Sometimes the closest you can get to wild animals is your flat screen television. Sean shares a story he produced for Stories From the Heart of the Land about the intense connections that are made through wildlife films and guides such as David Attenborough.
The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky almost caused a riot when it was first seen 100 years ago. Today it has become a classic and is being celebrated on its centenary- yet eyebrows can still be raised when a puppeteer stages his version. That production premieres today.
Matthew Stoneman moved to Los Angeles with dreams of rock 'n' roll stardom. Instead he became a thief and landed in prison. To pass the time, he got a guitar and learned over a hundred classic songs, in Spanish, from the Mexican inmates. When he got out he became an unlikely troubadour, singing and playing for tips in the Latino restaurants around East L.A. Also in this show, an unexpected birder.
Annabeth Barnes can't drive a car; the 15-year-old doesn't have her license yet. But she took her first spin on a race track when she was four years old. The vehicle hit 30 mph and Annabeth loved every second of it. Now she's a champion racer.
When JR Shute and Pat Rakes go fishing, they’re not looking for bass or trout. They use very small nets to collect fish that are on the verge of extinction. Also: Victor Vangelakos is a firefighter from New Jersey who bought a condo in South Florida as the real estate market was collapsing. For the past couple of years, Victor's family were the only people living in a 32-story condo high rise. And, the first Torah in the world created entirely by female scribes as part of the Women's Torah Project.