American RadioWorks

  American RadioWorks produces and distribute programming for American Public Media, the national parent company of Minnesota Public Radio. American RadioWorks creates documentaries, series projects, podcasts and online content for the internet and public radio stations such as WVXU.

Thursday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m. 

From American RadioWorks: Before the civil rights movement, African Americans were largely barred from white-dominated institutions of higher education. And so black Americans, and their white supporters, founded their own schools, which came to be known as Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Teaching Teachers

Aug 6, 2015

Thursday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m.

From American RadioWorks: Research shows good teaching makes a big difference in how much kids learn. But the United States lacks an effective system for training new teachers or helping them get better once they're on the job.

Thursday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. 

From American RadioWorks: The longest war in American history is drawing to a close. Now, the men and women who served are coming home, and many hope to use higher education to build new, better lives. They have help from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, a piece of legislation that many advocates say offers more support to returning veterans than any policy since the original GI Bill of 1944.

Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 20 at 7:00 pm:

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt were the "first couple" of American radio. From the 1920s through FDR's fourth term, the president and first lady used this extraordinarily powerful new medium to win elections, combat the Great Depression and rally the nation to fight fascism.

Ready To Work: Reviving Vocational Ed

Aug 13, 2014

Thursday, October 16 – 1 p.m.

From American RadioWorks: Vocational education was once a staple of American schooling, preparing some kids for blue-collar futures while others were put on a path to college. Today that kind of tracking smacks of classism. "College for all" is the new mantra. But not everyone wants to go to college, and nearly half of jobs don't require a bachelor's degree. Many experts say it's time to bring career and technical education back.

The New Face of College

Aug 13, 2014

Wednesday, October 15 – 1 p.m.

From American RadioWorks: The 21st-century college student is likely to be older than traditional students. She's more likely to be female, working, and Hispanic or African-American. She's more likely to be a mom. She's less likely to attend college full time or finish in four years. 

Tuesday, October 14 – 1 p.m.

From American RadioWorks: There's plenty of controversy surrounding the Common Core, a new set of education standards adopted by most states. Getting less attention is what the standards actually say, and the fact that many teachers like them.