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Caption: Founding Fathers images
They are an unexpected husband and wife team: the Levinson’s. Sanford is a constitutional scholar. Cynthia is an award-winning author of children’...

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  • Added: Jul 30, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Steve Jobs said that, "“We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else even be here?” Running our fingers over those dents connects u...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2018
  • Length: 07:18
Caption: Ellen Meacham
In the spring of 1967, Senator Robert F. Kennedy had an experience that changed his thinking about America, and his own responsibilities. His awake...

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jim Baumann
What we do for our children today will have a major impact on the future of democracy.

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sue Klebold
Guilt can haunt any parent whose child commits suicide. That’s especially true for a murder-suicide.

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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It’s not unusual for a new president to find the adjustment from candidate to leader to be jolting but President Trump’s first week in office has b...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Cedric de Leon
The “right to work.” The phrase sounds fair and equitable. After all, who shouldn’t have a right to work if they wish to? Twenty-six states now hav...

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  • Added: Dec 06, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: My Mentor, Mike Marley
When racism changes everything. A late night recitation on that teenage decision of what will be your identity in matter of your friend's racism...

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  • Added: Nov 24, 2016
  • Length: 05:42
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  • Added: Nov 17, 2016
  • Length: 29:29
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Caption: Kathryn Smith
The Glass Ceiling: That’s a term that’s been bandied about for some time. Those women who reach the top of their field whether it’s in business or ...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Castles in the sky and in the sand, Bahrain, Credit: Hebah Fisher
It's 2011, and Bahrain is a divided society.

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2016
  • Length: 42:13
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Monique W. Morris
Black girls make up for more than one-third of all girls with school related arrests. Yet, they comprise just 16-percent of female students.

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  • Added: Aug 23, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Dan Barry
In the winter of 2009, a social worker with the Iowa Department of Human Services, received an anonymous tip: A couple dozen disabled men were liv...

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Professor Rashad Shabazz
Imagine a large population of Americans living in prison-like-conditions. That’s what it’s like in the so-called Black Belt of South Side Chicago.

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  • Added: Aug 09, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Fred L. Soper crossing a bridge to investigate an area where yellow fever occurred, Credit: Photo by Wilbur A. Sawyer courtesy National Library of Medicine
Eighty years ago, one man set out to eradicate the mosquito that now causes Zika virus—and it sullied his reputation forever.

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2016
  • Length: 12:08
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Norman J. Ornstein
Congress is at a standstill. They have been for several years. In 2010 political insiders Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein began searching for the c...

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  • Added: May 11, 2016
  • Length: 28:59
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Caption: Professor Susan Eaton
Immigration. That’s a major hot button issue. In recent years, a handful of states have passed laws designed to make it easier to deport unauthor...

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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An increase in the acts of terrorism around the globe raises the fear levels in America. Islamophobia in the Bible Belt, and anti-immigrant, anti-M...

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Cecelia Tichi
Jack London is known for his wolf-dog tales and sagas of the frozen North. But, that’s overlooking the real story. London was a reporter who made n...

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 28:59
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Caption: Ira Chaliff
When you’re given instructions that you feel are morally wrong, do you speak up? A number of studies over the past 50-years conclude that the major...

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Professor Victor Tan Chen
Victor Tan Chen, sociology professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, has studied the plight of the American worker … from successf...

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: Professor William Damon
Over the past decade a science of morality has emerged. Its basic premise is that we have no choice with our moral actions. Our responses are built...

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  • Added: May 20, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Kathleen Gillette and her family in the mid-1990s., Credit: Credit Courtesy of Kathleen Gillette
Kathleen Gillette has had a passion for singing for as long as she can remember. But after spending 15 years as an opera singer, her career began t...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2015
  • Length: 06:15
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This story's about that place where we do some of our living and all of our sleeping, Where we eat. Raise children or pets. Entertain friends. Thes...

  • Added: Sep 22, 2014
  • Length: 24:15
Caption: Andre Noel is the manager of Figures In Flight Released., Credit: Natalie Ivis
This episode features a story by producer Chris Remington about a group of ex-cons who were inspired to start their own dance troupe, called Figure...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2014
  • Length: 11:53