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Local USA

Local USA

Culled from public television stations and independent producers from across the country, LOCAL, USA is a half-hour series featuring fascinating stories of diverse people, curated around a single theme.

Latest Episodes

WGBY World
Mon Apr 22nd, 6:00pm
Mon Apr 22nd, 9:00pm
Tue Apr 23rd, 2:00am
Tue Apr 23rd, 10:00am
Tue Apr 23rd, 4:00pm
Fri Apr 26th, 5:00am
Fri Apr 26th, 11:00am
Sun Apr 28th, 11:30pm
Mon Apr 29th, 3:30am
Mon Apr 29th, 11:30am
Mon Apr 29th, 4:30pm
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/AspxkKsJMK2DLootRh_adw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false On October 22, 1963, more than 250,000 students boycotted Chicago Public Schools to protest racial segregation, calling for the resignation of the superintendent. Combining archival footage with reflections today, ’63 BOYCOTT connects the forgotten story of one of the largest northern civil rights... /episodes/get/90197 /episode/90197 '63 Boycott /episode-player/90197

On October 22, 1963, more than 250,000 students boycotted the Chicago Public Schools to protest racial segregation. Many marched through the city calling for the resignation of School Superintendent Benjamin Willis, who placed trailers, dubbed 'Willis Wagons,' on playgrounds and parking lots of overcrowded black schools rather than let them enroll in nearby white schools.

Air date:
Mon, 01/07/2019 - 05:00
WGBY World
Mon Apr 8th, 6:00pm
Mon Apr 8th, 9:00pm
Tue Apr 9th, 2:00am
Tue Apr 9th, 10:00am
Tue Apr 9th, 4:00pm
Wed Apr 10th, 6:30pm
Fri Apr 12th, 5:00am
Fri Apr 12th, 11:00am
Sun Apr 14th, 11:30pm
Mon Apr 15th, 3:30am
Mon Apr 15th, 11:30am
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/fi--Mger5HzSKum0zFVi-w==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false 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... /episodes/get/82912 /episode/82912 Opioids from Inside /episode-player/82912

Follow 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.

Air date:
Tue, 06/26/2018 - 06:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/NFGP4N1jA0sGbIeOdMAXFw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false In New Hampshire, Concord High School Principal Gene Connolly was known for his non-stop energy and the innate ability to connect with the school’s 1,600 students. However, in 2014, he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). MR. CONNOLLY HAS ALS follows his final year as principal,... /episodes/get/82379 /episode/82379 Mr. Connolly Has ALS /episode-player/82379

In 2014, Gene Connolly was diagnosed with ALS. Follow him in his final year as principal.

Air date:
Tue, 06/12/2018 - 06:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3007907607/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false 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... /episodes/get/58789 /episode/58789 S3 Ep6: My Everyday Hustle /episode-player/58789

In MY EVERYDAY HUSTLE, five young men and women chase their versions of the American Dream. They work hard to support themselves and their families but they also live in one of the most expensive cities in America. Meet Nadir, Walid, Cecilia, Daniel, and Heidi as they explain why they love their jobs, as dog walker, street cart vendor, on-demand driver, courier, and subway performer. In New York they are an integral part of everyday life and many people depend on them. How do they make ends meet?

Air date:
Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3005983269/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false 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... /episodes/get/57521 /episode/57521 S3 Ep5: The Mayors of Shiprock /episode-player/57521

Meet The Mayors of Shiprock - that's what some people call The Northern Dine 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.

Air date:
Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:00
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Erik and Sandro, like many married couples, hope to become parents. Their friend Rachel decides she can help by becoming a surrogate for them - even though Rachel and her husband Tony have three biological children of their own. As Erik and Sandro's two daughters grow older, the two fathers face the challenges of parenthood. Is nature or nurture going to define who these children grow up to be? Shot over three years, The Guys Next Door is story that redefines choice, generosity, and what it means to be a family in today's America.

Air date:
Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:00
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