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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3001700199/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Set among the hills and hollers of Appalachia, Oceana, WV looks like a rural paradise. But this community is under siege: a raging epidemic of prescription drug abuse is so deadly that residents have nicknamed the town “OXYANA.” A close-up look at people who live from one pill to the next, and a... /episodes/get/54465 /episode/54465 S5 Ep9: Oxyana /episode-player/54465

Tucked in the Appalachian mountains of Southern West Virginia, Oceana, is a small, once thriving coal-mining town that has fallen victim to the fast spreading scourge of prescription painkiller Oxycontin. As the coal industry slowly declined and times got tough, a black market for the drug sprung up and along with it a rash of prostitution, theft and murder. Soon its own residents had nicknamed the town Oxyana and it began to live up to its reputation as abuse, addiction and overdoses became commonplace.

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Tue, 07/11/2017 - 12:00
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Some think an in-vitro fertilization contest sounds crazy, but countless Americans desperate to start a family believe this social media experiment is their only hope. This film follows several aspiring parents who desperately want to have a baby but are struggling with infertility and the high cost of treatments. They place themselves in the hands of a Las Vegas doctor and his annual contest, which offers a prize of a free round of in-vitro fertilization with no guarantee of success.

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Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:00
WGBY World
Tue Jun 11th, 8:00pm
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Every year, over a million students drop out of high school. They may complete their graduate equivalency degrees, but then they discover they're still struggling to get good jobs. For some in Indianapolis, there's another option: a night school program that will get them their full high school diploma - if they can complete a tough curriculum that includes algebra and biology.

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Wed, 06/14/2017 - 12:00

Arrested at 16 and tried as an adult for kidnapping and robbery, Eddy Zheng served over 20 years in California prisons and jails. Ben Wang's BREATHIN': THE EDDY ZHENG STORY paints an intimate portrait of Eddy-the prisoner, the immigrant, the son, the activist-on his journey to freedom, rehabilitation and redemption.

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Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:00
https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3000069669/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false At six-years-old, filmmaker Dinesh Sabu lost both of his parents. Two decades later, worried that he has no memories of his mother and father, he turns a camera on his siblings, trying to understand their parent’s lives and tragic deaths. It's a journey that takes him back to India, a country... /episodes/get/52795 /episode/52795 S5 Ep6: Unbroken Glass /episode-player/52795

When he was six-years-old, Dinesh Sabu's parents died. Raised by his siblings, he had little idea who his parents were or where he came from. Now as an adult with a burning curiosity, Dinesh sets out on a journey across the United States and India to piece together their story. Uncovering a silenced family history of mental illness, Dinesh confronts the legacy of having a schizophrenic mother who died by suicide, the reality of growing up an orphaned immigrant, and the trauma of these events. Can he reconcile these truths all while living in the specter of mental illness?

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Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:00
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/8F8s_GVr_ScaDzzSJGZCfA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false In 2012, The Vatican censured American nuns. RADICAL GRACE follows three U.S. nuns, who refused to back down and continued to challenge the patriarchal system, are willing to lose it all and risk their place within the Catholic Church for their devotion to social justice and to meet their higher... /episodes/get/51411 /episode/51411 Radical Grace /episode-player/51411

When the Vatican reprimands U.S. nuns, citing their "radical feminism, " three U.S. Catholic activist nuns ponder what it means for them to be devoted to a historically male-driven institution like the Vatican. United by common bonds, the nuns' courageous work follows social teachings of justice, equality, and freedom from poverty and oppression.

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Wed, 02/15/2017 - 20:53
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