The vast Appalachia region stretches across 13 states and is home to more than 23 million people, yet it may be the least understood culture in America. Appalachia has existed for generations as a region apart, isolated physically and culturally by its rugged mountains. The ethnically diverse Appalachian people - including many of the country's first immigrants - played a profound, and often overlooked, part in the nation's history and cultural and economic development.
The estimated 3.5 million Arab Americans living in the United States today hail from more than 20 countries, practice a variety of faiths and work in a wide range of professions. Hosted by NPR's Neda Ulaby, ARAB AMERICAN STORIES highlights the diversity of the Arab-American experience and traces the impact of this ethnic group on American institutions and public life.
Celebrated California chef Wendy Brodie creates lively, enticing recipes in each episode of Art of Food With Wendy Brodie. The new series highlights plate design and presentation, decor and centerpiece design and inspiring entertaining ideas. Brodie cooks from her large home kitchen, but she also ventures to unusual locations in California: rustic farms in Salinas, a ranch in Big Sur, wine festivals and an annual gathering of world-renowned chefs and winemakers.
In ART WOLFE'S TRAVELS TO THE EDGE, internationally acclaimed photographer Art Wolfe continues his work as an artist, teacher, advocate and guide by inviting viewers to experience remote, awe-inspiring locations across the planet. Over the course of his 30-year career, Wolfe's stunning pictures have interpreted and recorded the world's fast-disappearing wildlife, landscapes and native cultures.
This series focuses on contemporary visual art and artists in the United States. Each episode profiles three to four artists. In short segments, featured artists speak directly to the audience in their own words, reflecting on their lives, sources of inspiration, and working processes. Profiled artists include painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, installation and video artists, as well as artists working with new media, environmental or public issues, and hybrid forms.
ARTHUR is based on the best-selling children's books by Marc Brown. The series revolves around an eight year-old aardvark, his four year-old sister DW, and their family and friends. ARTHUR is a show about being a kid, exploring the world, and finding your place in it. It's about kids finding inner strengths, learning to make choices for themselves, taking responsibility for them and of course, having fun. In each episode, Arthur and his gang guide us through stories that deal with real "kid issues" -- timeless difficulties and joys that all kids experience.
In THE ARTIST TOOLBOX, leading American actors, singers, musicians, designers, painters, dancers, architects and authors discuss their challenges and passions, and the satisfaction they derive from practicing their art. Writer-director John Jacobsen, a faculty member at TheFilmSchool in Seattle, coaxes from his talented subjects engaging insights and candor. Surprising moments from these intimate, frank and humorous discussions reveal the raw beauty behind the creative process.
Asia is a region of many ethnicities and diverse cultures. Each region has its own social structures and political systems and countries in Asia are each in a different stage of development. ASIA 7 DAYS wraps up the major news stories and issues, from Japan to Turkey and the Middle East. Top international stories are headlined with in-depth reporting segments, as well as in-studio interviews anchored by Hiro Morita.