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USDA looks at ways to help restore Indigenous foodways

Nov 25, 2021
The agency is partnering with groups aiming to add more buffalo to tribal diets and to create an heirloom seed repository, among others.
"It’s very important to get buffalo back into our diet and back into the plates of our community members," said Jason Baldes of the InterTribal Buffalo Council. Above, an American bison, sometimes called buffalo, circa 1930.
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Elvis impersonators become seaside town's salvation

Oct 8, 2018
An annual festival for Elvis impersonators is a moneymaker for Porthcawl, Wales.
Ordained minister and Elvis Tribute Artist Reverend Wyn Roberts  officiating and performing on the roof of the Porthcawl Grand Pavilion.
Courtesy of Mimisse Beard

Pittsburgh's influential but brief role in the Black Renaissance

Jan 30, 2018
Mark Whitaker's new book, "Smoketown," examines the sometimes overlooked role that the city played.
In the Hill District of the 1940s, Herron Avenue marked the boundary between the upper-class "Sugartop" neighborhood and the working-class "Middle Hill."
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Ronald D. Moore on writing sci-fi amidst cultural "turmoil"

Sep 8, 2017
The genre allows him to discuss controversial topics in a non-threatening way, he says.
Writer-producer Ronald D. Moore's latest stint is with the time-traveling "Outlander." His earlier work includes "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and the reboot of "Battlestar Galactica." Above, Moore speaks at a 2015 Comic-Con panel in San Diego, California.
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Why this filmmaker doesn't want Hollywood's $100 million

Aug 31, 2017
Nicolás Lopez used his "Chile-wood" to make "Hazlo Como Hombre" for less than a million dollars.
Ignacia Allamand as Luciana, Mauricio Ochmann as Raúl and Humberto Busto as Eduardo in "Hazlo Como Hombre."
Courtesy of Pantelion Films

America needs more than jobs to fix racial inequality

Aug 17, 2017
Dorothy A. Brown, a scholar specializing in tax policy, race and class, shares her perspective on President Trump's assertion that good jobs will "have a huge, positive impact on race relations."
President Donald Trump delivers remarks at American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, Michigan on March 15, 2017.
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Do viewers want film and TV to directly confront racism?

Aug 16, 2017
New York Times culture critic Wesley Morris discusses the way race and culture intersect in the aftermath of Charlottesville.
Hundreds of people gather Sunday for a vigil on the spot where 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed when a car plowed into a crowd of people protesting against the white supremacist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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An ode to network TV with the creator of "This Is Us"

Aug 14, 2017
"We've got to take advantage of the moment," Dan Fogelman says about the Emmy-nominated show.
"This Is Us" cast and creator speak during the NBCUniversal portion of the 2017 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in August. Top row, from left: Actors Chris Sullivan, Susan Kelechi Watson, Ron Cephas Jones. Bottom row, from left: Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, executive producer/showrunner Dan Fogelman, and actors Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, and Justin Hartley.
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Reinventing a summer classic, water balloons

Jul 17, 2017
Josh Malone, inventor of the "Bunch-o-Balloons" water balloon toy, talks about how the idea came to be.
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