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Reveal: America's Coldest Cases

Monday, September 28, 2015

On this episode of Reveal: solving Jane and John Doe cases... and why so many bodies remain unidentified despite new and powerful forensic tools.

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Beyond the Blackboard: Building Character in Public Schools

Friday, September 25, 2015

In this special, explore the idea of “Expeditionary Learning," the history of ideas that led to its inception, and what American schools could learn from its success.


Latino USA: 21st Century Pope

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Latino USA celebrates Pope Francis’ U.S. visit by learning about his past, hearing from Latinos eager to catch a glimpse of him, and talking about how his views are impacting the Church.

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The Iran Nuclear Deal

Friday, September 18, 2015

This special from NPR examines how the Iran Nuclear Deal came to be, the heated debate in Washington, and how it could play out in the Middle East through a period of historic upheaval. 


Remember Us Unto Life

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

"Remember Us Unto Life" is a one-hour celebration of Rosh Hashanah, The Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement - eight days known as the Jewish High Holidays.


From Boots to Books: Student Veterans and the New G.I. Bill

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

In this special, explore how the GI Bill revolutionized the lives of millions of young veterans, and how veterans today are returning to a very different reality than their predecessors.


Teaching Teachers

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Research shows good teaching makes a big difference in how much kids learn. In this special, learn how the United States is creating an effective system for training new teachers.

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Examining the Nuclear Deal with Iran

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

In this special from America Abroad, take a look back at the last 10 years of U.S. relations towards Iran, and look forward to how the Iran Nuclear Deal will affect international policy.


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.