With Good Reason

With Good Reason: Jazz and Civil Rights
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Airs Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 7 p.m. Antonio Garcia says that the personal and professional lives of musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane cannot be divorced from the struggle for racial equality—they contributed in significant ways to interracial understanding and social progress. The composers of the Civil Rights anthem “Lift Every Voice and Sing” also created musical theater at the turn of the century, transforming the image of African American characters and performers.

Troops aboard the General Nelson M. Walker
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Airs Monday, November 11, 2019, at 7 p.m. In the 1960s, it took almost three weeks to cross the sea from America to Vietnam. Three weeks for young men in crowded cabins with salt water showers and absolutely nothing to do but think about home, the war, and what might be next. In this Veterans special episode we focus on a single troopship, the General Nelson M. Walker , and a few of the soldiers who traveled on it.

Holocaust Museum Washington D.C.
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Airs Sunday, April 28, 2019, at 6 p.m. Millions of people have visited the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. since it opened in 1993. How does their experience compare to that of visitors to other Holocaust museums, such as the Yad Vashem in Jerusalem or the Jewish Museum Berlin? Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich is the author of Holocaust Memory Reframed: Museums and the Challenges of Representation. And: Amy Milligan's research on marginalized Jewish voices has taken her to some unexpected places.

Kids Eating Pizza
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Airs Thursday, April 11, 2019, at 6 p.m. Amy Best studies kids’ eating habits and says that part of getting them to make the right food choices means understanding what kids like about bad food. And: If you ever got a concussion as a kid, doctors might have recommended cocooning: staying in a dark room, no reading, no TV, don’t use your brain. Bob O’Connor has new guidelines that suggest young people should return to normal activity as soon as possible. Plus: As ride-sharing apps become more popular, parents have to make tough choices about how to keep their kids safe.

Kids Eating Pizza
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Airs Thursday, January 24, 2019, at 6 p.m. Amy Best studies kids’ eating habits and says that part of getting them to make the right food choices means understanding what kids like about bad food. And: If you ever got a concussion as a kid, doctors might have recommended cocooning: staying in a dark room, no reading, no TV, don’t use your brain. Bob O’Connor has new guidelines that suggest young people should return to normal activity as soon as possible. Plus: As ride-sharing apps become more popular, parents have to make tough choices about how to keep their kids safe.

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