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.
Caring at the End (#117) Duration: 26:54 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
Stories from North Carolina, California, and Ohio. As our loved ones near the end of their lives, the difficulty in comforting them reverberates in the lives of family members, caretakers, and communities: a woman with young children of her own must find balance as she cares for her ailing mother; a look at the intimate bond between patient and caretaker; the story of a man who personifies "in sickness and in health"; and how the power of music can awaken sleeping minds.
Harnessing The Sun (#118) Duration: 29:04 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
The story of America's solar industry, and the promise of solar today and tomorrow: the rise and fall of the 1970s American solar energy program; a non-profit dedicated to providing low income families with solar panels; the Seattle company that built "the world's greenest office building"; and the creative couple in Idaho blazing new solar paths for America's highways.
Building An Identity (#119) Duration: 28:14 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
As the Asian American population in the United States rises, so do their questions about their place in America; a Japanese-Filipino man narrates the story of his "becoming American"; a group of mixed race professionals is New York address issues of identity and acceptance; and new mothers try to balance their old heritage with their new culture.
Defying Disabilities (#106) Duration: 27:30 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
Three stories question the limits of any disability: the loving marriage of two intellectually-challenged individuals in New York City; a volunteer program that introduces unlikely candidates to surfing on the North Shore of Hawaii; and a blind North Carolina hiker sets out to climb the Appalachian Trail.
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Fishing Pono (#122) Duration: 26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
For generations, Native Hawaiians have depended on the ocean for their source of food, but today, large commercial fishing fleets threaten their way of life.
Breadfruit & Open Spaces (#123) Duration: 26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
In Guam, Micronesian immigrants from Chuuk are living a dream come true: they have purchased land to build homes and plant crops for their families. But their "American dream" may be short lived when threatened with evictions.
Immigration: Language (#124) Duration: 29:00 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
Language creates barriers and opportunities for refugees and immigrants in Tennessee, from a mobile ESL classroom, to Spanish-language newspapers, to "English Only" laws.
Stories from the Classroom (#201) Duration: 26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
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.
Hunger In America (#114) Duration: 27:09 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
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.
Through The Past (#101) Duration: 24:12 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
Wherever we go, the past is never far behind. We explore four stories that connect us to times gone by. A family business that started a major fast food innovation, a man trying to keep a legacy alive, a muralist who keeps the iconic images of yesteryear around for generations to come and the fragility of life is examined through the memories we keep, and the ones we forget.