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.
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.
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.
American Graduate Week: Beyond The Classroom (#121) Duration: 26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
Schools across America are incorporating real world job skills into their curriculums, training the next generation of farmers, scientists and engineers.
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: 26:46 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.