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.
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.
- KQED World: Tue, Jul 26, 2016 -- 6:00am Remind me
- KQED World: Tue, Jul 26, 2016 -- 12:00pm Remind me
- KQED World: Fri, Jul 29, 2016 -- 2:00am Remind me
- KQED World: Fri, Jul 29, 2016 -- 8:00am Remind me
- KQED World: Sat, Jul 30, 2016 -- 6:30am Remind me
- KQED World: Sat, Jul 30, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
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.
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.
- KQED World: Sat, Aug 6, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Harnessing The Sun (#118) Duration: 7:04 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.
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.