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What I Learned Growing Up With A Devout Hindu Mom And An Atheist Dad

Public Radio International | Deepak Singh | Posted 01.25.2015 | Religion

My mother is a devout Hindu. She follows every ritual, fasts for every festival on the Hindu calendar and performs most religious ceremonies. She even...

2015: The Year of the Woman

Natalie Pace | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Natalie Pace

How far have we come over the last two decades? What goals have been achieved, and what remains to be realized? 2015 will be a year where the United Nations, concerned citizens, non-government organizations and the media will dive into the details.

A Sobering Look at "The New Face of Hunger"

Tavis Smiley | Posted 09.28.2014 | Impact
Tavis Smiley

"To witness hunger in America today," journalist Tracie McMillan writes in the August issue of National Geographic Magazine, "is to enter a twilight zone where refrigerators are so frequently bare of all but mustard and ketchup that it provokes no remark, inspires no embarrassment."

The Death of Black Ad Agencies: Total Market Strategy

Tavis Smiley | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Tavis Smiley

As America becomes more multicultural, many corporations have begun taking a total market approach when trying to reach consumers, rather than looking at distinct cultural attributes of multicultural segments. This, according to my guests, is leading to the decline of long-standing black agencies.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964: Noted Panelists Discuss Then and Now

Tavis Smiley | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Last week, as part of the reopening of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, I moderated three panels of civil rights advocates who reflected on early efforts to pass civil rights legislation, promises fulfilled and progress not yet made.

A Culture of Innovative Ideas: My Conversation with the Winners of the $75,000 Social Innovation Challenge

Tavis Smiley | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Tavis Smiley

The inaugural challenge attracted submissions from 23 states across the nation, as well as the District of Columbia. Three winners were chosen based upon the following criteria: originality and innovation, business model approach, experience of team, potential scalability of business, potential for return on investment, and social impact.

Tavis Smiley Poses 10 Questions About Obama White House Initiative For Young Men Of Color, 'My Brother's Keeper'

Tavis Smiley | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

On his public radio program, Tavis Smiley poses 10 important questions that need to be addressed in assessing the potential impacts of the "My Brother's Keeper" initiative soon to be announced by the Obama White House.

NPR Accelerates Aging, Study Finds

Paul Ollinger | Posted 03.18.2013 | Comedy
Paul Ollinger

According to the study, male public radio listeners demonstrate lower testosterone levels, a tendency to shop at Trader Joe's, and an uncanny ability to identify Sarah Vowell.

Major Shake-Up At PRI

PRI.ORG | Posted 09.25.2012 | Media

With funding tight and a desire to innovate in digital, Public Radio International has agreed to be acquired by WGBH, in an effort to have greater sca...

You'll Never Guess Which State Is One Of The Best At Fighting Corruption

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2012 | Business

* States doing poor job fighting corruption * Only five states receive "B" grade, none get "A" * Ailing newspapers' watc...

Dancing With the Devil: Public Broadcasting's Questionable Choices in Sponsorships

Jaclyn Simon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jaclyn Simon

Why do they let the corporate axis of evil -- Monsanto, Exxon, and Wal-Mart -- sponsor their otherwise socially responsible programming?