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Air every weekend - Saturdays at 6AM on 93.9 FM and 2PM on AM 820. Sundays at 8PM on AM 820 and at other times as scheduled.

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

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Beyond The Frontlines: A StoryCorps Military Voices Special

Thursday, November 06, 2014

This Veteran's Day, we're thanking our men and women in uniform for their service by listening to their stories. 

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Breaking Ground: Military Children

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Over 4 million children have parents who have served, or are currently serving, in the U.S. military. In this special: how our nation's youngest are affected by deployment and war.

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Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood," Live from the 92Y

Saturday, November 01, 2014

In 1953, Welsh poet Dylan Thomas premiered his masterpiece “Under Milk Wood” in New York. Now, actor Michael Sheen returns with a new production in celebration of Thomas' centenary.

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Innovation Hub: Upending Government

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

This election season, a look beyond the horse race to the real issues at stake. Host Kara Miller talks with professionals about what really matters on November 4.

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The Keystone XL Pipeline: An International Town Hall

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The proposed Keystone XL Pipeline is a contentious issue facing the U.S. and Canada. Affected communities present their views on the matter in this episode of America Abroad.

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Truckers Of The High Seas

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Over 90 percent of global trade travels across the ocean by ship. In this episode of State Of The Re:Union, stories from the people who live and work on our world's ships.

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American Justice

Thursday, October 09, 2014

In this episode of State Of The Re:Union, a look at how communities across the country are responding creatively to problems with police, courts, and prisons.

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Who's Looking Out for Trans Americans?

Thursday, October 02, 2014

There are nearly 1.5 million people in the U.S. who identify as transgender. In this special, stories of trans people at many moments of life, from childhood to adulthood to elders.

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Hidden Kitchens World

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Salman Rushdie takes us to a Chocolate Town in England, Werner Herzog eats his shoe, and we meet the Indiana Jones of the plant world in this special episode hosted by Frances McDormand.

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Embrace The Common Core

Thursday, September 18, 2014

In K-12 education, Common Score has routinely proved controversial. In this episode of Intelligence Squared, panelists debate the merits of the national academic standards.

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Remember Us Unto Life

Thursday, September 18, 2014

"Remember Us Unto Life" is a one-hour celebration of Rosh Hashanah, The Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement - eight days known as the Jewish High Holidays.

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Ready To Work

Friday, September 12, 2014

On this episode of American RadioWorks: a look at how vocational education is being reimagined.

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Women's Rights After the Arab Spring

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Arab Spring touched many parts of life in the countries most affected, including the rights of women and gender equality.

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The New Face of College

Thursday, September 04, 2014

On this episode of American RadioWorks: a look at under-served populations and identities in the American college system.

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Beyond Ferguson: A Community Conversation

Thursday, September 04, 2014

NPR's Michel Martin hosts a roundtable discussion with Ferguson leaders and residents about the shooting of Michael Brown and how the media spotlight has affected their town.

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Greater Expectations: The Challenge of the Common Core

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The United States is in the midst of a huge education reform. On this episode of American RadioWorks: a look at how the Common Core State Standards are changing teaching and learning.

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Innovation Hub: Work, Interrupted

Thursday, August 28, 2014

On this episode of Innovation Hub, celebrate Labor Day weekend with a look at how the American workplace and its workers are changing -- for better and for worse.

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The Science Of Smart

Friday, August 22, 2014

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. On this episode of American RadioWorks: a look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. 

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Nuestro Nueva York

Friday, August 15, 2014

Each week, Latino USA brings you diverse stories that matter from around the nation. In this special episode, we zoom in and check out the vibrant Latino landscape of our hometown: New York City.

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Yesterday's Dropouts

Friday, August 15, 2014

Approximately 30 million adults in the U.S. are at the low-end of the literacy spectrum. They struggle to read a menu, a pay stub or a bus schedule, and find it challenging to do the most basic math. And for millions of adults, there’s the added challenge of not being able to speak English. In this special from WAMU's Breaking Ground series, host Kavitha Cardoza explores the challenges of America's education system and talks to people who are trying to change their lives for the better.

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