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By Land and by Sea

Bill Couzens | Posted 07.09.2014 | 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.

The NSA Deserves a Permanent Shutdown

Norman Solomon | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

To the people in control of the Executive Branch, violating our civil liberties is an essential government service. So -- to ensure total fulfillment of Big Brother's vast responsibilities -- the National Security Agency is insulated from any fiscal disruption.

Ready for Obamacare? Tuned In, and Ticked Off

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.28.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Hey, PBS! What's the big idea?! ...

The Most Diverse Evening News Show

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.07.2013 | Media

"PBS NewsHour" is making all kinds of waves these days--first, with the announcement that Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff are going to be the show's mai...

Gwen Ifill: "I'm Very Touched"

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 11.05.2013 | Media

NEW YORK — Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff didn't think much about the milestone upon being appointed the first women to co-anchor a national daily...

Judy Woodruff, Gwen Ifill Named 'PBS NewsHour' Co-Anchors

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 10.06.2013 | Media

Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill were named co-anchors and managing editors of "PBS NewsHour" on Tuesday, becoming the first female co-anchors of an eveni...

Dear Newshour: A Royal Birth Is Not a Lead Story

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 09.28.2013 | Media
Robert E. Murphy

It rah-ther annoys me. I feel sort of betrayed by a news organization that I much admire and depend on almost nightly for a review and thoughtful discussion of meaningful events and issues.

PBS NewsHour Expanding

www.pbs.org | Posted 08.17.2013 | Media

Starting Sept. 7, the PBS NewsHour is expanding its family, adding a ...

Take a Listen! It's Not Journalism, It's Just Another App

Marie Woolf | Posted 08.17.2013 | Media
Marie Woolf

Broadcast is not blogging, news media is not New Media, and serious reporting is not riffing. Considering the age and attention span of the mobile and smartphone demographic, why is media in such a panic to cater to them?

Layoffs Hit 'PBS NewsHour' For First Time In Decades

www.nytimes.com | Posted 06.11.2013 | Media

WASHINGTON — The “PBS NewsHour,” the signature nightly newscast on public television, is planning its first significant round of layoffs in near...

Drakes Bay Oyster Company's PR Face Lift Won't Fix Its Koch Brothers Blemishes

Helen Grieco | Posted 06.05.2013 | Green
Helen Grieco

The decision ensured that Americans would maintain control of this property bought by taxpayers 40 years ago for protection as the first marine wilderness on the West Coast. Apparently the truth hurt.

The Orwellian Warfare State of Carnage and Doublethink

Norman Solomon | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The same U.S. news media that are conveying the preciousness of children so terribly harmed in Boston are scarcely interested in children like Guljumma.

WATCH: Students Offer Solutions To Gun Violence, Preventing School Shootings

Posted 03.19.2013 | Education

As part of a series of far-reaching gun control proposals, President Barack Obama recommended Wednesday a federal $150 million "Comprehensive School S...

One Semester Into Ohio's Reading Law, 40,000 Still Not On Par

Posted 01.07.2013 | Education

Ohio schools are one semester into its first year of the new "Third Grade Reading Guarantee" law, but some 30 percent of students -- about 40,000 stat...

Is This Education Model Replicable?

John Merrow | Posted 02.28.2013 | Education
John Merrow

Rocketship Schools -- currently seven in all -- are among the top performing low income schools in the state of California.

What I Learned From Legendary Journalist Ray Suarez: His Toughest Interviews Ever

Gillian Frew | Posted 02.10.2013 | Media
Gillian Frew

Journalists in the public eye know exactly what kinds of questions to expect because they've made careers out of fielding the same ones: What's your take on xyz current event, who will run for office in 2016, and, of course, what's the future of journalism?

New Jersey Teachers Provide Support For Young Storm Victims

Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

Hurricane Sandy devastated communities along the east coast and kept New Jersey and New York students out of school for a week or more. Families went ...