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Tune in Saturday afternoon at 3pm for specials with topics ranging from global news and events, science and technological innovation, health, music and more. Shows frequently featured include American Radioworks, Radiolab, and StoryCorps.

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Join us for live, one-hour broadcast filled with news, features, commentary, and discussion -- all from a teen perspective.

Listen as History Talk explores the relationship between American university sports and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA.

To The Best of Our Knowledge presents: Death (A Five-Part Series)

Part 1: The Reckoning

We'll chart the emerging "death movement" - from death cafes and death dinners to innovated schools that now talk openly about death with their students. A therapist/hospice worker will reflect on her own experience of talking to people who are dying. How can we prepare for our own death and for the deaths of our loved ones?

Tune in for part 1 of Death, coming up Saturday, March 7th at 3pm, on 90.5 FM WCBE Columbus.

Over the last 30 years, researchers have documented a widening survival gap between black and white women diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. In March 2014, one study found that black women diagnosed with breast cancer are, on average, 40 percent more likely to die than their white counterparts. With that dire statistic in mind, The Takeaway decided to look behind the numbers and hear from a range of African-American women diagnosed with the disease.

Tune in for The Takeaway, Saturday, February 28th at 3pm, on 90.5 FM WCBE Columbus.

Hosted by Charles Dutton, this special examines the relevance and meaning of civil rights in the 21st century and the relationship between the Civil Rights Movement and the efforts of women, other people of color, and the LGBT community to expand our traditional definitions of equality.

That's Civil Rights In America: Seneca Falls, Selma, Stonewall and Beyondcoming up Saturday, February 21st at 3pm on 90.5 FM, WCBE Columbus.

Native Son is Richard Wright's novel about a young man in the ghetto who turns to murder; was an overnight sensation when it was first published in 1940. But some think Native Son exploited the worst stereotypes of black youth. We trace the line from Bigger Thomas to Notorious B.I.G., and visit a high school drama class acting out Native Son as a way to grasp the racism their grandparents experienced.

Emily Hanford

Not every high schooler wants to go to college - and nearly half of our jobs don't require a bachelor's degree. So, many education experts say it's time to bring vocation education back in full force instead of following a "college is for everyone" philosophy in our schools. We'll explore how vocational programs have changed, and are reshaping debates about the purpose of public schools.

Coming up Saturday, September 20th at 3pm on 90.5FM WCBE.

The face of the average college student is changing: older, working while in school, female, and a mother. On this episode of American RadioWorks, we'll explore how many universities are adapting to the needs of this new typical student.

Coming up Saturday, September 13th at 3pm on 90.5FM WCBE.

Emily Hanford

Most states have adapted "The Common Core", a series of standards for schools. Many teachers say these changes are desperately needed, but others worry that they might get in the way of better education.

Coming up Saturday, September 6th at 3pm on 90.5FM WCBE.

Stephen Smith

Scientists have opened new avenues into how the brain works, and how we can learn better. We'll visit the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the classroom.

Coming up Saturday, August 30th at 3pm on 90.5FM WCBE.


Reveal 3

Aug 17, 2014

PRX joins The Center for Investigative Reporting to reveal stories on the politics and influence around the U.S.'s drinking water...the extensive record of accidents and equipment failures in the Coast Guard...and how billions in taxpayer dollars meant for military veterans are flowing to private companies who fail our soldiers.

Sports are unquestionably America's favorite pastime. We like to think they bring us together...but they are just as likely to tear us apart. We'll explore the good, the bad, and the ugly about sports in the United States.

Is a Utopia possible? We'll hear stories of people who think it is, learning about people moving to different corners of America to build or find themselves a haven.

Tina Antolini /

Most people picture Hawai'i as a land of surfing and beaches. But in the state's past is a deep legacy of sugar, and that sweet industry's lasting effect on the islands.

Stories of real-life battles between good and evil in the world of comic books...including creators, whistleblowers, and the folks who bring comic books to people who fight for justice in their own cities.

Illustration by Thomas James / Intelligence Squared

Affirmative action in college admissions is meant to foster diversity, and provide equal educational opportunities. But critics claim it doesn't end up helping with either goal. Is it time to overhaul the way colleges think about affirmative action?

Our final conversations for the season center around where women are (and aren't) in American Woman culture...from the evolution of  Wonder Woman to a boot camp for feminism.

Airs Saturday, September 28th, at 3pm on 90.5 FM, WCBE.