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14 Feb. 2006
July '64
In the 1950s and 1960s, Rochester, New York became known as a successful city with a thriving business community and few problems. On the other hand, large numbers of poor black southerners had been moving to the city in the recent years. Those black citizens were largely denied the good jobs at local factories. These underprivileged citizens also felt themselves the victims of excessive police scrutiny, as well as police brutality. On a summer night in July 1964, there were altercations between the police and African-American Rochesterians. Those events escalated ...
21 Feb. 2006
Almost Home
Follows the daily lives of senior residents and the staff of a retirement community in Milwaukee, Wisconisin.
21 Mar. 2006
Troop 1500
Their mothers may be convicted thieves, murderers, and drug dealers, but the Girl Scouts of Troop 1500 want to be doctors, social workers, and marine biologists.
Jan. 2006
Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes
A hip-hop fan addresses the art form's problems with sexism, masculinity, violence, and homophobia.
19 Oct. 2006
My Life... Disoriented
Life gets turned upside down for Kimberee and Aimee Fung when their father decides to leave his well-paying corporate executive job in San Francisco and move the family to Bakersfield to live with their grandparents and help out with the family business, a massage parlor called "Touch of the Orient." If the social pressure of starting a new high school in the middle of the school year wasn't enough, Kimberlee and Aimee are only two of a handful of Asian American kids at North High. They are constantly challenged by having to make choices that ultimately affect how ...

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