Deep in a South African cave, scientists have discovered a new human-like species which shares characteristics with modern people. We look at how the findings could change our understanding of evolution and what it means to be human.
Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis is released after five nights in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. We look at America’s continuing cultural divide over same-sex marriage.
Germany pledges to take in a half-million refugees a year, Denmark is actively discouraging new arrivals, and the Obama administration considers U.S. options: A look at the global response to the accelerating migrant crisis in Europe.
The rise of the American space program overlapped with the dawn of the civil rights movement in the United States. Many of NASA's first African-American employees worked to send humans into space while at the same time finding their place in the struggle for racial equality. Kojo explores this intersection in history.
Across the country many schools are struggling to find qualified instructors in areas like science and math. California has more than 20,000 slots to fill this academic year. What’s behind a nationwide teacher shortage, and how states are trying to address it.
Like the nature of white-collar work itself, the concept and design of the office has evolved over more than a century, from the counting-houses of nineteenth-century clerks to the cubicles we love to hate. Author Nikil Saval joins us to explore the history of our workspaces.
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