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Stories from the Stage

Stories from the Stage

Explore the art of storytelling through interviews with the storytellers talking about their craft, their on-stage performances, and comments and stories from the audience. Theresa Okokon and Wes Hazard host, introducing each episode's theme.

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Latest Episodes

WGBY World
Sun Jun 23rd, 4:00am
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/qywHOtXGOHeLTgTkFaKUTw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Rocky top is rocky and tough to plant. Yet fertile ground for storytelling. Morris is the first Black baseball player at TN Tech and learns the cost of being a trailblazer; Harrison follows in his father’s footsteps, beating carnival games; and Sandy finds out about the pecking order at her grandma... /episodes/get/93311 /episode/93311 Rocky Top Remembers /episode-player/93311

Rocky top refers to a place in Tennessee that is rocky and tough to plant. Yet it's fertile ground for great storytelling. Morris Irby becomes the first Black baseball player at Tennessee Tech University and learns the cost of being a trailblazer; Harrison Young follows in his father's footsteps, making beating carnival games his mission; and Sandy Lewis finds out about the pecking order at her grandma's house. Three storytellers, three interpretations of ROCKY TOP REMEMBERS, hosted by Demetria Kalodimos. Produced in collaboration with WCTE, Tennessee.

Air date:
Sat, 06/22/2019 - 06:00
WGBY World
Mon Jun 10th, 9:30pm
Tue Jun 11th, 2:30am
Tue Jun 11th, 10:30am
Tue Jun 11th, 4:30pm
Fri Jun 14th, 5:30am
Fri Jun 14th, 11:30am
Sun Jun 23rd, 6:00pm
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/F_t3j9YeFYwZBESbaAOU7Q==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false What is a life worth living? A life well lived...because it only happens once. Gianmarco goes on a skydiving trip and realizes that sometimes in love we jump too late; at 15, Brendyn’s dream of a first kiss finally comes true; and Alison and her family celebrate life & death in wonderful and... /episodes/get/92941 /episode/92941 You Only Live Once /episode-player/92941

What is a life worth living? Certainly a life well lived...because it only happens once. Gianmmarco Soresi goes on a harrowing skydiving trip and realizes that sometimes in love we jump too late; at 15, Brendyn Schneider's dream of a first kiss finally comes true; and Alison Tocci and her family celebrate life and death in wonderful and unique ways. Three storytellers, three interpretations of YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

Air date:
Mon, 06/10/2019 - 05:30
WGBY 57/HD
Sun Jul 28th, 6:30pm
WGBY World
Sun Jun 23rd, 5:00pm
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/YXumsytuO84ZWcEvoffpJA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false When it comes to sports, first place isn’t always the best place. Rae Marie is pushed to overcome her fear of diving but jumping into her own mind is better; in the middle of an emergency, Bernard heads to the World Series of Poker; and Adam dreams of winning a trophy like his mom but it's... /episodes/get/92868 /episode/92868 For the Win /episode-player/92868

When it comes to sports, first place isn't always the best place. Rae Marie Luna is pushed to overcome her fear of diving, but realizes that diving into her own mind is the better choice. In the middle of a family emergency, Bernard Lee heads to the World Series of Poker, causing turmoil and awe. And Adam Wade dreams of getting a trophy like his mom, a local bowling champ, but finds out that it is more difficult that it looks. Hosted by Wes Hazard.

Air date:
Mon, 06/03/2019 - 05:30
WGBY World
Mon Jun 17th, 9:30pm
Tue Jun 18th, 2:30am
Tue Jun 18th, 10:30am
Tue Jun 18th, 4:30pm
Fri Jun 21st, 5:30am
Fri Jun 21st, 11:30am
Sun Jun 23rd, 6:30pm
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/vIQb0jJB4wnamMw-0vAjQQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Our relationship with clothes encompasses a whirlwind of emotions. Marvin thinks he dressed up for nothing until a visitor surprises him; Rilda finds out adulthood is filled with decisions, and wearing a suit gives us the courage to make them; and Chandreyee gets stood up but a noble gesture heals... /episodes/get/93152 /episode/93152 All Dressed Up /episode-player/93152

Our relationships with clothes encompasses a world of emotion, from desire and envy to contentment and joy. Marvin Wells thinks he got dressed up for nothing, but then a visitor surprises him. Rilda Kissel finds out that adulthood is filled with big decisions, and that wearing a suit just gives us the courage to make them. And Chandreyee Lahiri gets stood up but a noble gesture heals her broken heart. Hosted by Wes Hazard.

Air date:
Mon, 06/03/2019 - 01:21
WGBY World
Sun Jun 23rd, 7:00am
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/TY_FKbC2k6TeYvtvUtLzbg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Life in the country is simple, yet also complicated. Cindy learns important life lessons watching Mr. Rogers; Jim writes a sign to find a wife...and is surprised(!); and Ruth and her intellectually disabled daughter challenge the norms and their neighbors’ ideas of unconditional love and inclusion... /episodes/get/92381 /episode/92381 Tennessee Backroads /episode-player/92381

Life in the country is simple, yet also complicated. Storytellers speak from the heart of rural America. Feeling out of place, Cindy Putman learn important life lessons watching Mr. Rogers; Jim Everitt writes a sign to find a wife...and is surprised(!); and Ruth Phipps and her intellectually disabled daughter challenge the norms and their neighbors' ideas of unconditional love and inclusion. Three storytellers, three interpretations of TENNESSEE BACKROADS, hosted by Demetria Kalodimos. Produced in collaboration with WCTE in Tennessee.

Air date:
Mon, 05/20/2019 - 05:30
WGBY World
Sun Jun 23rd, 11:30am
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/LtqcwvuCGQk1Y4Jfq2myhg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Food lives at the place where connection, community - and sometimes courage - meet. Amanda gets a glimpse of what her classmates eat on their birthdays and makes sure she gets a bite; Mark earns his wings as an apple pie baker; and Kwasi learns to make his childhood favorite food and connects to... /episodes/get/91965 /episode/91965 Mealtime /episode-player/91965

Food lives at the place where connection, community - and sometimes courage - meet. Amanda gets a glimpse of what her classmates eat on their birthdays and makes sure she gets a bite; Mark earns his wings as an apple pie baker; and Kwasi learns to make his childhood favorite food and connects to his Ghanaian culture. Three storytellers, three interpretations of MEALTIME, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

Air date:
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 05:30
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