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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 life...plus people who fight for justice in their own cities.
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?
Coming up this Saturday on America Abroad - NATO's campaign in Libya received mixed reviews, and now its forces are withdrawing from Afghanistan. This month, member countries are meeting in Chicago to talk about the alliance's future. So what's next for NATO? It's been called the most successful alliance in world history. President Obama and fellow leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty, NATO, are meeting at an important summit in Chicago this month to discuss the future of the alliance.