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The Life Changing Work of a Master Craftsman

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Behind the doors of Blue Ox Millworks, Eric Hollenbeck passes down generations of knowledge, instilling a sense of pride and healing with his work. By sharing the love for his craft, this woodworker is helping high schoolers and veterans alike find their own healing.

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14 minutes

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Crafting the Soul of the Spanish Guitar

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At the heart of the music we love is a soul besides that of the musician’s. A guitar is more than just a guitar — it’s made from generations of love and dedication to a craft. Meet the skilled hands behind some of the world’s most beautiful music!

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27 minutes

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Paddling the Depths of Human Connection

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Here’s what is possible when we focus on what we have in common instead of how we differ. Take a look at the experience of the USA Olympic Rafting team when they learned the ropes of a Hawaiian tradition and you’ll see, it’s nothing short of magic.  

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12 minutes

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How to Sail Around the World Without GPS or Technology — Just Ancient Knowledge!

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How in the world did ancient mariners navigate the vast oceans before GPS or technology? These techniques were almost a lost art. That is, until 2013, when Hōkūleʻa set sail to travel around the globe. Take a look at this remarkable ship’s voyage and how her crew is preserving the Polynesian tradition of open ocean navigation.

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15 minutes

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How Spain’s Human Towers Define Community

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How do you build a tower of people 50 feet tall and weighing as much as three elephants? Maybe more importantly, why? The castell builders of Catalonia, Spain are, quite literally, the definition of an uplifting and supportive community.

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Mole Poblano Asuncion: The Sauce Made with 3 Generations of Love

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What tastes like home to you? When we’re far from home, food can bring us comfort and make us feel a little less homesick. The three generations of women at Mole Poblano Asuncion are bringing the flavors of Mexico to those who miss it most in New York City. Here’s their remarkable story!

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16 minutes

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Tasting Peru: from Sea to Summit, the Andes to the Amazon

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Our foods and their traditions tell the stories of who we are. And even when we can’t seem to find common ground with someone on anything else, we can find common ground around the dinner table! Food is powerful. So we’re traveling to one of the most diverse foodscapes in the world to see how they’re preserving the legacy of their remarkable culinary culture! 

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10 minutes

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Alaffia: Proof that Traditions are a Global Resource We Can All Enjoy!

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Does economic prosperity always have to come at the cost of tradition? Or can tradition help us create an even better business model? Let us introduce you to Alaffia, a company that has found a way to harness centuries of knowledge to empower a new generation of skilled craftswomen.

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20 minutes

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Celebrating a Global Communi-TEA!

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Did you know you probably have some fascinating connection to tea? This beverage has reshaped history and cultures around the world and led to many aspects of our lives today. So what does that say about some of the universals of human nature and our shared humanity?

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The Bread as Unique as the Place You Make It

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There is a revival happening. And it’s coming in the form of something we all love: bread! Sourdough has been a connection to the bread ovens of our ancestors for more than 5000 years, and now you can travel the kitchens of the world from a unique library in Belgium!

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Celebrating Culture and Empowering Youth in Hawaii

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How can farming blend scholarship, tradition, empowerment, and service to the community? MA’O farms in Hawaii is empowering the young people of Oahu’s Waianae coast with a program that is changing countless lives and building a stronger future!

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Meet the Hindu Bagpipers Bringing Cultures Together

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It’s easy to look back and see that some of the best innovators in history brought together two things that no one had ever thought to combine. For the best kind of ingenious fun with that concept, take a look at The Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band: a worldwide organization of Hindu bagpipers who blend Indian and Scottish music in a brilliant cultural mashup!

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7 minutes

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Creating Beauty from Scraps

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Mexico’s copper artisans are some of the most skilled in the world. Their work recycles the materials of everyday objects and transforms them into remarkable works of art.

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How Cecilia Chiang Changed Food in America

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If you’ve ever enjoyed Chinese food in the United States, like potstickers and Peking duck, then we’d like to introduce you to Cecilia Chiang. She’s the “Julia Child” of Chinese cuisine, and the story of how she changed the way Americans eat is as remarkable as her influence!

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12 minutes

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Reviving Culture Through Music

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Music provides some of our richest cultural heritage, so how is it being preserved for generations to come? Here are a few remarkable people working hard to preserve the sounds from our past.

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The Traditions of This Tribe Have Left Quite a Mark

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What you can find in the mountains of the Philippines may stay with you forever, especially if you happen to visit Apo Whang-Od in her village. She’s single handedly working and teaching to keep her culture’s tradition alive!

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Celebrating the True Spirit of Hula

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Hula dancing is far more than what we see in the mainstream media. The true spirit of hula is a celebration of culture, storytelling, strength and grace.

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Keeping Tradition Alive in the Scottish Isles

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How do we keep traditions alive in this era? On the isle of Harris, the production of Harris Tweed is breathes life into old ways. Take a journey with us and explore this beautiful culture and the landscape that inspires it!

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Keeping Tradition Alive in the Modern World

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The weaving traditions of Peru are not only breathtaking in their beauty, but they preserve and celebrate a long cultural heritage of the handcrafted. On this edition of Saturdays Around the World, we take a journey to the Andes for a spectacular glimpse of tradition.

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