Stage Four: America In Upheaval
03/14/01: Fightin' with Her Feet
Stephanie explores one of the first victories in the Civil Rights Movement -- the Montgomery Bus Boycott -- by interviewing participant Lilie Mae Bradford, who was arrested for civil disobedience several years before Rosa Parks.
03/14/01: Traveling Down the Road to Freedom
Stephanie examines the Freedom Riders Movement by highlighting the experiences of Art Bacon, a Talladega College student who was badly beaten for sitting in the white waiting room at a train station in Anniston, Alabama.
03/17/01: The night Watts was set ablaze
Stephanie examines the causes and events of the Watts Riots of 1965 and the Rodney King Riot of 1992. She shows how South Central Los Angeles has healed itself through community organizations such as the Watts Labor Community Action Committee.
03/21/01: The Toughest Job They Ever Loved
03/28/01: Si, se puede!
Stephanie depicts the plight of migrant farm workers with a focus on Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez. She shows how their bravery fueled the start of the Civil Rights Movement for Latinos.
03/28/01: Many Truths, in Many Languages
Stephanie examines one of the most controversial topics in public schools today -- bilingual education -- and ponders why so few Americans value students who speak more than one language.
04/04/01: A personal account: Cambodia's civil war Through her interviews with Thida Mam and Sophal Ear, survivors of the Cambodian Holocaust, Stephanie shows the horrors of genocide.
Stage Five: The US at the New Millenium
04/11/01: The Deadliest Discrimination: Environmental Racism
Stephanie shows how to combat environmental racism through action-oriented groups like Greenaction.
04/11/01: Title: A Gray Wolf's Plea
Stephanie discusses the history of the Environmental Movement, highlighting Earth Day, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act and the Endangered Species Act.
04/14/01: Peeking Behind The Iron Curtains
Stephanie outlines the events leading to the termination of the Cold War and the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe, including: Prague Spring, the fall of the Berlin Wall, Lithuanian dissidence, and the fall of the Soviet Union and communist Russia.
04/21/01: Stephanie - America the bully? Corruption in Latin America
Stephanie traces the history of U.S. foreign policy in Nicaragua, highlighting the rise of the Sandinistas and the events leading to the Iran-Contra affair. She also examines the history of El Salvador.
04/25/01: Healing After A Mass School Shooting: Let It End
Stephanie examines the healing process students endure after a mass shooting in their school by visiting Thurston High in Springfield, Oregon.
04/28/01: Stephanie - Military boot camps for teens gone bad.
Stephanie shares a taste of life inside an alternative juvenile correctional facility at the Tillamook Youth Accountability Camp of Tillamook, Oregon. Keywords: boot camp, juvenile detention, juvenile offenders, juvenile delinquent, TYAC, criminal behavior treatment program, discipline.
05/02/01: Come one, Come All to the Religious Cults' Ball!
Stephanie delves into the secretive world of destructive cults, including People's Temple, the Branch Davidians, Heaven's Gate, the Moonies, the Scientologists, and the International Church of Christ.
05/05/01: Stephanie - Make the Trek part of who you are.
Trekker Stephanie bids her final farewell!