This series features fascinating stories of diverse people, culled from public television stations and independent producers from across the country, and curated around a single theme for each program.
Local USA Previous Broadcasts
Hunger In America (Episode #114)
KQED World: Tue, Apr 21, 2015 -- 7:00 AM
Food insecurities and portraits of the hungry in America; the ironic story of Californian farmers who don't have enough to eat; a suburban Chicago family feeling the economic pinch at the dinner table; and big city food deserts.
- KQED World: Sun, Apr 26, 2015 -- 9:30 PM
- KQED World: Fri, Apr 24, 2015 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Fri, Apr 24, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED World: Tue, Apr 21, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
Drive Like A Girl (Episode #113)
KQED World: Tue, Apr 14, 2015 -- 7:00 AM
This documentary follows New York's champion all-girls robotics team, The Iron Maidens, just one year after they beat more than 60 male-dominated teams in a regional competition. Though they advanced to the national stage in Atlanta, GA, they lost before winning it all. Now, they've returned for another shot at the title. They had six weeks to design, program and build a robot alongside their brother team and one of their competitors, the Sciborgs. The struggles they face reveal what it takes to be a group of girls excelling at a boys' game and their successes are a glimpse at the changing roles of females in science and technology.
- KQED World: Sun, Apr 19, 2015 -- 9:30 PM
- KQED World: Fri, Apr 17, 2015 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Fri, Apr 17, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED World: Tue, Apr 14, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
Living The Dream (Episode #112)
KQED World: Tue, Apr 7, 2015 -- 7:00 AM
Living the life! Whether it's in the cozy confines or your own home, or venturing out to find your calling in the big wide world - four subjects in pursuit of their dreams. An array of Airstream enthusiasts in Colorado have their own rules for the road; an unlikely roper from Lafayette, Louisiana hopes to lasso himself a winner; a Brooklyn, New York collector with an eye for the unusual finds beauty in found objects and a decorated war veteran returns to pursue his gridiron goals at Clemson University in South Carolina.
- KQED World: Fri, Apr 10, 2015 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Fri, Apr 10, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED World: Tue, Apr 7, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
Urban Gardening (Episode #111)
KQED World: Fri, Apr 3, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
Sowing the Seeds of Change... planting ideas for sustainability and self-sufficiency. You might think of it as a Midwest rust belt town, but community gardeners in Flint, Michigan are undergoing a variety of projects and planting the seeds of hope for economic revitalization. From green belts to green thumbs -- a couple works with children to hone their martial arts and gardening skills; and two women toil with the local Flint government to get their garden growing.
- KQED World: Fri, Apr 3, 2015 -- 8:00 AM