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Struggle & Hope (#704) Duration: 56:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Among the wealth of untold stories in American history is the rise and slow disappearance of all-black towns that sprung up in Oklahoma following the end of the Civil War. Founded in an effort to convince the U.S. to create an all-black state, most of these towns have now been swallowed up by nearby counties and cities, or are clinging desperately for their survival. Struggle & Hope mines the stories of the last-remaining residents of these towns, while charting their heroic efforts to ensure their town retains its independence, character, and even hopes for a better future.

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  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 23, 2019 -- 7:00pm
  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 23, 2019 -- 11:00pm Remind me
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Late Blossom Blues (#705) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

When 81 year-old Leo "Bud" Welch from the Mississippi backwoods released his debut record "Sabougla Voices" in 2014, he took the Blues world by surprise: Where has this guy been for the past 60 years? Why has nobody ever heard of him before? LATE BLOSSOM BLUES follows Leo and his manager Vencie Varnado, a Gulf War Veteran, as they balance the tight rope between business and geriatrics, between jet lag and sound check. It also paints a heart-warming portrait of Leo's small hometown Bruce, MS where Leo's daily life is still untouched by his late global fame.

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  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 26, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
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Finding Kukan (#610) Duration: 56:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Filmmaker Robin Lung documents her 7-year journey to uncover the efforts of Li Ling-Ai, the visionary but uncredited producer of Kukan. Lung discovers a damaged film print of Kukan, and pieces together the untold tale of the two renegades behind its making -- Li Ling-Ai and Rey Scott. A landmark film, Kukan showcased China's resistance to Japanese occupation during World War II, and was the first American feature documentary to receive an Academy Award in 1942.

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  • KQED World: Tue, Mar 5, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
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Radical Grace (#503) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

When the Vatican reprimands U.S. nuns, citing their "radical feminism, " three U.S. Catholic activist nuns ponder what it means for them to be devoted to a historically male-driven institution like the Vatican. United by common bonds, the nuns' courageous work follows social teachings of justice, equality, and freedom from poverty and oppression.

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  • KQED World: Tue, Mar 12, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
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100 Years: One Woman's Fight for Justice (#604) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Elouise Cobell is a little known hero whose relentless pursuit of justice led her to find remedy for over half a million American Indian account holders whose funds were held by the U.S. government in trust for a century. An advocate for Native American financial self-determination and independence, she initiated new ways of viewing tribal trust funds and their management. In 1996, she led a lawsuit against the U.S. government for failing to pass on to individual American Indian landowners monies they had earned under oil, timber and mineral leases. "100 YEARS" is the compelling story of Elouise Cobell, a petite Blackfeet warrior from Montana, the great granddaughter of the legendary, Mountain Chief, and how she prevailed.

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  • KQED World: Tue, Mar 19, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
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In The Game (#421) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

The the ups and downs of a girls' soccer team reveal the very real obstacles that low-income students confront in their quest for higher education. Set in a primarily Hispanic neighborhood, Kelly High School on Chicago's south side is an inner city public school struggling to provide the basics for their students, many of whom do not make it to college, either because they cannot compete academically or because their families do not have the financial resources to send them to college. The girls face an uneven playing field - or in the case of the girls at Kelly High School, no soccer field at all - little or no support, problems at home, uncertain futures, discrimination, and poverty, but remain undaunted thanks to their teammates and the dedicated mentoring of their coach.

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  • KQED World: Tue, Mar 26, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
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