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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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Working Through History

Jim Crow continues to impact the American labor market, and COVID-19 is making the workplace increasingly inequitable for women of all races.

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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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Back in Session

Despite fears of a virus resurgence, Virginia Tech and William & Mary both announced they will re-open in the Fall. What’s their plan for keeping students safe? And will higher education be forever changed?

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The End of Policing

After the police killing of George Floyd, some say it’s not enough to make reforms and are calling for the elimination of police altogether.

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Presenting: Overcoming Extremism

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Hard News

Local news and investigative journalism are vital to our democracy. But are they in trouble? Guests weigh in on the future of the newspaper.

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Finding Classroom Success

From racial disparity and poverty to shyness, students face a lot of obstacles heading into college. But some professors are finding new ways to support them and forge a path to success.

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Gun Sense

A Virginia professor becomes a gun control advocate after a shooting at her school.