Play The Repeating History Behind the FAMU Hospital Closure

With the passing of the civil rights act in 1964, integration has been repeatedly used as a reason to close historically black Institutions. This story explores how the creation and closing of one African American hospital on the Florida A&M Campus impacted a local community.

Play Redlining: The Jim Crow Laws of the North

Why does Minnesota suffer through some of the worst racial disparities in the nation? One answer is the spread of racist, restrictive real estate
covenants in the early 20th century. Jim Crow of the North charts the progression of racist policies and practices from the advent of restrictive
covenants after the turn of the last century to their final elimination in the late 1960s.

Play The Return of Indian Island

From KEET in California: Indian Island has long been the center of the Wiyot tribe’s spiritual universe. In 1860, however, settlers from Eureka paddled across Humboldt Bay in the middle of the night to massacre women and children on the island who’d come out to conduct the World Renewal Ceremony. The city voted in December 2018 to finally return the island to the Wiyot people.

Play Searching for Solutions to Ohio's Roadway Woes

From WGTE in Ohio: With aging bridges and roads deteriorating at alarming rates, Ohio is looking to higher gas taxes to increase funding for infrastructure maintenance. Examine the historical influences that have led to today’s infrastructure problems and the various innovative solutions being considered by the Ohio government.

Play How Algae Led to a Lake Erie Bill of Rights

From WGTE in Ohio: In 2019, voters amended the Toledo City charter to state that the Lake Erie watershed has legal rights to “exist, flourish, and naturally evolve.” The amendment fueled an immediate a legal battle that is still playing out. Explore how the idea of citizens stewardship led to a Lake Erie Bill of Rights.

Play The History of the Memphis' Kendrick Consent Decree

From WKNO in Tennessee: A 1978 court decision created a legal stumbling block for Memphis police tracking protesters in the present. And when the ACLU took the city to court in 2018 for violating the Kendrick Consent Decree, Memphis had to develop policies and guidelines for police investigations that touch upon political expression and free speech.

Play Restorative Justice in Alaska's Native Communities

From Alaska Public Media: In Alaska, sky-high rates of domestic violence and sexual assault are closely connected with the state’s law enforcement and criminal justice systems - systems that have experienced massive transformation over the course of Alaska’s history. Could restoring traditional methods of justice help improve public safety and strengthen Alaska communities?

Play Isolation to Inclusion

From WITF in Pennsylvania: Today, most people with intellectual disabilities are living in the community. But, does living in the community mean you’re truly a part of it? Isolation to Inclusion examines the long road in the 20th century towards inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities.

Play Economics, Immigration and the Changing Face of Alaska

From Alaska Public Media: Over the course of little more than a century, Alaska communities transformed from primarily indigenous to some of the most culturally diverse in the United States. What changed? A combination of economic and political forces combined to reshape the population - and the effects still linger today.

Play Three Mile Island's Lasting Legacy

From WITF in Pennsylvania: On the 40th anniversary of the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, there's a growing debate over the role nuclear energy plays in addressing the climate crisis. Nuclear plants provide about 20% of the nation's electricity. But many nuclear plants in the U.S. are old and unprofitable, including Three Mile Island. The plant is scheduled to close in September 2019.

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