Apm Reports Documentaries

Sinopse

The documentary unit of APM Reports (formerly American RadioWorks) has produced more than 130 programs on topics such as health, history, education and justice.

Episódios

  • Soldiers for Peace

    Soldiers for Peace

    07/11/2019 Duração: 52min

    During the Vietnam War, roughly one in five GIs actively opposed the conflict. Many servicemen and women came to believe they were not liberating the country from communism but acting as agents of tyranny. In the combat zone, they rebelled against their commanders' orders. At home, they staged massive protests. Soldiers for Peace offers a first-person look at how GIs were transformed by Vietnam, and the strategies veterans and active-duty personnel used to bring the war to an end.

  • Uprooted: The 1950s Plan to Erase Indian Country

    Uprooted: The 1950s Plan to Erase Indian Country

    01/11/2019 Duração: 52min

    In the 1950s, the United States came up with a plan to solve what it called the "Indian Problem." It would assimilate Native Americans by moving them to cities and eliminating reservations. The 20-year campaign failed to erase Native Americans, but its effects on Indian Country are still felt today.

  • Fading Minds: Why Theres Still No Cure for Alzheimers

    Fading Minds: Why There's Still No Cure for Alzheimer's

    15/10/2019 Duração: 52min

    In the 1970s, the founder of the National Institute on Aging convinced a nation that senility was really Alzheimer's and could be cured. Research money flowed to one theory, leaving alternatives unexamined — today it's come up short.

  • At a Loss for Words: Whats Wrong with How Schools Teach Reading

    At a Loss for Words: What's Wrong with How Schools Teach Reading

    22/08/2019 Duração: 52min

    For decades, schools have taught children the strategies of struggling readers, using a theory about reading that cognitive scientists have repeatedly debunked. And many teachers and parents don't know there's anything wrong with it.

  • Students on the Move: Keeping Uprooted Kids in School

    Students on the Move: Keeping Uprooted Kids in School

    14/08/2019 Duração: 51min

    A growing body of research finds that repeatedly uprooted children are more likely to struggle in school and more likely to drop out. But there are ways to help them succeed.

  • Under a Watchful Eye: How Colleges Are Tracking Students to Boost Graduation

    Under a Watchful Eye: How Colleges Are Tracking Students to Boost Graduation

    06/08/2019 Duração: 51min

    At Georgia State in Atlanta, more students are graduating, and the school credits its use of predictive analytics. But critics worry that the algorithms may be invading students' privacy and reinforcing racial inequities.

  • When Tasers Fail

    When Tasers Fail

    09/05/2019 Duração: 50min

    Tasers have become an essential tool for police, but how effective are they? An APM Reports investigation finds that officers in some big cities rated Tasers as unreliable up to 40 percent of the time, and in three large departments, newer models were less effective than older ones. In 258 cases over three years, a Taser failed to subdue someone who was then shot and killed by police.

  • Hard Words: Why Arent Our Kids Being Taught to Read?

    Hard Words: Why Aren't Our Kids Being Taught to Read?

    10/09/2018 Duração: 52min

    Scientific research has shown how children learn to read and how they should be taught. But many educators don't know the science and, in some cases, actively resist it. As a result, millions of kids are being set up to fail.

  • Old Idea, New Economy: Rediscovering Apprenticeships

    Old Idea, New Economy: Rediscovering Apprenticeships

    03/09/2018 Duração: 52min

    You might think apprenticeships are a relic from an earlier era, but a growing number of Americans are using them as a way into the middle class.

  • Still Rising: First-Generation College Students a Decade Later

    Still Rising: First-Generation College Students a Decade Later

    27/08/2018 Duração: 52min

    They bet that college would help them move up. Did it pay off?

  • Changing Class: Are Colleges Helping Americans Move Up?

    Changing Class: Are Colleges Helping Americans Move Up?

    20/08/2018 Duração: 52min

    Colleges have long offered a pathway to success for just about anyone. But new research shows that with the country growing ever more economically divided, colleges are not doing enough to help students from poor families achieve the American Dream.

  • Order 9066, Part 3: Leaving Camp

    Order 9066, Part 3: Leaving Camp

    11/07/2018 Duração: 52min

    At the end of 1944, the U.S. government lifted the order barring people of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast. Many people freed from camp faced racism and poverty as they tried to rebuild their lives.

  • Order 9066, Part 2: Fighting for Freedom

    Order 9066, Part 2: Fighting for Freedom

    11/07/2018 Duração: 52min

    At the beginning of World War Two, Japanese Americans not already in the military were declared ineligible for service. The government said it doubted their loyalty. But as the war dragged on, the need for manpower grew urgent.

  • Order 9066, Part 1: The Roundup

    Order 9066, Part 1: The Roundup

    11/07/2018 Duração: 52min

    Japanese warplanes bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Hours later, the FBI began rounding up people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast.

  • Ethics Be Damned, Part 3

    Ethics Be Damned, Part 3

    19/03/2018 Duração: 11min

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is a major investor in Neurocore, a company based in Michigan that claims to help kids with various attention deficit disorders. Since taking office, she's kept her stake in the company and invested even more money in it. In the third and final installment of "Ethics Be Damned," APM Reports investigative journalist Tom Scheck joins Lizzie O'Leary of Marketplace Weekend to parse DeVos' potential conflicts of interest. Plus, what happens if watchdog groups use ethics as a political weapon? To read Tom's full investigation, visit apmreports.com/ethics.

  • Ethics Be Damned, Part 2

    Ethics Be Damned, Part 2

    19/03/2018 Duração: 11min

    It all started with a fur coat and an expensive rug. It ended with the resignation of President Eisenhower's chief of staff. That incident led to the government ethics system of today. In the second installment of our series, APM Reports investigative journalist Tom Scheck joins Lizzie O'Leary of Marketplace Weekend to discuss the history of U.S. ethics rules, and the complicated financial holdings of current Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. To read Tom's full investigation, visit apmreports.com/ethics.

  • Ethics Be Damned, Part 1

    Ethics Be Damned, Part 1

    19/03/2018 Duração: 12min

    More than half of Trump's 20-person Cabinet has engaged in questionable or unethical conduct since taking office. The nation's top ethics official says "these are perilous times." In the first installment of "Ethics Be Damned," APM Reports investigative journalist Tom Scheck joins Lizzie O'Leary of Marketplace Weekend to discuss whether the federal ethics system is broken. To read Tom's full investigation, visit apmreports.com/ethics.

  • Hard to Read: How American Schools Fail Kids with Dyslexia

    Hard to Read: How American Schools Fail Kids with Dyslexia

    11/09/2017 Duração: 51min

    Public schools are denying children with dyslexia proper treatment and often failing to identify them in the first place.

  • Shadow Class: College Dreamers in Trumps America

    Shadow Class: College Dreamers in Trump's America

    11/09/2017 Duração: 52min

    President Trump is ending DACA, which allowed some 800,000 undocumented young people to stay and work in the United States. For some, that may mean the end of a dream of going to college. This program profiles DACA students and their opponents and examines a key court case and political forces that led to this moment.

  • Shackled Legacy: Universities and the Slave Trade

    Shackled Legacy: Universities and the Slave Trade

    04/09/2017 Duração: 51min

    Profits from slavery and related industries helped build some of the most prestigious schools in New England. This documentary focuses on three universities -- Harvard, Georgetown and the University of Virginia -- as they grapple with a deeply troubling chapter in their vaunted histories.

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