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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.  


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.


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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