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The Long Shadow of Childhood Poverty

Economic mobility is tough when you grow up poor and black, according to a 25-year study of a group of Baltimore students. We explore the long shadow of childhood poverty and efforts to overcome it.

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New Advice on Reading to Infants

New American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines encourage parents to read aloud to children daily, starting in infancy. We consider practical hurdles some families face in meeting that goal and the long-term benefits early exposure to complex language can bring.

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Facebook's Psychology Experiment: Ethics and Emotion

Facebook sparked an outcry when it published a study revealing that it manipulated user's emotions without telling them. We explore research ethics and the growing interest in emotional contagions.

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Howard Ross on Defining Diversity in Media and Beyond

We talk with Howard Ross about what diversity means and how to engage in meaningful conversations about achieving it.

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Scottish Independence Vote

On September 18, Scotland's voters will go to the polls to cast ballots on a big question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" After 307 years of a formal union with England, its neighbor to the North is considering a split. We...

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"Hazard Above": Drones and Public Safety

Unmanned aerial drones have transformed the way America wages war and collects intelligence abroad. Beginning next year, commercial drones are expected to expand rapidly within the United States. But what happens when a drone falls from...

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"Seriously Not All Right" by Ron Capps

Army veteran and former Foreign Service officer Ron Capps spent a decade chronicling atrocities in five war zones. We talk to Capps about his experience, the Veterans Writing Project he has founded to help others and the importance of reading writings about war.

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When Are Online Threats Illegal?

When does a Facebook post about killing your wife cross the line from rap lyric to illegal threat? The Supreme Court will tackle that question in a First Amendment case involving digital communication. Tech Tuesday explores the legal and personal issues involved.

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Investing in Women

We explore the growing trend toward aligning financial goals with social values, including investing in companies with women in senior leadership.

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Women in Conflict Zones

Violence against women and personal security are just a couple of the challenges facing women in conflict zones. Kojo talks with women from Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. about their efforts to give voice to women who live in fear.

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