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How We Survive: The ‘Crisis’ in Public Education

We continue our series, ‘How We Survive’. This week? It’s a time of crisis in higher education. And as administrators cast an eye toward privatization, students are mobilizing for change, and a voice in the system.

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Portland State University, Inc.

Like other states across the country, Oregon is struggling with the question of how to fund higher education in a time of massive budget cuts. Portland State University president wants to incorporate it. But many students are saying no.

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Beyond Wheeler:
UC Voices for Education as a Public Good

A story about the University at California at Berkeley mobilizations against the privatization of the public higher education system in light of budget cuts.

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Marketing the Military (encore edition)

The United States military has recently been pouring millions of tax dollars into recruitment efforts in an attempt to counteract well-publicized, Iraq war-influenced, recruitment dropoffs.

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Rethinking AIDS Treatment: The Brazilian Model (encore edition)

Independent producer Reese Erlich reports from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil about grassroots groups who have successfully educated sex workers and many others on the dangers of AIDS.

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A Poor System: Welfare Punishing Women

On this program, from the Women’s Desk of the National Radio Project, we look at the history and attitudes behind welfare policy in the United States, where we will hear from recipients who have experienced first-hand how the welfare system treats women like criminals for being poor.

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A Set-up for Failure: Racial Inequality in Education

A series of subsequent Supreme Court decisions in the 1990s and shifts in education policy at the federal, state, and local levels, have led to a trend that some observers are describing as “resegregation.”

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Let’s Go to Mazar: A Chronicle of Life in Afghanistan after War

Investigative journalist Pratap Chatterjee, traveled to Mazar-i-Sharif, the first city to fall to the Northern Alliance and the United States bombing raids in 2001. This week we present a special documentary that chronicles life after the end of the war.

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Concrete Cages and Cash: The U.S. Prison Industry

On this program, the National Radio Project’s Prison Desk takes a look at the economics of U.S. prisons, and at how politicians and corporations are making choices that may severely impact the future.

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