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Friday, April 10, 2015
On this episode of America Abroad, an examination of the history, politics, and promise of Burma -- a nation in transition -- as they prepare for a historic presidential election.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
We examine the ways in which the Holocaust continues to inform contemporary discussions about hate speech, propaganda, and human rights in this new special narrated by Morgan Freeman.
Friday, April 03, 2015
In this special, two teams debate the impact and safety of genetically modified foods, and whether or not their existence has improved food security across the world.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Celebrate Passover with an hour of funny, poignant and thought-provoking stories and conversations about slavery, plagues, food, and unforgettable recounts of Seders past.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
WQXR host Terrance McKnight presents a new special highlighting the life and music of composer and conductor Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson.
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.
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.
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.
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.