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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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Angie Harmon
September 5, 2015

Angie Harmon: Child advocate

Angie Harmon’s still fighting crime on TV, but these days, it’s as police detective Jane Rizzoli on “Rizzoli & Isles” – the role that recently earned her a People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Cable TV Actress.” Appointed a UNICEF Ambassador in 2013, Angie Harmon is […]

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Vivienne Harr
September 5, 2015

Vivienne Harr: Freeing child slaves

One simple photo. That’s all it took to inspire a young girl to take a stand against child slavery.  Vivienne Harr was only eight years old when her parents showed her a book with images documenting modern slavery. The harrowing image of two young Himalayan […]

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Jane Sloane
September 5, 2015

Jane Sloane: Ending child marriage

According to UNICEF, more than 700 million of the world’s married women were wedded before they turned 18.  This means that 28 girls are entering into child marriage every minute worldwide–some 15 million girls per year, some as young as eight years old.

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Angie Harmon with Mike Walter
September 2, 2015

This week on Full Frame: Child slavery

At this very moment, there are more than five and a half million children, worldwide, living as modern-day slaves – as forced laborers, sex workers, domestic servants, child soldiers and street beggars.

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Pao Gasol
August 15, 2015

Pau Gasol: Empowering Young People

Pau Gasol is an Olympian and All-Star NBA player. Originally from Spain, Pau now plays for the Chicago Bulls. But, it’s his heart that separates him from so many other professional athletes. While playing for the Los Angeles Lakers for six-and-a-half seasons, Gasol made an […]

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Greg Louganis
August 15, 2015

Full Frame: Greg Louganis, US Olympian and Activist

Decades ago, American Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis set records that have yet to be broken. Despite all his professional accomplishments, the iconic athlete and activist faced countless challenges in his personal life. He battled depression, overcame bullying and was diagnosed with HIV.

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Donzaleigh Abernathy
August 8, 2015

Daughter of civil rights movement: Donzaleigh Abernathy

Donzaleigh Abernathy grew up on the front lines of the civil rights marches and boycotts that forever changed American history. Her father was the late Dr. Ralph David Abernathy, a 1960s influential civil rights activist and the best friend of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Dr. Ana-Christina Ramon and Dr. Darnell Hunt
August 8, 2015

The Role Media Plays in Race Relations

Historically in the United States and other Western cultures, Caucasians have been associated with privilege while other races have been associated with inferiority and labeled as “others” within society.

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August 1, 2015

Modeling for Change with Alek Wek

While modeling may be a career for some, Alek Wek says it is in fact an art form. And she’s using her platform as one of the world’s most iconic supermodels to help empower African women and refugees.

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August 1, 2015

The Ubuntu Model: Giving Children Everything

What does it take to rescue an orphaned or vulnerable child in Africa? Education or health care? Perhaps social services? Jacob Lief says all of that – and much more – is necessary. And his Ubuntu model proves it.

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July 30, 2015

This week on Full Frame: The Future of Africa

U.S. President Barack Obama wrapped up his visit to Africa this week, but once again, the world’s attention is focused on the continent. The future of Africa is rapidly evolving with a new generation of change makers poised to challenge the traditional global perceptions of […]

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July 25, 2015

STOMP: Bringing people together through rhythm

Athletics, like the world-class events unfolding at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games,   unite people regardless of race, language and culture. The same can be said about the truly universal language of music.

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July 23, 2015

This Week on Full Frame: Special Olympics

For half a century, Special Olympics has worked to develop communities and change attitudes surrounding people with intellectual disabilities. Now it is the world’s largest sports organization as well as the largest healthcare supplier for people with intellectual disabilities.

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