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Did ExxonMobil Just Admit It's Still Funding Climate Science Deniers?

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.23.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

Asked on PBS NewHour whether ExxonMobil funds climate change denier organizations to malign mainstream climate science, ExxonMobil's vice president of public and government affairs replied, "Well, the answer is yes... And I will let those organizations respond for themselves."

In Praise of David Brooks

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 11.06.2015 | Books
Robert E. Murphy

The road to character, David Brooks is telling us, is away from self to other, then back to self --a new self, whole, reformed, dedicated. "No person," he writes in his concluding chapter, "can achieve self-mastery on his or her own. . . . Everybody needs redemptive assistance from outside."

Did Eva Lie? Charter Queen Claims "Got to Go" List an "Anomaly"

Alan Singer | Posted 11.05.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

While Success Academy students do better than average on high-stakes assessments, there is a rising crescendo of criticism because of Moskowitz's use of wealthy political connections to promote her empire, and accusations that Success Academy suspends poorly performing students to drive them out of the schools and boost its average test scores.

Moskowitz's Letter to Merrow: What She Reveals and Omits

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 10.26.2015 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

In her letter to John Merrow, Eva Moskowitz showed that in order to protect the reputation of Success Academies, she is willing to publicly release the specifics of a student's disciplinary file without parental permission.

How to Maximize Your Social Security

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 09.02.2015 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

One thing anyone considering eventually taking Social Security benefits can do could be to check out a copy of Get What's Yours. Unless you'd rather study those 2,728 rules and try to figure them out for yourself.

This Video Explains How So Much Food Gets Wasted In America

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 06.22.2015 | Taste

There's a certain school of thought about sustainability that argues that the worst problem in the food system today is waste. The idea is that we exp...

The Media Is Failing Women, But One Network Is Leading The Fight To Change Things

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 06.18.2015 | Media

Each morning at PBS, the entire staff of "NewsHour" gathers in a conference room for the daily morning meeting. The network is structured very much li...

This Video About Sex Ed Has Been Viewed Almost 4 Million Times. Here's Why.

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living

Is there a right age to teach children about love and sex? Some Dutch schools think kids as young as kindergarteners need to learn about the component...

Let's Make Fixing Political Institutions the Political Issue of 2016

Barbara J. Nelson | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Barbara J. Nelson

Let's make campaign finance reform the question candidates cannot escape. Let's move from grumbling at meetings and Tweeting about fresh outrages. Instead, every citizen, journalist, researcher and pollster can repeatedly ask candidates how they plan to make the institutions they hope to serve in stronger.

The Push To Make Witness Video Stand Up In Court

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics

The killing of Walter Scott by a police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina, has fanned debate over excessive force by law enforcement, and ha...

The Human Face of Human Trafficking

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

Human faces get lost in congressional rancor. Senators accuse one another of subterfuge and betrayal. Republicans accuse Democrats of one thing, Democrats accuse Republicans of another.

'PBS NewsHour' Leads The Way In Climate Coverage Among Nightly News

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 02.03.2015 | Green

"PBS NewsHour" led the way in coverage of climate change among U.S. nightly news programs in 2014 for the third year in a row, according to a new anal...

To See in Color

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 02.10.2015 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

As a white person, I will never know the sting of racial aggression, micro or macro, but I can learn to recognize my biases, to educate myself and even dare, as Rankine's brilliant work suggests, "to see in color."

'Green News Report' -- December 2, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.01.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: UN climate summit underway to map the future of global warming; Califo...

Good Death vs. Doctor Knows Best

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

Perhaps doctors will eventually all be adequately trained in pain management and palliative care. But even then -- and "then" is a very long way off -- must the doctor always know best? Why can't I, the patient, the person facing my own dying, be the one in control?

What Is Competency-Based Education, and Why Does It Matter?

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 10.26.2014 | Education
Julian L. Alssid

The curricula for competency-based programs as a whole are purpose-built to prepare students for industry and careers as they evolve

By Land and by Sea

Bill Couzens | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Bill Couzens

Chris Renouf, riding for Less Cancer Bike Ride to Mackinac 2014 One of the historic sailing and great Michigan traditions is the Bell's Beer Bayview...

Poetry Month 2014: We Need Writers So We Can Continue to Exist

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 04.22.2014 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

We're past the halfway mark, but happy Poetry Month, anyway. It's still April after all. And while taxes (for most of us) are done, poetry is still going strong.

What's Next for PBS NewsHour?

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 04.28.2014 | Media
Alison van Diggelen

PBS NewsHour may have found one answer to the plunge in television viewers and that's PBS Digital Studio's new online show, Everything but the News, the brainchild of Steve Goldbloom and Noah Pink.

If Obama Orders the CIA to Kill a U.S. Citizen, Amazon Will Be a Partner in Assassination

Norman Solomon | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

President Obama is now considering whether to order the Central Intelligence Agency to kill a U.S. citizen in Pakistan. That's big news this week. But...

Black History Month Musings: on Langston Hughes and the 'Best New Poets'

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 04.12.2014 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

African American poets gave a glimpse into what W.E.B. Dubois famously identified as 'The Souls of Black Folks.' Our students honored their poetic forbears which was also a manifesto about the importance of poetry in young people's lives.

Pratham: Chelsea Clinton on Board USS Intrepid for Education in India

Jim Luce | Posted 03.12.2014 | New York
Jim Luce

In looking back at 2013's most successful Manhattan events, the one gala that stands out for me took place on the U.S.S. Intrepid along the West Side ...

Noam Chomsky Continues to Inspire

Jeff Cohen | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Jeff Cohen

I saw Noam Chomsky as my mentor -- way before we ever met. When I was in college in the late 1960s/early '70s, he was already a guiding light for me, an exemplar of how those with privilege and principles should live our lives.

The Obamacare Disaster and the Poison of Party Loyalty

Norman Solomon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

At this pivotal moment, progressives should not leave the messaging battle about the ACA to right wingers and Obama loyalists. While critiquing the law for its entanglement with the profit-voracious insurance industry, we should fight for quality healthcare for everyone

Detroit Children Tell Us "Where Poetry Lives" -- on PBS NewsHour

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

In the eyes of some, such as CBS's 60 Minutes, we are led to believe Detroit is akin to "Mogadishu.'' But I am proud that our work, and that of so many other committed Detroiters, paints a truer picture.