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Minimum Wage Equals Major Controversy

Thai Da Silva explores the issue of minimum wage reform in the nation and in certain states.


Minddrive: Minds in Motion

Thai Da Silva explores the world of Minddrive, a nonprofit organization that teaches at-risk kids how to remake old cars into modern electric ones.


Trans Fat: A Hidden Killer

Elana Michelle describes the dangers of trans fats and interviews people who have worked to get trans fats banned by the FDA.


The Personal Side of Citizenship

Elana Michelle describes the role of immigration and citizenship in the United States and explores the process of naturalization.


Fracking: Positive or Negative Impact?

Elana Michelle reports on the positive & negative impacts of hydraulic fracturing and how citizens and corporations are working together to find common ground.


Earth Day Chesapeake Cleanup Affects Nation

Elana Michelle reports on pollution of the Chesapeake Bay, how it affects the watershed, and the roles of government and citizens in this environmental crisis.


From Rock 'n' Roll to a Mars Space Scientist

Correspondent Spencer Michels gets a lesson in space technology and career education from the NASA team leader of the Mars Rover mission.


Sports Concussions in Children and Young Adults

Elana Michelle investigates why young athletes are incurring more concussions during team sports.


ITACE Expedition

Julie Iriondo reports on the 100th anniversary of the famous Antarctic expedition by Sir Ernest Shackleton to be recreated in 2014 with modern equipment.


Medical Research on Chimpanzees: Is It Ethical?

Correspondent Miles O'Brien investigates scientific experiments on chimpanzees and the ethical implications for animal rights.


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