VA: The Human Cost of War
Explore the history of the Department of Veterans Affairs, from the troubled beginnings of the Veterans Bureau of 1920s to the modern VA system. Learn details of this vast, crucial American institution: its successes, failures and need for reforms.
Stories from the Stage: Suitcase Stories Part 2
Immigrant stories of yesterday and today. Landscape architect Nano flees Syria to pursue her musical dream; Szifra discovers the hidden meaning of her name; and Abhishek becomes a meat-eating American. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Suitcase Stories, hosted by Theresa Okokon.
Stories from the Stage: Suitcase Stories Part 1
Coming to America. U-Meleni from Zimbabwe “sows seeds” of renewal in the United States; Grace shares how a green station wagon helped her family become Americans; and Kevin challenges his assumptions about others. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Suitcase Stories, hosted by Theresa Okokon.
Stories from the Stage: Hell or High Water
Stories of survival and determination. Ana describes her last night at home before leaving Cuba forever; Jackson’s son catches his first fish by any means necessary; and Julie’s international love affair gets tested during ‘cabin fever.” Three storytellers, three interpretations of Hell or High Water, hosted by Wes Hazard.
Stories from the Stage: Oops
Surprise! Kemp describes a life-changing moment at a stop sign; Justin discovers the triumph and agony of a one-wheel ride; and Jannelle must confess that magic is not always real. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Oops, hosted by Theresa Okokon.
Start Up: FINN-Ish Your Beer
Gary and the crew head to New Orleans to meet with Daniel Victory, the founder of Victory Nola, a bar-meets-classroom operation that teaches how to make classic New Orleans Cocktails. Then they head over to Grand Rapids, Michigan to meet with Jeff Butzow, a fishmonger and the owner of Fish Lads, a seafood restaurant and fresh seafood store.
Start Up: A Bearded Delight
Gary and the crew head to Austin, Texas to meet with Jeremiah Newton, owner of The Bearded Bastard, beard grooming products made by hand. Then they head over to Detroit, Michigan to meet with Amina Daniels, owner of Live Cycle Delight, the first contemporary cycle studio to offer cycling classes, a bike lounge, and a cold-pressed juice bar.
Start Up: The Concrete That Broke The Camels Back
Gary and the crew head to Las Vegas, Nevada to meet with Guy Seeklus, owner of Camel Safari, a premier camel ride and Segway tour experience. Then they head over to Phoenix, Arizona to meet with Brandon Boetto, owner of SlabHaus, a business specializing in high-end concrete home furnishings.