Local, USA: Opioids from Inside
Follow the journey of three women, all mothers, who have served time in New York State jails for opioid-related crimes. Growing up, these women dreamed of having a family, a career. But these women are not simply addicts, they are mothers and daughters, they are loved and feared, they are abusers and victims, but most of all, they are humans.
Stories from the Stage: Wanderlust
It’s nearly universal - to explore the world and in doing so, learning something about yourself. Julian finds the meaning of home on a road trip; Jeffrey delivers a perfect show to a deserted bar; and Renata goes ghost hunting and discovers we all have a zany side. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Wanderlust, hosted by Wes Hazard.
Stories from the Stage: Uh Oh
“It seemed like a good idea at the time...” Paul fears for his job after posting a saucy FAQ; Ken and his friends discover that staging a public fight can have hair-raising consequences; and Bruce reveals the thrills - and the ultimate downside - of a shoplifting spree. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Uh Oh, hosted by Mike Tow.
Stories from the Stage: In the Dog House
Paying tribute to our canine companions. Robin puts it all on the line for her dream job: a gig on the Oscar Mayer® Weinermobile; the love of two dogs enriches Lina’s life after she is left blind; and Ron comes to understand a tragedy through the loss of his dog. Three storytellers, three interpretations of In the Dog House, hosted by Mike Tow.
America ReFramed: Random Acts of Legacy
Finding a cache of deteriorating 16mm home movies spanning from 1936 to 1951, Ali Kazimi deftly crafts a story of history and memory. Random Acts of Legacy reveals a rare portrait of a creative and enterprising Chinese American family in middle America during the Depression, and offers a counter-narrative to the stereotypes of Chinese Americans.
Stories from the Stage: Road Trip
Road Trip! On the highway where anything can happen, take a ride on a journey that changed everything. Melissa tells us about the night she opened for Bob Dylan; Suzanne drives home with a feisty ram; and Akshobh discovers hospitality and humanity in the wilderness. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Road Trip, hosted by Wes Hazard.
Pacific Heartbeat: Being Bruno Banani
The unique story of the first and only Tongan luger who qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympics. After only five months of hard training, far from home, Bruno Banani stood a realistic chance of taking part in the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. No luger has ever managed to achieve so much in such a short space of time.
Pacific Heartbeat: Making Good Men
Two high profile New Zealanders, a former All Black, Norm Hewitt, and Hollywood actor, Manu Bennett reveal their unforgettable account of bullying with unprecedented honesty. Making Good Men is not a story of blame or humiliation. It’s a path to redemption, reconciliation and ultimately to restoration.