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Full Frame: Curing Cancer with Dr. Tony Blau

Globally, nearly one in six deaths is due to cancer, making it the second-leading cause of death worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Dr. Tony Blau is a professor of hematology oncology at the University of Washington in Seattle. For three decades, he has researched […]

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This week on Full Frame: The future is Asian

We’re entering a new epoch, says global strategy adviser and author Parag Khanna. We are now in what Khanna calls the “Asian Century.” With 4.5 billion people, Asia is the most populous continent, making the world 60 percent Asian. The new Asian system taking shape […]

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Recipe for Life: Ann Xu

When Baltimore baker and illustrator Ann Xu is feeling down, she heads to the kitchen and cooks something from scratch. Check out what deliciousness she and Asieh made in this week’s Recipe for Life.

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Full Frame Close Up: Persian Puppets Go to China

“Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic” is a shadow puppet play like no other that’s been drawing big, sold-out crowds in the U.S. and around the world. Now the Iranian production is being performed in China, where puppetry originated.

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Recipe for Life: Sam Lek

Sam Lek’s unique cocktails are very popular with his long-time clientele in D.C. But most people will tell you that it’s Sam himself that makes “happy hour” a truly memorable experience.

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Full Frame Close Up: One Memory at a Time

With the aim of giving his new caregivers an insight into the man he was before Alzheimer’s disease stole his memories, journalist Jay Newton-Small wrote her father’s life story like one of her magazine articles. The impact transformed his care and now her organization, MemoryWell, aims to give other families living with Alzheimer’s disease the same resources.

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Full Frame: Happiness in a Can

SPAM® — the canned meat product loved by millions of people around the world — has a surprising history. In Hawaii, where the blue cans have their own annual festival, it’s always been a pantry staple, but now it’s also popping up on fine-dining menus. This week, Full Frame digs into all things SPAM®!

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Full Frame Close Up: Prescribing Pain

The United States is deep in the throes of an opioids addiction epidemic. Behind every disturbing statistic, there is a family in mourning. But Colin Riebel’s parents are committed to sharing the story of his struggle with as many people as possible — so that his death, and their pain, are not in vain.

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Recipe for Life: Chris Hill

CGTN’s Asieh Namdar caught up with chef, author and restaurateur Chris Hill and tried her hand at a true Southern classic – shrimp and grits. We’re pretty sure her friends and family in her adopted hometown of Atlanta, Georgia will approve!

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Full Frame Close Up: All the World’s a Stage

“Xiqu” or “Chinese Opera” is one of the oldest forms of performance art in existence. Students, from many different cultural backgrounds, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa are learning the many – and demanding – nuances of the art form. Proving that the Bard was on to something when he declared “all the world [to be] a stage”.

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Full Frame Close Up: Braided with Aloha

Leis are much more than an accessory in Hawaii – they’re an opportunity to celebrate all that the “aloha spirit” embodies. And for expert lei-maker Meleana Estes, they are a tribute to legacy and tradition.

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Full Frame Close Up: Solo Act

Sarah Chang has is widely recognized as one of the most accomplished soloists on today’s classical music scene. She shares her journey from child prodigy to headliner in this Full Frame Close Up.

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Full Frame Close Up: Enduring Credit

Filmmaker Robin Lung has made a career of bringing minority and female stories to life. In her documentary, “Finding Kukan”, Lung quests to solve the mystery surrounding a landmark American film that has been lost to audiences for decades and is only now giving credit where credit is due.

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Recipe for Life: Irena Stein

Restaurateur Irena Stein believes that food is the universal equalizer that could resolve almost any conflict. CGTN’s Asieh Namdar visited Irena at home where she shared her passion for cooking and how it has empowered her to promote acceptance and understanding when faced with hate.

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