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Full Frame: Cornavirus and the Economy
June 16, 2020

Full Frame: The Coronavirus and the Economy

The International Monetary Fund says the severity of the Coronavirus on the global economy is unmatched by anything, aside from the Great Depression. That was the longest and most severe depression ever experienced by the industrialized Western world. So, now what?

May 16, 2020

Full Frame: Asian Arts Influence

Through words, visuals and dance, Full Frame meets three artists of Asian descent who are contributing to a global understanding of their cultures and creating new visions of the world.

May 9, 2020

Full Frame: Race and Immigration in the U.S.

The United States is often referred to as a melting pot for its multiculturalism and prides itself on being a nation of immigrants. In 2017, nearly 45 million people living in the United States were born in another country — more immigrants than in any […]

April 26, 2020

Full Frame: New Global Order with Kishore Mahbubani

Today, centuries of Western global dominance are coming to an end. So, in the 21st century, what will be the new world order? Full Frame host Mike Walter talks with Singaporean academic, Kishore Mahbubani, who wrote the book “Has the West Lost It?”.

April 4, 2020

Full Frame: New Cancer Drugs with Dr. Frank Jiang

The cancer therapy market is currently worth more than $130 billion globally. Beijing has prioritized creating a world-class pharmaceutical industry, and the race is now on for Chinese drugmakers to develop new cancer treatments.

March 27, 2020

Full Frame: Widespread

The World Health Organization says the coronavirus pandemic is now accelerating in every major city on the planet. But, before the coronavirus, there was the Spanish Flu of 1918, which killed millions around the globe.

Full Frame: Virus Evolution
March 21, 2020

Full Frame: Virus Evolution

From coronavirus to influenza to Ebola, many of the world’s deadliest viruses start in animals, then jump to humans. These cross-species diseases have killed millions of people. But, could it be possible to track, map and predict the origin – before it becomes deadly?

February 20, 2020

Full Frame: Outbreak

China has launched a war against the coronavirus, or COVID-19.  The country has  mobilized thousands of medical personnel, restricted the movement of tens of millions of people and launched rigorous control measures – all in an effort to prevent a pandemic. Full Frame speaks with […]

February 16, 2020

Full Frame: China & Hollywood with Janet Yang

China’s box office is expected to surpass the United States’ by 2020 and already has more movie screens and sells more tickets than any other country in the world. At the same time, Hollywood is increasingly embracing East Asian actors and storylines. Chinese-American Hollywood producer […]

February 8, 2020

Full Frame: Sustainable Building

Climate change and natural disasters are transforming the way we think about building.  Lives and infrastructure are threatened, especially in the poorest and most vulnerable countries. How is it possible to build in new ways that prevent catastrophes and also embrace sustainability, local empowerment and […]

January 20, 2020

Full Frame: Global Hunger with Raj Patel

The world currently produces enough food to feed the planet. Yet, 1 in 9 people go hungry, and at the same time, more than 2 billion are obese.  What accounts for what the United Nation calls a “double burden” of malnutrition? Author, professor and activist […]

Dr. Jeremy Brown
November 24, 2019

Full Frame: Pandemics with Dr. Jeremy Brown

This week, Full Frame Host Mike Walter talks with Dr. Jeremy Brown, veteran Emergency Room physician and author of the book, ‘Influenza: The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History.” They discuss what’s being done to protect humans from this disease.

November 9, 2019

Full Frame: Urban Violence in the U.S. with Roseanna Ander

While Chicago’s homicide rate is not the highest in the U.S., the city has consistently had more total killings than any other U.S. city. But why? And how do we reverse this horrific trend? “Urban Violence in the U.S. with Roseanna Ander,” this week on Full Frame.

September 21, 2019

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 […]

Mike Walter and Mercedes Araoz
September 14, 2019

Full Frame: Gender Inequality with Mercedes Araoz

Gender inequality is a concern around the globe. In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world by 2030. Achieving gender equality is on that list. Full Frame looks at the issue and how it’s viewed around the world.

May 18, 2019

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 […]

January 18, 2019

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.

November 15, 2018

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.

September 25, 2018

Full Frame Close Up: Just Tri It!

Journalist and tri-athlete Jackie Faye has proven that she can do anything an (IRON)man can do and hopes young women worldwide will be inspired to try new challenges.

September 10, 2018

Full Frame: Meet China’s “Handsomest Monk”

There’s much more to China’s “handsomest monk” than his imposing height and striking looks. As CGTN’s Sean Callebs discovered, he’s breaking stereotypes and changing perceptions about his faith one fan at a time.

September 4, 2018

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.

August 30, 2018

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.

August 23, 2018

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®!

July 30, 2018

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.

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!

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”.

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.

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.