• 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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  • 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
  • 3:00
  • 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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  • 2010
  • 6:15
  • USA

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Last Words from Hopi High

By Brett Myers

For nearly a thousand years the Hopi people of Arizona have lived on the same three mesas and for all that time they’ve spoken the Hopi language. But now elders and youth alike say the language is dying. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 3:00
  • USA

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Government! Hold My Hand . . .

By Zachary Baiel

A satirical collision of Indiana history and standardized testing. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 44:04
  • USA

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American Dreamer: Sam's Story

By Dan Collison & Elizabeth Meister

American schools teach students that with hard work, they can realize their dreams. But this isn't the case for everyone. (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
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 2002
  • 14:31
  • Canada

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A Voice of Warning

By Trisha Wilson & Anne Penman

A heroin overdose left Jade Bell blind, mute and unable to care for himself. Now Bell tours high schools in British Columbia, where his computerized “voice” speaks a loud warning to thousands of students. (more)

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 2012
  • 2:59
  • USA

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(Blue) Locker Partners

By Linda Lutton

What it's like to be neighbors in a space that's nine inches wide. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 2:59
  • USA

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The Purple and the White: What's up with Talley's Alley?

By David Green

The first in an occasional audio documentary series exploring the history, people, places and traditions of North Shore Country Day School (NSCDS) in Winnetka, IL. (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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  • 2000
  • 7:55
  • USA

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English

By WNYC's Radio Rookies

Karla Saavedra, 17, moved to Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood from Mexico two years ago. (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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  • 2005
  • 2:01
  • USA

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Back to School in a Garbage Can

By Curie Youth Radio

A collage of love notes, tardy slips, and other high school detritus collected from high school garbage cans. Produced by Geraldo Hernandez and Giancarlo Hernandez for Curie Youth Radio. (more)

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