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Danica McKellar
November 21, 2015

Danica McKellar: Why math matters

Actress, turned mathematician, Danica McKellar, is out to disprove a myth that women and girls are not as good at math as men and boys. And Danica is living proof. She is a summa cum laude graduate of UCLA with a degree in mathematics. She […]

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Marlee Matlin
November 21, 2015

Marlee Matlin: Combining courage with dreams

Actress Marlee Matlin first received worldwide critical acclaim for her debut role in the hit film, Children of a Lesser God. Her performance won the Academy Award for Best Actress, and at 21 years old, she became the youngest actress ever to receive the honor.

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Nancy Frates
November 14, 2015

Nancy Frates: A challenge becomes a worldwide phenomenon

When lifelong athlete Pete Frates’ wrist never recovered from an injury, the diagnosis wasn’t a fracture or even nerve damage, it was ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The night of his diagnosis, the then 27-year-old gathered his family and made his mission crystal […]

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Paparazzi Proposals
November 14, 2015

Paparazzi Proposals: Memories for a lifetime

Some may look at them as a nuisance. But the paparazzi play an essential role in documenting history and capturing some of the world’s most enduring images in a single moment in time.  And often the pictures they generate go viral.

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Mike Walter with Andrew and Peggy Cherng
November 7, 2015

Andrew and Peggy Cherng: The Panda Express explosion

Husband and wife Andrew and Peggy Cherng are among the names on the Forbes list of the world’s billionaires and they’re not just partners in life, but in business, too. They founded Panda Express in 1983 and since then, it’s become one of the world’s […]

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Toyz Are Us
November 7, 2015

Toyz Are Us: Modern B-Boy dance

Commonly, but incorrectly, referred to as “Break Dancing”, “B-Boying” or “Breaking” is a style of street dance that originated in New York City in the 1970’s.

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Lilian Chen
October 31, 2015

Lilian Chen: Sexism in gaming

Retired gamer Lilian Chen, also known as the nickname “Milktea” in the gaming world, started playing Super Smash Brothers Melee when she was just a kid. She liked it so much she decided to start competing. While just 17 years old, she became one of […]

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Maddy Myers
October 31, 2015

Maddy Myers: Feminism in gaming

The global video game market is exploding! Financial experts say it will reach more than $110 billion in 2015. Growth and profits are predicted to only increase in the coming years. Gaming journalist Maddy Myers has her finger on the pulse of the gaming industry.

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Next generation of girl gamers
October 31, 2015

Game changers: Next generation of girl gamers

While no one thing is causing a lack of women in the gaming industry, there are efforts being made to find a better gender balance. It includes empowering girls and young women to take leadership roles as content producers and designers and giving them better […]

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Brianna Wu
October 31, 2015

Brianna Wu: Harassment in gaming

Brianna Wu is a video game developer and gaming aficionado who credits Princess Peach from “Super Mario Brothers Two” for sparking her passion for games. She says playing the female character made her realize equality was necessary in the gaming world.

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October 28, 2015

This week on Full Frame: Gamer Girls

Video games are a cross-cultural phenomenon. The industry generates more than $55 billion in global revenue annually. If that statistic doesn’t impress you, than how about this one: nearly 60% of all Americans play video games on a regular basis.

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Gretchen Bleiler
October 24, 2015

Gretchen Bleiler: Protecting winters

Professional snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler is one of the most successful and decorated athletes in the sport. She’s won numerous awards, including a silver medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics, and four gold medals at the Winter X Games.

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Marina DeBris
October 24, 2015

Marina DeBris: Protecting beaches

Human behavior has a lasting impact on our oceans. A study published in the journal Science in 2014 reported that eight million metric tons of human-generated plastic waste makes its way into the world’s oceans every year.

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May Boeve
October 24, 2015

May Boeve: Protecting Earth

One of the few female leaders in the green movement, May Boeve successfully helped launched one of the largest climate change demonstrations in history.

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Larry King
October 3, 2015

Larry King: Changing health habits

With broadcasting jobs dating back to the 1950s, American television host Larry King has been redefining the art of conversation with memorable interviews. He’s interviewed political leaders, celebrities and more than 50,000 newsmakers from all walks of life.

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May Lee and Larry King
September 30, 2015

This week on Full Frame: Heart health

Whether from a heart attack or a stroke, cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death for people around the world – leading to nearly one-third of all global deaths each year.

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James Cameron
September 26, 2015

James Cameron: Eating meat-free to save the planet

When U.S. President Barack Obama visited Beijing last November, he and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a landmark joint agreement to fight the effects of climate change. It committed the two nations to reducing planet-warming carbon emissions and cemented a first-ever pledge by China to […]

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Complete coverage of the visit of China's President Xi to the US
September 23, 2015

This week on Full Frame: U.S.-China relations

The United States and China. They are the world’s largest economies and superpowers. This week, Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama in an effort to forge new agreements and improve relations between the two countries.

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Martin Cooper
September 19, 2015

Martin Cooper: Father of the cell phone

The one object many of us use, and most would not want to live without, is our cell phone. In 1973, as the corporate director of Research and Development at Motorola, Martin Cooper led the team of engineers that conceived a truly portable telephone.

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Allen Blue
September 19, 2015

Allen Blue: Reinventing social networking

Before he helped create the world’s largest online professional networking site, Allen Blue lectured on theatrical scenery and lighting design at Stanford University, designed marketing programs at PayPal and was a self-employed web designer. Now, as co-founder of LinkedIn, an online professional network with more […]

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Nader Khalili
September 19, 2015

Nader Khalili: Designing a dream house

Nader Khalili created the Superadobe building system, a technique that builds structures using only sandbags, barbed wire and earth. The buildings not only provide low-cost shelter, but they are also fire, earthquake, tornado and hurricane-proof.

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September 8, 2015

This week on Full Frame: Profiles in Transcendence

Overcoming life’s challenges is part of the shared human experience. But some people have not only overcome what seem like insurmountable challenges, they’ve turned those obstacles into a source of inspiration for all of us.

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