‘Independent Lens’ follows health care providers in rural Southwest

“Independent Lens” returns Monday, April 8, at 9 p.m. with a new gripping, heart-wrenching documentary about one facet of America’s health care crisis.

“The Providers” follows three rural medical professionals in rural New Mexico who work at clinics that offer care for all, regardless of ability to pay amidst both a physician shortage and opioid epidemic. And amidst personal struggles that reflect those of their patients, the journeys of these providers unfold as they work to reach those who would otherwise be left out of the healthcare system. Given intimate access, the film shows the transformative power of providers’ relationships with marginalized patients.

 

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Visit the last unexplored places on Earth in 'Expedition with Steve Backshall'

There are still parts of our planet yet to be discovered. Explorer and naturalist Steve Backshall pursues incredible journeys and world firsts — unclimbed peaks, unexplored cave systems and uncharted landscapes — setting foot where no human has been before. "Expedition with Steve Backshall" comes to Arizona PBS Wednesdays at 9 p.m. starting Jan. 15. 

'Independent Lens' tells unforgettable stories about people and history

The Emmy Award-winning anthology series featuring unforgettable people, communities and moments in history returns to Arizona PBS on Mondays at 9 p.m. starting Oct. 28.

Watch the new season of "Plate & Pour" every Thursday at 7 p.m.

Each week, Chef Mark Tarbell visits with local restaurateurs and bartenders, and he joins chefs as they show off their expertise. Experience the science and artistry behind some of the region’s most innovative and popular dishes as Tarbell sets out to explore recent developments and trends in the Arizona culinary scene.