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The Power of Dance

Never underestimate the power of dance, when the body, mind and spirit interconnect. That power can often ignite the flame of life-changing inspiration. Whether modern, jazz, ballet or tap, dance is a universal language.

Carrie Ann Inaba is a dancer, producer, philanthropist and pioneer. She was one of the first Asian-Americans to perform contemporary dance on television in the U.S. She’s been wowing audiences for nearly three decades. In addition, this award-winning TV host has choreographed and appeared in numerous feature films for the big screen too.

Best recognized as one of the judges on the hit Emmy Award-winning American TV series Dancing With The Stars, she takes her job, and the work of the contestants, to heart. She also supports the Andrea Rizzo Foundation, which uses the power of dance to help children with cancer and special needs.

Carrie Ann joins May Lee in the Los Angeles studio to discuss her life, career, giving back, and how the power of dance can heal.

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Unicef (Angelique Kidjo)

UNICEF was created in 1946 by the United Nations General Assembly to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries devastated by World War Two. Since then, the UN program has furnished long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to millions of children and mothers in more than 190 countries.This week on Full Frame, we’ll meet three of UNICEF’s celebrity Goodwill Ambassadors to learn how they’ve used their fame and fortune to advocate on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable citizens. 

  • 2017-12-21T19:00:00-08:00
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Children Changing The World (Leroy Mwasaru)

As the famous song says “Children are our future.” But many of this generation’s youth are now taking the future into their own hands.

This week on "Full Frame," meet young people who are making an impact in their own communities and changing the lives of other children half way across the globe, like Leroy Mwasaru from Nairobi. He joins Mike Walter in the Los Angeles studio to discuss his design for a Human Waste Bioreactor that’s powered by students’ own human waste. It has potential to be a huge economic, political, and environmental game changer.

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Resilience (Sundaa Bridgett Jones)

Resilience is the ability to adapt to adversity; to roll with the punches despite the challenges before you. Could resilience help build a better world? Rather than “reacting,” would we be better off taking deliberate, planned, and proactive risks?

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Connecting The World Through Music (David Foster)

Music is one of the greatest equalizers, bringing together people from all different social and cultural backgrounds for a shared human experience that transcends all boundaries. 

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Sustainability of Land and Sea (Sylvia Earle)

Each year in April, the world demonstrates its support for environmental protection on what’s known as “Earth Day”. But what is being done the other 364 days of the year to safeguard the planet’s future?

In a warming world, the planet’s ecosystems are under attack, from clean water to a stable climate. Now, environmental pioneers, around the globe, are trying unique and innovative ways to save the Earth.

  • 2018-01-04T19:00:00-08:00
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Outwitting Genetics (Marianna Palka)

Illnesses can sometimes run in families. Inherited genetic mutations can increase a person’s risk of developing different diseases – from cancer to mental disorders. But now, relatively new genetic testing is changing the way these illnesses are diagnosed and treated.

  • 2018-01-07T01:00:00-08:00
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The Awesome Episode (Awesome Foundation Panel)

The word “awesome” has become an almost ubiquitous adjective for describing everything from the latest trending YouTube video to life-changing moments.

But some ideas are simply, well, just awesome.

  • 2018-01-11T19:00:00-08:00
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Thinking Outside of the Box (Richard Curtis)

It seems solving some of the world’s biggest problems often takes novel or creative ideas so solution seekers who think “outside the box” tend to see big results. 

While some people merely dream of changing the world, for award-winning British filmmaker Richard Curtis, it’s a reality. The man behind such international hits as "Love Actually" and "Bridget Jones’s Diary," is also co-founder of the hugely successful Comic Relief and Red Nose Day fundraising events. In life, and on film, Curtis seems to perfectly capture both humor and humanity.

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