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.
Drive Like A Girl (#113) Duration: 26:41 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
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 -- 2:00am
- KQED World: Fri, Oct 9, 2015 -- 8:00am
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.
Immigration: Home (#115) Duration: 27:08 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
The immigration trail to Nashville, Tennessee; Bhutan refugees who come for religious freedom; the relocation and adaptation of Somalians; and the flourishing professionals in the Kurdish community.
Immigration: on the Border (#116) Duration: 27:00 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
Stories from Arizona and California. Issues on immigration - from both sides of the fence; the treacherous conditions migrants face while trying to cross into the United States;danger for the children of immigrants who are left behind; and the vigilante Americans who patrol the border.
- KQED World: Thu, Oct 22, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
- KQED World: Thu, Oct 22, 2015 -- 11:00am Remind me
- KQED World: Tue, Oct 27, 2015 -- 7:00am Remind me
- KQED World: Tue, Oct 27, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me
- KQED World: Fri, Oct 30, 2015 -- 2:00am Remind me
- KQED World: Fri, Oct 30, 2015 -- 8:00am Remind me
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.
Head Trauma at War (#104) Duration: 26:52 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
Traumatic brain injuries, or TBI, has received increasing attention especially among athletes and soldiers returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. We examine the links between TBI and post-traumatic stress disorder, and the damage they can do, through the story of retired Army sergeant Andrew Reeves of Colchester, Vermont.
PTSD: Bringing The War Home (#120) Duration: 27:42 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
An examination of the terrifying syndrome that's all too common among U.S. veterans returning from combat zones: a devastating injury pushes one former soldier into the dark; the family of a Navy Seal tells his tragic story; a woman rebuilds her post-war life; and a program at the City College of San Francisco committed to rehabbing veterans.
Native American Culture (#105) Duration: 26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
Three stories about the modern Native American culture: A look at how climate change is effecting a Pacific Northwest tribe known as the "Salmon People" and how science can help find a solution; the Lincoln, Nebraska rock star artist who's creating sculptures, linking the past to the present; and the fight an Oklahoma tribe tries to revive their fading language.