• 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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  • 2012
  • 2:58
  • USA

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Control the Blue

By Stephen Key

I visited my old elementary school and went to an art class full of second graders . (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
  • 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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  • 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
  • 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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  • 2012
  • 3:00
  • USA

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At First Blush: The Case of the Girl in the Purple Hoodie

By Erin Davis

When you ask someone an impossible question, be prepared to listen closely for your answer. (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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 2010
  • 59:00
  • USA

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Re:sound #123: The Textbook War Show

By Various

This hour: one woman’s comments at a school board meeting in Kanawa County, West Virginia, become a catalyst for deep division within the school district, the county, the state, and the entire country. (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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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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