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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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Reveal: The Day Care Violations Hidden from Parents

Thursday, February 05, 2015

In this episode of Reveal, learn about the secrecy of daycare records, public health cover-ups, a modern day boiler room scam, and the surrogacy market in Mexico.

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Invisibilia: Entanglement

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Explore the ways in which all of us are connected – more literally than you might realize -- in the next episode of Invisibilia.

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Episode 5 - Examining Death: After Life

Friday, January 23, 2015

Does death gives life meaning? Explore the philosophical and religious dimensions of mortality and the afterlife in the last episode of this five-week series examining death.

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Invisibilia: How To Become Batman

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Learn about the surprising effects that your expectations can have on the people around you in the next episode of Invisibilia.

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Examining Death: The Wake

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

How do we mark death and celebrate lost lives around the globe? To The Best of Our Knowledge looks at after-death memorials and mournings.

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Invisibilia: Fearless

Friday, January 16, 2015

What would happen if you could make fear disappear? A group of scientists believe that people no longer need fear — at least not the kind we live with — to navigate the modern world.

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Episode 3 - Examining Death: The Last Moment

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

What are the medical, spiritual and psychological questions surrounding our time of passing? Preparation for this moment is explored in this continuing five-week series examining death.

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Invisibilia: The Secret History Of Thoughts

Friday, January 09, 2015

Invisibilia is a new series about the unseen forces that control human behavior -- things like ideas, beliefs and assumptions. Hear it Sunday nights on WNYC for the next six weeks.

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America Abroad: Jordan On The Frontline

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The Middle East is more unstable than ever, and the war in Syria has created a humanitarian crisis. Audiences in Philadelphia and Amman connect about the issue on America Abroad.  

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Episode 2 - Examining Death: Exit Plan

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

What are the emotional and financial costs of extending life? End-of-life care is discussed in this continuing five-week series examining death.

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Episode 1 - Examining Death: The Reckoning

Friday, January 02, 2015

Death is too often shielded from public view and our daily lives. The veil is removed in this continuing five-week series examining death.

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