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Tickets mean opportunity, but for what? Hosted by Theresa Okokon.

Air date:
Tue, 09/19/2017 - 08:00

Some life-changing moments can happen only at the scene. After what he believes to be a heart attack, Hunter Gardner finds himself having existential thoughts at the ER; Courtney Pong shuts down a group of misogynistic stand-up comics and discovers the power of her own voice; and stuck in the middle of rural Vermont, Cynthia Rojas must face her fear of taking an Uber. Three storytellers, three interpretations of AT THE SCENE, hosted by Wes Hazard.

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us in innumerable ways. It has taught us to be patient, kind and creative. And it has forced us to find courage in the face of uncertainty and loss. Matthew Dicks breaks through the boredom on a bike ride through lightning and hail; Michelle Figueroa starts a "good news" movement on Instagram; Kemp Harris tries to convince his 90-year-old mom that coronavirus is serious; and Kelli Dunham, hospitalized with COVID-19, discovers new ways to connect.

Tonight's tellers share unexpected "breakthrough" moments. A simple truth guides Jen Jasmin to a new career; after being diagnosed with HIV, Bruce Ward finds new hope and a constant reminder that he is still alive; and a new generation of young women scientists inspire Abel S?nchez to make the field more inclusive. Hosted by Wes Hazard.

You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family. And we do our best to love them, despite the fact that they sometimes drive us crazy. Tonight's tellers share tales of the family at its best. Hosted by Wes Hazard.

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