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
Drive Like A Girl (Episode #113)
KQED World: Tue, Oct 6, 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: Fri, Oct 9, 2015 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Fri, Oct 9, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED World: Tue, Oct 6, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
Stories from the Classroom (Episode #201)
KQED World: Fri, Oct 2, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
Three short documentaries featuring unique stories from emerging Latino filmmakers: The Smallest Step animates 3D modeled avatars of diverse high school students against real world backdrops; Overcomers highlights two teenagers succeeding despite the odds stacked against them; and Every Girl Matters looks at an all-girls Catholic high school with a 100 percent graduation and college acceptance rate.
- KQED World: Fri, Oct 2, 2015 -- 8:00 AM