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American Public Media

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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.

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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 KUER, KPIP-LP, KCMJ Community Radio, WLPR, KEDM and more


  • Added: Nov 15, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 11
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 WHRV, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, WTIP, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, and WUIS


  • Added: Sep 08, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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
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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 KPIP-LP, KCMJ Community Radio, Vermont Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: Apr 12, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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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 KOSU, KCMJ Community Radio, KWMR, WCAI / WNAN, New Hampshire Public Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 05, 2011
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 10
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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 KCMJ Community Radio, WCAI / WNAN, Vermont Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, WFIU and more


  • Added: Apr 01, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
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 C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KPIP-LP, WUIS, WTIP, KERA and more


  • Added: Mar 17, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Students on their graduation day from Montgomery College, a community college in Maryland. Most young Latinos looking for a way up through higher education choose community college, but a lot of them never make it to graduation day. , Credit: Emily Hanford
Young Latinos are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, and they are among the least likely to graduate from college. (11/5/2009)

Bought by WESM 91.3 FM, KPIP-LP, KQED, KZYX, Nevada Public Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 17, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: A student in a preschool classroom at River Breeze Elementary, a public school in Palatka, Florida. Preschool used to be a radical idea, but now the majority of American children go to preschool. , Credit: Stephen Smith
There’s been a quiet revolution in America’s schools over recent decades. We’ve added an extra grade to a child’s education: Preschool. (10/29/2009)

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WSKG, KPIP-LP, KMUZ, WSKG and more


  • Added: Mar 17, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Teacher Joe Curtis working with a student at Hardy Elementary School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Credit: Emily Hanford
Kids need good teachers. It’s something people know instinctively. But experts disagree over how to measure teacher quality. (8/26/2010)

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KPIP-LP, KMUZ, WTIP, Marfa Public Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 17, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: White students protest integration at the University of Mississippi in 1962. No state in the South was more resistant to the struggle for black equality. , Credit: Photograph by Flip Schulke/CORBIS
Mississippi occupies a distinct and dramatic place in the history of America’s civil rights movement. No state in the South was more resistant to t...

Bought by KMUN, WGBH Radio Boston, KWIT, KSUT, WRVO Public Media and more


  • Added: Feb 16, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
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"Say It Loud" traces the last 50 years of black history through stirring, historically important speeches by African Americans from across the poli...

Bought by KGNU, WAMC, WCAI / WNAN, Capital Public Radio, XRAY.fm and more


  • Added: Feb 16, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 50
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Winona LaDuke has spent decades working on issues of renewable energy, health, and environmental justice on northern Minnesota's White Earth Reserv...

Bought by KVNF, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KZYX, KPIP-LP, KCMJ Community Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 09, 2010
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 19
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John Francis spent two decades walking across North and South America, spreading a silent message of respect for the earth. He takes host Majora Ca...

Bought by KPIP-LP, KCMJ Community Radio, KWMR, WCAI / WNAN, Vermont Public Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 28, 2010
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Brenda Palms Barber is driven by a certainty that "people deserve second chances and you can choose to turn your life around." Brenda started a tra...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, WCAI / WNAN, Vermont Public Radio, WRVO Public Media, Rhode Island Public Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 25, 2010
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7