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Gallaudet University's 150th Anniversary

Gallaudet University was founded in 1864 through an act of Congress signed by President Abraham Lincoln. This month, the preeminent school for the deaf celebrates its 150th anniversary with the opening of a campus museum and plans to develop land it owns near campus in rapidly-changing Northeast D.C. We talk with university officials about the challenges in higher education today and the features that draw students to Gallaudet for their studies.

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Watch the full video of our live show with Gallaudet University.

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Colson Whitehead On The Importance Of Historical Fiction In Tumultuous Times

Kojo talks with author Colson Whitehead about his new novel "The Underground Railroad" and its resonance at this particular moment in history.

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Whales, Sea Turtles, Seals: The Unintended Catch Of Abandoned Fishing Gear

An endangered whale was found dead over the weekend, entangled in derelict fishing gear. Such incidents have been on the rise in recent years. A new California law aims to combat the problem.
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Rating The United States On Child Care

A majority of parents in the U.S. work outside the home. That means about 12 million children across the country require care. A new report ranks states on cost, quality and availability of child care - and says nobody is getting it right.

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Tech Giants Team Up To Tackle The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence

Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and IBM form a group to set the first industrywide best practices for the technology already powering many applications, such as voice and image recognition.

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