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All of Me

by Alexandra Lescaze

The “Girls” have been friends — and morbidly obese — for years. But now, having weight-loss surgery is about to upset everything they thought they knew about health, happiness, friendship, and love.

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And Thou Shalt Honor...

by Harry Wiland and Dale Bell

This two-part series explores the increasing role caregiving for aging loved ones in the lives of all Americans, regardless of income, ethnic background, or geographic location.

Beautiful Son

by Don King and Julianne Yamamoto King

Through one family's struggle to save their child, Beautiful Son explores the complex and sometimes controversial world of autism.

Body and Soul: Diana and Kathy

by Alice Elliott

Two determined women become advocates for all people with disabilities, and begin a grand experiment in living independent lives.

Born in the U.S.A.

by Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider

A critical look at the birthing industry in America, and an exploration of shifting beliefs about women, technology and the perceived ability to control natural events.

Cooked

by Judith A. Helfand

Cooked looks at the repercussions from the 1995 Chicago heat wave — the most traumatic in U.S. history — and its relationship with Chicago's entrenched poverty, economic and social isolation, and racism.

Crank: Darkness on the Edge of Town

by Todd Jarrell

Crank is an anatomy of one Tennessee town’s waking nightmare and a nation’s struggle against methamphetamine addiction.

The Creek Runs Red

by Bradley Beesley, James Payne, and Julianna Brannum

The Environmental Protection Agency calls the former lead mining town of Picher, Oklahoma one of the most toxic places in America, but a dwindling population still calls it home. The Creek Runs Red explores the human response to environmental disaster, and the complex connections between people and place.

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D Tour

by Jim Granato

Refusing to let a failing kidney deter him, indie rock drummer Pat Spurgeon goes on tour with his band while searching for a donor and administering his own dialysis.

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Death of a Shaman

by Fahm Fong Saeyang and Richard Hall

Through a journey that takes her back to her roots in Thailand, a second-generation Mien American woman strives to come to terms with her late father’s death, his drug addiction, and the murder of her sister.

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