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The documentary unit of APM Reports (formerly American RadioWorks) has produced more than 130 programs on topics such as health, history, education and justice.

The documentary unit of APM Reports (formerly American RadioWorks) has produced more than 130 programs on topics such as health, history, education and justice.
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The documentary unit of APM Reports (formerly American RadioWorks) has produced more than 130 programs on topics such as health, history, education and justice.

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@apmreports

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English

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800-227-2811


Episodes

Hard Words: Why Aren't Our Kids Being Taught to Read?

9/10/2018
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Scientific research has shown how children learn to read and how they should be taught. But many educators don't know the science and, in some cases, actively resist it. As a result, millions of kids are being set up to fail.

Duration:00:52:45

Old Idea, New Economy: Rediscovering Apprenticeships

9/3/2018
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You might think apprenticeships are a relic from an earlier era, but a growing number of Americans are discovering them as a way into the middle class.

Duration:00:52:46

Still Rising: First-Generation College Students a Decade Later

8/27/2018
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They bet that college would help them move up. Did it pay off?

Duration:00:52:11

Changing Class: Are Colleges Helping Americans Move Up?

8/20/2018
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Colleges have long offered a pathway to success for just about anyone. But new research shows that with the country growing ever more economically divided, colleges are not doing enough to help students from poor families achieve the American Dream.

Duration:00:52:36

Order 9066, Part 1: The Roundup

7/11/2018
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Japanese warplanes bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Hours later, the FBI began rounding up people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast.

Duration:00:52:58

Order 9066, Part 2: Fighting for Freedom

7/11/2018
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At the beginning of World War Two, Japanese Americans not already in the military were declared ineligible for service. The government said it doubted their loyalty. But as the war dragged on, the need for manpower grew urgent.

Duration:00:52:58

Order 9066, Part 3: Leaving Camp

7/11/2018
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At the end of 1944, the U.S. government lifted the order barring people of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast. Many people freed from camp faced racism and poverty as they tried to rebuild their lives.

Duration:00:52:58

Ethics Be Damned, Part 1

3/19/2018
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More than half of Trump's 20-person Cabinet has engaged in questionable or unethical conduct since taking office. The nation's top ethics official says "these are perilous times." In the first installment of "Ethics Be Damned," APM Reports investigative journalist Tom Scheck joins Lizzie O'Leary of Marketplace Weekend to discuss whether the federal ethics system is broken. To read Tom's full investigation, visit apmreports.com/ethics.

Duration:00:13:02

Ethics Be Damned, Part 2

3/19/2018
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It all started with a fur coat and an expensive rug. It ended with the resignation of President Eisenhower's chief of staff. That incident led to the government ethics system of today. In the second installment of our series, APM Reports investigative journalist Tom Scheck joins Lizzie O'Leary of Marketplace Weekend to discuss the history of U.S. ethics rules, and the complicated financial holdings of current Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. To read Tom's full investigation, visit...

Duration:00:11:36

Ethics Be Damned, Part 3

3/19/2018
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is a major investor in Neurocore, a company based in Michigan that claims to help kids with various attention deficit disorders. Since taking office, she's kept her stake in the company and invested even more money in it. In the third and final installment of "Ethics Be Damned," APM Reports investigative journalist Tom Scheck joins Lizzie O'Leary of Marketplace Weekend to parse DeVos' potential conflicts of interest. Plus, what happens if watchdog groups use...

Duration:00:11:25

Shadow Class: College Dreamers in Trump's America

9/8/2017
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President Trump is ending DACA, which allowed some 800,000 undocumented young people to stay and work in the United States. For some, that may mean the end of a dream of going to college. This program profiles DACA students and their opponents and examines a key court case and political forces that led to this moment.

Duration:00:52:24

Keeping Teachers

8/28/2017
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There may be nothing more important in the educational life of a child than having effective teachers. But the United States is struggling to attract and keep teachers.

Duration:00:51:47

Historically Black, Part 3

2/17/2017
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The Question of Black Identity, Black Love Stories

Duration:00:51:52

Spare the Rod: Reforming School Discipline

8/25/2016
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A get-tough attitude prevailed among educators in the 1980s and 1990s, but research shows that zero-tolerance policies don't make schools safer and lead to disproportionate discipline for students of color.

Duration:00:52:07

Bought and Sold: The New Fight Against Teen Sex Trafficking

5/12/2016
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Advocates for kids are pushing for a new approach to combating underage prostitution: treating young people caught up in sex trafficking as victims, not delinquents.

Duration:00:52:52

Beyond the Blackboard: Building Character in Public Schools

9/10/2015
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This documentary explores the "Expeditionary Learning" approach, traces the history of ideas that led to its inception, and investigates what American schools could learn from its success.

Duration:00:52:50

From Boots to Books: Student Veterans and the New GI Bill

9/3/2015
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The longest war in American history is drawing to a close. Now, the men and women who served are coming home, and many hope to use higher education to build new, better lives.

Duration:00:52:52

Teaching Teachers

8/27/2015
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Research shows good teaching makes a big difference in how much kids learn. But the United States lacks an effective system for training new teachers or helping them get better once they're on the job.

Duration:00:52:51

The Living Legacy: Black Colleges in the 21st Century

8/20/2015
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Before the civil rights movement, African Americans were largely barred from white-dominated institutions of higher education. And so black Americans, and their white supporters, founded their own schools, which came to be known as Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Duration:00:52:57

The First Family of Radio: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's Historic Broadcasts

11/13/2014
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When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before.

Duration:00:52:59