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This month in 1948, President Harry Truman signed Executive Order 9981, abolishing racial discrimination in all branches of the armed forces. Learn more about the importance of Truman’s order with a featured video from Tavis Smiley: #ThrowbackThursday
President Harry Truman’s 1948 Executive Order abolished racial discrimination within the ranks of every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Talk back with PBS Black Culture Connection about the legacy of this pivotal moment in history.
August 01, 2014 at 12:00 am
PBS Idea Channel asks:
Why Were People & Critics So Infatuated With Frozen?
What to say about Frozen that hasn't been said… well let's get meta and talk about the fact that so much has been said about Frozen!! Seriously, people LOVE ...
July 31, 2014 at 10:00 pm
No one knows how this new, mysterious thruster works. But if it really does, it could give us new access to deep space. (From NOVA Next)
So-called Cannae Drive apparently uses electromagnetic radiation to interact with “quantum virtual plasma” to create momentum.
July 31, 2014 at 9:00 pm
Plastic microbeads pile up into problems for the Great Lakes (from PBS NewsHour)
Scientists are investigating a surprising new pollutant in the country’s waterways: the tiny plastic beads found in common cosmetic products. Illinois has become the first state to ban these synthetic microbeads. Brandis Friedman of WTTW Chicago reports on the potential hazards. Continue reading →
July 31, 2014 at 10:41 am
Why longer school days can be more fun for students (from PBS NewsHour)
At Middle School 223 in the Bronx, the fun starts at the end of the regular day. All sixth graders are offered extracurricular activities like African drumming, latin dance and chess, plus personalized help in reading and math. John Tulenko of Learning Matters Television reports on the growing inter…
July 31, 2014 at 6:00 am
What are the most cost effective colleges in America? (from PBS NewsHour)
The latest rankings of four-year colleges and universities come from Money Magazine, but the top schools in this list may catch some college-ranking connoisseurs by surprise.
July 31, 2014 at 3:24 am
This Day in History: on this day in 1863, American automobile maker Henry Ford was born in Greenfield, Michigan. He incorporated the Ford Motor Company in 1903, and five years later, the company began producing the Model T, considered to be America’s first affordable car. The manufacture of the Model T relied on assembly line production, a revolutionary method developed by Ford himself.
Learn more about Ford from American Experience:
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
July 31, 2014 at 1:00 am
From It's Okay To Be Smart: learn why we sweat, why we burn, and why our fingers wrinkle in the pool. It's Summer Science!
(via PBS Digital Studios)
A summertime look at why we sweat, why we burn, and why our fingers wrinkle in the pool. Subscribe to It’s Okay To Be Smart: http://bit.ly/iotbs_sub ↓ More i...
July 31, 2014 at 12:00 am
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