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TTC Extra: Abstinence-Only Class

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To The Contrary
PBS


A professor's tweets went viral recently after expressing disappointment in her high school's son's abstinence-only sexual education program. Continue


Paper Proof

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary 1971, members of the Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI look back on the night they sorted through the FBI documents they’d nabbed and discovered the shocking evidence of spying on Americans and other abuses. Continue


Actress Blythe Danner

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Emmy winning actress talks about her latest film, "I'll See You In My Dreams," and discusses her work with the Oral Cancer Foundation. 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


Author/Professor Philip A. Klinkner

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Hamilton College professor and author of the classic text, "The Unsteady March," talks about whether our nation has truly honored the legacy of those who marched for equality 50 years ago this month in Selma, Alabama. Continue


Gwen's Take: Making Peace and Making Coffee

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Washington Week
PBS


"I woke up one morning this week to discover that Starbucks had decided to launch a new initiative at its coffee shops, branding their paper cups with a #RaceTogether hashtag and encouraging baristas to chat customers up about race. My first thought: what an admirable idea. My second thought: heck no." Continue


Center for Policing Equity Pres. Phillip Atiba Goff, Ph.D.

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The President and Co-Founder of the Center for Policing Equity discusses the social and psychological underpinnings of violence against young blacks by police. Continue


How can colleges combat racism on campus?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The University of Oklahoma acted quickly to close down a fraternity that got caught using racial epithets in a video. OU President David Boren joins Judy Woodruff to discuss concerns about racism on campus and how colleges should respond. Continue


180 Days: Hartsville (Rashon's Family)

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180 Days
PBS


Single mother Monay and her sons deal with the realities of living in a low-income single parent family in Hartsville, SC. Continue


Roberto or Bobby Clemente?

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American Experience
PBS


Sports journalists often mocked Latino ballplayers' English or, along with Major League Baseball, tried to ignore their "unamerican" heritage. Continue


“Nothing to Stop It”

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary 1971, FBI Agent Neil Welch talks about what he believes is the inevitability of government abuse. “It will happen, there’s nothing to stop it.” 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


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


Reunited

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary Kumu Hina, Hina travels from Hawai’i to Fiji to reunite with her husband, a headstrong Tongan man. For all her trepidations, Hina says, “I really can’t wait to see him.” They share a moving reconnection at the airport. 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


Thriving, affordable Twin Cities have racial inequality gap

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In the United States, the best cities for making a living are usually the least affordable. Minneapolis-St. Paul has been an exception, thanks in part to progressive laws on education, tax sharing and housing. But even in the Twin Cities, there’s a sharp racial inequality gap. Judy Woodruff interviews writer Derek Thompson as part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour. Continue


Our Colliding Ideals: What I Saw In Selma

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Washington Week
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"We are a nation that was born and bred in conflict. But at least now -- at least this weekend -- we were engaged in a common cause to use conflict as a path toward a community ideal. That’s what I saw in Selma." Continue


Racist video prompts protest, apologies and expulsions at OU

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


At the University of Oklahoma, a 10-second video showing fraternity members singing a racist chant triggered outrage and protests, leading the university to close its chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and expel two students. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue


What challenges remain for Selma 50 years since march?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Over the weekend, visitors like President Obama and nearly 100 members of Congress flocked to Selma, Alabama, to celebrate the anniversary of a civil rights milestone. But 50 years since protesters defiantly crossed the city's iconic Edmund Pettus bridge, Selma remains a deeply divided city with many challenges. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue


Latino Ballplayers Join the Major Leagues

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American Experience
PBS


Roberto Clemente was more than just a baseball player for the Pittsburgh Pirates; he was a role model for Latinos in the United States. Continue


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