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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/HGKDLHXOB3fTskt0HCm2IA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Tickets mean opportunity, but for what? Dan describes being smuggled out as an infant from Mexico; Courtney finds freedom during a trip to Cuba; and a sociology professor confronts his biases on a flight after 9/11. Three storytellers, three interpretations of TICKETS, PLEASE!, hosted by Theresa... /episodes/get/57209 /episode/57209 Tickets, Please! /episode-player/57209

Dan Dahari describes smuggled out of Mexico as an infant; Courtney Allen finds freedom during a trip to Havana; and social psychology professor Michael Sargent confronts his own biases on a flight immediately after September 11, 2001.

Air date:
Tue, 09/19/2017 - 08:00

Tonight's tellers share unexpected "breakthrough" moments. A simple truth guides Jen Jasmin to a new career; after being diagnosed with HIV, Bruce Ward finds new hope and a constant reminder that he is still alive; and a new generation of young women scientists inspire Abel S?nchez to make the field more inclusive. Hosted by Wes Hazard.

Day by day, meal by meal, food becomes a part of who we are. Jo Radner's mother astonishes her family by baking a pie for dinner; Gauri Gupta rises above a low point to discover new opportunities through baking; and after the death of his father, David Filipov goes to Afghanistan where a simple Pop-Tart takes on a whole new meaning. Three storytellers, three interpretations of FOOD FOR THOUGHT, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

You can't win if you don't play. And sometimes just playing makes all the difference. Nora Meiners fills in some blanks as the missing pieces person at a jigsaw puzzle company. Olympian ski jumper Nick Fairall tells how one leap changed his life forever. And on his first hunting trip, John fears disappointing his dad, an avid hunter. Hosted by Wes Hazard.

Cyndi Freeman becomes one of Santa's elves and uncovers a gruesome reality; Ekhlas Ahmed faces hunger as calamity creates a long Ramadan fast; Matt Dicks gathers his courage at Thanksgiving to stand up to his girlfriend's tough-as-nails dad.

//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/C-ZdyBNz1FSjQqFV07UYZQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false We lose all sorts of things. But when we find things unexpectedly, it can seem like a miracle. Anna’s spilled coffee reunites a family separated; a leather jacket connects Scott to one of his childhood idols; and Ewa loses a sausage to airport security, but discovers a secret. Three storytellers,... /episodes/get/86187 /episode/86187 Lost and Found Part 2 /episode-player/86187

In the course of a lifetime, we lose all sorts of things: objects, memories, even people. But sometimes we find things, too. And when this happens unexpectedly, it can seem like a miracle. In Anna Willis-Collier's story, a spilled cup of coffee connects a family separated by time and distance. A long-lost leather jacket connects Scott Schultz to one of his childhood idols. And Ewa Chrusciel loses a sausage to airport security, but discovers a secret history of international lost and found. Hosted by Theresa Okokon.

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