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Presidential Leadership

What makes a leader decide to go to war? We take a look at the beginning of United States imperialism as we consider why leaders do the things they do.

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The Pandemic Election

This election has a lot of people worried about voting–how to do it and how to make it count.

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Replay: Holocaust Memory

Everyone remembers things differently. WGR takes you from D.C. to Poland for the many ways of commemorating the Holocaust.

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Education Innovation

Education will never be the same. While no one has the answers, decisions are being made and teachers, professors and families are rapidly adapting.

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Poetry that Heals

To some, poetry and medicine seem like opposites. But both science and poetry use language to understand deeper truths about the human condition.

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Wearing Down The Appalachian Trail

Not all Americans have been welcomed to enjoy the great outdoors. A discussion on the racist past of America’s national parks, plus the overlooked history of the Appalachian Trail.

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Disability Justice

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Enter the Subconscious

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Gerry-rigged

Politicians from John F. Kennedy to Ronald Reagan have called gerrymandering a “cancer on our democracy.” It’s not a new issue, but everything from the way we draw lines to what’s considered legal has changed a lot in recent years.

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Unexpected Remixes

Imagine if Beyonce had a secret recording of her singing Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical Hamilton, from before they were both famous. It would be epic!

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Selling the Sights

In the early 19th century, Americans began to journey away from home–not for work or migration, but simply for the sake of traveling. It gave rise to a new cultural phenomenon: the tourist.

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Replay: Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer?

A researcher found that cell phone radiation can cause changes to our cells.

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