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Arts Jan 02How poet Rupi Kaur became a hero to millions of young women
Rupi Kaur, one of Instagram’s favorite poets, writes about love, heartbreak and womanhood. She speaks to Jeffrey Brown about her rise to fame and her message for young women.
Nation Nov 28Prison-produced podcast ‘Ear Hustle’ lets you listen to real stories of incarcerated life
Prisoners inside one of California’s prisons are getting the opportunity to be heard -- behind bars and beyond. “Ear Hustle” is a podcast that offers listeners a rare look at inmate experiences, from race relations to sharing a tiny cell.
Arts Nov 21In John Adams’ new Gold Rush opera, cultures clash with a tragic ending
For contemporary composer John Adams, it was three notes that launched his latest opera: the sound of a pick axe “chipping away at stone.” Premiering at the San Francisco Opera, "Girls of the Golden West," a collaboration with director Peter…
Arts Nov 20The art of the Guantanamo Bay detainees
A new exhibit in New York shares art from an unlikely place: Guantanamo Bay Detention Center. Current and former detainees have created work that represent their experiences as prisoners -- even episodes of torture -- often using whatever nontraditional materials…
Arts Oct 13‘Marshall’ pays homage to the young lawyer who became a towering justice
Before he became the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall moved from town to town as part of the NAACP to represent black defendants in a justice system rampant with discrimination. Jeffrey Brown sits down…
Arts May 26Legendary photographer Mary Ellen Mark dies
Photographer Mary Ellen Mark, best known for her striking portraiture and investigative documentary work, died Monday at the age of 75.
World Apr 06India takes steps to address climate change, as country suffers from record-setting air pollution
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced today that his country will take new steps to address their growing air pollution problem. Speaking from Delhi, Modi said the Indian government will begin monitoring air quality in 10 cities,…
Health Apr 01Could a Medieval potion made of bile and garlic stop MRSA?
Scientists in the United Kingdom have found what they believe could be an unlikely treatment for the deadly and notoriously hard-to-kill MRSA superbug : a foul-smelling, Medieval concoction of garlic, wine and cow bile.
Health Sep 12Cuba pledges 165 healthcare workers to combat Ebola outbreak
An overtaxed international response to the Ebola outbreak will receive some much needed help. Cuba has agreed to send 165 healthcare workers to the region, the largest detachment of foreign doctors and nurses committed thus far. They are expected to…
World Jul 21Human rights activists team up with Silicon Valley to bring information to North Korea
The Human Rights Foundation will host a two-day event in August, bringing together experts from the tech industry with North Korean activists and defectors. The goal -- to brainstorm new ways of smuggling information into one of the world’s most…