The Vegetable Orchestra

In Vienna, Austria, there is an orchestra that performs with instruments made from vegetables. For the past 18 years, these musicians have been purchasing produce from a local market, turning that produce into instruments and performing with them in front of a live audience. The vegetable scraps are made into soup, which the group then serves to the audience at the end of each performance.

       
     
Master of Treehouse Mansions

SunRay Kelly is a whimsical builder of homes, saunas, stoves, electric vehicles and countless other structures. Generally going barefoot on his land in northwestern Washington State, he tirelessly tends his land and expresses himself through his creations.

       
     
Migrants and Refugees in Budapest

In the summer and fall of 2015, Budapest's Keleti railway station became a major transit point for migrants and refugees on the western Balkan route, headed towards countries further west like Germany, Sweden, and the UK. 

       
     
The Almond Farmer

Almond farmers take a lot of heat during times of water scarcity. It's a thirsty crop, but improving technology has made growing the wildly popular nut less of a burden on the state's water infrastructure.

       
     
Earthquake in Nepal
       
     
The Exact Words
       
     
Bill Iffrig, Marathoner

Bill was about to cross the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon when a bomb went off in the crowd nearby. A now-famous video shows his legs buckling as he falls to the ground. Two years later, he's training to go back and compete in Boston again.

       
     
Solar Power in Cambodia

Cambodia's abundant sunshine and underdeveloped power grid make it an ideal place to leapfrog the traditional fossil fuel based grid.

       
     
Mobile Madness in Myanmar
       
     
Tightrope Walking in China's Far West

In northwestern China, the art of tightrope walking has a long and proud history among the Uyghur people.

       
     
Crazy English

Jack practices Crazy English everyday in Beijing's parks. The language learning technique, which is well known in China, involves yelling set phrases at the top of one's lungs.

       
     
Bringing Bagels to China
       
     
The Cormorant Fisherman of Yunnan
       
     
Beijingers Prepare for Winter
       
     
Moonglow Cabaret