• 2005
  • 6:10
  • USA

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There Was a Whole Lotta Hundreds...

By Michael Kavanagh

In America's high schools, students are playing a game whose only rule is to break the rules. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 2:55
  • USA

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Dancing Away the Teaching Blues

By Julie Ma

Life experiences told by my neighbor and colleague: Chris Nho, the breakdancing math teacher. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 3:00
  • USA

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There's No Saccharine in this Sweet School

By Sierra Ponthier

Follow Sierra on her progressive college journey as she realizes that finding the right college is as difficult as Goldilocks finding the right bowl of porridge. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 3:00
  • USA

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I Didn't Know That (Ryan)

By Emma Miller

A college student reflects on an important lesson learned not in the classroom but in the bedroom. (more)

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  • 2002
  • USA

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Remembering Kent State, 1970

By Mark Urycki

When Ohio National Guard troops opened fire on students during a war demonstration on the Kent State University Campus in May, 1970, four young lives were ended and a nation was stunned. (more)

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  • 2001
  • 59:02
  • USA

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Educating Esme

By Esme Cordell

Esme Cordell shares a year's worth of classroom anecdotes and musings, culled from a journal kept throughout her first year teaching in Chicago. (more)

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  • 2015
  • 3:01
  • US

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Where It's Not Junk

By Jackie Sojico

This is a story about what we sometimes do with the stuff that we don't use anymore. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 2:59
  • USA

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A Sweet Illusion for the Bitter Tuition

By Mickey Capper

Sofia is working on an unusual scholarship. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 3:00
  • USA

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An Appetite for Affirmation: The Bittersweet of Pleasing Your Parents and Pleasing Your Self

By Lyndi Hollis

Most of us go to college to make our dreams happen, but what do you do when what you want might not be the same as what your parents want? (more)

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  • 2013
  • 0:05
  • USA, UK, AUS

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2013 TC/RHDF Competition Winners

By 2013 Winners

Behold! The 2013 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition winners - a most stellar batch of radio documentaries from around the world. (more)

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  • 2004
  • 18:39
  • USA

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Thirteen Ways

By Pejk Malinovski

Writer Sam Swope visits a class of restless, imaginative 11-year-olds in Queens, New York, where he embraces the challenge of teaching them Wallace Stevens' poem "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird." (more)

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  • 2013
  • 21:26
  • USA

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Harper High School

By Ben Calhoun, Linda Lutton & Alex Kotlowitz

In the 2011 -2012 school year, Harper High School, located in one of Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods, saw 29 of its current and recent students shot. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 2:39
  • USA

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Not So Sweet on New School Lunch

By Azure Eller & Ali Lightfoot

Michelle Obama's new school lunch program gets sour reviews from Paonia High School students. (more)

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  • 2015
  • 3:01
  • USA

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What made him do something different?

By Jessica Cheung

A teacher on the first day of the job encounters an 8th grader with a swastika tattoo. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 3:04
  • Canada

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Bing Fu is Not Blue

By Julia Grant

Bing Fu is an ESL teacher in Toronto, and she tells her story about misunderstanding a word in spite of looking it up in the dictionary. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 2:56
  • USA

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All You Need is a Wall (For A Classroom)

By Aaron Sand

A few late students help us understand why the classroom is a special place. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 3:34
  • FRANCE

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Umami English

By Jane Weston's English class

How to prepare the best English class in Paris. (more)

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  • 2009
  • 13:43
  • USA

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Gone

By Linda Lutton

About 12,000 students drop out of Chicago Public Schools each year despite efforts by administrators and teachers to keep them on track. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 2:45
  • USA

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Chain of Missing Links - 35

By Milissa Orzolek

After learning of the bike shop's impending eviction, R.U.B.A.R.B. (Rusted Up Beyond All Recognition Bikes) volunteers share their memories and discuss possible future locations. (more)

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  • 2003
  • 8:47
  • USA

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Tracking

By Jaimita Haskell, Marianne McCune & Czerina Patel

Jaimita Haskell was given the opportunity to take advanced classes at her high school, an experience she found stimulating and rewarding. (more)

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