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By Lisa Desjardins, Kaisha Young
What’s the value of asking questions to which we don’t know the answer? Poet Franny Choi’s “Introduction to Quantum Theory” does just that, and she calls it “one of the scariest things” she’s ever written. Choi offers her brief but…
By Steve Goldbloom
The welfare of humankind has never been better, according to psychologist Steven Pinker, but whether it continues to get better depends on making collective wellbeing our goal and using science and reason to achieve it. Pinker, who pushes his case…
By PBS NewsHour
Health care “super-utilizers” make up just 5 percent of the U.S. population but they account for 50 percent of health care spending. As health care costs continue to rise, providers are trying to figure out how to find these patients…
By Jason Kane and Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News
By Joshua Barajas
San Francisco became the first U.S. city to pass a measure that required employers to provide six weeks of fully paid parental leave for new parents.
A new study released Monday found that the film and television industries are “largely whitewashed” and severely lacks representation for women, people of color and LGBT individuals.
By Jaclyn Diaz
At 1 p.m. EDT, Friday, September 18 we’ll discuss the relation between race and upward mobility, and more, with a panel of experts.
A new report by the Ferguson Commission, appointed to respond to racial inequity, calls for 200 changes to policing, education, housing, health care access and more across St. Louis and Missouri. Gwen Ifill discusses the reform recommendations with Rev. Starsky…
Where you grow up can profoundly affect your life in real, measureable ways. For young, poor children, moving out of high poverty neighborhoods can substantially improve long-term economic prospects. What are the implications for addressing racial inequality in America? Special…
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