Maryland Public Television celebrates the bounty of the Chesapeake and highlights its most critical issues during its second annual Chesapeake Bay Week, airing April 22–29.

The Chesapeake Bay-themed week of programming spans the history, culture, science and current issues of the Bay. The programs are also being syndicated to other public broadcasting stations in the watershed. Highlights include:

  • Planet H2O: 4 p.m. April 23. This show illuminates the interconnection between water and life on Earth. Two magazine-style episodes introduce complex issues surrounding the world’s water supply and highlight inspiring stories of conservation, technological intervention and sustainable solutions.
  • Blind Spots - Threats to the Chesapeake: 7:30 p.m. April 25. MPT’s award-winning Outdoors Maryland explores three little-known but ominous environmental threats to the Bay: 185 million pounds of sediment piled behind Conowingo Dam, pharmaceutical waste and unrestricted runoff.
  • Quill, Brush & Shutter: 10 p.m. April 28. Artworks This Week special explores the Bay through the eyes and ears of painters, writers, photographers and musicians.
  • Volvo Ocean Race: 6:30 p.m. April 29. Watch this event live as it arrives in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Renowned sailor Gary Jobson will interview the race’s participants as enthusiasts from around the globe set their sights on Baltimore.