How this Thai educational movement empowers rural students

How this Thai educational movement empowers rural students

More and more in Thailand, rural students learn in traditional classrooms, but with an emphasis on hands-on activities.
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Why this poet says there is no ‘single story spun on a single tongue’

Why this poet says there is no ‘single story spun on a single tongue’

Erica Dawson, a professor and writer, said she was surprised while on book tour recently to be faced with the same question over and over again, about speaking for “the black experience.” Black poets never went away. We don’t only deserve the stage
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‘Heart’ author Sandeep Jauhar answers your questions

‘Heart’ author Sandeep Jauhar answers your questions

Sandeep Jauhar, author of our January pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club, Now Read This, joins Jeffrey Brown to answer reader questions on “Heart.” Plus, Jeff announces the February book selection.
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Author and journalist Sarah Smarsh on resisting ‘bogus’ labels that divide us

Author and journalist Sarah Smarsh on resisting ‘bogus’ labels that divide us

Sarah Smarsh is an author and a journalist whose environment as an adult diverges greatly from her childhood on a Kansas wheat farm.
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Why Iraq’s biblical paradise is becoming a salty wasteland

Why Iraq’s biblical paradise is becoming a salty wasteland

In addition to recovering and rebuilding after a brutal war with ISIS, Iraq is facing a dire water shortage.
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40 years later, the ERA is still not a part of the Constitution

40 years later, the ERA is still not a part of the Constitution

Forty years ago, Congress approved the Equal Rights Amendment, guaranteeing protection from discrimination on the basis of sex -- but it has never been ratified as a constitutional amendment.
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Why we should think differently about classical music

Why we should think differently about classical music

Musician and critic Jennifer Gersten wants us to transform the way we think about classical music.
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Why climate change is an ‘all-encompassing threat’

Why climate change is an ‘all-encompassing threat’

Although a candidate just entered the 2020 presidential race with a platform centered on climate change, some experts say Americans aren’t fully aware of the scope and seriousness of global warming.
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Microchipping humans wields great promise, but does it pose greater risk?

Microchipping humans wields great promise, but does it pose greater risk?

An intense debate is underway over the benefits and drawbacks of using microchips, typically relied upon to identify ranch animals and pets, on humans.
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Author Dani Shapiro on the power and danger of family secrets

Author Dani Shapiro on the power and danger of family secrets

After taking a DNA test on a whim, author Dani Shapiro discovered that her beloved late father had not been, in fact, her biological parent.
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Water crisis may make Gaza Strip uninhabitable by 2020

Water crisis may make Gaza Strip uninhabitable by 2020

In the Gaza Strip, 97 percent of freshwater is unsuitable for human consumption, and raw sewage pours into the Mediterranean Sea.
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Political columnist Michael Gerson on coping with ‘insidious’ depression

Political columnist Michael Gerson on coping with ‘insidious’ depression

Michael Gerson is a political columnist for the Washington Post and a regular contributor to the NewsHour.
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