exploration

FINDING YOUR ROOTS
Secrets and Lies

 

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actors Sigourney Weaver, Justina Machado and Amy Ryan unearth surprising revelations about their family histories, forever altering how they see themselves.

 

 

 

EXPEDITION WITH STEVE BACKSHALL
Suriname: Lost World

 

Travel to the Guiana Shield with Steve Backshall, whose mission is to discover its abundance of wildlife and natural wonders. He travels deep into the untouched jungle, finding animals that have never encountered humans.

 

 

 

FINDING YOUR ROOTS
Beyond the Pale

 

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the Jewish heritages of actor Jeff Goldblum, radio host Terry Gross and comedian Marc Maron, uncovering previously unknown stories that show each shares much more with their ancestors than a religious tradition.

 

 

 

EXPEDITION WITH STEVE BACKSHALL
Greenland: Frozen Frontier

 

Accompany Steve Backshall to Greenland, where he aims to kayak across the world’s largest fjord during the Arctic’s most volatile and dangerous time of year – the spring melt – in an attempt to understand how rising temperatures impact the area.

 

 

 

JOSEPH ROSENDO’S TRAVELSCOPE
Taiwan: Mountain Beauty, Villages and Cultures, Part 2

 

In this Taiwan episode Joseph leaves the forested heights of Taroko National Park and continues his explorations of Taiwan’s small, cultural mountain villages. In their historic “Old Streets” he explores artisan shops, local restaurants and colorful temples for a hearty taste of Taiwanese culture. He also discovers more of Taiwan’s original people through their food, arts & crafts, customs and traditions. He tries his hand at indigo cloth dying with the Hakka people, witnesses traditional Tayan weaving and participates in the equally somber and joyous Pasta’ay Festival of the indigenous Saisiyat Tribe. Here he joins in their festival of Blessing, Atonement and Forgiveness.

 

 

 

JOSEPH ROSENDO’S TRAVELSCOPE
Taiwan: Mountain Beauty, Villages and Cultures, Part 1

 

Joseph explores Taiwan’s most stunning natural attraction and national park – The Taroko Gorge – which highlights the mountain beauty, villages and cultures of Ilha Formosa. His journey takes him on hikes through the marble gorge, across dramatic suspension bridges, to stunning waterfalls and up mountain slopes where Taiwan’s native beauty is spread out before him. His journey continues in one of Taiwan’s 200 “Leisure Farms,” which offer locals and visitors rural settings, traditional folk activities, creative cuisines and “Do It Yourself” arts and crafts which complement Taiwan’s mountain beauty, villages and cultural experiences.

 

 

 

NO PASSPORT REQUIRED
Seattle

 

Join Chef Marcus Samuelsson as he explores Seattle’s thriving Filipino community, learning about their longstanding connection to the city and meeting young Filipino-American chefs who are bringing their passion to the city’s vibrant food scene.

 

 

 

THE OPEN MIND
High-Tech Dystopia and Utopia

THE OPEN MIND Hosted by Alexander Heffner

 

A half hour weekly public affairs broadcast, THE OPEN MIND is a thoughtful excursion into the world of ideas, exploring issues of national and public concern with the most compelling minds of our times. Hosted by Alexander Heffner.

 

High-Tech Dystopia and Utopia

 

Guest: Malka Older. Techno-political thriller writer and humanitarian aid worker Malka Older discusses the challenges of the Cyber Age.

 

 

 

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