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Dec 25, 2017

Indigenous populations worldwide have far too often faced problems that are not of their own making. These native peoples have many times lost their land, their culture, their language, their history … and too often their lives as others moved in to control. In comparing indigenous populations, the experiences of...


Nov 6, 2017

Immigration and its implications is just one the areas of focus for an expert who works around the globe in international development. She has taken these and other concerns from the field, to the classroom, to her own consulting firm. On this week's Perspective program a look at immigration, peace, gender equity, fair...


Sep 11, 2017

According to the Vera Institute of Justice, most of us think skipping school, violating curfew, and even running away is just normal adolescent acting out. But far too many, in fact thousands of kids a year – some as young as 11 – find themselves in court and jail for those misbehaviors. A new report by the Vera...


Aug 28, 2017

For decades, there has been a continual growth in the income gap between rich and poor. And that increasing gap has been accompanied by deep social and political divisions. One expert thinks the U.S. is paying a severe price for its failure to update policies, institutions and practices governing employment...


Jun 26, 2017

Many American citizens seem to have given up on certain things, things like a good public education or safe food and safe streets, and at times, even in democracy. One scholar and author feels the blame lies with capitalism’s triumph over democracy. That we often seem to go with our gut feeling instead of the facts...