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How do good ideas and persuasive arguments change the world? In this episode, host John Donvan speaks with TED curator Chris Anderson about how bri...

Bought by WSKG and KUNM


  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Newly milled flour at Carolina Ground, Credit: Carla Seidl
Milling flour is an ancient art. While commercial, industrial milling has largely taken over, there are some who are continuing, and honoring, the...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Dec 03, 2018
  • Length: 04:50
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Are Safe Spaces Dangerous?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Deeply rooted in social justice movements of the past, safe spaces promise a reprieve from bigotry and oppression by allowing today’s students – th...

Bought by KISU, Interlochen Public Radio, Troy Public Radio, NPR Illinois, WGCU and more


  • Added: Jul 05, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Should College Athletes Be Paid? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
College sports is a big-money business, with football and basketball programs generating millions of dollars in revenue every year. While coaches a...

Bought by NPR Illinois, WLPR, WSKG, KVSC, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Nov 01, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Hear from two nonprofit organizations trying to provide girls with more education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)

  • Added: Sep 28, 2017
  • Length: 47:25
Caption: Kindergartners in an Ohio classroom learning letters. One in five American kids struggles to read, and many of them have dyslexia. But public schools are failing to identify or treat dyslexia, even though there are proven ways to help kids with dyslexia l, Credit: Emily Hanford
(9/11/17) Public schools are denying children with dyslexia proper treatment and often failing to identify them in the first place.

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 10
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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As video games gain prominence, some game creators are turning to global issues, such as poverty alleviation, international diplomacy, and combatin...

Bought by NPR Illinois, KTSW 89.9, NPR Illinois, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, Boise State Public Radio and more


  • Added: May 17, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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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
Caption: Harvard Professor Emeritus Alvin Poussaint
This piece features the voices of black Americans who came of age during the civil rights era: an era that lives with a mix of pain and pride in th...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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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A short talk with the artistic and executive directors and a current artist-in-residence at the 18th Street Arts Center in LA.

  • Added: Oct 20, 2016
  • Length: 06:34
Caption: Rewriting the Sentence: College Behind Bars
After an abrupt reversal 20 years ago, some prisons and colleges try to maintain college education for prisoners.

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: What It Takes: Chasing Graduation in High-Poverty High Schools
The nation's high school graduation rate is at an all-time high, but high-poverty schools face a stubborn challenge. Schools in Miami and Pasadena ...

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  • Added: Aug 31, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
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A get-tough attitude prevailed among educators in the 1980s and 1990s, but research shows that zero-tolerance policies don't make schools safer and...

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 14
Caption: College students increasingly caught in remedial education trap, Credit: Lila Cherneff
A system meant to give college students a better shot at succeeding is actually getting in the way of many, costing them time and money and taking ...

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 21
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In the mid-20th Century, a man named Robert LeFevre (pronounced Luh-FAVE) created a small mountain academy just north of Colorado Springs called Th...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2016
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

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  • Added: May 12, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
Caption: A student at the Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School in New York conquers a high ropes course., Credit: Stephen Smith
In the 1940s a British headmaster named Kurt Hahn set up a wilderness school called Outward Bound to teach young men the skills they needed to surv...

Bought by WMUU-LP, XRAY.fm, WITF, Vermont Public Radio, WGBH Radio Boston and more


  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: A student hangs a flag outside the veteran’s center at Pasadena City College., Credit: Stephen Smith
The GI Bill of 1944 revolutionized the lives of millions of young veterans, America’s institutions of higher education, and American society at lar...

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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 ...

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  • 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.

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  • 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