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Stories from the Stage

Stories from the Stage

Explore the art of storytelling through interviews with the storytellers talking about their craft, their on-stage performances, and comments and stories from the audience. Theresa Okokon and Wes Hazard host, introducing each episode's theme.

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Latest Episodes

WGBY World
Sun Jun 23rd, 7:00am
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/TY_FKbC2k6TeYvtvUtLzbg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Life in the country is simple, yet also complicated. Cindy learns important life lessons watching Mr. Rogers; Jim writes a sign to find a wife...and is surprised(!); and Ruth and her intellectually disabled daughter challenge the norms and their neighbors’ ideas of unconditional love and inclusion... /episodes/get/92381 /episode/92381 Tennessee Backroads /episode-player/92381

Life in the country is simple, yet also complicated. Storytellers speak from the heart of rural America. Feeling out of place, Cindy Putman learn important life lessons watching Mr. Rogers; Jim Everitt writes a sign to find a wife...and is surprised(!); and Ruth Phipps and her intellectually disabled daughter challenge the norms and their neighbors' ideas of unconditional love and inclusion. Three storytellers, three interpretations of TENNESSEE BACKROADS, hosted by Demetria Kalodimos. Produced in collaboration with WCTE in Tennessee.

Air date:
Mon, 05/20/2019 - 05:30
WGBY World
Sun Jun 23rd, 11:30am
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/LtqcwvuCGQk1Y4Jfq2myhg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Food lives at the place where connection, community - and sometimes courage - meet. Amanda gets a glimpse of what her classmates eat on their birthdays and makes sure she gets a bite; Mark earns his wings as an apple pie baker; and Kwasi learns to make his childhood favorite food and connects to... /episodes/get/91965 /episode/91965 Mealtime /episode-player/91965

Food lives at the place where connection, community - and sometimes courage - meet. Amanda gets a glimpse of what her classmates eat on their birthdays and makes sure she gets a bite; Mark earns his wings as an apple pie baker; and Kwasi learns to make his childhood favorite food and connects to his Ghanaian culture. Three storytellers, three interpretations of MEALTIME, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

Air date:
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 05:30
WGBY World
Sun Jun 23rd, 10:00am
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/ca7RQMsOBfBJRYTIsSiP1A==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false An unlikely pair meets for an even less likely reason, and against all odds, a relationship blooms. Micaela’s long search for beauty ends in a surprising revelation; Max learns to interpret the secret language of love; and Amanda discovers that a broken romance can be healed by a chance meeting.... /episodes/get/91805 /episode/91805 Love Calls /episode-player/91805

A relationship blooms for an unlikely pair who meet for an even less likely reason.

Air date:
Mon, 04/29/2019 - 05:30
WGBY World
Sat Jun 22nd, 10:00pm
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/OOboAZlrBo7A1Y1FKLLGgA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false From fateful dates to unexpected connections, romance is sparked in the most unbelievable way. It also makes for a memorable story. Jeff crosses the globe to meet his Internet love; Nimisha breaks her parents’ rules and dates outside her Indian culture; and Rob dons a costume to get noticed by a... /episodes/get/91419 /episode/91419 How We Met /episode-player/91419

From fateful dates to unexpected connections, romance is sparked in the most unbelievable way. It also makes for a very memorable story... one that gets passed along as folklore among families and friends. Jeff Simmermon sells his possessions and crosses the globe to meet his Internet love; Nimisha Ladva breaks her parents' rules and dates outside her Indian culture; and Rob Becker dons a mascot costume to get noticed by a basketball star. Three storytellers, three interpretations of HOW WE MET, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

Air date:
Mon, 04/15/2019 - 05:30
WGBY World
Sat Jun 22nd, 9:30pm
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/X-B2Su4dLp_EuSJP1n06GQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Sometimes we avoid stepping into the fray. But when we are courageous, the consequences are life changing. Susanne learns about love and the virtues of a well-built campfire; José journeys to the U.S. and the possibility of a brighter future; and Annemarie discovers that letting go is not the same... /episodes/get/91211 /episode/91211 No Matter What /episode-player/91211

When we choose to be courageous, the consequences are life changing.

Air date:
Mon, 04/08/2019 - 05:30
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/3kQHgKPlHTssPX1aKFeQ9A==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Sometimes when we least expect it, life throws us a big, fat curveball. What happens next can change our lives. Andrew becomes a hero in the unlikeliest of places; Emily discovers her inner rebel and breaks one of her mom’s sacred rules; and after a major loss, Kerrita finds solace in a bowl of... /episodes/get/92361 /episode/92361 Curveball /episode-player/92361

Sometimes when we least expect it, life throws us a big, fat curveball.

Air date:
Mon, 04/01/2019 - 05:30
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