Around the Nation

BY Saskia De Melker  October 18, 2011 at 3:56 PM EDT

In Donor Unknown, an adult woman discovers her biological father and hundreds of half siblings through a unique online registry that connects donor-conceived children with their biological parents. ITVS premieres the documentary on October 20.

Watch A Family Reunion Unlike Any Other on PBS. See more from Independent Lens.

The long tradition of arts and crafts in America hasn’t dissipated in the digital age. In fact, cyber space has introduced a new forum for craft artists to share and market their creations. Off Book spotlights the artists who use the Etsy online community to reach craft enthusiasts.

Watch Off Book: Etsy on PBS. See more from PBS.

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This week, Bjork releases her new album, Biophalia, which goes way beyond a normal album: each track is also an interactive app. Studio 360 talks with the artist about how she went about her latest project.

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Today, we are inunudated, even overwhelmed by noise and sound. WNYC discusses how music, sound, and silence changes our efficiency, productivity, relaxation and health.

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Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet, Edward Villella, talks about how he first entered the world of ballet as a child and the artistic philosophy behind his dance.

Watch Miami City Ballet’s Edward Villella on PBS. See more from Great Performances.