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July 10, 2018

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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July 6, 2018

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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July 3, 2018

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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June 27, 2018

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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June 7, 2018

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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May 10, 2018

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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April 24, 2018

Full Frame: The Echo of Your Heart and Mind

Yuan Sha has mastered the guzheng, a traditional Chinese string instrument. Now she uses her deep connection with the melodies of the guzheng to cross cultural barriers and share Chinese heritage with the world.

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March 29, 2018

Recipe for Life: Hilda Labrada Gore

Ironically, health coach Hilda Labrada Gore didn’t always have the healthiest diet. Asieh Namdar dropped in on her to find out how that changed (and proved that the garlic press struggle is real!).

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March 22, 2018

Recipe for Life: Debby Kim

CGTN’s Asieh Namdar drops in for tea and meets the woman behind Lady Camellia – a unique tea room in Washington D.C. Tea time has never been so much fun!

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March 16, 2018

Recipe for Life: Fadi Jaber

CGTN’s Asieh Namdar drops in on pastry chef Fadi Jaber and finds a little peace of heaven in his decadent chocolate desserts and an unlikely success story in the talented baker.

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March 13, 2018

Full Frame: Practice Makes a Star

She made her professional debut at the age of 10 and a decade later is being recognized as one of chamber music’s rising stars, but Simone Porter’s success has as much to do with hard work and sacrifice as it does musical talent.

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March 6, 2018

Recipe for Life: Daphne Maxwell Reid

If you grew up watching television in the 90’s, you’ll recognize Daphne Maxwell Reid as Aunt Viv from the popular American sitcom, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. But did you know that she is also an accomplished fashion designer and photographer? CGTN’s Asieh Namdar was treated to Reid’s talents in the kitchen as well.

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February 28, 2018

Full Frame: Clicking a Path

A new British study has revealed secrets to “echolocation” — a technique used by some blind people to navigate the world. Full Frame’s Sandra Hughes finds out how it works.

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February 27, 2018

China Unknown: Breaking the Ice

Harbin Ice and Snow World is a must-see destination if you’re in China during the winter months. Get ready to be “in the know” about Harbin’s ice cutters.

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February 22, 2018

Recipe for Life: Toli Moli

A mother and daughter duo in Washington, DC treat CGTN’s Asieh Namdar to her first Burmese meal and share their passion for family and tradition.

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February 15, 2018

Recipe for Life: Janet Cam

Xīn nián kuài lè! Celebrate Spring Festival with Janet Cam’s simple steamed fish recipe – Chinese tradition says it will bring you prosperity in Year of the Dog!

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February 13, 2018

Full Frame: Let’s Chat!

Have any of your conversations changed a life today? Check out NaTakallam, an online start-up that is helping to change the narrative around refugees while giving Syrian refugees the opportunity to earn a living.

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February 6, 2018

Full Frame Close Up: Art 2.0

In this week’s Full Frame Close Up, we drop in at ArTecHouse – a new arts destination in Washington, DC with a unique take on creativity.

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February 1, 2018

Recipe for Life: Ting Shih

February means chocolate! Social entrepreneur Ting Shih shares her chocolate recipes and lessons learned from defeat with CGTN’s Asieh Namdar.

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January 23, 2018

Full Frame: A Woman’s World

Mike Walter catches up with Crystal Kong, CEO of Lockin China, in Beijing to find out how the women of China are taking the business world by storm.

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