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A centennial celebration of Lennie Tristano, a pioneering cool-school pianist and mentor to musicians such as Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh.

  • Added: May 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:05
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
Caption: Students at Howard University graduation, class of 2015, Credit: Emily Hanford
Graduates of historically black colleges and universities helped launch the civil rights movement and built the black middle class. But after deseg...

Bought by WMUU-LP, WUFT, Georgia Public Broadcasting, WESM 91.3 FM, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Norman Rockwell - Doctor and Doll, Credit: WikiArt Visual Encyclopedia
A half-hour, sound-rich documentary that follows a group of medical residents as they decide whether to enter the fraught field of primary care, or...

Bought by HowSound


  • Added: Jan 29, 2015
  • Length: 27:21
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Paula Dinh, a student at West Brooklyn Community High School, Credit: Jennifer Hsu/WNYC
It was a battle to the end for high school senior Paula Dinh. After years of skipping class and other bad habits, followed by a big push to change ...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 07:30
  • 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:  YES Prep students at an informational session at the University of Oklahoma. YES Prep is a charter school network that serves a low-income population in Houston, Tex. and focuses on getting all of its students accepted into 4-year colleges. , Credit: YES Prep Public Schools
Why are so many low-income students quitting college, and what leads a few to beat the odds and make it through? (8/30/2012)

Bought by WMUU-LP, KPIP-LP, KERA, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 14, 2012
  • 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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Series on the impact of NCLB and high stakes testing at one high school

Bought by WAMC and WMNF


  • Added: Jan 21, 2008
  • Length: 07:20
  • Purchases: 2