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Emmy award-winning weekly news magazine focusing on global current affairs, human interest stories, cultural dialogue, and social impact.

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  • Full Frame: Escaping the Northern Triangle

    Central America’s Northern Triangle is composed of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. Many families there are often persecuted and extorted by street gangs. Having nowhere to turn for help, many people decide to embark on the dangerous migrant trails with the hope of reaching the United States....

  • Full Frame: Cultural Diplomacy

    Full Frame: Cultural Diplomacy
    There’s no doubt, successful cultural diplomacy will become a major challenge for international relations in the 21st century. Full Frame talks with cultural diplomacy expert, Curtis Sandberg, about the importance of international cultural exchange.
    And museums a...

  • Extremism in Africa

    What's behind the rise of extremist violence in sub-Saharan Africa? Host Mike Walter interviews Nigerian author Helon Habila and counter terrorism expert Muhammad Fraser-Rahim.

  • History Through Photography

    Images can cut right to the heart of an issue and offer an honest unvarnished look at our world. Host Mike Walter interviews photographers and Pulitzer Prize winners Carol Guzy and Ross Baughman, who have captured some of recent history's most iconic photos.

  • China-U.S. Relations

    Host Mike Walter gets insights on the future of China-U.S. relations with former Ambassador to China Max Baucus, Cheng Li of Brookings Institution and Craig Allen of the U.S.-China Business Council.

  • Full Frame: Fighting COVID

    Full Frame: Fighting COVID

    The global fight against COVID-19 is a team effort. Unique treatments and the people who care for patients have both taken on unprecedented roles. On this week's Full Frame host Mike Walter talks with dermasurgeon Dr. Eric Finzi, about using an essential nutrient as...

  • Full Frame: Herd Immunity

    After one year of COVID-19, what has science learned so far? Full Frame talks with epidemiologist, Dr. Jennifer Bouey for answers and what may lie ahead. And, for more insight into the evolution of vaccines, we talk with Dr. William Petri, who studies immunology and the molecular development o...

  • Full Frame: Gig Economy with Arun Sundararajan

    The COVID-19 pandemic is an unexpected crisis that’s impacting lives, and livelihoods around the world. However, it’s also bringing new ideas and new ways of getting jobs done. So, what is the future of work? Full Frame talks with platform economy expert, Arun Sundararajan about the Gig Economy.

  • Poverty Alleviation in Developing Countries

    Political scientist and economist James Robinson has spent his career answering the question: Why do some nations enjoy prosperity and security, while others continue to grapple with poverty and instability? Robinson is the co-author of the book Why Nations Fail and professor at the University of...

  • Poverty Alleviation with Pedro Conceicao and Quansheng Zhao

    For many countries, the Covid-19 pandemic will leave long-lasting scars that ended decades of anti-poverty work.

    Extreme poverty — defined as living on $1.90 a day or less — affected more than 9 percent of the global population in 2020. If the pandemic has not happened, the extreme poverty rate ...

  • Genetic Engineering

    The mystery of life is now revealed in our genetic code, revolutionizing how we tackle disease, aging and reproduction. Genetic engineering has been crucial in developing vaccines, including for HPV, Ebola and, now, COVID-19. What's the potential for these technologies, and what are the ethical ...

  • African influence with Nnedi Okorafor and Magatte Wade

    Africa is the world’s youngest and fastest-urbanizing continent. By 2050, Africa will have half of the world’s population. Host Mike Walter talks to Nnedi Okorafor, author of Africanfuturism, and Magatte Wade, entrepreneur and founder of luxury Africa-based brands.

  • Racism Against Asians in the U.S.

    The COVID-19 pandemic is sparking another epidemic: racism against people of Asian descent. Full Frame speaks to Asian Americans who have experienced racism since the pandemic started, as well as advocates John C. Yang and Rita Pin Ahrens.

  • Green Technology with Lewis Liu & Brett Jenks

    Technology -- like smart farming and electric vehicles --is helping the globe transition to a clean future. Full Frame host Mike Walter talks with Lewis Liu of electric car company Karma Automotive and conservationist Brett Jenks.

  • Green China with Wu Changhua & Manish Bapna

    China may be the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, releasing more than the United States and the European Union combined. But China’s also leading the world in the push for renewable energy. In 2018, China invested more than $91 billion in clean energy projects, accounting for nearly one-th...

  • Future of the Global Economy with Yukon Huang & David Dollar

    As the pandemic continues, all eyes are on China for signs of how other countries might bound back. Host Mike Walter speaks to economists David Dollar of the Brookings Institution and Yukon Huang of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

  • The Hunger Paradox with Ertharin Cousin & Roger Thurow

    Why do millions still go hungry if the world produces enough food for everyone? Full Frame interviews Ertharin Cousin, former executive director of the UN World Food Programme, and Roger Thurow, journalist and author of "The First 1,000 Days."

  • Technology in Sports with Phil Cheetham

    How are big data and technology helping elite athletes get an edge over their competition? Full Frame speaks to Phil Cheetham, head of technology for the U.S. Olympic Committee.

  • Water & Sustainability with Melissa Troutman & Vaishali Sinha

    Overpopulation, pollution, and climate change are threatening water supplies worldwide.

    One of the culprits of water pollution is fracking – short for hydraulic fracturing. It’s a process of drilling deep into shale rock and using high-pressure water and chemicals to release the gas trapped insi...

  • Coronavirus & the Economy with Stephen Cheung & Khalid Malik

    THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND SAYS THE SEVERITY OF THE CORONAVIRUS ON THE GLOBAL ECONOMY IS UNMATCHED BY ANYTHING...ASIDE FROM THE GREAT DEPRESSION. THAT WAS THE LONGEST AND MOST SEVERE DEPRESSION EVER EXPERIENCED BY THE INDUSTRIALIZED WESTERN WORLD.

    SO NOW WHAT?

    WE TALK WITH PRESIDENT ...

  • Asian Arts Influence with Hao Jingfang & Dana Tai Soon Burgess

    Through words, visuals and dance, Full Frame meets three artists of Asian descent who are contributing to a global understanding of their cultures and creating new visions of the world. Host Mike Walter speaks to sci-fi author Hao Jingfang and choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess.

  • Race and Immigration in the U.S. with Erika Lee & Wajahat Ali

    The United States is often referred to as a melting pot for its multiculturalism and prides itself on being a nation of immigrants. In 2017, nearly 45 million people living in the United States were born in another country — more immigrants than in any other country. But the flip side of that div...

  • New Cancer Drugs with Dr. Frank Jiang

  • Widespread with Dr. Jeremy Brown & Dr. Jonna Mazet

    The World Health Organization says the coronavirus pandemic is now accelerating in every major city on the planet. But, before the coronavirus, there was the Spanish Flu of 1918, which killed millions around the globe. Full Frame host Mike Walter talks with Dr. Jeremy Brown, emergency room doctor...