Public broadcasting in Puerto Rico touches the lives of residents daily in their homes, schools and communities. The commonwealth’s four public television and three public radio stations play a vital role in Puerto Rico education through their services for teachers and classrooms, parents and caregivers. In partnership with schools in the commonwealth and nationwide, public broadcasting continues to pioneer technology to build the classrooms of tomorrow, today. Among other programs, projects and services, public broadcasting in Puerto Rico:
- Produces numerous local, regional and state programs including:
- Jugando Pelota Dura (Playing Hardball), a one-hour political analysis program that is now broadcast daily in prime time. (It began airing in 2011 as a weekly program.) The show objectively analyzes the different political views on major issues.
- Live broadcasts, by both Allegro 91.3 FM and PRTV, of the annual Fourth of July food festival, fireworks and concert with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra.
- Geo Ambiente and Aventura Científica, two weekly documentary series that analyze environmental topics and explore natural resources. The latter, coordinated with the School of Environmental Issues of Metropolitan University, includes students’ and professors’ academic and community projects.
- Sistema TV Informa, a daily program that analyzes major community issues regarding education, health, economics, environment, technology and public policy. The Justice Department and the Puerto Rico Supreme Court have a bimonthly segment to educate the community about services, legal issues and procedures people should understand.
- Sí a la Cultura (Yes to Culture), a program that was relaunched in 2012 under a new format to include stories on Puerto Rico’s historical figures, culture and traditions, arts, theater, museum visits and culture.
- Español al Día (Spanish Up to Date), which offers educational vignettes on the richness and proper usage of the Spanish language.