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02
Apr

The Pursuit of Art and Happiness

When most people think about about government funding, the arts are probably not the first thing to come to mind. Arts funding is often shunted aside in favor of other priorities, and …

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30
Mar

Did he say it? A curious Murrow quote

What are media-driven myths? W. Joseph Campbell, author of Getting it Wrong, calls them the “junk food of journalism”—tempting but dubious tidbits that distort the facts and perpetuate erroneous information through news …

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22
Mar

Indigenous Archaeology and the Pueblo Revolt

The widely held, history-book narrative of Native peoples in America is one of conquest and devastation, of Indigenous cultures long ago wiped out by acculturation, violence and disease. Michael Wilcox, author of …

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15
Mar

Planting the Seeds of Healthy Eating

Tavis Smiley recently interviewed both Judith A. Carney, coauthor of In the Shadow of Slavery, and Janet Poppendieck, author of Free for All, on his Public Radio International show. Asked about the …

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09
Mar

Living in Limbo: Crisis and Mexican Immigration

On NPR’s Tell Me More last week, Tomás Jiménez, author of Replenished Ethnicity: Mexican Americans, Immigration, and Identity, spoke to Lynn Neary about whether recent drug-related violence in Mexico is changing immigration …

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22
Feb

The Lesson of School Lunch

Janet Poppendieck, author of Free for All: Fixing School Food in America, spoke at the Second Harvest Food Bank School Lunch Nutrition Summit in Watsonville, CA, an event focused on school lunch …

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18
Feb

Happy 125th Birthday, Huckleberry Finn

On February 18, 1885, Mark Twain published the American edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Early reviews ranged from praise to scathing criticism: the San Francisco Chronicle called it “the most amusing …

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