Kids in Focus pairs professional photographers with children ages 10-14 who come from backgrounds of poverty, homelessness, neglect or abuse. Each kid is given a camera and, working with a mentor, they find a positive way to deal with the demons of their lives and gain self-worth. The program culminates with an exhibition open to the public as well as a hardbound book. We want to hear from the kids how this program opens their eyes and their hearts to something new and helps them find their authentic selves. We also will find out from the mentors the challenges of forming a bond with the kids and how the camera acts as a conversation starter and a safe space to share feelings that are often too difficult to talk about. Take a closer look at their work at http://www.kidsinfocus.org/ .
"Nova" explores new discoveries and how we have come this far on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on Arizona PBS.
"World on Fire" is an adrenalized, emotionally gripping and resonant World War II drama that follows the intertwining fates of ordinary people in five countries as they grapple with the effects of the war on their everyday lives.
Set in Toronto in the 1920s, a time when women could not become official police officers, the city's only all-female private detective agency takes on the cases the police don't dare touch. "Frankie Drake Mysteries" comes to Arizona PBS airs on Thursdays, starting April 9 at 8 p.m.