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10 Cents a Dance
Elliot Majerczyk, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
During and despite the Great Depression, the entertainment industry produced what some consider the greatest era of popular music. We look at the songs that became the soundtrack of the ‘lost generation’ and helped pull America through hard times.
Roosevelt’s New Deal
Nigel Sellars, Christopher Newport University
Roosevelt’s New Deal originally focused on regulation and stimulating the industrial economy. It was not until 1935, when the Second New Deal began putting millions of people to work, that most Americans felt relief from the Great Depression.
World Peace Game
An elementary school teacher has created what he calls his “World Peace Game,” and it asks students to solve everything from oil spills to insurgencies and border disagreements. With Good Reason visits a class.
Give Peace a Chance
Elavie Ndura-Ouedraogo, George Mason University
Teaching kids about peace might be just as important as reading, writing, and arithmetic. One professor believes peace-building should be a part of school curricula and is using her country of Burundi to show how such programs can work.
David Haines, George Mason University
Refugees founded this country, but historically America has had a complicated relationship with its refugee population. The Displaced Persons Act of 1948 codified our commitment to help refugee populations – from Cuba, Vietnam, and elsewhere. But since then the American people have been both generous in their welcome but at times also disinterested and hostile. Haines has three decades of experience in refugee research and policy and is the author of a new book, Safe Haven?
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