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    • 4.6 • 21 Ratings

The brightest thinkers, makers, artists and inventors give passionate takes on topics that inspire them. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Journalist Andrea Elliott's Brief But Spectacular take on seeing the unseen

    Journalist Andrea Elliott's Brief But Spectacular take on seeing the unseen

    For the last decade, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Andrea Elliott has been following Dasani, a child who grew up in homeless shelters and foster care in New York. Elliot's new book, "Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City," expands on her 2013 profile of Dasani, poverty and opportunity in America. Elliott offers us her Brief But Spectacular take on seeing the unseen. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 4 min
    A Brief But Spectacular take on making a living on a living planet

    A Brief But Spectacular take on making a living on a living planet

    Bren Smith has spent his life on the water. After seeing firsthand the harsh effects of commercial fishing on the climate, he wanted to find a more environmentally friendly way to do what he loved. In 2013, he founded the non-profit GreenWave to teach regenerative ocean farming techniques to fishermen across the world. He gives his Brief But Spectacular take on making a living on a living planet. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 3 min
    A Brief But Spectacular take on rebuilding and diversifying the Appalachian economy

    A Brief But Spectacular take on rebuilding and diversifying the Appalachian economy

    Brandon Dennison is a sixth generation West Virginian who is on a mission to revitalize Appalachia. His community based non-profit, Colefield Development, has trained over 1200 people facing barriers to employment, helping with education and personal development. Dennison gives his Brief But Spectacular take on rebuilding the Appalachian economy, and making it sustainable in the process. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 3 min
    A Brief But Spectacular take on protecting 'Black genius'

    A Brief But Spectacular take on protecting 'Black genius'

    Will Jackson founded Village of Wisdom, a nonprofit seeking to empower Black students and families in Durham, North Carolina. It advocates for more nurturing learning environments in their community. He says the knowledge Black students bring into classrooms is often unrecognized and even punished in some schools. He offers his Brief But Spectacular take on protecting what he calls "Black genius."
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    • 3 min
    A Brief But Spectacular take on the disability rights movement

    A Brief But Spectacular take on the disability rights movement

    Since childhood, Judy Heumann has faced ableism -- institutionally, socially, and personally. New York's public school system prevented her from enrolling, and she was often bullied or excluded by her own peers. After a lifetime of activism, she is finally seeing a shift in how people with disabilities are viewed and treated. She gives us her Brief But Spectacular on the disability rights movement. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 4 min
    A Florida sheriff's Brief But Spectacular take on mental illness in county jails

    A Florida sheriff's Brief But Spectacular take on mental illness in county jails

    Ken Mascara has been the sheriff of St. Lucie County in Florida for the past 20 years. He has seen funding for mental health facilities plummet, and as a result, more and more mentally ill patients end up languishing behind bars. Now, he gives his Brief But Spectacular take on making county jails safer, and smarter. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 3 min

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