The Kitchen Sisters: Stories Of Black Visionaries, Seekers And Entrepreneurs

Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress Alfre Woodard hosts this richly-produced and deeply-layered special that resonates for Black History Month. The Kitchen Sisters mined their archives to spotlight and tell fantastic human stories in their unique style. Some highlights include a man taping the history of his town with a scavenged cassette recorder, a woman fighting for social justice with a pie and a disc jockey igniting his community with sound.


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Why Does Every New Restaurant Look Like A Factory?

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1 In 10 People May Face Malnutrition As Fish Catches Decline

Many people around the world rely on fish not just for protein but for critical micronutrients like iron and zinc. So declining fisheries pose major risks for global health, scientists warn.
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Why Local Nonprofits Haven't Fixed Poverty

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'Future Shock' Author Alvin Toffler Dies at 87

Toffler's warnings about 'information overload' and the accelerating pace of change in modern society made his seminal 1970 book a best-seller in the U.S. and around the world.