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Reinventing The American City: Steel Town Forges A New Future

The transformation of Pittsburgh echoes the triumphs and challenges of cities across the country where gentrification is changing neighborhoods after a generation of economic decline.

History Of Slavery, Future Of Diversity Still At Issue At Harvard

Student protesters calling themselves Reclaim Harvard Law School say a recommendation that a slavery-tainted symbol be retired is not enough to end their occupation of a student center.

Restored 'Race Films' Find New Audiences

Some of the earliest movies by African-American filmmakers from the 1910s through 1940s languished in film archives over the years on poor-quality film prints. Now some have been digitally restored.

C Is For 'Condemned': A Nun Looks Back On 47 Years Of Unholy Filmmaking

A new Turner Classic Movies series honors films that were deemed salacious, immoral or downright lewd by the Catholic Legion of Decency. Condemned is hosted by respected critic Sister Rose Pacatte.
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Farewell to Downton Abbey

The final episode of Downton Abbey airs on Masterpiece on PBS Sunday, March 6. We'll discuss the appeal of the international hit and look at the history that inspired this upstairs-downstairs British drama.

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Kojo At Kramerbooks: The Fatal Relationship Between Muhammad Ali And Malcolm X

Kojo's conversation with author Randy Roberts, co-author of “Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X,” was an eye-opening look at the friendship that shaped Ali’s career in so many ways.

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Analysis Of Super Tuesday Results And The Race For The Presidential Nominations

Primary voters in thirteen states weigh in on Democratic and Republican presidential candidates: Join us to discuss what Super Tuesday results mean for front runner candidates and the race ahead.


What It's Like To Freefall From 20 Miles Above The Earth

Early Air Force experiments helped pave the way for the space program. Joseph Kittinger, who jumped from a balloon 103,000 feet up, talks about his experience.

Archive Spotlights The "Golden Age" Of Black Radio

Indiana University added an exhibit to the online platform that features audio and photos from the early days of radio — from when black-oriented stations started popping up in the 1940s and beyond.
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Home Of 'Father Of Black History' To Find New Life As A Museum

Carter G. Woodson in 1948
Dr. Carter G. Woodson, recognized as the father of black history, co-founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in D.C. Its headquarters are being transformed into a museum.