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The Sound of Ideas: Drug Testing at School

From WCPN | Part of the StateImpact Ohio series | 50:19

Starting next fall, students at St. Ignatius, St. Edward and Gilmour Academy will have to submit a lock of hair to test for drugs. School officials point to the heroin epidemic. They say the goal is to get students help, not to punish anyone. Some public schools already require certain students to get tested, like athletes. But critics wonder if mandatory drug tests are necessary or effective.

Students-taking-tests-peter-bulthuis-300x224_small Guests included:

Jim Kubacki
, President of St. Edward High School in Lakewood
Brother Robert Lavelle , Gilmour Academy Head of School
Shakyra E. Diaz , ACLU of Ohio Policy Director
Tom Stuber , President and CEO of Lorain County Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services

The Southern Story of Coca Cola (Gravy Ep. 51)

From Southern Foodways Alliance | Part of the Gravy Podcast series | 25:24

You might think of Coca Cola as an iconic American brand… but it was born in the South. How did Coke’s Atlanta birthplace shape what the soft drink became? And how has Coke shaped the South?

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You might think of Coca Cola as an iconic American brand… and you’d be right. But: it was born in the South. How did Coke’s Atlanta birthplace shape what the soft drink became? And how has Coke shaped the South? It’s a story that includes many surprising twists turns, from Civil War wounds to temperance movements, racist fears to philanthropy, small town soda jerks to Peruvian coca farmers.

 

Women100 Mary Church Terrell

From WHYY | Part of the Women100 series | :57

Born right after the Emancipation Proclamation, Terrell was the first African American woman to earn a bachelor's degree . In 1982 , a friend's lynching strengthened her struggle for African American and Women's rights. She co-founded the N.A.A.C.P. in 1909 with DuBois.

Default-piece-image-0 Mary Church Terrell was born right after the Emacipation Proclamation. the daughter of former slaves who became successful entrepreneurs. education was important in her family. She became one of the first African American Women to earn a Bachelor's degree. She taught at Wilberforce University and at the M School in Washington DC. Her activism for African American and women's rights increased after one of her friends was lynched. She went on to co-found the N.A.A.C.P.  with W.E.B. Du Bois and others . Her autobiography "A Colored Woman in a White World" was pubished in 1940.  In her 80' Mary Church Terrel won a lawsuit against a whites-only restaurant, helping to end the Jim Crow laws.