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Out in the Silence (Episode #309)

KQED World: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

Out in the Silence captures the remarkable chain of events that unfold when the announcement of filmmaker Joe Wilson's wedding to another man ignites a firestorm of controversy in his small Pennsylvania hometown. Drawn back by a plea for help from the mother of a gay teen being tormented at school, Wilson's journey dramatically illustrates the universal challenges of being an outsider in a conservative environment and the transformation that is possible when those who have long been constrained by a traditional code of silence summon the courage to break it.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 30, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 30, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 29, 2017 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 29, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Learning to Swallow (Episode #312)

KQED World: Wed, Jul 19, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

Patsy, a charismatic artist destroyed her digestive system during an unmedicated bipolar episode. Over four rocky years she struggles to accept her physical condition, her inability to eat, and her emotional state - only to reinvigorate her artistic voice in the process.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 23, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 23, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 22, 2017 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 22, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 19, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Oxyana (Episode #509)

KQED World: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Tucked in the Appalachian mountains of Southern West Virginia, Oceana, is a small, once thriving coal-mining town that has fallen victim to the fast spreading scourge of prescription painkiller Oxycontin. As the coal industry slowly declined and times got tough, a black market for the drug sprung up and along with it a rash of prostitution, theft and murder. Soon its own residents had nicknamed the town Oxyana and it began to live up to its reputation as abuse, addiction and overdoses became commonplace. Oxyana is a harrowing front line account of a community in the grips of an epidemic, told through the voices of the addicts, the dealers and all those affected. It is a haunting glimpse into an American nightmare unfolding before our eyes, a cautionary tale told with raw and unflinching honesty.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

Revolution '67 (Episode #405)

KQED World: Wed, Jul 5, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

This program is an illuminating account of events too often relegated to footnotes in U.S. history -- the black urban rebellions of the 1960s. Focusing on the six-day Newark, New Jersey, outbreak in mid-July, "Revolution '67" reveals how the disturbance began as spontaneous revolts against poverty and police brutality and ended as fateful milestones in America's struggles over race and economic justice. Voices from across the spectrum -- activist Tom Hayden, journalist Bob Herbert, Mayor Sharpe James and other officials, National Guardsmen and Newark citizens - recall lessons as hard-earned then as they have been easy to neglect since.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 9, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 9, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 8, 2017 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 8, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 5, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Vegas Baby (Episode #508)

KQED World: Sat, Jul 1, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Some think an in-vitro fertilization contest sounds crazy, but countless Americans desperate to start a family believe this social media experiment is their only hope. This film follows several aspiring parents who desperately want to have a baby but are struggling with infertility and the high cost of treatments. They place themselves in the hands of a Las Vegas doctor and his annual contest, which offers a prize of a free round of in-vitro fertilization with no guarantee of success. Contestants post their video entries on YouTube, counting on the votes of strangers to make their dreams of parenthood come true.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 2, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 2, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 1, 2017 -- 11:00 PM
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