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Raise Up: Young People Taking On The Drop Out Crisis

Presented by Youth Speaks in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Sunday, September 28, 2014 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall Washington D.C. – 6pm Free Featuring the five winners of The Raise Up Project’s nationwide online hip-hop and spoken word competition addressing the nation’s high school drop […]

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Howard University 2014 Opening Convocation

Howard University will celebrate its 147th Opening Convocation on Friday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m. in Cramton Auditorium. This year’s convocation speaker is Howard University’s 17th President, Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick. Classes will be suspended between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in conjunction with this historic occasion. All are encouraged to attend. The Opening Convocation at Howard […]

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Watch Now: Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick on The Rock Newman Show

On a special episode of The Rock Newman Show, Dr. Wayne A.I. Fredrick talks about the past, present and future of Howard University. Watch The Full Episode Here About Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA, FACS (born June 17, 1971) is a U.S. physician and academic. He was appointed president of Howard […]

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Watch The Documentary “I Didnt Know” On WHUT

In January of 2009, Ron Minor, The Producer/ Director of the film “I Didn’t Know” visited his doctor for a routine physical and discovered his kidneys were failing.  Family and friends were tested to see if they could donate theirs, but, amazingly, it was his wife, Kathy, who turned out to be the perfect match […]

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Join WHUT for a Live Studio Taping of VOCAL POINT

Vocal Point Sickle Cell & Kidney Disease: Living It, Treating It, Curing It September 25 at 7pm, doors open at 6:15pm Sickle cell and kidney disease, serious conditions that disproportionally impact people of color, especially those of African descent.  On the next vocal point we will look at the latest developments in treatments for these […]

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Will cloud of ethics determine D.C. Mayor’s race?

Posted  April 1, 2014  by  Michael Cadenhead

BY RACHEL WELLFORD March 31, 2014 at 2:31 PM EDT A cloud of ethics is once again hanging over a race for mayor of the nation’s capitol. Now, a day before the Democratic primary, which often decides the outcome of Washington, D.C., mayors’ races, that cloud threatens to imperil the hopes of sitting Mayor Vincent […]

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Education

Didn’t See American Graduate Day? Watch it Here!

Posted  September 26, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

American Graduate Day 2013 | About the Day | Featured Partners | Related Programming | Participating Stations What’s the power of American Graduate Day 2013? Connecting people to opportunities that actually make a difference. This live national, multi-platform event to keep students on the path to graduation returns Sept. 28 on public media. Our voices […]

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Health & Wellness

Avoiding Addiction When It’s in Your DNA

Posted  December 13, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

To understand more about the link between addiction and genes, science correspondent Miles O’Brien drinks a mixture of 30 grams of pure ethanol and Diet Coke, the equivalent of three stiff drinks, and undergoes a series of tests. BY MILES O’BRIEN I grew up in a house where the booze flowed freely and I was […]

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Ask Melinda Gates Your Question About Education Reform

Posted  May 3, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

As the co-founder of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest philanthropic organization, Melinda Gates has spent decades looking at the challenges and potential solutions to the problems facing America’s education system. The foundation controls over $30 billion, which its staff uses to pursue the goal of giving every child an equal opportunity to […]

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Ending Negotiations, 25,000 Chicago Teachers Head to the Picket Lines

Posted  September 12, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Despite spending more than 400 hours in negotiation, Chicago Public School teachers walked off the job over pay and health benefits and policies that would tie teacher performance to students’ scores on standardized testing. Jeffrey Brown talks to WTTW’s Eddie Arruza for more on the first Chicago teachers’ strike in 25 years. Watch 25,000 Chicago […]

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