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The US isn’t doing its civics duty
Nov 13, 2019

The US isn’t doing its civics duty

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Are big media companies discriminating against content produced by minorities? Tesla's first European factory will be in Berlin. The EPA wants scientists to share its confidential data on climate change. The U.S. needs to close its "civics empowerment gap."

Segments From this episode

A media race discrimination case with wider implications

Nov 13, 2019
The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in African American media entrepreneur Byron Allen's case against Comcast.
Byron Allen speaks at the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame in New York City's historic Ziegfeld Theatre on Oct. 29.
Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Entertainment Studios / Allen Media Group

Science joins impeachment on Capitol Hill today

Nov 13, 2019
A proposed rule would limit how scientific research can be used to set policy.
Mark Wilson/Getty Images

There's a big divide in who gets to learn about how government works

Nov 13, 2019
Nearly a third of white students were at least “proficient” in civics. Only 9% of black students met that standard.
Seventeen-year-old Mya Kelly in her high school American government class at Paul Lawurence Dunbar High School.
Kimberly Adams/Marketplace

Music from the episode

So Here We Are Nightmares On Wax

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director

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