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January 2015 Highlights

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America ReFramed Season 3

America Reframed: Purgatorio | Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 8pm
Reyes' provocative essay film re-imagines the Mexico/U.S. border as a mythical place comparable to Dante's purgatory. 

America ReFramed: Trash Dance | Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 8pm
Choreographer Allison Orr finds beauty and grace in garbage trucks, and in the unseen men and women who pick up our trash.

America ReFramed: American Heart | Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 8pm
Seven years in the making, American Heart takes viewers on an intimate journey into the lives of three refugees who now call Minnesota home.

America ReFramed: Guacho del Norte | Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 8pm
Since the 1970's, shepherds from South America have been brought to work in the American west. 

'Have and Have Nots' Theme

Independent Lens: Powerless | Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 11pm
See a man who provides illegal electrical services in India and the woman trying to dismantle them. 

America ReFramed: Dignity Harbor | Monday, January 5, 2015 at 7pm
The story of a year's time at Dignity Harbor; one of three homeless encampments along the Mississippi River. 

Shift Change | Monday, January 5, 2015 at 8pm
With the long decline in US manufacturing and today’s economic crisis, millions have been thrown out of work. 

AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange—Doin’ It in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball | Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7pm
Explore the history, culture and social impact of New York’s summer b-ball scene. 

Independent Lens: Rich Hill | Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7:30pm
Witness the challenges, hopes and dreams of three boys in an economically depressed Missouri town. 

Global Voices: Why Poverty?--Give Us the Money | Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 6pm
Can celebrity be a force for positive change? 

To Catch a Dollar: Muhammad Yunus Banks on America | Friday, January 9, 2015 at 6pm & 9pm
The inspiring, logic-defying yet true story of one man’s idea, a strange new kind of bank, and the millions of lives it changed. 

America ReFramed: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth | Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7:30pm
It began as a housing marvel. Two decades later, it ended in rubble. 

Independent Lens: Medora | Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 6:30pm
Follow a down-but-not-out basketball team whose struggles parallel its town’s fight for survival. 

Global Voices: Why Poverty?- Stealing Africa | Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 6pm
Investigate reports of widespread criminality by well-known multinational companies operating in Africa. 

Global Voices: The Fighting Spirit | Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 11pm
Boxing has typically found its top competitors from some of the poorest neighbourhoods. 

Frontline: The Retirement Gamble | Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 6pm & 9pm
Learn how fees, self-dealing and kickbacks profit Wall Street while imperiling our savings. 

Global Voices: Why Poverty?--Land Rush | Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 6pm
Africa produces 10 percent less food than it did in 1960. 

Global Voices: 74 Square Meters | Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 11pm
A handful of Chileans are chosen to participate in a social experiment that moves them into a middle-class neighborhood. 

Economic Freedom in Action: Changing Lives | Monday, January 26, 2015 at 7pm
Travel the globe to profile inspiring entrepreneurs from nations that have increased economic freedom for their citizens. 

Global Voices: Why Poverty?- Education Education | Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 6pm
In China, education is considered the only way out of poverty. 

Global Voices: Why Poverty?- Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty | Friday, January 30, 2015 at 6pm
For the whole of modern civilization, humans have attempted and failed to eradicate poverty. 

Independent Lens: Detropia | Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7pm
Learn how Detroit residents are ready to create a radically new post-industrial city. 

P.O.V.: Getting Back to Abnormal | Friday, January 30, 2015 at 8:30pm
Witness a provocative mix of race, corruption and politics in a New Orleans re-election campaign.

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