Follow Tariq Ali into the world of Rubik’s cube competitions. His progress as a speedcuber mirrors his journey growing up - Tariq comes to terms with a family tragedy and his multiracial identity as a Muslim American in a country where hate crimes are on the rise. In the midst of it all, Tariq says “I just love cubing so much...I come to the competitions and I feel like I leave a better person."
Join the quest of 25 history students from Texas to a Springfield, IL museum asking to repatriate Gen. Santa Anna’s prosthetic leg. The mostly Mexican American group also honor Abe Lincoln’s support of Mexico with a Day of the Dead altar. With humor, humility and history lessons, these St. Mary’s University students explore our shared history across the border, and challenge how history is shaped.
The mental health journeys of four young people, told entirely in their own words. Each share their story to let others know they’re not alone and that healing is possible. They have endured assault, bullying and discrimination...some thought about suicide. Through the pain, they found support. They now look towards the future with optimism, and encourage kids to seek support and community.
VETERANS COMING HOME: CAREERS showcases veterans finding new career paths and adapting to the civilian work world. Many discover that the skills they learned in the military can help them. Stories include the successes and stumbling blocks of a post-military career, and how a former Rear Admiral is using her leadership skills to save her community from rising waters.
VETERANS COMING HOME: HEALTH highlights the challenges veterans - those with physical and/or mental wounds - face in transitioning from military to civilian life. Stories include a program training veterans and dogs to work together to combat the effects of PTSD, TBI & Military Sexual Abuse, and the recovery of a veteran from after he was physically injured to today as a Taekwondo Grandmaster.
In a time when America’s natural resources are caught in the crossfire of deep divisions between Americans, the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi Indians from the southwest corner of the Great Lakes might hold the key to healing our divisions, healing nature and healing ourselves.
A BEYOND GRADUATION collection of two short documentary stories that share the lives of Latinx youth dealing with life after high-school. Featuring Alan Domínguez's 'Turns in the Road' and Dez Hernández's 'AIM to Leap.'
Go behind-the-scenes of the production of BEYOND GRADUATION: Meet Latinx directors Alan Domínguez, Dez Hernández, Georgiana González, Carlos Valdivia and Carla Dauden as they produce short-form films that tell personal stories of Latinx youth transitioning from high school to life. Presented with the National Association of Latino Independent Producers.
5 reporters, 1 van. At a time of deep divisions in America, five young journalists travel together across the country to find hidden stories in every corner of the United States. From red states to blue states, the team explores the issues that divide us and discover the stories that unite us. A co-production of WGBH and The GroundTruth Project.
OPIOIDS FROM INSIDE follows the journey of three women, all mothers, who have served time in New York State jails for opioid-related crimes. Growing up, these women dreamed of having a family, a career. But these women are not simply addicts, they are mothers and daughters, they are loved and feared, they are abusers and victims, but most of all, they are humans.
Meet five men and women chasing their versions of the American Dream. In New York, they are an integral part of everyday life and many people depend on them as a dog walker to street cart vendor. How do they make ends meet? MY EVERYDAY HUSTLE reveals the struggles, successes, and daily “hustle” for people we see every day, but don’t really know.
Meet THE MAYORS OF SHIPROCK – that’s what some people call The Northern Diné Youth Committee. These young Navajo leaders meet every week to learn about their Native culture, discuss community improvements, and work to bridge divides within their community. Some on the reservation say they don’t have the traditional knowledge and language needed to be real leaders…but the Mayors are not stopping.
We all come from some place...and that place can shape us for the rest of our lives. FINDING AMERICA looks across the United States at stories that celebrate and challenge the relationships between individuals and the communities they live in. In five locales, we hear warm memories, surprising discoveries, and deep worries about our changing American landscapes.
Before Courtney became an accidental baker and Jesus cooked the most beautiful hot dogs, they each had to search for their identity. The same can be said of Anthony, Cordelia and Tonia - these five men and women discovered who they are and then discovered their passion and purpose in their America.
K-Town '92: REPORTERS looks at the city-wide civil unrest that erupted in 1992. Journalists Hector Tobar, Tammerlin Drummond, and John Lee covered the story for the Los Angeles Times, providing in-depth reporting on the destruction and deaths that resulted. Twenty-five years later, they revisit their stories and impressions of those tumultuous events, and the media coverage they helped to create.