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The Sound of Ideas: Drug Testing at School

From WCPN | Part of the StateImpact Ohio series | 50:19

Starting next fall, students at St. Ignatius, St. Edward and Gilmour Academy will have to submit a lock of hair to test for drugs. School officials point to the heroin epidemic. They say the goal is to get students help, not to punish anyone. Some public schools already require certain students to get tested, like athletes. But critics wonder if mandatory drug tests are necessary or effective.

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Jim Kubacki
, President of St. Edward High School in Lakewood
Brother Robert Lavelle , Gilmour Academy Head of School
Shakyra E. Diaz , ACLU of Ohio Policy Director
Tom Stuber , President and CEO of Lorain County Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services

The Southern Story of Coca Cola (Gravy Ep. 51)

From Southern Foodways Alliance | Part of the Gravy Podcast series | 25:24

You might think of Coca Cola as an iconic American brand… but it was born in the South. How did Coke’s Atlanta birthplace shape what the soft drink became? And how has Coke shaped the South?

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You might think of Coca Cola as an iconic American brand… and you’d be right. But: it was born in the South. How did Coke’s Atlanta birthplace shape what the soft drink became? And how has Coke shaped the South? It’s a story that includes many surprising twists turns, from Civil War wounds to temperance movements, racist fears to philanthropy, small town soda jerks to Peruvian coca farmers.

 

Women100 Mary Church Terrell

From WHYY | Part of the Women100 series | :57

Born right after the Emancipation Proclamation, Terrell was the first African American woman to earn a bachelor's degree . In 1982 , a friend's lynching strengthened her struggle for African American and Women's rights. She co-founded the N.A.A.C.P. in 1909 with DuBois.

Default-piece-image-2 Mary Church Terrell was born right after the Emacipation Proclamation. the daughter of former slaves who became successful entrepreneurs. education was important in her family. She became one of the first African American Women to earn a Bachelor's degree. She taught at Wilberforce University and at the M School in Washington DC. Her activism for African American and women's rights increased after one of her friends was lynched. She went on to co-found the N.A.A.C.P.  with W.E.B. Du Bois and others . Her autobiography "A Colored Woman in a White World" was pubished in 1940.  In her 80' Mary Church Terrel won a lawsuit against a whites-only restaurant, helping to end the Jim Crow laws.

The Reckoning: Facing the Legacy of Slavery in America (Series)

Produced by Dan Gediman

Most recent piece in this series:

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From Dan Gediman | Part of the The Reckoning: Facing the Legacy of Slavery in America series | 04:14

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The Reckoning: Facing the Legacy of Slavery in America is a new series of four hour-long specials which traces the history and lasting impact of slavery in America through the lives of an African American family that was enslaved by one of Kentucky’s most prominent white families.

Kentucky stayed in the Union during the Civil War, seemingly on the right side of the battle over slavery, but the truth is more far more complex. Many Kentuckians fought to hang onto slavery and the wealth their slaves provided. In the years that followed, white citizens campaigned to downplay slavery’s role in the state’s economy and culture while working to deny black citizens a seat at the table. The two families at the heart of The Reckoning reflect how slavery touched nearly every person, place and institution in America, how the country still needs to reconcile this painful past with the present, and to recognize the impact slavery has had on the health, wealth and safety of African Americans.

The producer and host of the series is Dan Gediman, who has been producing award-winning audio programming for over 35 years, including the NPR series This I Believe, the Audible documentary series The Home Front: Life in America During World War II, and 50 Years After 14 August, which won the duPont-Columbia award. 

Loretta Williams is a Peabody award-winning reporter, producer, and editor who works on stories that delve into American's cultural divides. She is the editor for The Reckoning and brings the perspective of a descendent of those who were enslaved.

More information about the series can be found at reckoningradio.org

 

LBJ and the Great Society

From LBJ and the Great Society | 52:00

Before Vietnam sunk his presidency, LBJ compiled record accomplishments domestically: medicare, civil and voting rights, immigration reform, and public broadcasting. Hosted by Melody Barnes, chief domestic policy advisor to Barack Obama.

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President Lyndon B. Johnson is today remembered largely for his failure in Vietnam. But before the war sunk his presidency, LBJ compiled a record of accomplishment on the domestic front unmatched since FDR.  Medicare, civil and voting rights, clean air and water, Head Start, immigration reform, public broadcasting — fifty years later, these programs are so deeply woven into the fabric of American life that it is difficult to imagine the country without them.  

So how did Lyndon Johnson, who made so ruinous a mess in Vietnam, pull off so extraordinary a feat at home? That’s the question we’ll be exploring through the recorded recollections of those who were there when this history was being made, and who had a hand in its making. Hosted by Melody Barnes, chief domestic policy advisor to Barack Obama and now co-head of the Democracy Initiative at the University of Virginia.