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An Odyssey of Ignorance & Greed
Episode 1 of Do No Harm: The Opioid Epidemic
The Opioid Epidemic is the worst man-made epidemic in the history of our nation. More people die each year from an opioid overdose than in automobile accidents. The statistics are staggering. This episode traces how an aggressive pharmaceutical mass marketing…
Making a Difference
Episode 1 of Our Kids
We spotlight the importance of mentors illustrated in stories like that of a police detective starting a free judo school to "bait and switch" kids onto a better path. A revolutionary accelerated kindergarten program propels disadvantaged children by celebrating their…
Ground Zero
Episode 2 of Do No Harm: The Opioid Epidemic
Rural America was among the earliest and hardest hit by prescription opioid addiction and overdose deaths. The stories in this episode center primarily in Kentucky, the ground zero of the epidemic. Whole communities have been devastated. Some schools don't hold…
Rocky Road to Recovery
Episode 3 of Do No Harm: The Opioid Epidemic
This episode shines a light on the plight of the millions of Americans who suffer from opioid addiction. Nearly everyone knows someone or has a family member who is addicted or died from an opioid overdose. On this episode we…
Retrofitting Suburbia
Part of the Series: Designing Healthy Communities
Dr. Richard Jackson MD MPH, investigates the link between our nation's obesity and Type 2 Diabetes epidemic with urban sprawl fueled by car dependency. To prevent disease through better urban planning, Boulder, CO redesigns the city to make bicycles a…
National Prescription Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit - Andrew Kolodny Seminar
Episode 4 of Do No Harm: The Opioid Epidemic
A video of Dr. Andrew Kolodny, Executive Director of PROP (Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing)/Co-Director of Opioid Policy Research at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University) speaking at the 2017 National Prescription Drug Abuse &…
In Sickness and In Health
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
Unexpected illness can strike a family at any time. In this video, three different families share their insights and pain on caring for and living with a major illness. George and Nancy Mairs circular care for one another has seen…
I'm Special - Detroit's Education Crisis
Episode 3 of Our Kids
With deteriorating classroom conditions and the worst test scores in the nation, this alarming episode casts its eye on the current educational crisis in Detroit. In this cautionary tale, both public and unregulated charter schools suffer from high teacher turnover,…
A Breath of Hope
Episode 4 of Our Kids
Giving hope to the hopeless dominates the stories in Seattle, WA and Columbus, OH. Among those spotlighted are: a program to reform the foster care system, and an organization reuniting children with parents who were incarcerated. Too many poor youth…
Four Communities Tackle the Child Equity Gap
Episode 2 of Our Kids
Children living in fractured homes and poverty can't achieve equally with children who are financially and emotionally secure. Underserved children need extra services to be competitive. Equal is not Equitable. We illustrate this point in Duluth, MN, Boston, MA, Springfield,…
Edens Lost and Found: Los Angeles
Part of the Series: Edens Lost and Found Complete Collection
Edens Lost and Found highlights what communities all across the country are doing to revive their ecosystems and, as a result, improve the quality of life of all its citizens. Award-winning filmmakers Harry Wiland and Dale Bell herald an exciting…
Every American’s Guide to Long-Term Care Insurance
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
Thanks to innovations in health and science, human beings now live longer than ever before. But at what cost? Without advanced planning, the expenses of long-term care can be overwhelming. Phyllis Shelton, a leading authority in long-term care insurance, explains…
Social Policy in Concrete
Part of the Series: Designing Healthy Communities
Dr. Jackson believes it is every citizen's right to live in a clean, healthy environment. This isn't the case for many low-income neighborhoods, built near big transportation hubs and struggling industrial cities like Oakland, CA and Detroit, MI. We meet…
Beloved Strangers
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
Four million people in America now suffer from Alzheimer's disease, and with the aging of the Boomers, the prevalence of Alzheimer's is expected to double within the next decade. Caring for an Alzheimer's patient is one of the most difficult…
Edens Lost and Found: Chicago
Part of the Series: Edens Lost and Found Complete Collection
Edens Lost and Found highlights what communities all across the country are doing to revive their ecosystems and, as a result, improve the quality of life of all its citizens. Award-winning filmmakers Harry Wiland and Dale Bell herald an exciting…
Voices from the Trenches
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
This program examines the relationship between Certified Nursing Assistants and those they care for at home and in care facilities. These foot soldiers of caregiving don't mince words in their descriptions of caregiving. Underpaid, over worked and under appreciated, nursing…
Edens Lost and Found: Philadelphia
Part of the Series: Edens Lost and Found Complete Collection
Edens Lost and Found highlights what communities all across the country are doing to revive their ecosystems and, as a result, improve the quality of life of all its citizens. Award-winning filmmakers Harry Wiland and Dale Bell herald an exciting…
Searching for Shangri-La
Part of the Series: Designing Healthy Communities
Dr. Jackson searches past and present America for healthy, sustainable communities of all sizes and shapes that can serve as models for the rest of the nation. His journey takes him to Roseto, PA, Prairie Crossing, IL, New York City,…
The Aging Game
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
Helping medical students prepare for careers in the field of gerontology, Dr. Jim Pacala, Dean of the University of Minnesota Medical School, introduces these eager clinicians to the world of their patients. In The Aging Game , the students become…
Growing Greener Schools
Today, there are about 115,000 K-12 schools in the United States. One in five people --55 million children, teachers, administrators, nurses and janitors--spend their days in K-12 schools. Billions of tax dollars go to building, maintenance and day-to-day operation. Still,…