The Crowd & The Cloud: Viral vs. Virus
Asthma inhaler sensors generate maps of environmental dangers in Kentucky; in California, citizens confront air pollution and rising asthma rates; stories of citizen science fighting mosquito-borne diseases with apps and data; and Medic Mobile in Kenya give phones capabilities to help health workers improve maternal and child health.
The Crowd & The Cloud: Citizens + Scientists
Citizen scientists track pollution at fracking sites in six states; volunteers monitor East Coast water quality to generate baseline data; community members and researchers tackle Flint’s water crisis; and citizens use data and an app to report environmental crimes in China. When citizens and scientists partner, it’s a win-win for all.
The Crowd & The Cloud: Even Big Data Starts Small
20,000 volunteers across the U.S. measure precipitation: when extreme weather hits, emergency managers turn their data into life-saving alerts. Armchair mappers worldwide update information used by first responders after the Nepal earthquake. The crowd, using mobile tech and the cloud contribute to science that saves lives.
Reel South: Shake 'Em On Down - The Blues According to Fred McDowell
Delight in the story of Mississippi sharecropper Fred McDowell, the godfather of the North Mississippi style of blues, who was first recorded by Alan Lomax in 1959, traveled to Europe with the Rolling Stones in the mid-'60s, mentored Bonnie Raitt, and influenced the music of RL Burnside, Taj Mahal, the North Mississippi All Stars and many others.
America ReFramed: Enter the Faun
The culmination of an intensive two-year collaboration between veteran choreographer Tamar Rogoff and Gregg Mozgala, an actor with cerebral palsy. Their creative exploration, at the intersection of science and art, led them to discover that his diagnosis and physical limitations were not necessarily fixed and immutable.
America ReFramed: Radical Grace
In 2012, The Vatican censured American nuns. Radical Grace follows three U.S. nuns, who refused to back down and continued to challenge the patriarchal system, are willing to lose it all and risk their place within the Catholic Church for their devotion to social justice and to meet their higher calling - to apply their faith to action.
Reel South: An Enduring Legacy
Little known even in their home state, the Croatians of Lower Plaquemines Parish have used grit and determination to build an oystering industry that has made Louisiana famous. Follow the lives of four people who embody the 150-year Croatian experience in Louisiana and share in the history of this unique tight-knit community.
Reel South: Red Wolf Revival
Three decades ago, the nearly extinct red wolf was reintroduced in North Carolina. While this flagship conservation effort paved the way for reintroducing several other species across the country, today fewer than 100 wild red wolves remain - and their fate hinges on significant biological, political, cultural and economic challenges.