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New Media, Old Problems: Buzzfeed, Vox, and Vice Unionize

The media layoffs are here. It's new media’s sky-is-falling moment. Instead of the promised golden age, we're seeing rolling cutbacks and massive layoffs at digital darlings like VICE and BuzzFeed. Is that it for...

Can Marijuana Create a Path to Justice?

Legalizing cannabis, repairing the economy. Our guests say, reparations and restorative justice for workers in the budding cannabis industry need to be a part of the conversation. 

Integration Won’t Solve Racism in Schools

Making the future while surviving a war. As a photo of a young Sudanese woman, Alaa Saleh or 'Kandaka' leading protest chants from the top of a car goes viral, we take a look at women's participation in the perpetual interplay of global war and peace.

Excerpt: Afro-centric Education and Black Power in Bed-Stuy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOcqXyhP8ts"How do we put self-empowerment at the center of schools?" We visit Ember Charter Schools for Mindful Education, a culturally-responsive school in Brooklyn's Bedford Stuyvesant. With over 40 nations represented, Ember is an institution seeking to...

Chattanooga to Karachi: Resilient Under Violence

A suspicious fire and a white power symbol at a legendary leadership school in the U.S. South. And a brutal backlash to a women's rights march in Pakistan. This week, leaders who...

Minicast Exclusive – Teachers on Trial: Shani Robinson and Anna Simonton

Get the full minicast when you join our Patreon community!     Search for school cheating stories today and you’ll find a slew of articles and news reports on parents charged in the recent college admissions scandal....

Web Exclusive: Will Schumer See The Sunrise?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jg4sPZW9U3w Seven activists were arrested on Tuesday, April 30, while demonstrating outside Senator Chuck Schumer's office, demanding that he sponsor a Green New Deal Resolution. "In its current form, the Green New Deal is a...

Standing Up To The Sacklers

Art organizations and sponsorship dollars have gone hand in hand for decades. But with backlash and protests over donors ethics, should cultural institutions begin looking into new funding streams? This week on...

The Opportunity Cost of Trump TV

  I’ve been on the road a bit and catching up on email’s been hard; staying up with social media even tricker because I have been failing, failing to keep up with Trump TV. Now don’t...

Special Report: Whose Economy Is It? Ours.

Our city's economy – what is it for? New York's has been very good at piling up profits and building tall buildings. But all that private profit has come at a cost to public services and public trust. Could it be different?

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