Byrd Pinkerton

Byrd Pinkerton is a summer intern in the WNYC/NYPR Archives. 

Byrd Pinkerton appears in the following:

He's Brilliant, She's Lovely: Teaching Computers To Be Less Sexist

Friday, August 12, 2016

Algorithms teach computers how to process language. But because they draw on human writing, they have some biases. Researchers are trying to weed out those problematic associations.

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#NPRreads: These 3 Stories Are A Real Catch

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

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The Uppermost Aristocracy of the Hoverfly Society

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Fredrik Sjöberg had been hunting for hoverflies for 30 years. But his collection wasn't complete without the rare and beautiful Callicera fly.

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Green Eggs, Ham And Metaphysics: Teaching Hard Ideas With Children's Books

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Stories that are great for learning to read can teach all kinds of things — from philosophy to financial literacy.

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The Ultimate Latin Dictionary: After 122 Years, Still At Work On The Letter 'N'

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Work on the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae began in 1894 and carries on to this day in a Bavarian palace in Munich, Germany. There's still a long way to go for a project with a soft deadline of 2050.

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Through The Looking Glass: How Children's Books Have Grown Up

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Literature for kids hasn't always been focused on the magical and whimsical. We take a three-century tour through the history of children's books in the classroom.

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Andy Warhol and Norman Rockwell Have a "Conversation"

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

WNYC
We explore Douglas Cooper interviews, one with Norman Rockwell, the other with Andy Warhol, for parallels and differences.
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What Special Ed Teachers and Parents Need To Know About Social Media

Thursday, April 07, 2016

The internet can be a dangerous place, especially for kids who may struggle with communication. A psychologist offers some guidelines to help kids with special needs stay safe online.

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Wax Tablets, Chicken Rustling And The Medieval Roots Of The Modern University

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Universities have changed significantly since the Middle Ages. James Axtell describes just how far higher education has come in his new book, Wisdom's Workshop.

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A College Education Costs Even More Than You Thought It Did

Friday, March 11, 2016

Colleges already list high sticker prices, but those prices still don't reflect the real cost of undergraduate life. And financial aid isn't effectively bridging the gap.

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Yes, You Can Still Teach Kids To Love Books

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

The Internet has not killed the book.

For film critic David Denby, this wasn't immediately obvious. He would watch young people hunched over their phones — on the subway, in coffee shops, walking down the street — and wonder: Are kids still learning to read books?

Denby, who is best ...

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More Color In Kids' Lit: Your Best Picks

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Last week, Morning Edition's David Greene asked 11-year-old Marley Dias about her quest to find more children's books about black girls.

Her campaign to collect #1000blackgirlbooks has been a big success: Marley now has more than 4,000 books in her library.

Our readers suggested many more titles to ...

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Fixing A Broken Freshman Year: What An Overhaul Might Look Like

Thursday, February 25, 2016

When Taevin Lewis first arrived at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis — a long plane ride from her native Tennessee — she was a little lost.

"I didn't know where to go," remembers the sophomore biology major. "I didn't know where a lot of the offices were."

And it ...

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Should Computer Education Cover More Than Just Coding?

Monday, February 15, 2016

President Obama wants kids to learn to code. So much so, he's pledged billions of dollars to teach them.

"Now we have to make sure all our kids are equipped for the jobs of the future – which means not just being able to work with computers, but developing the ...

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Fifth-Graders Revisit King's 'Dream' Speech At The Lincoln Memorial

Monday, January 18, 2016

On Friday, the fifth-graders from Watkins Elementary School in Washington, D.C., gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to recite Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech. Each student delivered one line at a small lectern, and then the class sang songs from the civil rights era. This is ...

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Pennies for Kenny (Episode 5)

Thursday, August 20, 2015

WNYC
Sister Kenny had a new way to treat polio. She just needed enough money and support to get people to use it.
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This is the Truth! (Episode 4)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

WNYC
This is Our Enemy, a WWII era radio show about Axis activities, was less true than it claimed to be... but that doesn't make it less interesting.
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Object: Rehabilitation (Episode 3)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

WNYC
Toward Return To Society was a 1940s radio docu-drama about rehabilitating criminals through prison pig farms and plastic surgery.
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Listen and Learn (Episode 2)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

WNYC
Backtrack walks through some educational docudramas from the 1940s and 50s, including This is My Block and New York Queen of Commerce.
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A Nation of Immigrants (Episode 1)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

WNYC
Backtrack explores Americans All, Immigrants All, a 1938 series of radio dramas about immigrant contributions to the United States.
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