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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...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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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As video games gain prominence, some game creators are turning to global issues, such as poverty alleviation, international diplomacy, and combatin...

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


  • Added: May 17, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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...

Bought by WXDU


  • 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.

Bought by WMUU-LP, Interlochen Public Radio, KUER, WSKG, KVSC and more


  • 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 ...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KOSU, WAER, WSKG, WRIR and more


  • 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...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KOSU, WSKG, KUER, WRIR and more


  • Added: Aug 29, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 14
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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
Caption: 4 month old bear cub, Credit: Ben Kilham
You’re about to hear a story about the bear whisperer of Lyme New Hampshire, Ben Kilham, and the abandoned black bear cubs he has rescued, rehabili...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 25, 2013
  • Length: 27:53
  • Purchases: 1
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Original documentary about teaching young children about homosexuality. *WINNER New York Festivals Radio Awards 2013 - Best Documentary (Bronze)*

Bought by KQED


  • Added: Apr 22, 2013
  • Length: 29:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A class at the University of Phoenix's Hohokam campus in Arizona. Phoenix is the nation's largest for-profit university and largely serves working adults. , Credit: Brian Pobuda/University of Phoenix
The rapid rise of career-oriented, for-profit colleges and universities has provoked heated debate about the costs, quality and purpose of higher e...

Bought by WTIP


  • Added: Nov 14, 2012
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A student picks up new job skills at the Tennessee Technology Center in Murfreesboro, a technical school where many people who have quit college go to improve their chances in an increasingly competitive economy. , Credit: Doug Strickland
37 million Americans are college dropouts. What wlll it take to get them back? (8/25/2011)

Bought by WMUU-LP, WTIP, KWIT, and NPR Illinois


  • Added: Aug 26, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Students take a standardized test at a high school in Greensboro, North Carolina., Credit: Billy Barnes
There’s been a dramatic change in public education over the past 10 years and it’s all about numbers. (9/6/2007)

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KPIP-LP, NPR Illinois, WTIP, KERA and more


  • Added: Mar 17, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Teacher Joe Curtis working with a student at Hardy Elementary School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Credit: Emily Hanford
Kids need good teachers. It’s something people know instinctively. But experts disagree over how to measure teacher quality. (8/26/2010)

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


  • Added: Mar 17, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 10
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One-hour radio documentary explores Benny Goodman's life and music, and the impact it had on both jazz and popular culture.

Bought by WDCB, Prairie Public, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, WLPR, WNMU-FM and more


  • Added: Jul 11, 2007
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
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Highlights from a live concert in Dublin by Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band

Bought by Prairie Public, KAZU, KCMJ Community Radio, Prairie Public, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Jul 08, 2007
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9