Education

Maya Soetoro-Ng

Maya Soetoro-Ng

December 1, 2009

President Barack Obama's mother spent fourteen years studying village industries in remote areas of Indonesia. His half-sister reflects on their mother's life, legacy, and recently published 1992 doctoral dissertation.

Ali Eteraz: "Children of Dust" (HarperOne)

November 12, 2009

A Pakistani American searches for his Islamic identity. From servant of Islam to Islamic reformer, a journey of self discovery that goes through the madrassas of Pakistan to the American Bible Belt and beyond.

Help for America's Veterans

November 11, 2009

As we honor the men and women of the military on Veteran’s Day, we look at some of the services available to them and their families when they return to civilian life.

Michael J. Sandel: "Justice" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

October 7, 2009

A Harvard political philosopher applies concepts of virtue and the common good to broad economic and civic concerns.

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Matthew Crawford: "Shop Class As Soulcraft" (Penguin) (Rebroadcast)

September 7, 2009

A philosopher and motorcycle mechanic explains why not everyone should aspire to work behind a desk. He talks about the emotional satisfaction and intellectual demand of making and fixing things with your hands.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver and the Special Olympics

August 12, 2009

Eunice Kennedy Shriver planted the seeds of the Special Olympics in her backyard in 1962. Today it's a global organization with three million athletes. The history and future of the Special Olympics.

Violent Street Gangs

July 30, 2009

Two journalists describe life inside some of America's most violent street gangs. They discuss the the growth of Central American gangs from urban to suburban areas.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (Rebroadcast)

June 28, 2009

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan discusses reforming the nation's schools while containing costs. He talks about the administration's education agenda, including the role of charter schools, vouchers, and the pros and cons of merit pay.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

June 25, 2009

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan discusses reforming the nation's schools while containing costs. He talks about the administration's education agenda, including the role of charter schools, vouchers, and the pros and cons of merit pay.

Matthew Crawford: "Shop Class As Soulcraft" (Penguin)

June 2, 2009

A philosopher and motorcycle mechanic explains why not everyone should aspire to work behind a desk. He talks about the emotional satisfaction and intellectual demand of making and fixing things with your hands.

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