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July 13, 2024

Full Frame: Homelessness

At the end of last year, more than 650,000 people in the United States reported being homeless – the highest reported levels in the past 15 years, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. What are some reasons behind the crisis, and […]

June 29, 2024

Full Frame: Mapping the Brain

The three-pound organ that is the human brain is the command center for our thoughts, feelings, memories, behaviors and motor skills. Yet so much about it is still a mystery. Dr. Sergiu Pasca has made it his life’s work to understand how the brain builds […]

June 22, 2024

Full Frame: Sustainable Future

The United Nations says most of the development happening around the world is unsustainable. Economic growth is making climate change worse, destroying the environment and leading to vast inequalities. Paula Caballero has developed sustainable development solutions for the region that have become a model for […]

June 15, 2024

Full Frame: Excellence in Education

Excellence in Education Education is a priority for parents everywhere around the world. In times of AI, experts are seeking the best tools for teaching and for promoting critical thinking in students.  The state of education and the tools for better learning Nearly 700,000 students […]

May 11, 2024

Full Frame: Technology for Social Change

The Consumer Electronics Show is the largest consumer tech showcase in the world. How are the innovations here revolutionizing the way we live? Walking the showroom  From health and wellness to drone soccer, innovations in tech were in full display. Follow Mike Walter as he […]

May 9, 2024

Full Frame: Peace of Art

Across time, artists have utilized their craft to convey a spectrum of emotions, from elation to anguish. Through exhibitions, concerts, and plays worldwide, our profound sentiments find expression. Can moments of adversity also ignite creativity?

April 27, 2024

Full Frame: Ancient Chinese Art

When archaeologists started excavations in Anyang, China in the 1920s, they found artifacts that had survived thousands of years buried in the ground. They included bronze pots, clay jars and jade jewelry. They also discovered the early stages of the Chinese writing system. A recent […]

April 20, 2024

Full Frame: Plastic Pollution

Today, the world is producing twice as much plastic waste as it was two decades ago. Plastics take anywhere from 20 to 500 years to decompose. According to the United Nations, only about 9 percent of plastic in the world is recycled. Tackling microplastics Jesse […]

April 6, 2024

10 Years of Full Frame

Full Frame is marking its 10th anniversary. Full Frame started in 2014 with the mission to bring in-depth conversations and unique perspectives from the biggest newsmakers and visionaries of our time. From episode one, host Mike Walter spoke with Microsoft founder and philanthropist, Bill Gates. […]

March 9, 2024

Full Frame: Understanding Mental Health

The next global public health crisis? Globally, stress, worry and sadness have all been on the rise in the past decade.The COVID-19 pandemic has made mental health issues worse. According to the World Health Organization, the pandemic triggered a 25 percent increase in the prevalence […]

February 24, 2024

Full Frame: Sustainable Food

By 2050, we will need 56 percent more food to feed 10 billion people, according to the World Resources Institute. But our global food system is challenged by climate change. How can we create a sustainable food system without using more land? Florence Reed works […]

January 20, 2024

Full Frame: Aging Well

The aging population is growing faster than ever before. By 2050, the proportion of people age 60 and older is expected to double.  As longevity increases, how can people’s quality of life continue into their later years?  A groundbreaking project at Johns Hopkins University is […]

January 15, 2024

Full Frame: The Future of Education

Education is the foundation upon which we build the future of our society. Historically, a luxury, today education is a critical part of our modern world. But is everyone getting their fair shake? In this episode of Full Frame we look at how we are […]

December 23, 2023

Full Frame: The Future of Cities

New York and London are among the world’s most renowned and populous cities. Historically two of the world’s fastest developing cities, these cultural capitals once again find themselves on the frontiers of the world of Architecture. Full Frame speaks with architects, city planners and real-estate […]

November 19, 2023

Full Frame: APEC Leaders’ Meeting

It’s one of the most important multilateral economic meetings of the year, The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit.  Presidents, ministers and finance officials representing gathered in San Francisco this week.   What came out of this week’s meetings? And what does it mean for the global economy?  Among the most anticipated moments […]

October 14, 2023

Full Frame: Hidden Stories

Full Frame speaks to three individuals who have put their heart and soul into uncovering stories hidden away for years, and in some cases, generations. What do you these discoveries tell us about our past? And what do they reveal about the world we live […]

October 7, 2023

Full Frame: Iraq – 20 Years After the U.S. Invasion

Twenty years ago, the United States launched a major military invasion of Iraq. It was the start of a conflict that resulted in the destruction of most of the infrastructure and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians. ‘Chaos’ and ‘destruction’ after invasion “I […]

September 1, 2023

Full Frame: Asian American Artists

From art to literature to music, Asian-American artists have been underrepresented in the American mainstream. But that’s changing. We meet three creatives who are transforming their fields. Connecting through music Tina Guo has had a diverse career in music: She’s played cello internationally with classical […]

August 26, 2023

Full Frame: Communicating Through Music

Since the very beginnings of our society, humankind has expressed itself to the beat of a drum. But as times have advanced, how has our relationship with music changed? Can you ban a genre of music?  Since the very beginnings of our society, humankind has […]

July 22, 2023

Full Frame: Healing Gun Violence Trauma

Daily headlines about shootings flood the news in the United States. As the shootings continue, how do those touched by gun violence move forward? ‘Trauma is a beast’ 1 in 5 American adults have had a family member killed by a gun, according to a […]

July 2, 2023

Full Frame: Peace Seekers

Armed conflicts and violence have displaced nearly 90 million people worldwide. But with international relations strained, is there a way forward for peace? Path of Nonviolence Humanitarian and founder of The Art of Living, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been advocating nonviolent solutions to global […]

June 19, 2023

Full Frame: Men of Letters

Garcia Marquez’ goal was to foster better informed citizens by training the new generations of journalists through an ethical yet creative style of writing.

June 10, 2023

Full Frame: Shaping Afghanistan

After decades of war, Afghanistan faces a struggling economy and unstable security. How are Afghans navigating the aftermath of two decades of U.S. occupation and now rule under a new government? And what are the signs of resilience and hope?  Art in War Zones Omaid […]

May 27, 2023

Full Frame: The Future of Work

COVID-19 saw changes in the way society did nearly everything. From how people ordered their food, boarded their flights, or even how they completed their daily work task. The pandemic saw a 22% rise in granted patents globally, and with Ai is infiltrating nearly every […]

May 6, 2023

Full Frame: Innovations of Tomorrow

Science and technology is making its way into all walks of life. Today, nearly everything from our refrigerators to our vacuum cleaners seems to be connected to the internet. The question of just how far technology will streamline life and how we will power this […]

April 29, 2023

Full Frame: Indigenous Rights

Despite their differences, indigenous people around the world have faced similar problems – Violence, social inequalities, and threats to their way of life and traditional lands. In the United States, American Indians and native Alaskans make up more than 2 percent of the population, a […]

April 22, 2023

Full Frame: Sustainable Development

Historically, economic prosperity has come at the cost of the environment. But the effects of climate change are making sustainable growth a priority in many places around the world. Nature-based solutions Many countries are exploring nature-based solutions, which are strategies to promote sustainability of natural […]

April 9, 2023

Full Frame: Climate Adaptation

The topic of climate change has been a key concern for decades. In order to save the planet nations have pledged to lower their carbon footprint in half by 2030. They also agree that access to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment should be a […]

April 1, 2023

Full Frame: Art and Activism

Many social movements have been defined by visuals created by activists. How can art bring awareness to injustices? Fighting Injustice as an ‘Artivist’  Los Angeles-based artist Nikkolas Smith calls himself an “artivist,” combining his roles as artist and activist. His work has appeared in books […]

March 25, 2023

Full Frame: Media Transformation

A trip through time Though visual media, television, film and digital, is a relatively new field, much has happened in its short history. Trends have been defined, redefined, and lost repeatedly through the years. Joel Tator was a producer and director for The Tomorrow Show. […]

March 20, 2023

Full Frame: Climate Culture

In 1998 Costa Rica implemented a biodiversity law, which became a model for other countries. The law called for the creation of conservation areas and the sustainable use of natural resources.

March 11, 2023

Full Frame: Climate Impacts

Translating Climate’s Impacts Finding the right solutions to climate change starts with understanding the scale of its impacts. Sophia Kianni is a social entrepreneur and founder of Climate Cardinals, a nonprofit that has worked with thousands of volunteers to translate climate information into more than 100 […]

February 25, 2023

Full Frame: Climate Action

Full Frame host Mike Walter traveled to Miami, Florida, to attend the Aspen Ideas: Climate festival and speak with some of the innovators finding solutions to our climate crisis.  Solutions in the Soil Peter Byck is a professor at Arizona State University, in both the School […]

February 11, 2023

Full Frame: The Global Arctic

The Arctic is warming four times faster than the rest of the planet. As the region grows economically and in geopolitical influence, how is climate change driving global cooperation?  Olafur Grimsson served five terms as Iceland’s president. The realities of climate change — and the […]

February 6, 2023

Full Frame: China U.S. Relations

The since 1972 the U.S. and China have enjoyed a cooperative relationship, but recent years have seen these ties come under strain. We speak to academic Victor Gao and researcher Yukon Huang about how modern developments are impacting the world’s two leading economies.

September 27, 2022

Full Frame: Latino Art

Latin American artists look deep in their roots to express their emotions and culture through art in its various forms. 

September 17, 2022

Full Frame: Being Black In the Americas

The summer of 2020 was a moment of racial reckoning in the United States. Full Frame speaks to activist Tyler McMillan, educator Tonija Navas and community leader, Roland Roebuck, about the issue of racism in the Americas.

August 20, 2022

Full Frame: Green Future

Global electricity demand is up by more than 6 percent, the largest increase since 2010. The demands were in large part due to strong economic growth, plus colder winters and hotter summers linked to climate change. As energy needs go up, how can cleaner sources […]

August 13, 2022

Full Frame: Ending Violence Against Women

Violence against women is a staggering program worldwide. One-third of all women in the world have been the victim of violence. Sexual Assault Justice When it comes to sexual violence in the U.S., 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of […]

August 6, 2022

Full Frame: Sinking Cities

Rising seas threaten to consume the coastal areas of major cities around the world. Now, those risks are compounded by an accelerating danger: Most of those cities are also sinking. Southern Florida is one of the most vulnerable places. “My city is a barrier island, […]

July 30, 2022

Full Frame: COVID Variants

COVID-19 has killed more than 1 million people in the U.S. But as the number of COVID related hospitalizations and infection rates continue to decline, more governments have dropped the obligation for passengers in public transport to wear masks. users of metros, buses, trains, planes, and […]

July 23, 2022

Full Frame: Surviving Gun Violence

The United States has more guns per capita than any other country in the world, taking thousands of lives. For the survivors of gun violence, healing can be a long journey. In Uvalde, Texas, the funerals are over since the deadly shooting at the Robb […]

June 11, 2022

Full Frame: The Politics of Climate

The impacts of climate change are already being felt around the world. Political interests, however, have stalled real reform on climate policies.  “It’s just unbelievable that how far the politicians are going to go to deny something which is absolutely proven by science to be […]

June 4, 2022

Full Frame: The Future of Afghanistan

The Taliban first governed Afghanistan from 1997 to 2001.  At that time, women were barred from most jobs, and girls were not allowed to attend school. The return of the Taliban raises fears that 20 years of gains in women’s and girls’ rights will vanish.

May 28, 2022

Full Frame: Race in the Americas

Historically, indigenous people in the Americas have faced extraordinary challenges, from social and cultural discrimination to physical attacks. The long legacy of struggle means these communities not only face social exclusion, but also high levels of poverty.

April 30, 2022

Full Frame: Going Green

Iceland’s low-carbon commitment Iceland has become a global model for environmental sustainability, especially when it comes to renewable energy. One town in particular — Akureyri –gets nearly 100% of its power for heating and electricity from renewables. Full Frame’s Mike Walter sat down with Akureyri […]

April 2, 2022

Full Frame: Latin American Economies

What kind of impact do the United States, Mexico and Canada make on the finances of their southern neighbors? What are the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in this region? In this episode of Full Frame, we explore two unique perspectives about the current […]