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TTC Extra: Justice Served, #BringBackOurGirls

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To The Contrary
PBS


The Nigerian army rescued over 500 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram have been rescued by. And 10 men have been jailed for the attack against Malala Yousafzai. Continue


Harvard Professor/Author Robert Putnam

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The professor of public policy at Harvard, and bestselling author discusses his latest text, "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis." Continue


MIT Professor Noam Chomsky

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


One of our nation's most renowned intellectuals discusses how the seemingly harmless elements of our socialization -- from our language, to the way we draw our maps -- in fact promote one world view over another. Continue


Hillary Clinton Announcement; Pay Gap; Safe Sex in College

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To The Contrary
PBS


Hillary Clinton Announcement: The start of Hillary's presidential run is imminent. Pay Gap: How the wage gap persists in so-called liberal institutions and in the offices of Democrats. Safe Sex in College: New research shows some students may be putting themselves in danger. PANEL: Jenifer Rajkumar, Sabrina Schaeffer, Darlene Kennedy, Patricia Sosa Continue


Gwen's Take: Truth, Justice and the American Way

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Washington Week
PBS


"Truth, is in fact, an elusive concept. It depends almost entirely on where you are standing at the time. It is a human instinct to confuse belief with truth. The best journalists can do is try to scrub our inbred biases (we all have them) by asking more questions. All the time. Every time. This is nearly impossible to do if you have already decided you know the answer." Continue


Designing Hawaii schools to balance safety and learning

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


On Maui, schools with multiple buildings are designed to withstand natural forces, not intruders. But in the wake of Columbine, Sandy Hook and other school shootings, administrators must find ways to balance security with nurturing learning environments. Student Television Network correspondent Sydney Dempsey reports, part of our ongoing Student Reporting Labs series “The New Safe.” Continue


Civil War Panel

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


A panel of esteemed historians reflects on the Civil War on the 150th anniversary of its final battle. Continue


Immigration: Home | Promo

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Local, USA
PBS


The immigration trail to Nashville, Tennessee: Bhutan refugees who come for religious freedom; the relocation and adaptation of Somalians; and the flourishing professionals in the Kurdish community. Continue


Ho'onani Steps Up

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary Kumu Hina, Ho'onani, a charismatic sixth grade girl who considers herself “in the middle,” takes over leadership of the school’s all-male hula troupe. It becomes a way for her to express her inner-male spirit. Continue


Afghani Women Leaders; Women's Colleges; All-Female Mosque

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To The Contrary
PBS


Afghani Women Leaders: Women forming part of Afghani president Ashraf Ghani's delegation say support from the US is vital. Women's Colleges: The closing of Sweet Briar College may point toward a demise of all-women's schools. All-Female Mosque: We speak with one of the woman behind the first mosque in the US for women only. PANEL: Manal Omar, Anushay Hossain, Sam Bennett, Patrice Lee Continue


Teens take HIV epidemic into their own hands

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Holli Reynolds “didn’t even know what HIV was” when the news broke that 11 people in her tiny town had tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS. “I was like, ‘Well, we’re going to have to do something about it so everyone’s aware of what’s going on around them. Because you’re living in it,” Holli said. Continue


Vatican & Nuns; Reddit & The Wage Gap; Stay-at-Home Moms

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To The Contrary
PBS


Vatican & Nuns: The Vatican cut short its investigation of the largest order of American nuns. Reddit & The Wage Gap: Interim CEO Ellen Pao bans salary negotiations for entry-level positions in an attempt to level the playing field. Stay-at-Home Moms: Is motherhood a career? PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Genevieve Wood, Avis Jones-DeWeever, Mercedes Viana Schlapp Continue


AFT President Randi Weingarten

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The president of the American Federation of Teachers unpacks the recent Congressional negotiations to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Continue


TTC Extra: Women on the $20 Bill?

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To The Contrary
PBS


A group calling for Andrew Jackson's replacement as the image on the $20 bill has narrowed the choice to four candidates: Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks & Wilma Mankiller. Voting will determine who becomes the top choice of the group, which is lobbying to make the change by 2020. To vote: http://goo.gl/cxAK6p PANEL: Jenifer Rajkumar, Sabrina Schaeffer, Darlene Kennedy, Patricia Sosa Continue


What it means to be your family’s first college student

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


First-generation college students often face more challenges than their peers, financially and culturally. At Ivy League schools, the difference can be even more dramatic. The New York Times explores how a conference at Brown University has helped bring them together. Continue


How an underperforming school rallied to conquer Common Core

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Students in 29 states are taking the Common Core tests for the first time this spring. A few years ago, one school in Washington, D.C., changed how it prepares for standardized tests, adopting home visits, pep rallies and new curricula to give students a boost. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza reports on how the educators and students are getting ready to handle the more challenging tests. Continue


#AskGwen: Staying "Buoyant" Covering Bad News

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Washington Week
PBS


Gwen Ifill is taking questions from YOU! This time, Gwen shares how she handles covering so much bad news. "You have to be serious. You have to tell people the news as it is. But occasionally when you're talking about how politicians work and how politics works, it's OK to have a sense of humor about it," Gwen says. "It always help to let your personality through." Continue


You Are the Warriors of Today

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary Kumu Hina, schoolchildren are given an emotional lecture about the true meaning of “Kumu” and about Hawai’ian history. “Hae Hawai’i” is the flag of the state and the teacher wants to make sure they understand that they will continue the legacy as “the true warriors of today.” The kids then sing the former national anthem. Continue


Coming to Independent Lens: The Homestretch

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Independent Lens
PBS


Three homeless teens brave Chicago winters, high school pressures, and life alone on the streets to build a brighter future. Against the odds, they recover from a life of abandonment to create new, surprising definitions of home. Continue


WSU President M. Roy Wilson

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The President of Wayne State University shares on the importance of making higher education a top priority in the communities of Detroit. Continue


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