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Culled from public television stations and independent producers from across the country, LOCAL, USA is a half-hour series featuring fascinating stories of diverse people, curated around a single theme.

Minnesota's Alt-Meat Revolution

25m 23s

As the demand for plant-based alternatives to meat grows, so does the demand for new methods of farming and food production. In Dawson, MN, “alt-meat” is not new - soybean processing dates back to the '50s. Now, PURIS, one of the largest manufacturers of pea protein, has moved in to revolutionize the agricultural system. What impact will it have on the town's residents and surrounding communities?

Episodes

  • Minnesota's Alt-Meat Revolution: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Minnesota's Alt-Meat Revolution

    S8 E6 - 25m 23s

    As the demand for plant-based alternatives to meat grows, so does the demand for new methods of farming and food production. In Dawson, MN, “alt-meat” is not new - soybean processing dates back to the '50s. Now, PURIS, one of the largest manufacturers of pea protein, has moved in to revolutionize the agricultural system. What impact will it have on the town's residents and surrounding communities?

  • HBCU Week: Tradition and Competition: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    HBCU Week: Tradition and Competition

    S8 E5 - 16m 57s

    HBCU Week: TRADITION AND COMPETITION dives into HBCU football culture. Witness the rivalry of Hampton & Howard, a testament to tradition and spirit, and appreciate the intensity of an NC A&T vs. NC Central game, a match steeped in proximity and pride. The episode showcases the blend of camaraderie and competition that defines HBCU sports, highlighting their impact on African American communities.

  • HBCU Week: Beyond the Field: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    HBCU Week: Beyond the Field

    S8 E4 - 26m 3s

    HBCU Week: BEYOND THE FIELD takes you inside the heart of HBCUs. Experience the CIAA in Maryland, a cornerstone of Black athletics history, and feel the electrifying atmosphere of Louisiana's Bayou Classic - an annual showdown between Grambling State and Southern University. The episode offers a unique look beyond sports, highlighting the culture, history, and community spirit that define HBCUs.

  • FIRSTHAND: Segregation: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    FIRSTHAND: Segregation

    S8 E3 - 24m 33s

    In Chicago, segregation has a profound impact. From disparities in housing, education and healthcare to economic inequality, FIRSTHAND: SEGREGATION illustrates the high cost of division, not just in dollars, but in lives lost and unrealized potential. Through stories, witness the power of individuals to effect positive change as residents strive for a more integrated and equitable community.

  • In the Bubble with Jaime: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    In the Bubble with Jaime

    S8 E2 - 39m 23s

    In South Carolina, African American candidate Jaime Harrison faces incumbent Lindsey Graham for U.S. Senate. As COVID-19 disrupts, Harrison confronts not only the pandemic but deep-rooted racial prejudice. But, in a state with a significant African American population, his campaign against Graham becomes a symbol of hope in a time of crisis, intertwining politics, and race and health challenges.

Extras + Features

  • Fire Tender | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Fire Tender | Preview

    S8 E7 - 30s

    Yurok people have been putting fire on the land since time immemorial...but this practice has been disrupted by California settlers. Catastrophic fires in the West, however, has policymakers rethinking their commitment to fire suppression. FIRE TENDER shares the work of Margo Robbins, a Yurok knowledge keeper, seeking to return practices to Yurok territory, and to restore the land and its people.

  • Fire Tender | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Fire Tender | Trailer

    S8 E7 - 1m 10s

    Yurok people have been putting fire on the land since time immemorial...but this practice has been disrupted by California settlers. Catastrophic fires in the West, however, has policymakers rethinking their commitment to fire suppression. FIRE TENDER shares the work of Margo Robbins, a Yurok knowledge keeper, seeking to return practices to Yurok territory, and to restore the land and its people.

  • Minnesota's Alt-Meat Revolution | Pea Protein: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Minnesota's Alt-Meat Revolution | Pea Protein

    S8 E6 - 47s

    Why is the yellow split pea and its protein so small and mighty? Ask PURIS. The manufacturer behind pea protein powder discovered that its ingredient has many positives including being a complete source of protein, being allergen-free, and being vegan. Plant manager Matt Karels walks us, and host and producer Amanda Anderson, through the process and the diet upsides.

  • Minnesota's Alt-Meat Revolution | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Minnesota's Alt-Meat Revolution | Preview

    S8 E6 - 30s

    As the demand for plant-based alternatives to meat grows, so does the demand for new methods of farming and food production. In Dawson, MN, “alt-meat” is not new - soybean processing dates back to the '50s. Now, PURIS, one of the largest manufacturers of pea protein, has moved in to revolutionize the agricultural system. What impact will it have on the town's residents and surrounding communities?

  • Minnesota's Alt-Meat Revolution | Plant-Based Diet: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Minnesota's Alt-Meat Revolution | Plant-Based Diet

    S8 E6 - 50s

    Fruits and vegetables? Yes. Plant-based foods? Maybe. Kelli Fernholz, a preschool teacher in Madison, WI who talks about nutrition in her class, shares why she prefers the former and not the latter. Even with all of the alt-meat choices available on grocery store shelves, the switch to a plant-based diet for most people isn't quite as easy a decision.

  • Minnesota's Alt-Meat Revolution | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Minnesota's Alt-Meat Revolution | Trailer

    S8 E6 - 1m

    As the demand for plant-based alternatives to meat grows, so does the demand for new methods of farming and food production. In Dawson, MN, “alt-meat” is not new - soybean processing dates back to the '50s. Now, PURIS, one of the largest manufacturers of pea protein, has moved in to revolutionize the agricultural system. What impact will it have on the town's residents and surrounding communities?

  • HBCU Week: Tradition and Competition | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    HBCU Week: Tradition and Competition | Trailer

    S8 E5 - 54s

    HBCU Week: TRADITION AND COMPETITION dives into HBCU football culture. Witness the rivalry of Hampton & Howard, a testament to tradition and spirit, and appreciate the intensity of an NC A&T vs. NC Central game, a match steeped in proximity and pride. The episode showcases the blend of camaraderie and competition that defines HBCU sports, highlighting their impact on African American communities.

  • HBCU Week: Tradition and Competition | Howard vs. Hampton: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    HBCU Week: Tradition and Competition | Howard vs. Hampton

    S8 E5 - 1m 2s

    Who is the real HU? Students, staff and alumni talk about Howard University and Hampton University and their support for their respective school and all of the HBCUs. The two universities - one in Washington, D.C. and the other in Hampton, Virginia - share academic, athletic and Black excellence, and boasts alumni that are making an impactful presence in the country.

  • HBCU Week: Tradition and Competition | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    HBCU Week: Tradition and Competition | Preview

    S8 E5 - 30s

    HBCU Week: TRADITION AND COMPETITION dives into HBCU football culture. Witness the rivalry of Hampton & Howard, a testament to tradition and spirit, and appreciate the intensity of an NC A&T vs. NC Central game, a match steeped in proximity and pride. The episode showcases the blend of camaraderie and competition that defines HBCU sports, highlighting their impact on African American communities.

  • HBCU Week: Beyond the Field | Grambling State and Southern: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    HBCU Week: Beyond the Field | Grambling State and Southern

    S8 E4 - 41s

    Rick Gallot and Rani Whitfield examine American history and Black educators through their respective HBCUs, Grambing State University and Southern University. The Louisiana-based educational institutions share many things including alumni who are family and friends as Eric Dooley and Issac Greggs know all too well.

  • HBCU Week: Beyond the Field | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    HBCU Week: Beyond the Field | Preview

    S8 E4 - 30s

    HBCU Week: BEYOND THE FIELD takes you inside the heart of HBCUs. Experience the CIAA in Maryland, a cornerstone of Black athletics history, and feel the electrifying atmosphere of Louisiana's Bayou Classic - an annual showdown between Grambling State and Southern University. The episode offers a unique look beyond sports, highlighting the culture, history, and community spirit that define HBCUs.

  • HBCU Week: Beyond the Field | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    HBCU Week: Beyond the Field | Trailer

    S8 E4 - 1m 16s

    HBCU Week: BEYOND THE FIELD takes you inside the heart of HBCUs. Experience the CIAA in Maryland, a cornerstone of Black athletics history, and feel the electrifying atmosphere of Louisiana's Bayou Classic - an annual showdown between Grambling State and Southern University. The episode offers a unique look beyond sports, highlighting the culture, history, and community spirit that define HBCUs.

Schedule

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    Local, USA

    Fire Tender

    Monday
    Apr 22

    30 Minutes

    Margo Robbins, a Yurok knowledge keeper, seeks to return practices to Yurok territory and restore the land and its people.
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    Local, USA

    Fire Tender

    Tuesday
    Apr 23

    30 Minutes

    Margo Robbins, a Yurok knowledge keeper, seeks to return practices to Yurok territory and restore the land and its people.
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    Local, USA: TVSS: Iconic

    Local, USA

    Fire Tender

    Tuesday
    Apr 23

    30 Minutes

    Margo Robbins, a Yurok knowledge keeper, seeks to return practices to Yurok territory and restore the land and its people.
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    Local, USA

    Fire Tender

    Saturday
    Apr 27

    30 Minutes

    Margo Robbins, a Yurok knowledge keeper, seeks to return practices to Yurok territory and restore the land and its people.
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    Local, USA

    Against the Current

    Monday
    Apr 29

    1 Hour

    How residents of Virginia's Eastern Shore are subject to rising sea waters and the challenges it has on their lives and livelihood.
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    Local, USA

    Against the Current

    Tuesday
    Apr 30

    1 Hour

    How residents of Virginia's Eastern Shore are subject to rising sea waters and the challenges it has on their lives and livelihood.
  • Image
    Local, USA: TVSS: Iconic

    Local, USA

    Against the Current

    Tuesday
    Apr 30

    1 Hour

    How residents of Virginia's Eastern Shore are subject to rising sea waters and the challenges it has on their lives and livelihood.

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