An anthology of shorts exploring the biggest issues in the United States today.
In this program
The Beauty President
Terence Smith, who as drag queen Joan Jett Blakk made a historic bid for the White House in 1992 as one of the first openly queer write-in candidates, reflects back on his place in gay-rights history at the height of the AIDS crisis.
Meltdown in Dixie
In the wake of the 2015 Charleston Massacre, a battle erupts in Orangeburg, S.C., between the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) and the owner of an ice-cream shop who is forced to fly the Confederate flag in his parking lot.
At the early-voting line in Ohio’s most populous county, civic duty is made public.
Sawyer County, 2020
Nick Libbey & Zach Tomasovic
The pulse of America is taken in Sawyer County, Wis., in the weeks leading up to the 2020 presidential election.