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"A Journey for Oil" - Medical Marijuana for Kids on Roku's Time Channel

A Journey for Oil - Medical Marijuana for Kids on Roku's Time Channel The debate over marijuana legalization rages on, even as more and more states move to allow medical (and sometimes recreational) uses. Most of that debate centers on the sale and use of pot for smoking or as edibles. Often overlooked is that the Federal government also prohibits the manufacture and sale of non-psychotic derivatives for medical use.

[Read More] Posted Friday, January 2, 2015 - 17:21
Downton Abbey Returns with Season 5 on the PBS Roku Channel

Downton Abbey Returns with Season 5 on the PBS Roku Channel Downton Abbey, claimed to be the most popular show in PBS history, returns to PBS with the premiere of Season 5 on Sunday, January 4, 2015. Roku owners can watch the first episode on the PBS Roku channel a day later, on Monday, January 5.

[Read More] Posted Friday, January 2, 2015 - 16:33
The Origins of Oz - Full Episode on Smithsonian Channel

The Origins of Oz - Full Episode on Smithsonian Channel We're all familiar with the classic film The Wizard of Oz, which was based on the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum. But did you know that the story was based on Baum's own true story?

[Read More] Posted Friday, December 26, 2014 - 14:53
Angels in Action - Real Reality on FirstRun TV

Angels in Action - Real Reality on FirstRun TVThe Guardian Angels was founded in New York in 1979 to help local communities and police to fight crime. These unarmed volunteers, with their signature red berets, are now 5,000 strong, and currently patrol in 17 countries and 130 cities. You can watch them in action on FirstRun TV Network's ANGELS IN ACTION, a true-reality show.

[Read More] Posted Friday, December 26, 2014 - 12:11
Watch Santa's Reindeer on Animal Planet L!VE

Reindeer on Animal Planet LiveSanta's Reindeer are getting ready for their big night.

[Read More] Posted Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 11:23
SomaFM Offers a Different Take on Christmas Music

SomaFM Christmas LoungeFor a change of pace from the usual holiday music being played elsewhere, SomaFM is offering four commercial-free channels of Christmas music this season. Christmas Lounge plays "chilled holiday grooves and classic winter lounge tracks" and is rated as "Kid and Parent safe".

[Read More] Posted Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 11:02
Classic Audiobooks on LibriVox

Classic Audiobooks on LibriVoxIf you prefer audio books over the written variety, you can listen to over 1,000 titles for free with the LibriVox private Roku channel.

[Read More] Posted Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 18:47
80s Flashback on Crackle

80s Flashback on CrackleMany of us get a little sentimental this time of year. If you find yourself getting nostalgic for an earlier, simpler time - specifically, the 1980s - Crackle has over a dozen free 80s-era movies under their 80s Flashback watchlist. And some of them were even hits! Put on your legwarmers and relive your glory days with the following films:

[Read More] Posted Friday, November 28, 2014 - 21:08
Return to the Wild on PBS

Jon Krakauer's national bestseller Into the Wild told the story of Chris McCandless who, after graduating from college, hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley, disappearing into the wild. Using McCandless' own letters, released for the first time, as well as new and surprising interviews, Return to the Wild probes the mystery of how this young hiker died in the Alaskan wilderness.

[Read More] Posted Friday, November 28, 2014 - 20:45
Top 10 Christmas Mix Stations on iHeart Radio

Thanksgiving has come to a close. A hollowed-out turkey carcass and fridge full of leftovers must mean that the Christmas season is now upon us. You'll find a full season's worth of Christmas music on Roku's iHeart Radio channel. Here are 10 stations, all free, identified by iHeart Radio as this week's most popular Christmas mix stations:

[Read More] Posted Friday, November 28, 2014 - 19:41

 

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