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June 29, 2019

The Alien Chronicles Special: My Immigrant Journey

This one-hour documentary features excerpts from three interviews that capture the essence of immigrant experiences in the US. Each interviewee talks about their immegrant experience from a different vantage point.

June 22, 2019

Just Eat It: Why food waste matters

Agriculture accounts for two thirds of the nation’s fresh water use and half its land use. Despite this massive investment of resources, America wastes 40% of its food. That’s like opening a carton of eggs and cracking five directly into the trash. We’ll unpack the connection between the resources used to grow food and what each of us can do to make sure they’re not squandered. Consumers, it turns out, are the biggest food wasters.

June 15, 2019

A Different Kind of Coming Out:  A 'Nancy' Pride Special

Coming out means taking a risk and sharing something deeply personal with another person. In this hour-long episode of Nancy, the critically acclaimed podcast about the queer experience, hosts Tobin Low and Kathy Tu bring you three stories about different kinds of coming out. You'll hear from two gay men of different generations about what it's like to disclose an HIV diagnosis; a young woman who tracks down the queer role model she didn't know she needed; and a young man trying to save his father's life, even if it means a painful confrontation.

June 8, 2019

With Good Reason: Our Walmart

Walmart claims to provide employment and low prices, but does it do so at the social cost of low wages, anti-union activity and squeezing suppliers? 

Also, in the early 20th century, the border between Mexico and the United States was essentially open. What changed?

June 1, 2019

Intelligence Squared U.S.
Is Engineering Solar Radiation a Crazy Idea?

Solar geoengineering, an ambitious set of experiments that aim to reduce the amount of sun and heat that reaches the planet, has gained momentum in recent years. But just what are the risks – and possible rewards – of using techniques like injecting reflective particles into the stratosphere to decrease global temperatures? Featuring Clive Hamilton, Anjali Viswamohanan, David Keith, and Ted Parson. 

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