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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

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

Ready to Work: Reviving Vocational Ed

9/11/2014
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Vocational education was once a staple of American schooling, preparing some kids for blue-collar futures while others were put on a path to college. Many experts say it's time to bring back career and technical education.

Duration:00:52:59

The New Face of College

9/4/2014
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Just 20 percent of college-goers fit the stereotype of being young, single, full-time students who finish a degree in four years. College students today are more likely to be older, part-time, working, and low-income than they were three decades ago.

Duration:00:52:59

Greater Expectations: The Challenge of the Common Core

8/28/2014
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The United States is in the midst of a huge education reform. The Common Core State Standards are a new set of expectations for what students should learn each year in school.

Duration:00:53:01

The Science of Smart

8/21/2014
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Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better.

Duration:00:53:00

Second-Chance Diploma: Examining the GED

9/1/2013
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Most test-takers hope the GED will lead to a better job or more education. But critics say the GED encourages some students to drop out of school. And research shows the credential is of little value to most people who get one.

Duration:00:52:59

One Child at a Time: Custom Learning in the Digital Age

8/1/2013
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Learning with a personal tutor is one of the oldest and best ways to learn. Hiring a tutor for every student was never a realistic option. Now, new computer programs can customize education for each child.

Duration:00:52:58

Keyboard College: How Technology is Revolutionizing Higher Education

9/13/2012
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Digital technologies and the Internet are changing how many Americans go to college. From online learning to simulation programs to smart-machine mentors, the 21st-century student will be taught in fundamentally new ways.

Duration:00:52:59