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 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 WYSO, WCAI / WNAN, Vermont Public Radio, WUIS, KWGS and more


  • Added: Sep 11, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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 WYSO, KUOW, WUIS, WGBH Radio Boston, Vermont Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 08, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 11
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 WYSO, WUIS, KUOW, Vermont Public Radio, KWGS and more


  • Added: Aug 28, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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 WYSO, WUIS, Vermont Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, KUHF and more


  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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 WITF, 90.5 WSNC, WRST-FM Oshkosh, KOSU, WFPL News and more


  • Added: Sep 06, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 12
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 KMXT, KOSU, WTIP, and 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Sep 03, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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 KMXT and KOSU


  • Added: Nov 14, 2012
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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 KERA and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 14, 2012
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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 KVMR, KEDM, WZEN.org, KZYX, North Country Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 16, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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 WLPR, KEDM, WUIS, WCAI / WNAN, KLCC and more


  • Added: Nov 15, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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 WTIP, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, and WUIS


  • Added: Sep 08, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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 WTIP, KZYX, WFIU, and WUIS


  • Added: Sep 01, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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 WCAI / WNAN, New Hampshire Public Radio, Vermont Public Radio, KOSU, North Country Public Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 26, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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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 WCAI / WNAN, KGNU, Vermont Public Radio, WTIP, KOSU and more


  • Added: Apr 19, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Chemist Wilma Subra has spent her career defending local communities against Louisiana’s powerful oil and gas industry. Since the Deepwater Horizon...

Bought by Vermont Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN, KOSU, North Country Public Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 12, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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For Nat Turner, garden rakes and shovels are tools for transformation. He's transformed an old store in New Orlean's Lower Ninth Ward into an urba...

Bought by KWMR, WCAI / WNAN, New Hampshire Public Radio, Vermont Public Radio, North Country Public Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 05, 2011
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
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Dr. Kyshun Webster is a man who gets things done. And before that, he was a kid who got things done. Now the founder and executive director of Oper...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, Vermont Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, WFIU, North Country Public Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 01, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Students take a standardized test at a high school in Greensboro, North Carolina., Credit: Billy Barnes
There’s been a dramatic change in public education over the past 10 years and it’s all about numbers. (9/6/2007)

Bought by WUIS, WTIP, KERA, Marfa Public Radio, WAMU and more


  • Added: Mar 17, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8