Warriors: A Semper Fi Odyssey

More United States troops have died from suicide than have been killed in Afghanistan since 2001. Of those who have survived, many have suffered physical and mental injuries. These wounds have left some unable to visualize where they fit in at home. Produced by Vietnam Veteran Chris Moore,Warriors: A Semper Fi Odyssey takes you to a Western Pennsylvania retreat where returning veterans can rebuild their confidence. The event also helps veterans translate the leadership and managerial talents they developed while serving into useful skills they can list on resumes and discuss in job interviews. You’ll also meet the team at UPMC who is responsible for the leading-edge research being conducted on mapping traumatic brain Injury.

Warriors: A Semper Fi Odyssey aired on May 21, 2015.

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WQED’s Portrayal & Perception documentary series focuses on African American men and boys in positive roles. Young African American men score below their counterparts in other racial and ethnic groups when it comes to graduation rates, literacy rates and college preparedness. Yet sometimes it is the success story that inspires other young people, and encourages community leaders to work for change. The tenth documentary in the series focuses on teenagers excelling in school, volunteering as mentors and working hard to make a difference among their peers.

Original airdate: Nov 20, 2014

Digital badging provides an opportunity for learners of all ages to acquire skills and credentials in a variety of settings both within and outside of the classroom. This episode of iQ: smartparent shares ways that digital badges are being used by parents, students, teachers, and in the workplace.

Original airdate: Nov 13, 2014

Educators are finding innovative ways to modernize learning spaces and incorporate technology into their teaching practices. This episode of iQ: smartparent explores the Flipped Learning approach and what parents need to know about re-designed classrooms.

Original airdate: Nov 13, 2014

This web extra includes conversation recorded in the WQED studios after the televised iQ smartparent episode on "Digital Badging."

Original airdate: Nov 13, 2014

This web-extra includes conversation recorded in the WQED studios after the televised event o the iQ smartparent episode on "Flipped Learning."

Original airdate: Nov 13, 2014

The best medicine could be a drug - or a dog. For years, doctors have known the value of therapy dogs - but until recently the reports have been largely anecdotal. Now, with new research, funding and clinical trials, animal assisted therapy is on the rise. This documentary shows how man's best friend is being utilized in Western Pennsylvania to help hospital patients, teenagers traumatized by a school tragedy, and even stressed-out college students cramming for finals.

Original airdate: Nov 06, 2014