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What The U.S. Can Learn From Free College In Chile

Monday, November 25, 2019

In 2016, Chile passed gratuidad, or "free college." As the idea gains popularity ahead of the 2020 presidential election in the U.S., Chile offers some lessons from what has happened there.


Colombia's Big Summer Music Festival Is All About Blackness

Thursday, September 05, 2019

The Petronio Alvarez festival is the big event of the summer — five days of music and food and fashion. More than 100,000 people travel to celebrate Afro-Colombian culture.


VIDEO: Housing Segregation In Everything

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

In 1968, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act, which made it illegal to discriminate in housing. Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch explains why neighborhoods are still so segregated today.


Why Shouldn't We Pay Student-Athletes?

Friday, March 23, 2018

The NCAA men's basketball tournament will bring in about $770 million in revenue this year. A writer argues that paying black student-athletes might have unforeseen consequences.


How Time Off — And Surfing — Influenced Fleet Foxes' 'Crack-Up'

Saturday, August 19, 2017

In 2011, the band put its career on hold at the height of its success. Singer and songwriter Robin Pecknold says he needed to turn his attention back to other parts of his life to grow as an artist.


Detroit 1967: There's Still A Debate Over What To Call It

Friday, July 28, 2017

The unrest in the Motor City a half-century ago this summer left 43 dead. It was one of the most devastating episodes of civil conflict in the 20th century. But was it a riot or a rebellion?