It's Unmentionable

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Human waste is unmentionable in polite conversation, but it affects everyone's lives. Find out why human waste management is a growing public health problem. Also: can arts education help disadvantaged students improve their lives?

The Value of Arts Education

At a time when many arts programs in public schools are being cut, we look into whether arts education can help disadvantaged students improve their academic performance and their lives. Leonard talks to actor Rosie Perez, educator Herbert Kohl, and Tom Oppenheim, artistic director of the Stella Adler School of ...

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The Unmentionable World of Human Waste

As the world’s population grows, our sewer systems are being strained to their limits. And right here in the U.S., nearly 2 million people don’t have access to an indoor toilet! Rose George, author of The Big Necessity, talks about the global politics of defecation, and why it’s a ...

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