Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- Poll Shows Major Support for Medical Marijuana in Kentucky
- MSU's Dunn Selected to be Youngstown State's Next President
- Boating Accident on Kentucky Lake Kills Fisherman
- Recurring Trials for an Iranian Family – A Microcosm of the Persecution of the Baha’is in Iran
- Datebook: May 10 - Anna Jarvis Leads First Mother's Day 105 Years Ago
AMERICAN RADIOWORKS is the highly esteemed national documentary unit of American Public Media. ARW creates documentaries, series projects, podcasts and online content for the public radio system and the Internet.
Sept 6, 2012 • American RadioWorks
Grit, Luck and Money: Preparing Kids for College and Getting Them Through
More people are attending college than ever before, but many aren't finishing. Among low-income students, only nine percent complete a bachelor's degree by age 24. Why are so many students quitting college? What leads a few to beat the odds? ARW's Emily Hanford interviews young people trying to enter the ranks of the middle class, teachers trying to increase their chances, and researchers investigating the nature of persistence.
Sept 13, 2012 • American RadioWorks
Keyboard College: How Technology is Revolutionizing Higher Education
Technology is changing the way many Americans go to college. From online learning to simulation programs to smart-machine mentors, 21st-century students will be taught in fundamentally new ways. ARW's Stephen Smith asks whether these innovations can help more people get access to higher education and decrease the cost of college without sacrificing learning.
Sept 20, 2012 • American RadioWorks
The Rise of Phoenix: For-Profit Universities Shake Up the Academy
The rapid rise of for-profit colleges has provoked heated debate and opened new conversations about the costs, quality and purpose of higher learning. ARW's Emily Hanford examines the history and influence of the for-profit University of Phoenix, exploring how it and other for-profits are shaping the future of college education.