Blueprint America - launched in 2008 by Thirteen/WNET with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation - is a multi-platform initiative that shines a spotlight on America's decaying and neglected infrastructure. The rusting bridges, overcrowded airports, endless traffic jams, suburban sprawl, choked tanker terminals, lack of public transportation, water shortages and rolling brownouts are just the most visible signs of neglect, but the issues run deeper.
Collaborations across faith communities have a rich history of working together for social change. They have been at the forefront of local and state efforts on social issues such as homelessness, tobacco use, hunger and poverty. Today, there is emerging energy among faith-based coalitions to advocate for improved food, nutrition and environmental policies.
This half-hour documentary, produced by WHRO, examines the epidemic of childhood obesity. Childhood health professionals paint a grim picture for the future of overweight children unless we begin to make systemic changes that support more healthy choices. Local, state and national childhood health experts discuss steps we can take to turn the tide.