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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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