Sarah Fonzi is an artist - which in Buffalo, New York means she's an entrepreneur, sales person, teacher, bookkeeper, and welder. Sarah works out of The Foundry, a small business incubator and home to some of Buffalo's most up-and-coming makers.
In a suburban Sacramento garage, a self taught puppeteer creatures creatures that come alive on stage and in web videos.
Nashville is a town where cowboy boots are as personally treasured as vintage guitars, and this bootmaker is who you call for a truly one-of-a-kind pair of boots.
New York has a long history of glass making, including the famous Corning Glassworks. With Rolling Fire Glassworks in Endicott, Tommy Lynch is forging his own path - and shattering perceptions along the way.
Sacramento has a large and diverse population of immigrants hailing from the former USSR, and one choir aims to bring them together through the power of music.
In the town where IBM used to be everything, a father and son duo have taken their love of beer to put Endicott back on the map.
In the heart of Madison, one beekeeper has built a honey empire by housing his bees in backyards and rooftops throughout the city.
While watching her neighborhood's crime and unemployment rates climb, one university professor turned it around by simply offering free ice cream and books for kids and families.
Jeff Ferrell is a professor of sociology and criminology, author of numerous books including "Cultural Criminology" and "Empire of Scrounge" and an avid dumpster diver.
Determined to shake up the Grand Rapids entertainment scene, Miss PussyKatt has founded a local circus, a burlesque troupe, and an aerial school for kids.
Down the street from the Alamo, one San Antonio mariachi band is merging tradition with a younger crowd.
Las Vegas doesn't have a zoo, but it does have a retirement home for lions. For years, Keith Evans brought his lions daily to the MGM Grand. Now the lions are living a leisurely life on Keith's ranch south of Las Vegas.
Nearly every day on a street corner in Columbia, South Carolina, the Chicken Man paints portraits of chickens, flamingos, and even Michael Jackson.
Outside the shimmering lights of the Las Vegas strip, Brain Jelly Music is bringing local artists and musicians together to showcase homegrown talent.
Rosenberg Peña was born to teach. In his classroom in San Antonio, Texas, he is proud to help a new generation become more fluent in the Spanish language and versed in his own latino heritage.
In a city that is built around car travel, Tulsa Hub is recycling discarded bicycles and giving them to people who are homeless or unable to get around.
The Hawaiian Hut is Utah's largest Polynesian market. It serves people in the Salt Lake City area with authentic and traditional food and ingredients from places like Tonga, Samoa and Hawaii.
The state food of South Carolina is grits. And few people know more about grits, and the art of milling, than Greg Johnsman and his family.
Nic Dillon left a comfortable job to spend more time tinkering in his basement - and the harmonium world couldn't be happier.
Becoming a children's musician wasn't always Brendan Parker's plans, but the legions of young Spaghetti Eddie fans wouldn't have it any other way.
A butcher from Austria is teaming up with a pig farmer from Denmark to bring high quality meats to foodies in Salt Lake City and beyond.
John Ringsmuth is a regular retiree from Lincoln, Nebraska. Except for one difference: he builds unicycles.
All across Nebraska, people living in senior living facilities get to enjoy live concerts that come directly to them.
In a small suburb north of Washington DC, Team USA's best table tennis players are training rigorously for their shot at the world championship tournaments.
135 miles south of Chicago in Champaign-Urbana, a startup of young women are designing dolls that empower girls worldwide.