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Pelenise Alofa
April 23, 2016

Pelenise Alofa: Losing paradise

The remote, low-lying South Pacific island nation of Kiribati is facing a “life-or-death” situation. With few natural resources and poor infrastructure, it’s plagued by rising sea levels, water contamination and pollution.

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April 13, 2016

This week on Full Frame: Embracing resilience

“Adapting to adversity”. Resilience is the ability to do just that, to roll with the punches despite the challenges before you. Could resilience help build a better world? Rather than “reacting” would we be better off taking deliberate, planned and proactive risks?

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Bob Ezrin
April 9, 2016

Bob Ezrin: Heavy metal meets Mongolian folk music

What happens when you pair one of the most talented and celebrated music producers in the world with a traditional Mongolian group — which has a little more than a hint of heavy metal? The end product of this union may just put the band […]

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Jeffrey Patchen and May Lee
February 8, 2016

This week on Full Frame: Celebrating Spring Festival

The United States is a place where people from around the world have brought their traditions and celebrations with them, including the Chinese. Cultural exchange between the two countries can also bring us closer and benefit both nations.

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January 23, 2016

Full Frame: Marianna Palka on facing fear

To know or not to know? For Scottish‐born actress and filmmaker Marianna Palka, that was the question. After watching her father deteriorate in the throes of Huntington’s Disease, she made the brave and life‐altering decision to undergo testing to see if she too inherited the […]

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January 23, 2016

Full Frame: Kevin Briggs on the leap not taken

After the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge in China, the Golden Gate Bridge, in San Francisco, is the second-most used suicide site in the world.  But retired California Highway Patrol Sergeant Kevin Briggs is responsible for saving hundreds from taking that leap.

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January 19, 2016

This week on Full Frame: Outsmarting genetics

  Illnesses can sometimes run in families.  Inherited genetic mutations can increase a person’s risk of developing different diseases – from cancer to mental disorders. But now, relatively new genetic testing is changing the way these illnesses are diagnosed and treated.

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David Foster
January 16, 2016

David Foster: Musical Hit Man

David Foster has been called “Maestro to the stars.” The Canadian-born musician, record producer, songwriter, composer, and arranger has collaborated with some of the greatest superstars in music – across many genres.

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Mike Walter with Michael Rossato-Bennet and Scott Lien
January 16, 2016

Sparking memories with music and technology

Scientific evidence shows music can awaken parts of the brain that have lain dormant for years, even in catatonic patients. So, social worker Dan Cohen decided to volunteer at retirement homes and provide music to those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. His findings were […]

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January 16, 2016

Phyllis Chen: Miniature music

Originally created as a child’s toy, the toy piano has become the inspiration for many musicians. Phyllis Chen not only collects these instruments, she composes beautiful music with them.

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January 9, 2016

Leroy Mwasaru: From poop to power

Seventeen‐year‐old Leroy Mwasaru is not unlike most high school students. He enjoys blogging, hanging out with his friends, and is a student leader at his school in Kenya.

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January 9, 2016

Young philanthropists ‘baking’ a difference

More and more young people are choosing to make difference in the world before they’ve even earned their first paycheck. It can be as simple as baking a batch of cookies to help raise money for sick children to go to camp.

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January 9, 2016

A ball can change a life

Sporting events like the FIFA World Cup, Wimbledon tennis, and the NFL’s Super Bowl have the unique ability to appeal to sports fans of all ages in every corner of the world. But for some young people, sports not only captivate them, it also inspires […]

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Josh Kaufman
January 2, 2016

Josh Kaufman: Learning anything fast

Imagine learning a brand new skill, anything, in just 20 hours. From speaking a new language or playing an instrument to riding a windsurfing board or even taking amazing photographs.

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Dr. Miguel Nicolelis
January 2, 2016

Dr. Miguel Nicolelis: Beyond the brain’s boundaries

In 2014, millions around the world watched as a 29-year-old paraplegic from Brazil used a mind-controlled robotic suit to kick the official ball during the FIFA World Cup opening ceremony. While it was a brief moment, it was a kick that was years in the […]

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