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The Old News

Robert Julian | Posted 05.16.2016 | Media
Robert Julian

Once upon a time, network news programs placed important issues of the day under the microscopes of Walter Cronkite, Huntley and Brinkley, and Harry R...

Vibrant 91-Year-Old Teaches Us All How To Stay Young At Heart

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.09.2016 | Fifty

Ninety-one might seem pretty old, but for Flossie Lewis, it feels like being a teenager. "Getting old is a state of mind. I'm 91 I'm badly crippled, b...

How Women Are Portrayed in Media: Do You See Progress?

Caroline Turner | Posted 03.04.2016 | Women
Caroline Turner

My observation is that there has been a slight but positive shift in how women are portrayed in media. I see powerful women anchors on respected television news shows and some of the morning network news programs.

It's a Lot More Than Privacy: The Apple/FBI Controversy

John M. Eger | Posted 02.21.2016 | Technology
John M. Eger

Gwen Ifill of the PBS News Hour concluded that this was a real test of privacy versus security during a recent conversation about Apple Computers' dec...

The Heat Is On

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 02.15.2016 | Politics
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The big elephant in the world stage is the sharp deterioration of the natural world, especially the heating of the Earth. After decades of dumping gig...

Dems Debate: Different Ears, Different Tune

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.13.2016 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

No, it wasn't just your imagination -- it was a very different message. Is that a good thing?

Gwen Ifill And Judy Woodruff Make History As First All-Female Duo To Moderate Presidential Debate

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.11.2016 | Media

PBS hosts Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff made history Thursday as the first pair of women to moderate a major presidential debate. NPR's Pauline Freder...

Money Men Say, Voters Move Over, It's Not Your Election!

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.23.2016 | Politics
Bill Moyers

David Brooks, one of the most prominent of Republican elites in the country, who has even been touted as President Obama's "favorite pundit," is calling on the donor class to rescue the party from the rabble. Game's over, voters: The oligarchs will decide this election. For that's what they are: a small, unbelievably wealthy group of the powerful and privileged who already have a tighter grip on our nation, its government, politics and economy than the rapacious robber barons of our first Gilded Age. Brooks and like-minded elites believe they must be trusted to do the right thing. Let them be the Deciderers.

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

Elliott Negin | Posted 12.10.2015 | 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 05.04.2016 | 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; Californ...

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 ...