Peteh Jalloh lives in Kansas City, but he lived in Sierra Leone until 1995. Lately, he has limited his communication with friends and family in Africa who are dealing with the Ebola crisis to messaging back and forth on Facebook. He says talking on the phone has become too painful. “Every day I get Facebook ...Continue Reading
According to the Centers for Disease Control, the 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history. Get a deeper understanding of the deadly disease from these programs and news articles from across PBS.
An award-winning chef, restaurateur and Top Chef host Tom Colicchio picks Francescantonio Colicchio from his family tree to cook dinner for, and discusses who he would like to cook for him. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps people discover long-lost relatives hidden for generations within the branches of their family trees on Finding Your Roots.
This production of Porgy and Bess from San Francisco Opera stars bass-baritone Eric Owens as Porgy and soprano Laquita Mitchell as Bess in the turbulent story of a disabled man, the headstrong woman he loves and the community that sustains them both. John DeMain conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this American ...Continue Reading
Meet the Repass family, the first of six families featured in Your Fellow Americans, a new documentary web series exploring race, immigration and “the American Dream.” All three women identify as African-American women, but Ariel, whose dad is white, feels that identity is mostly pushed on her by the outside world. KCPT’s Hale Center for Journalism presents Your ...Continue Reading
Dick Humes squinted and sweat as he moved down a row of corn. He sliced through the husk with a metal hook in his right hand, snapped the ear from its stalk with his left and threw it over his shoulder into a wagon rolling alongside him. Every other second, the corn hit the floor ...Continue Reading