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Caption: Martin Schoenhals
Hierarchies are deeply embedded in human societies. They are so much a part of our being they’re hardly given a second thought. Status is sought af...

Bought by KRZA and KCBX


  • Added: May 27, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Roger S. Gottlieb
Here’s the conundrum: a good person doesn’t knowingly create devastation and suffering. Yet, that is exactly what we’re doing with our environment....

Bought by KVSC and KCBX


  • Added: May 19, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Ulrich Boser
You’d think that after several centuries of learning, we’d finally understand how to learn. But, it seems that humans are always on the path to a b...

Bought by KCBX and KVSC


  • Added: Apr 24, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dr. Linda Nathan
There’s a long held assumption that college access is available to anyone and everyone. All they have to have is fortitude and a big dream. In othe...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Mar 09, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Professor Noliwe Rooks
America’s system of public schools is recognized as one of the countries greatest achievements.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jacques Berlinerblau
In the 1970s, over half of America’s university professors were tenured or on the tenure track. Today that figure is around 25-percent and falling.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jun 27, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Professor Corey Dolgon
American voters have been convinced to vote against their best interests for decades, according to sociology professors Corey Dolgon.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jun 12, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Professor Tom Nichols
Research is not plugging a question into a browser. Yet, we treat the Internet as though it has intelligence. And, in turn, that makes us intelligent.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Apr 26, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Be part of the Emotion Revolutiion
Andrew Faas has a new book and a new alliance. The book is "From Bully to Bull's-Eye: Move Your Organization Out of the Line of Fire" and the allia...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2017
  • Length: 49:16
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
Caption: Mark Seidenberg
An international survey in 2011 found that students in Shanghai outperformed American students in every category. President Obama referred to the r...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: George Lakey at Occupy Philly
The Scandinavian countries … Sweden, Norway and Denmark … boasts the world’s happiest, most productive people. They have equality, low unemployment...

Bought by KGNU and KCBX


  • Added: Nov 29, 2016
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Yuval Levin
Americans appear frustrated today. The economy that was supposed to bounce back following the recession nearly a decade ago, remains sluggish and s...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Aug 02, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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With so many opinions, we may never reach a consensus in education. But keeping the dialogue open and considering all stakeholders – even those no...

Bought by WGZS


  • Added: Mar 16, 2016
  • Length: 02:20
  • Purchases: 1
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Linda speaks about her book The trouble with billionaires , Corporate philanthropy, alternatives

  • Added: Apr 28, 2015
  • Length: 30:05
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Schools are almost out; will they still be there in September?

  • Added: May 10, 2014
  • Length: 58:35
Caption: Sharon Wirtz, left, talks to Marquell Hicks, right, in front of a panel from the NM AIDS Memorial Quilt, Credit: Katy Gross
N’MPower participant, Marquell Hicks, interviews quilt artists Sharon Wirtz and Jane Gabaldon, in a community engagement project between the Museum...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 10:00
Caption: portrait of Barbara Johns, who led the walkout
In 1951 a group of African American students at Robert R. Moton High School in Prince Edward County, Virginia, organized a strike to protest the su...

Bought by Louisville Public Media, KGNU, WMPG, KVSC, KRZA and more


  • Added: Jan 09, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 16
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Like a lot of high school seniors, Mayra Jimenez is weighing her options after graduation, and hoping to be college bound but not broke.

Bought by KVNF, New Hampshire Public Radio, and Michigan Radio Economy Special


  • Added: Jun 02, 2009
  • Length: 02:42
  • Purchases: 3
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BuildingGreen.com founder Alex Wilson discusses the history, current state, and future of the green building movement. Erin Gorman, CEO of Divine ...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 11, 2009
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Amayatou Mbaye, unable to read or write French until age 14, has led a school for nearly 30 years to bring education to the street

Bought by WRVO Public Media and NPR Station Showcase with PRX


  • Added: Jul 04, 2008
  • Length: 06:43
  • Purchases: 2
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Does competition create character and excellence or, more often. conflict and disillusionment? Or a bit of both? A provocative discussion this time...

Bought by Radio Baha'i, WLGI, KSFR, KMXT, and KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm


  • Added: Jul 03, 2007
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Does competition create character and excellence or, more often. conflict and disillusionment? Or a bit of both? A provocative discussion this ti...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KUOW, KUOW, KXOT Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 02, 2007
  • Length: 58:45
  • Purchases: 7
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THE PLANETS is Dava Sobel's historic and scientific tour of our solar system.

  • Added: Jun 28, 2007
  • Length: 13:21
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Poets from across the country offer up their words on the subject of "peace" at a special reading held at the 2005 National Poetry Slam Chapionship...

Bought by WGBH Radio Boston


  • Added: Jan 18, 2006
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1