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United States

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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

Language:

English

Contact:

800-227-2811


Episodes

Hard to Read: How American Schools Fail Kids with Dyslexia

9/11/2017
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Public schools are denying children with dyslexia proper treatment and often failing to identify them in the first place.

Duration: 00:51:51


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


Shackled Legacy: Universities and the Slave Trade

9/4/2017
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A growing number of colleges and universities in the eastern United States are confronting their historic ties to the slave trade. Profits from slavery and related industries helped build some of the most prestigious schools in New England. In many southern states, enslaved people built and maintained college campuses.

Duration: 00:51:39


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


Shadow Class: College Dreamers in Trump's America

8/21/2017
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Some young immigrants have gotten temporary papers under an Obama administration program. But now they find themselves on a collision course with newly powerful opponents, including a president who swept into office on a wave of anti-immigrant fear and anger.

Duration: 00:51:43


Historically Black, Part 3

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

Duration: 00:51:52


King's Last March 2017 update

2/14/2017
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Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Half a century later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

Duration: 00:52:52


Historically Black, Part 2

2/10/2017
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Tracking Down a Slave's Bill of Sale, The Path to Founding an HBCU, The Fiddler who Charmed Missouri

Duration: 00:51:52


Historically Black, Part 1

2/3/2017
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NASA's Human Computers, Harlem Through James Van Der Zee's Lens, The Spirit of the Million Man March

Duration: 00:51:52


Rewriting the Sentence: College Behind Bars

9/8/2016
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After an abrupt reversal 20 years ago, some prisons and colleges try to maintain college education for prisoners.

Duration: 00:52:08


What It Takes: Chasing Graduation at High-Poverty High Schools

9/1/2016
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The nation's high school graduation rate is at an all-time high, but high-poverty schools face a stubborn challenge. Schools in Miami and Pasadena are trying to do things differently.

Duration: 00:52:01


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


Stuck at Square One: The Remedial Education Trap

8/17/2016
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A system meant to give college-bound students a better shot at succeeding is actually getting in the way of many, costing them time and money and taking a particular toll on students of color.

Duration: 00:51:46


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


Thirsty Planet

5/12/2016
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Scientists say most people on Earth will first experience climate change in terms of water — either too much or too little.

Duration: 00:52:59


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

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