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Saturday, March 29, 2014
It's the great American debate: should you live in a red state or a blue state for a better quality life? There are many factors which go into making this decision: economic growth, education, health care, environment, ideological values, and more. Never before has this conversation been so prevalent in modern political discourse.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Edward Snowden has managed to establish himself as one of the most polarizing names in the world. Beginning in June of 2013, the former CIA employee and NSA contractor leaked classified material that revealed a slew of secret US surveillance programs. Since then, he's been simultaneously championed as a patriot and traitor.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
The Kitchen Sisters invite you on a journey around the world to experience the secret lives of girls and the women they become with host Tina Fey.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Are humans basically selfish, or basically giving? That's the question up for debate in this second episode of the six-part series The Really Big Questions. Host Dean Olsher explores how and why humans gravitate towards doing good deeds. He'll also get answers on why some people believe we have been shaped by evolution to care about each other, to share, and to cooperate.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Governments around the world are struggling with how to promote entrepreneurship, considered critical to global competitiveness. And in the United States, there's nothing more politically contentious than the role of government in the economy.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
In honors of Women's History Month, listen to a one-hour special from BBC Witness highlighting some of the defining moments of women's rights, in addition to inspiring stories from figures traditionally overlooked in the classroom.
Saturday, March 01, 2014
Reveal pulls back the curtain on what governments, businesses and communities are doing behind the scenes to solve problems often outside of the national spotlight. On this episode of Reveal, host Al Letson gives us an inside look at issues regarding solitary confinement, heroin trade, animal rights on film sets, and instances of sexual abuse on farms.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
For generations, African American orators have been demanding justice and equality, reminding America to make good on its founding principles of democracy. From Booker T. Washington and Marcus Garvey, to Fannie Lou Hamer and Malcolm X, to Shirley Chisholm and Julian Bond, hear the stirring words of African American figures as they call for action on civil rights and the unmet promise of democracy.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
On this special hour-long episode of Witness from the BBC World Service, listen to incredible interviews looking at the African-American experience as told by people who were there.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Starting in the 1950s, Black radio stations around the country became the pulse of African-American communities, and served as their megaphone during the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. Going Black examines the legacy of Black radio, with a special focus on the legendary WDAS in Philadelphia. The story of Black radio in Philadelphia is actually the story of a musical era that would have gone undiscovered, of Civil Rights and progress in the African-American community, and of how the radio medium has changed in the last century. Hosted by legendary Sound of Philadelphia music producer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Kenny Gamble.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Why do human beings feel romantic love? What happens to the brains of people who are in love? How can scientifically studying love help us navigate our relationships? In this Valentine's special, Dean Olsher of The Really Big Questions explores where and how "love" is activated in the human brain.
Friday, February 14, 2014
State of the Re:Union shines the spotlight on the next generation of grassroots leaders in the African-American community. Having traveled the country for five years, State of the Re:Union has seen the emergence of African-American leaders pushing to make change — people we may never hear about because they aren't on talk shows or leading national causes.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
During a month selected to celebrate “history,” we are treated to a lot of the same familiar civil rights stories. In this special, you can hear some alternate narratives, ones edited out of the mainstream imagining of Black History.
Sunday, February 09, 2014
For much of the 20th Century, African Americans in the South were barred from the voting booth, sent to the back of the bus, and walled off from many of the rights they deserved as American citizens. Until well into the 1960s, segregation was legal. The system was called Jim Crow.
Sunday, February 09, 2014
Join WQXR host Terrance McKnight for "The Price of Admission," a one-hour program that explores the symphonic music, songs, works for piano and legacy of Florence Beatrice Price.
Saturday, February 08, 2014
Visit a tiny town in the Appalachian foothills of Ohio where, for a century, residents have shared the common bond of identifying as African-American despite the fact that they look white. As a result, everyone’s asking: Am I black? Am I mixed race? Or, am I white?
Saturday, February 01, 2014
A doctor, a vegan, a researcher and a farmer recently waded into a hot-button topic in the food world: Is it a bad idea to eat meat?
According to a 2009 poll, around 1% of American adults reported eating no animal products. In 2011 that number rose to 2.5%--more than double, but still dwarfed by the 48% who reported eating meat, fish or poultry at all of their meals. In this country, most of us are blessed with an abundance of food and food choices. So taking into account our health, the environment and ethical concerns, which diet is best? Are we or aren’t we meant to be carnivores? The Debaters are Dr. Neal Barnard, Gene Baur, Chris Masterjohn, and Joel Salatin
Saturday, January 18, 2014
The NSA collects data on billions of phone calls and internet communications per day. Are these surveillance programs legal? Do they keep us safe? If not for the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, most Americans would be unaware of the vast amounts of information their government is secretly collecting, all in the name of national security. But whether you believe leakers are heroes or traitors, an important public conversation has finally begun, and we should ask ourselves: What tradeoffs are we willing to make between security and privacy?
Saturday, January 11, 2014
A lot of life happens in two decades.
Back in the 1990s, Radio Diaries producer Joe Richman gave tape recorders to a handful of teens and asked them to report on their own lives.
Now, almost 20 years later, Joe has checked back in... With Josh, still struggling with Tourette syndrome as an adult; Melissa, who was a teen mom and is now the mom of a teenager; and Juan, a Mexican immigrant who is now a father and husband...and still undocumented.
Teenage Diaries Revisited is presented by Radio Diaries, in collaboration with NPR and PRX
For more information visit www.radiodiaries.org or email Joe Richman firstname.lastname@example.org