Every four years, the Navajo Nation elects its president, whom many consider the most powerful Native American in the country. Frustrated about the lack of progress in the reservation, Moroni Benally, a witty academic with radical ideas, hopes to defeat the incumbent president.
Three low-income Brooklyn teens take it upon themselves to make a difference by becoming peer college counselors in their schools. They are high-school seniors who are fighting to defy the odds not only for themselves but for every single one of their classmates, becoming the very resource they don't have themselves.
The story of environmental activist Tim DeChristopher, who sought to disrupt an oil and gas auction on public land in Utah. The consequence of his civil disobidience: facing up to 10 years in prison and $750,000 in fines.
A profile of 11-time "Jeopardy!" winner Arthur Chu, who won almost $300,000 by using an unconventional strategy on the game show. The national attention led this insurance analyst to amass tens of thousands of fans and haters on Twitter.
A look at San Francisco's Five Keys Charter School, the first high school of its kind in the U.S. that provides inmates the opportunity to earn a high school diploma to prepare them for successful reintegration into their communities.
A look at the health-care issues facing the nation, including the living conditions of the elderly poor; end-of-life care; the soaring costs of hospitalization; the complexity of insurance; and the overprescription of opiates.
Elouise Cobell is a little known hero whose relentless pursuit of justice led her to find remedy for over half a million Native American account holders whose funds were held by the U.S. government in trust for a century.
A look at two seminal protests in the late 1960s: San Francisco State in 1968 and Cornell University in 1969. At San Francisco State, students and their supporters launched the longest student strike in U.S. history. Struggling for themselves and the generations of students to come, Black, Latino and Asian student groups worked together to form the Third World Liberation Front. Their efforts birthed the first College of Ethnic Studies in the nation and ignited similar actions across the country.
In one of the most volatile places in the country, Daje Shelton is only 17 years old when she faces a judge. Having been suspended from her local high school for a number of petty offenses, Daje's opportunities are narrowing quickly. As a last resort to keep her out of prison, the judge enrolls her the Innovative Concept Academy—a school for troubled youth. While there, Daje struggles with her classes, attends funerals of friends killed around her, falls in love with a boy named Antonio.