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This week on the show: The reality for many children in Chicago’s notorious West Side is a short life in the fast lane. Gangs, drugs and crime are...

  • Added: May 01, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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Josh Stepakoff talks to his father, Alan, about surviving a shooting at a Jewish day camp when he was six years old.

  • Added: Nov 08, 2018
  • Length: 02:13
Caption: Change your focus, change your world.
Washington state 5 year-old decides to feed the homeless.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 24, 2018
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Change your focus, change your world.
Affordable and fun 3D printed limbs for children.

  • Added: Aug 24, 2018
  • Length: 02:30
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A commitment device forces you to be the person you really want to be. What could possibly go wrong?

  • Added: Jul 26, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
Today's Sixty Second Moral Inquiry asks, how is Attorney General Sessions' indifference to exploitation of the basic human instinct for parent-chi...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:06
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
Being of the wrong lineage, in the wrong place, at the wrong time, now carries devastating consequences for the children of parents caught crossing...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2018
  • Length: 08:57
Caption: Robert Indiana grew up in a home where the word love was never said., Credit: Susan Cook photo of AP photo
Our society has systematically discredited women's ability to know themselves, their bodies and their ability to parent. Child maltreatment, Harvey...

  • Added: May 28, 2018
  • Length: 09:50
Caption: In Robert Indiana's childhood home, the word "love" was never spoken. , Credit: Photo of AP/ Susan Cook
We know in 2018 that invisibility of the child places the child at very high risk for maltreatment. The more invisible the child, the more likely ...

  • Added: May 19, 2018
  • Length: 07:50
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
Maine's children receive grossly inadequate services from Child Protective Services. Three have been murdered or had a perpetrator convicted in Mai...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 06:52
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This piece offers insight into the lives and sacrifices of dancers who practice a unique form of dance.

  • Added: Dec 06, 2017
  • Length: 04:09
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Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) represent the interests of children remanded to state custody. Due to the opioid epidemic, CASAs have seen...

Bought by WHCP-LP


  • Added: Oct 02, 2017
  • Length: 04:58
  • Purchases: 1
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On today’s Community Report, an IU study draws parallels between states that raise the minimum wage, and decreases in incidents of child abuse and ...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2017
  • Length: 05:33
From: WFHB
Series: Kite Line
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This week we share news and stories from two people who have been caught up in very different ways in the web of prison. Both Bresha Meadows and Pa...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2017
  • Length: 30:10
Caption: Cecilia Glauser (l) Max Schneider (r) on their plane ride to school, Credit: Margaret Thompson/ideastream
Life for students on Lake Erie's Middle Bass Island is different - starting with the morning commute to school.

Bought by WVBI-LP, WMUK, WCPN, WAMC, WKSU and more


  • Added: Feb 10, 2017
  • Length: 04:36
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Oceti Sakowin Camp, Cannonball, ND, Credit: npr.org
KBXE Volunteer Dan Gannon speaks with three students from Trek North High School in Bemidji about their perspectives of the Standing Rock protest a...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2017
  • Length: 08:46
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I’m not sure how one marries the  proprietary "I give the right to life”  to the “I give the right to life free from emotional and physical torment...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2016
  • Length: 06:17
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According to studies performed by the Continuum of Care, there are more than 400 people experiencing homelessness in our region on any given night....

  • Added: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 07:45
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
In a Presidential primary that taxes our belief that the purpose of government is to benefit our lives, I remember legislation that Hillary Clinton...

  • Added: May 13, 2016
  • Length: 03:14
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As a result of their backgrounds of abuse and neglect, many foster children have developmental delays in early childhood. A curriculum-based day ca...

Bought by KSFR and WABE


  • Added: May 04, 2016
  • Length: 03:28
  • Purchases: 2
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Last week the Indiana State Board of Education approved the newest round of school accountability grades for school corporations across the state. ...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2016
  • Length: 06:45
Caption: Teachers in Chicago doing "lesson study," a teacher improvement practice borrowed from Japan., Credit: Emily Hanford
This documentary what it would take to improve American teaching on a wide scale. We meet researchers who are trying to understand what makes teach...

Bought by WMUU-LP, Prairie Public, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Nearly 8% of 3rd graders report non-suicidal self injury (NSSI), with nearly 23% of teens reporting the behavior in their lifetime. Bill Latimer fi...

  • Added: May 20, 2015
  • Length: :59
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Nicholas Heyward Sr. remembers his son, Nicholas Jr., a 13-year-old who was playing with a toy gun when he was killed by a police officer in Brookl...

  • Added: May 18, 2015
  • Length: 02:40
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On any given night in Minnesota, more than 4,000 youth and young adults are homeless and on their own. Avenues for Homeless Youth is a safe place t...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2015
  • Length: 05:29