Picture

A bride is found dead on her wedding night floating in the hotel swimming pool.

Sunday, June 23 at 8/7c.

Grantchester: Ep. 2


Episode 2

Amid an abandoned baby and a dead hotel manager discovery, Geordie is blindsided by Will's news.  

Sunday, June 23 at 9/8c.

D.I. RayRivals

DI Ray leads the mission to rescue her prime suspect before it’s too late.

Sunday, June 23 at 10/9c.

POV: King Coal


King Coal

King Coal, through the personal memories of a 4th generation coal miner’s daughter, meditates on the complex history and future of the coal industry, the communities it has shaped, and the myths it has created. Filmed in Central Appalachia, where McMillion Sheldon was raised and lives, it documents the cultural roots of coal and its waning impact over a sector of American life, while also making space for a dream of the future to emerge.  

Monday, June 24 at 10/9c.

POVPOV Shorts: Becoming Myself

Two conversations on identity and connection, selections from the POV Spark and NFB series, Otherly.  

Tuesday, June 25 at 1a/12c.

Disco: Soundtrack of a Revolution

Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now

Get your medical questions answered by area professionals during this live broadcast from WNMU-TV studios. 

Thursday, May 23 at 8/7c.  Repeats 5/24 at 3/2c.

Becoming Frida KahloLove and Loss

Follow Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s journey to America.

Tuesday, June 25 at 10/9c.

Dynamic PlanetFire

Examine how science, nature, and tradition can prepare us for the future as the planet heats up.

Wednesday, June 26 at 8/7c.

Hope in The Water

Farming The Water

Discover the new science helping to sustainably feed our growing population.  

Wednesday, June 26 at 9/8c.

NOVAArctic Ghost Ship

An astonishing find could solve the mystery of Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition.

Wednesday, June 26 at 10/9c.

Learning Wild

Biology students living at a unique field school in the Gila meet wildlife face to face.   

Thursday, June 27 at 8/7c.  Repeats 6/28 at 3/2c.

Classic Film of the Month

Anna Karenina

A dutiful wife and mother knows contentment but not passion. That changes when she meets a dashing officer. Now she will throw away all that she has to be with him, but will it be enough? Vivien Leigh stars in this Leo Tolstoy adaptation from 1948.  

Friday, June 28 at 9/8c.

June 30

LGBTQIA+ Pride Month SpecialREEL SOUTH: A Run for More

Growing up, Frankie Gonzales-Wolfe learned to be a fighter but never imagined having a chance to make history as the first openly elected transgender official in Texas. Follow Frankie’s journey as she finds her voice, questions her relationship with the community, and tries to win an election.  

Sunday, June 30 at 7/6c.

Professor TTruth and Justice

Professor T is up in court and he must decide whether to save himself or his former lover.

Sunday, June 30 at 8/7c.

Professor T: Truth and Justice


Truth and Justice

Professor T is up in court, and he must decide whether to save himself or his former lover Christina.  

Sunday, June 30 at 8/7c.

D.I. RayThe Hunt for Rav

The evidence suggests Rachita is dealing with highly dangerous organized criminals.

Sunday, June 30 at 10/9c.