Schools have long used IQ tests to group students. But some experts say labels like 'gifted' or 'disabled' are following students throughout their education — for better and worse. Guest host Celeste Headlee finds out more.
The legendary artist began her career in 1963, the same year as the March on Washington. She talks to guest host Celeste Headlee about her life, work, and why no one originally wanted to hear her story.
Former inmate Piper Kerman and showrunner Jenji Kohan tell the story of a women's prison, Ken Tucker reviews Valerie June's new album and journalist Grayson Schaffer details the dangers Sherpas face on Mount Everest.
Nine young undocumented immigrants who were detained while trying to re-enter the U.S. are now re-settling into life in America. Known as the 'Dream 9,' their attempt to cross the Mexican border has immigration experts talking. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to Luis Leon, one of the nine.
The actor, who starred in Glenngarry Glen Ross opposite Al Pacino, has been acting for the stage since he was a teenager in Union City, N.J. "It was the only thing I ever wanted to do, really," he says.
Journalist Seth Rosenfeld spent three decades pursuing government documents about the FBI's undercover operation in Berkeley, Calif., during the student protest movements in the '60s. His book details how the FBI "used dirty tricks to stifle dissent on campus" and influenced Ronald Reagan's politics.
Hundreds of people are dead and thousands more are injured after the military started cracking down on supporters of ousted President Mohammad Morsi. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks about Egypt's future with Shadid Hamid of the Brookings Doha Center.
Oprah Winfrey says racism is alive and well, even at her level. Her purse shopping experience in Switzerland almost set off an international incident; but was it really racism or just a misunderstanding? Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with the beauty shop ladies about this week's hot topics.
Officials from Chicago Public Schools hope new 'safe passage' routes will keep kids safe while walking to school. Nearly 50 schools closed recently, forcing thousands of students to attend schools farther away. Guest host Celeste Headlee finds out more about the routes, and what critics have to say.
Princeton sociology professor Douglas Massey tells guest host Celeste Headlee that many of the policies intended to stop undocumented immigration not only failed, but actually kept migrants from returning to their home countries.
When you give to WAMU, your tax-deductible membership gift helps make possible award-winning programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, The Diane Rehm Show, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and other favorites.