Tune to KCPT July 14, 2011 at 7pm for Harvest Public Media‘s “Home Fields:Digging into Local Food.” This documentary from NET (Nebraska Educational Telecommunications) and week long radio series comprise a special report that explores how the U.S. food system is evolving as grocery stores and restaurants build supply networks with nearby farmers and ranchers.
THE MISUNDERSTOOD EPIDEMIC: DEPRESSION explores the difficulties faced by those coping with varying levels of depression. Twelve Americans from all walks of life explain, in their own words, the realities of living with depression: the symptoms, thoughts of suicide, the stress it puts on families and relationships, the loss of ability to work, the stigma associated with it, and the pros and cons of different treatment methods. Their compelling first-person accounts, along with engaging interviews with their family members and friends, reveal how this bio-chemical imbalance cuts across racial, ethnic and socio-economic lines.
UNLISTED: A STORY OF SCHIZOPHRENIA is a moving first-person account of one woman’s troubled relationship with her father and his mental illness. Delaney Ruston, a Seattle-based physician, went into hiding to protect herself from her dad’s erratic behavior and episodes of paranoia. After more than a decade of separation, she decides to reconnect with her father and document the reconciliation. In the process, she exposes the pain that mental illness inflicts on families and the urgent need to repair the mental-health system in the United States.
In the next 10 to 15 years, an estimated 800,000 children with autism will age out of the school system and transition into adulthood. Then, they will look to ill-prepared state and federal governments for the support services and resources to meet their many needs — a situation autism experts refer to as the “coming tsunami.” The one-hour documentary AUTISM: COMING OF AGE provides an inside look at the lives of three adults with autism and includes interviews with their families and support teams. Autism and disability experts from Massachusetts, New York, Washington, Virginia and Pennsylvania also discuss the current system, impending challenges and possible outcomes for the future.