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The best in broadcast journalism

There’s no red carpet or Oscar de la Renta gowns, but the duPont awards, celebrating the best in broadcast journalism, have their own cachet.

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  Getting kids out of their seats

At Naperville Central High, teachers use “brain breaks” to combine exercise with learning.

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  Brockton’s retired teachers devise a script for success

Brockton High School’s principal and three retired teachers brainstorm to come up with a “script” for those looking to replicate the school’s success.

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  ‘A boxer in a corner’: Eugene Jarecki’s ‘Reagan’

As we approach what would have been Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday, Eugene Jarecki discusses his new film about the president’s extraordinary life.

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Boomtown! The great suburban demographic shift

The needs of suburbanites today is very different from those of suburbanites during the great urban exodus of the ’50s, but infrastructure has not kept up. An interview with the Brookings Institution’s William H. Frey.

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China on the couch

Can psychoanalysis find a home in a Confucian communist state? Dr. Elise Snyder thinks it can.

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Stand by your man

Siobhan Fallon, author of the short story collection “You Know When the Men Are Gone,” talks about writing and life as a military wife.

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  4 questions, 12 thinkers

We asked a dozen big thinkers to share their ideas on how to fix America. Hear what else they had to say.

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  Building for health

This week on our Karr on Culture podcast: Can better urban infrastructure make Americans healthier?