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Join us for a curated presentation of special programs from public radio producers across the country. 

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Is Amazon the Reader's Friend?

Friday, March 27, 2015

In this special, two teams debate who sets the prices for e-books, and whether the publishing industry has become an oligopoly after the recent dispute between Amazon and Hachette. 

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Why This Night? A Passover Special

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Explore the meaning of Passover: the history, rituals, foods, and origins and structure of the Seder -- with music sung by some of the best cantors and choirs in the world.  

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A Latino History of Hip-Hop

Monday, March 23, 2015

Latino USA presents the first of a two-part series on how Latinos and New York City have influenced hip-hop: from MCing to DJing, graffiti and break dancing.

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Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Takeaway’s series “Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer” shares the stories of three African-American women coping with the disease through personal audio diaries.

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Reveal: Opiate Abuse, Surgical Screws and Bringing Light to Military Torture

Saturday, March 14, 2015

In this episode of Reveal, hear about a VA doctor accused of handing out excessive opiate prescriptions, lack of oversight in the authenticity of surgical screws, and more.

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America Abroad: Saving Innocence - The Global Fight to End Child Marriage

Friday, March 13, 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.

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Reveal: Military Torture, Internet Availability and the Secrets of Religon

Thursday, March 05, 2015

In this episode of Reveal, learn the secrets behind a powerful religious group, why so many cities still have poor Internet service, and our military's experiences with torture.

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America Abroad: America and Cuba: After the Thaw

Friday, February 27, 2015

America Abroad teams up with Latino USA for an in-depth look at the long and complex history between the United States and Cuba.

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The Frame: Oscars Special

Thursday, February 26, 2015

In this Oscars special, many of the night's nominees talk about their creative processes and the films they've made that have generated conversation, praise and, sometimes, controversy.

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Deromanticizing the Civil Rights Movement and Rediscovering its Humanity

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

In this episode of On Being: wisdom for how we can move and heal our society in our time as the Civil Rights movement galvanized its own.

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The Tavis Smiley Show: Memories of the Movement

Monday, February 23, 2015

This two-part Black History Month special from The Tavis Smiley Show highlights personal memories from those who served on the frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement.

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No Boundaries: Music in the Life of Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson

Sunday, February 22, 2015

WQXR host Terrance McKnight presents a new special highlighting the life and music of composer and conductor Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson.

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The Legacy Of Massive Resistance

Saturday, February 21, 2015

In 1951, a group of African American students organized a strike to protest their substandard school facilities. Hear memories of that movement in this special from With Good Reason.

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State Of Siege: Mississippi Whites and the Civil Rights Movement

Friday, February 20, 2015

On this special from American RadioWorks: the extraordinary tactics whites in Mississippi used to battle integration and its lasting impact in American politics today.

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Studio 360: Black History Month Icons

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Studio 360 celebrates Black History Month with three stories of American Icons: John Henry, Uncle Tom's Cabin, and "Kind Of Blue" from Miles Davis.

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RE:Defining Black History

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

During a month selected to celebrate “history,” we hear a lot of the same civil rights stories. In this special, explore some alternative narratives surrounding Black History Month.

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The Power of African-American Art

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

This special from State Of The Re:Union explores the role of African-American art in black history and American life as a whole.

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An Imperfect Revolution: Voices from the Desegregation Era

Monday, February 16, 2015

Nearly everyone who experienced school desegregation has a story to tell about crossing racial lines. On this episode of American RadioWorks, we hear memories about integration.

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Real Love: A Valentine's Special

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sometimes love fits neatly on a card. Sometimes, it spills over into rehab, divorce, or a call from a former Wyoming senator. 

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Invisibilia: The Power Of Categories

Friday, February 06, 2015

How categories define us—and how, if given a chance, humans will jump into one category or another—is the subject of this episode of Invisibilia.

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