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Caption: Teacher Christopher McFadden is a member of The Fellowship, a group in Philadelphia trying to recruit and retain black male teachers. Only 2 percent of teachers in American public schools are black men., Credit: Emily Hanford
(8/28/2017) There may be nothing more important in the educational life of a child than having effective teachers. But the United States is struggl...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KUER, Georgia Public Broadcasting, KOSU, WRST-FM Oshkosh and more


  • Added: Aug 28, 2017
  • Length: 52:58
  • Purchases: 10
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In the last 25 years, charter schools have become a highly sought-after alternative to traditional public education. Between 2004 and 2014 alone, e...

Bought by NPR Illinois, KCPW, WOSU, and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 07, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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A selection of highlights from the past year's programs including reducing political polarization, community organizing for racial justice, peace h...

Bought by WJFF and KMUN


  • Added: Dec 15, 2016
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2
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This hour-long special is about the courage of teenagers who come out at a time in life when it is hardest to be different. So many of the legal an...

Bought by WFAE, KMUN, WCPN, KQED, WRIR and more


  • Added: May 12, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
Caption: Teachers in Chicago doing "lesson study," a teacher improvement practice borrowed from Japan., Credit: Emily Hanford
This documentary what it would take to improve American teaching on a wide scale. We meet researchers who are trying to understand what makes teach...

Bought by WMUU-LP, Prairie Public, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3
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If Jewish education is to respond to the needs of American Jews and their communities in the 21st century, we need to rethink the assumption that J...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: May 13, 2014
  • Length: 12:20
  • Purchases: 1
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Even casual conversations have surprisingly musical qualities. Linguist Brett Hyde delves into the rhythms behind language and the principles that ...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: May 08, 2014
  • Length: 12:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Dr. Bradley Jolliff describes how lunar samples and orbiters provide insights into the history of Earth's closest neighbor.

Bought by XRAY.fm


  • Added: Feb 17, 2014
  • Length: 13:12
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Here, the kids line up outside Congress on their first day., Credit: Credit Dustin Dwyer / Michigan Radio
For this special documentary, Dustin Dwyer spent six weeks in the fall following a group of third grade students at Congress Elementary in Grand Ra...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2014
  • Length: 58:31
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Ideal for broadcast late-Summer / early- Fall, this new 1-hr. documentary from Humankind examines the epidemic of high anxiety among secondary scho...

Bought by WSKG, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KUAF Public Radio, WYAP, WDCB and more


  • Added: Jul 09, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 23
Caption: State of Opportunity from Michigan Radio
If you think we live in a post-racial world…think again: statistically speaking, being born Black or Latino or Native American is associated with s...

  • Added: May 24, 2013
  • Length: 50:27
Caption: Gary Hotsfall, a student at Western Governor’s University Washington. WGU is a network of nonprofit online universities., Credit: Stephen Smith
Digital technologies are changing how many Americans go to college - from online courses to robo-tutors. Can these innovations make college cheaper...

Bought by WMUU-LP, WUFT, KZYX, KMXT, and KOSU


  • Added: Nov 14, 2012
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Infant mortality rates in Michigan are better than they used to be, but still not good enough. Seven out of every 1,000 babies born in Michigan w...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2012
  • Length: 51:01
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If his name doesn't ring a bell, it's because we knew him ... millions of television viewers ... from the 1950s all the way through to the Nickelod...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2011
  • Length: 03:00
Caption: A student in a preschool classroom at River Breeze Elementary, a public school in Palatka, Florida. Preschool used to be a radical idea, but now the majority of American children go to preschool. , Credit: Stephen Smith
There’s been a quiet revolution in America’s schools over recent decades. We’ve added an extra grade to a child’s education: Preschool. (10/29/2009)

Bought by WMUU-LP, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WSKG, KPIP-LP, KMUZ and more


  • Added: Mar 17, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
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A one hour look at this Canadian singer songwriter, featuring various songs from his career.

Bought by Prairie Public, KREV-LP, KGOU, KMUN, KSJD and more


  • Added: Mar 07, 2007
  • Length: 59:27
  • Purchases: 6
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NASA's STEREO spacecraft are launching shortly. This episode looks at STEREO and investigates why two spacecraft looking at the sun are so importa...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2006
  • Length: 11:00
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NASA's STEREO spacecraft are launching shortly. This episode reviews a brief History of NASA and introduces the STEREO spacecraft

  • Added: Jun 03, 2006
  • Length: 07:25
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ABG visits a Worldwide Fund for Nature project to restore the Zambian wetlands which - since the construction of two huge hydroelectric dams on the...

Bought by CKMO and KUOW


  • Added: Nov 09, 2004
  • Length: 29:29
  • Purchases: 2
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An in-depth look at the lives of native americans in cities

  • Added: Apr 26, 2004
  • Length: 51:57