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Activism and Leadership

This archive features video shorts by modern influential women across career fields.
What if you really could change the world? Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize winner, firmly believes that each and every one of us can and should contribute to creating a better world.
This short video challenges viewers to put down technology and engage with the world around them.

Aging Population

From PBS, this series of short films discusses the national crisis of caring for an aging population in the US. Learn about the issue in a political, social and family context
BBC created this film about dementia to help viewers understand this abnormal part of the aging process. Extreme Love follows caretakers as they attempt to care for individuals afflicted by this disease.

Bullying and Tolerance

Presented by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, this site has short videos, interviews and quizzes about cyberbullying and about protecting your online presence.
This video has been developed as part of collaboration among the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice, and the Department of Health and Human Services to explain how federal civil rights laws impact bullying in schools.
Pier Kids: The Life examines the legacy of Stonewall and the Gay Rights Movement. Through it all - or, perhaps, because of it all - hope still exists in the shadows of their neglect and abandonment.

Education and Literacy

In a TED conference, the founder of a groundbreaking elementary school in India discusses how she empowers her students to take charge of their education.
See an Indian toymaker turn trash into informative -and fun- tools for teaching scientific principles.
In this talk, an art-collecting astronaut who doubles as a doctor argues for arts and sciences to join forces in the classroom.
This podcast offers a look at twenty years of education reform, its successes and failures, in a Chicago elementary school.
Get inspired by the young Pakistani girl who sparked a global conversation about girls' education in Pakistan, Nigeria, Jordan and Kenya.
This map breaks down global literacy rates by nation, gender and income.

Emergency Preparedness

After Superstorm Sandy struck the East coast in 2012, disaster relief organizers plan for future natural emergencies. A team of Dutch researchers think they've found a solution.
Host Ira Glass speaks with displaced victims of Hurricane Katrina and discusses how we as a nation should react in the event of future natural disasters.

The Environment

This documentary was filmed in the months leading up to the People's Climate March in New York City this past September. Disruption is a cautionary countdown intended to motivate viewers to take action on the issue of climate change.


Drilling for natural gas ,or fracking, has been going on in the United States for sixty years. New techniques called "slick-water, high-pressure, horizontal drilling" introduced in the last decade have made the extraction of natural gas cheaper but at what cost to the environment and to our health?


This full-length film investigates some of the social causes of pollution, such as rampant consumerism and industrialization.


This interactive map sponsored by Prius presents users with facts about global environmental progress.
From the EPA, this interactive site takes users on a tour of a water treatment plant.

Health and Wellness

The USDA created this site to explain the new food and nutrition guidelines for kids, teens and adults.
This short video explains the different components of a nutrition facts label.

Homelessness and Poverty

The New York Times followed Dasani, a young homeless girl in New York City, and revealed the ways that homeless children are sometimes forgotten by the very institutions designed to help them.
The Urban Ministries of Durham, NC created this interactive game to show users the challenge of budgeting for daily expenses while living near or below the poverty line.
This documentary follows Los Angeles' Skid Row, one of the largest homeless populations in the United States. Lost Angels takes an uncompromising yet life-affirming look at the lives of eight remarkable individuals--people who have found a way to make a life for themselves within the community of homelessness.
In this mini-documentary film, five homeless youth reveal the true stories of how they became homeless and what they are doing to transform their lives. Each youth reveals a different side of homelessness that challenges audiences to re-think their definition of homelessness.
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At a time when one in five American kids lives below the poverty line, "Poor Kids" is an is an intimate portrait of the recent economic crisis as it's rarely seen, through the eyes of children.
Experience the downturns, triumphs, successes and failures of homeless teens in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula. Created by PBS and Wisconsin Public Television.
This two-part podcast discusses the devastating effects of gang violence at a Chicago high school and the socioeconomic issues that lead teenagers to join gangs.
The Line documents the stories of people across the country living at or below the poverty line.

Hunger and Malnutrition

This interactive map from Feeding America shows rates of food insecurity across the country for children and families. It also shows the rising cost per meal and the amount of money still needed to address hunger in each state.
This documentary discusses the pervasiveness of hunger and malnutrition in India, and the new environmentally-conscious methods of addressing the issue.

Hunger Hits Home (2014)

From the Food Network, Hunger Hits Home takes a look at the crisis of childhood hunger and nutrition in the US

Military and Veterans

In this podcast, reporter Hannah Allam and Army Captain Chuck Ziegenfuss talk about what it feels like to come home from a war in Iraq that nobody's paying much attention to.
Created by PBS, these interactive maps show where the highest concentrations of veterans live, by state or congressional district, and also where rates of veteran unemployment are highest.
Battle at Home follows a young veteran of the Iraq war as he battles PTSD without adequate support from his family and friends on home front.