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The Living Legacy: Black Colleges in the 21st Century

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

HBCUs helped launch the civil rights movement and built the black middle-class. In this special, learn the importance of these institutions amidst changing times and evolving higher-ed.


To The Best Of Our Knowledge: Amusement Parks

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

In this special from To The Best Of Our Knowledge, celebrate one of the most fundamental past times of summer: amusement parks. 

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To The Best Of Our Knowledge: BBQ

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Barbecue is distinctly American, and a marriage of smoke, love and time. In this special, learn about the history of BBQ, and hear from some of the masters of the trade.


To The Best Of Our Knowledge: National Parks

Friday, August 14, 2015

Take a weekend excursion to America's national parks to learn about their fascinating history in this new special from To The Best Of Our Knowledge.

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The Global Fight to End Child Marriage

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

America Abroad travels to Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nepal, and Pakistan to talk to individuals and organizations working to change laws and change minds about child marriage.


Reveal: One Thing Leads To Another

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

On this episode of Reveal: following up on three major investigations: sexual assault within Jehovah's Witnesses, investment scams, and discipline for children in Virginia schools.


The Cost of Our Water

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Our water travels through an invisible infrastructure that starts over 100 miles away -- and it comes at a serious cost. Explore the challenges we face in maintaining our water supply.

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Fighting Islamophobia and Its Causes

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The public discourse around Islamophobia has grown considerably. Brian Lehrer leads a discussion with influential commentators and scholars to explore the issues at stake.

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Latino USA: Béisbol Edition

Friday, July 10, 2015

Latino USA explores the past, present and future of baseball, and the historical significance of Latinos on the field.


Poaching and Terrorism: The Race to Protect Wildlife and National Security

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

In this episode of America Abroad: a look at poaching, and how the conservation issue has become a high-value venture for international terrorist groups.


Remembering Five American Icons

Friday, July 03, 2015

To celebrate Independence Day, WNYC is airing a marathon of Studio 360's American Icons series. Hear all five featured documentaries here.
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Reveal: Hell Of A Job

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

On this episode of Reveal: who protects workers harmed on the job, the legacy of toxic chemicals, and the difficulty in banning an agricultural tool prone to causing injuries.


Intelligence Squared: Smart Technology Is Making Us Dumb

Friday, June 26, 2015

Smart technology grants us unprecedented, immediate access to knowledge and to each other—a seamless presence in everyday life. But is there a downside to all of this connectivity?

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Debating the Equal Protection Clause's Impact on Same-Sex Marriage

Friday, June 19, 2015

Panelists debate how the Supreme Court will vote on same-sex marriage: does the Equal Protection Clause require states to license marriages between two people of the same sex?

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Reveal: The Perilous Price of America's Energy Boom

Saturday, June 13, 2015

From North Dakota to Oklahoma and Texas, hear how fracking has opened new realms of oil and gas production, and examine some of the complex consequences of so-called energy independence.


Countering Violent Extremism: An International Town Hall

Friday, June 12, 2015

Audiences in Philadelphia and Berlin unite to discuss how the US and Europe are addressing the Islamic State's recruitment methods, while preserving trust within Muslim communities.


Reveal: Citizens, Cameras and Cops

Friday, June 05, 2015

Reveal continues its in-depth look at law and disorder, exposing some of the tensions between police and the communities they serve.


Ithaca, NY: Power To The People

Friday, May 29, 2015

The climate is going haywire, and communities are taking matters into their own hands. Visit Ithaca, New York, where citizens are hustling to wean themselves from fossil fuels.


San Gabriel Valley, CA: Small Town, Global City

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

In this episode of State of the Re:Union: explore the San Gabriel Valley, home to the largest Chinese diaspora in the country.


Abolish the Death Penalty

Friday, May 15, 2015

A Gallup poll found that Americans are still largely supportive of the death penalty, though it has come under renewed scrutiny. Panelists debate the practice on Intelligence Squared.