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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/U_iTYpUp1n1jvhIZsEMcqQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false In rural America, children face the prospect of a compromised future. Class of '27 focuses on early childhood education in struggling communities, highlighting the efforts of people guiding children toward graduating high school in '27. United by hope, inspiration and resiliency, the film... /episodes/get/48359 /episode/48359 Class of '27 (Spanish Captions) /episode-player/48359

Stories highlighting early childhood education as the key to realizing the American Dream.

Air date:
Mon, 09/12/2016 - 12:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/fHtIfrac9-pyFakFgitjMA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false In Missouri, farmer and social innovator Marcin Jakubowski's Global Village Construction Set provides free blueprints to fabricate everything needed for a self-sustaining village. While in New Orleans, Nat Turner teaches kids how to work the land, but has limited resources and broken equipment... /episodes/get/48776 /episode/48776 Reversing the Mississippi /episode-player/48776

If a teacher limited by resources & a social innovator meet, could they make real change?

Air date:
Wed, 08/24/2016 - 08:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/UvaMYgcaeQ4MCeZ9914meA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Filmed over six years, BURIED ABOVE GROUND follows three Americans fighting to overcome the paralyzing grip of PTSD. Intimate moments illustrate how the road to recovery takes many shapes while being fraught with obstacles and setbacks. Over time and with support, each finds hope and pathways to... /episodes/get/44143 /episode/44143 Buried Above Ground /episode-player/44143

BURIED ABOVE GROUND follows Americans fighting to overcome the paralyzing grip of PTSD.

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Thu, 06/02/2016 - 22:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/aobHBQXnGnYvt08ag3ysWA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false A rarely represented insider's perspective, COLLEGE WEEK documents the impact of teacher and parent involvement on student success at Spencer Elementary Technology Academy. Despite the Chicago neighborhood's high rates of poverty and crime, a caring community of home owners and working... /episodes/get/43070 /episode/43070 College Week /episode-player/43070

COLLEGE WEEK documents impact of involvement on student success in a Chicago community.

Air date:
Tue, 05/31/2016 - 00:29
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/GFTbv_AXqZKZ9c7EJao8Ww==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false An unvarnished portrait of the life and memories of a stoic and reticent man committed to his family, MY LIFE IN CHINA retraces the perilous steps filmmaker Kenneth Eng's father chanced in search of a better life. Exploring the themes of home, exile and belonging, the film is a story about... /episodes/get/42572 /episode/42572 My Life in China /episode-player/42572

Retracing the perilous steps a father chanced in search of a better for his family.

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Tue, 05/03/2016 - 22:35
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/n0Jh9K3CrnVnuYHrfhAhNA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false A thrilling tale, OPERATION POPCORN explores the fate of ten Hmong American leaders and a retired U.S. Army officer who are accused of conspiring together to overthrow the communist government of Laos. Seven years in the making, the film sheds light on the fragile relationships between individuals... /episodes/get/42388 /episode/42388 Operation Popcorn /episode-player/42388

Shedding light on relationships between individuals and the American surveillance state.

Air date:
Mon, 05/02/2016 - 08:00
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