Jen is a web producer at KPBS, responsible for program promotion, online membership-related activities, and is the editor of the KPBS community calendar. Jen has worked at KPBS since 2000. She is originally from Las Vegas and attended the UNLV.
Season 11 of MEXICO — ONE PLATE AT A TIME WITH RICK BAYLESS centers on the vibrant food scene and burgeoning chef movement in the Yucatán Peninsula, home to the Mayans, North America's largest indigenous population. Known as one of the world's great cuisines, Yucatán dishes share many of the basic ingredients and culinary practices typically used in the rest of Mexico. However, its unique location puts the peninsula in a position to welcome cultural influences, ingredients and flavors from around the globe, including Spain, Lebanon, Cuba, Africa and the Caribbean.
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“Royal Wives At War” presents a revealing new look at England’s abdication crisis of 1936, seen through the eyes of the two women at its heart. In a series of dramatized monologues set in 1967, Elizabeth the Queen Mother (Emma Davies) and Wallis Simpson (Gina McKee) look back at events that led King Edward VIII (Nick Waring) to give up the throne for the woman he loved. Combining dramatic reconstructions, archives and a chorus of acquaintances and biographers, the program tells the intimate and moving story of two strong women and the friction that characterized their relationship.
In Season 5 of PATI'S MEXICAN TABLE, chef and cookbook author Pati Jinich explores the Mayan world in the Yucatán Peninsula. Embarking on a road trip that crosses three states – Campeche, Yucatán and Quintana Roo – she meets with local producers, growers and chefs, both in restaurants and in their homes, to learn about the unique cuisine of the region. Along the way, Pati visits remote fishermen's villages, historic haciendas, bustling markets, the Mayan ruins and more, diving deep into the region’s cuisine and culture.
“American Baghdad” is a short documentary profiling Iraqi refugees trying to assimilate into American culture after being displaced from Iraq due to the war. El Cajon, a county in San Diego, has one of the highest concentrations of Iraqi refugees in America. A majority of these refugees are known as Chaldean and are of Christian descent. Many of them fled Iraq after the war broke out in 2003. This is their story.
How does a country with a population of more than a billion people still have room for such a huge range of wildlife? Join wildlife biologist Liz Bonnin, actor Freida Pinto and mountaineer Jon Gupta to explore India’s natural wonders. From tigers and gibbons to elephants and rhinos, the sacred Ganges to tea plantations, experience the subcontinent’s marvels. This is India as you’ve never seen it before.
Against the breathtaking backdrop of 18th century Cornwall, Aidan Turner (Poldark), Eleanor Tomlinson (Demelza) and Heida Reed (Elizabeth) return as the complicated love triangle in a new season of the popular romantic saga, based on the novels by Winston Graham. At the start of Season 2, Ross stands accused of murder and “wrecking” — luring a cargo ship to the rocks for plunder. It’s a capital offense, the judge is unsympathetic, hostile witnesses have been bribed and Ross appears headed for the gallows.
Featuring the unique insights of intellectual and cultural leaders such as papal biographer George Weigel; esteemed Polish historian Norman Davies; Carl Anderson, Vice President of John Paul II Institute, Washington D.C.; John Paul's lifelong assistant Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz; Reagan National Security Advisor, Richard Allen; Polish Prime Minister Hanna Suchoka and many others — this inspiring film gives an inside look at the improbable downfall of one of history's most brutal regimes.
The 90-minute film tells the story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, a Unitarian minister and his wife from Wellesley, Massachusetts, who left their children behind in the care of their parish and boldly committed to numerous life-threatening missions in Europe. Over two dangerous years, they helped to save hundreds of imperiled political dissidents and Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazi occupation across Europe. A new film by Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky.