Finding America: The Accidental Baker
Storymakers work with storymakers — people who live in one of the South’s most diverse and fast-growing cities — to explore divisions of race, class, and opportunity. In The Accidental Baker, Courtney Smith hated baking at first but is now learning how to perfect it at Loaf bakery in Durham.
Finding America: Iñupiaq Inside
In Alaska, climate change threatens the natural world, and the cultural history held by rural and Native communities. Cordelia Kellie first truly felt at home when she started learning the Iñupiaq language and visited her mother’s hometown, Wainwright. Now she shares her knowledge and pride in Alaska Native culture with other youth Alaskans.
Finding America: Shake & Bake Saved My Life
It used to be called Charm City. Now, the Baltimore: Rise of Charm City team seeks the hidden, forgotten allure of Baltimore — and its modern charms — with storytelling in assisted living facilities, libraries, churches, and community centers. Manager Anthony Williams calls Shake & Bake Family Fun Center a safe haven for old and young alike.
Finding America: Paralyzed But Still Moving
A daily ritual — the commute — shapes our exploration of mobility, access, and economic movement from the margins of a city to its center. In Paralyzed But Still Moving, Dorian Taylor is an inspired athlete, not just in spite of being paralyzed from the waist down, but also because of it.
Finding America: My Fourth Life
One percent of America’s population bears a large burden: military service. At Fort Drum, thousands are actively serving. In the surrounding communities, thousands more are military retirees. Feed our Vets pantry director Tonia Russell cares for veterans, active service members and herself at the organization’s monthly food pantry.
Finding America: The Most Beautiful Hot Dogs
Jesus Guerrero sells Sonoran hot dogs outside Tucson City Court in a cart called Hot Dog Tutuli. The meaning behind the name? "The most beautiful" in the Yaqui language.
Finding America: Glory in All Things Creek
Oklahoma is home to 39 federally recognized Indian tribes - some of whom came to the state on the Trail of Tears. The multimedia project Glory in All Things Creek investigates and explores the lives of Native people in stories that go beyond, as one subject puts it, "powwows, gambling and diabetes."