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American Public Media

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  • Call Letters: NA
  • Frequency: N/A
  • Affiliations: APM

Description

American Public Media is one of the nation's premier public radio producers, bringing you more than 20 national public radio programs and specials. 18 million people listen to American Public Media programs each week.

Pieces

Caption: A student at the Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School in New York conquers a high ropes course., Credit: Stephen Smith
In the 1940s a British headmaster named Kurt Hahn set up a wilderness school called Outward Bound to teach young men the skills they needed to surv...

Bought by Vermont Public Radio, WGBH Radio Boston, KSFR, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: A student hangs a flag outside the veteran’s center at Pasadena City College., Credit: Stephen Smith
The GI Bill of 1944 revolutionized the lives of millions of young veterans, America’s institutions of higher education, and American society at lar...

Bought by KAZU, KSFR, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Teachers in Chicago doing "lesson study," a teacher improvement practice borrowed from Japan., Credit: Emily Hanford
This documentary what it would take to improve American teaching on a wide scale. We meet researchers who are trying to understand what makes teach...

Bought by Prairie Public and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Students at Howard University graduation, class of 2015, Credit: Emily Hanford
Graduates of historically black colleges and universities helped launch the civil rights movement and built the black middle class. But after deseg...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A student learns welding at a vocational high school in Massachusetts., Credit: Photo by Emily Hanford
Vocational education used to prepare some kids for blue-collar futures while others were put on a path to college. Now advocates say career and tec...

Bought by 90.5 WESA, KPIP-LP, WSKG, WYSO, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: Sep 11, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption:  A graduate and her parents celebrate first-generation college students at Amherst College., Credit: Photo by Suzanne Pekow
Today's college students are more likely to be older, working class, and ethnically diverse than in the past. Colleges must figure out how to serve...

Bought by 90.5 WESA, KPIP-LP, WYSO, KUOW, WUIS and more


  • Added: Sep 08, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 13
Caption:  Students in Kentucky taking a Common Core math test, Credit: Photo by Emily Hanford
New Common Core education standards are surrounded by controversy. Most teachers actually like the Common Core, but they’re worried about all the s...

Bought by WESM 91.3 FM, WNIJ, KPIP-LP, Capital Public Radio, WYSO and more


  • Added: Aug 28, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah., Credit: Photo by Stephen Smith
Schools across the country are trying new ways to teach based on brain science. Teachers say current techniques are failing, but new approaches can...

Bought by KUNM, WCAI / WNAN, KPIP-LP, WYSO, WUIS and more


  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Studying for the GED at an adult education school in Washington, D.C., Credit: Emily Hanford
Millions of high school dropouts hope their ticket to a better job is getting a GED. But critics say passing a test is not the same as getting a hi...

Bought by KPIP-LP, WITF, 90.5 WSNC, WRST-FM Oshkosh, KOSU and more


  • Added: Sep 06, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Working a math problem at Mooresville Middle School in North Carolina, where each student gets a laptop., Credit: Stephen Smith
Learning with a personal tutor is one of the best ways to learn. But hiring a tutor for every student was never a realistic option, until now. Can ...

Bought by KPIP-LP, KMXT, KOSU, WTIP, and 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Sep 03, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Gary Hotsfall, a student at Western Governor’s University Washington. WGU is a network of nonprofit online universities., Credit: Stephen Smith
Digital technologies are changing how many Americans go to college - from online courses to robo-tutors. Can these innovations make college cheaper...

Bought by KZYX, KMXT, and KOSU


  • Added: Nov 14, 2012
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: A class at the University of Phoenix's Hohokam campus in Arizona. Phoenix is the nation's largest for-profit university and largely serves working adults. , Credit: Brian Pobuda/University of Phoenix
The rapid rise of career-oriented, for-profit colleges and universities has provoked heated debate about the costs, quality and purpose of higher e...

Bought by WTIP


  • Added: Nov 14, 2012
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption:  YES Prep students at an informational session at the University of Oklahoma. YES Prep is a charter school network that serves a low-income population in Houston, Tex. and focuses on getting all of its students accepted into 4-year colleges. , Credit: YES Prep Public Schools
Why are so many low-income students quitting college, and what leads a few to beat the odds and make it through? (8/30/2012)

Bought by KPIP-LP, KERA, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 14, 2012
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Cheryl Rogowski, Farmer and MacArthur "Genius"
Where does our food come from? Since we pay close attention to so many aspects of food in the holiday season, host Majora Carter visits Cheryl Rogo...

Bought by KPIP-LP, KCMJ Community Radio, KVMR, KEDM, WZEN.org and more


  • Added: Nov 16, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Marla Spivak, Bee Researcher and MacArthur "Genius"
When you sit down at your holiday table, thank a bee. A third of the food on your plate is made possible by these pollinators, whose numbers are be...

Bought by KPIP-LP, KCMJ Community Radio, WLPR, KEDM, WUIS and more


  • Added: Nov 15, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: The campus of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., founded in 1874. , Credit: Steve Woit, courtesy of Macalester College.
The most popular college major in America these days is business. Does it pay to study liberal arts? (9/8/2011)

Bought by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, WTIP, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, and WUIS


  • Added: Sep 08, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: College students in a Maryland science class. Some professors are abandoning the traditional lecture because research suggests it's not very effective, but lecture classes are still common. , Credit: Emily Hanford
Most college students spend a lot of time listening to lectures. But research shows there are better ways to learn. (9/1/2011)

Bought by KPIP-LP, WTIP, KZYX, WFIU, and WUIS


  • Added: Sep 01, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: A student picks up new job skills at the Tennessee Technology Center in Murfreesboro, a technical school where many people who have quit college go to improve their chances in an increasingly competitive economy. , Credit: Doug Strickland
37 million Americans are college dropouts. What wlll it take to get them back? (8/25/2011)

Bought by WTIP, KWIT, and WUIS


  • Added: Aug 26, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Before Katrina, Sharon Hanshaw owned a beauty salon and lived in a house on a tree-lined street. All that all changed when the hurricane hit Biloxi...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, WCAI / WNAN, New Hampshire Public Radio, Vermont Public Radio, KOSU and more


  • Added: Apr 26, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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New Orleans East is home to the most-dense ethnically Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam. In the Gulf region, about 80 percent of Vietnamese ...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, WCAI / WNAN, KGNU, Vermont Public Radio, WTIP and more


  • Added: Apr 19, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8