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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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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/EwFx9yFqY3bj1OwjzhYVkA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Do you know Grace Lee? Growing up, Grace Lee was the only “Grace Lee” she knew. Upon moving to New York and California, she discovered quite the opposite. In her quest to uncover how the name “Grace” became ubiquitous among Asian Americans, the filmmaker speaks with many subjects named Grace Lee,... /episodes/get/42038 /episode/42038 The Grace Lee Project /episode-player/42038

A quest to uncover how the name “Grace” became ubiquitous among Asian Americans.

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Thu, 04/28/2016 - 07:07
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/QZLyq9gLhuRZFDHEQmn2_A==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Over seven years, IN AN IDEAL WORLD follows three men in CA’s Soledad prison — John, a white separatist murderer, Sam, a black ex-gang member and Ben, a warden. Challenged for the first time by a mixed-race program, and with pressure from the courts to integrate, the men struggle to move beyond the... /episodes/get/41404 /episode/41404 In An Ideal World /episode-player/41404

IN AN IDEAL WORLD follows three men in CA's Soledad prison as it is forced to integrate.

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Thu, 04/21/2016 - 01:06
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/YLtIFHqJN50pNy3tgspDIw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Hot dogs and apple pie are not merely symbols of the American Dream. In DOG DAYS, they are the things those dreams are made of - literally. This story unfolds through the working relationship between Coite, who risks his capital to embark on a new food business, and single mother Siyone, a food... /episodes/get/39969 /episode/39969 Dog Days /episode-player/39969

Two people set out together to discover whether the American Dream can become a reality.

Air date:
Mon, 03/28/2016 - 12:00
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