Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

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Education

The Best Way to Pay for College

Posted August 20, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

PBS NewsHour business and economics correspondent Paul Solman is now answering questions from Next Avenue visitors about personal finances, business and the economy. His advice will appear on Next Avenue as well as Solman’s PBSNewsHour blog, Making Sen$e With Paul Solman,  and the Rundown, NewsHour’s blog of news and insight. PBS NewsHour is an hour-long television news program and accompanying […]

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Tropical Storm Isaac Batters Gulf Coast

Posted August 31, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Residents of the Gulf Coast hunkered down overnight as Tropical Storm Isaac hit the shores of Louisiana and Mississippi, causing surges of up to 15 feet of water. Ray Suarez talks to Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center, about how the slow-moving tropical storm may affect some areas worse than Hurricane Katrina. Watch […]

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Arts & Culture

Gabrielle Union Discusses Her Experience in Vietnam

Posted September 7, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Watch Gabrielle Union on the Challenges That Girls Face in Vietnam on PBS. See more from Independent Lens.   Program: Independent Lens Episode: Gabrielle Union on the Challenges That Girls Face in Vietnam Gabrielle Union discusses her involvement in Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide and her experience in Vietnam. Half […]

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Timeline: 9/11 Memorial Museum Fields Controversy

Posted September 12, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

More than a decade of remembrance later, a $1 billion museum at Ground Zero has still not opened — as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. Andrew Cuomo remain at odds over whose agency will pay for the museum’s operating costs and for how long. Click Here for a timeline of the controversy, beginning […]

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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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