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Making Science a Priority: We Preview National Geographic’s “Science Fair” [Exclusive]

Embed from Getty Images I remember participating in science fairs when I was in junior high and high school, but I don’t remember them being anything like this. Most of us probably only think of students who excel in the sciences as nerds and geeks. And that’s doing them a […]

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Did US Policy Decisions Trigger the Rise of Undocumented Immigration? We Preview KCET’s “Beyond Borders”

11 million people currently live without legal status in the United States. They have no social, economic, political or civic rights in this country. And our southern border is so militarized, it causes actual human damage to both the undocumented immigrants and their families. Why should we care? Because they are […]

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POV Preview: A Group of Hasidic Women Confront Patriarchy and Prejudice in “93Queen”

I am not religious in any way, but I do find organized religion fascinating. What little I know about Hasidic Judaism, I’ve learned from movies. So, I can’t say my education has been accurate or in any way complete. Not only is 93Queen a fascinating look into a group of […]

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VICE Preview: Can “Engineering Earth” Slow Down or Stop Global Warming?

If you’re even remotely engaged in the global warming/climate change “debate,” you know we’re already in trouble. CO2 emissions are warming our planet and causing extreme weather events. Scientists agree that this is a man-made problem. So, is there anything to be done or is it already too late? In […]

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VICE Preview: Who Will Win “Trump’s Trade War?” No one.

We’re not economists, but we do know that protectionism doesn’t benefit us in the long or short term and it certainly doesn’t make America great again. When economists come together en masse to tell the Trump Administration that their version of “free trade” will harm our economy and American jobs, […]

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HBO Preview: Being Serena

WARNNG: Mild Being Serena spoilers HBO premieres a new documentary series tonight. It focuses on tennis legend Serena Williams. On the court she’s a beast but get ready to discover a more complete version of the superstar athlete.

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VICE Preview: North Korea’s “Show of Force” and the Diaspora’s “Return to Somalia”

Ep. 75 Preview With the war of words currently raging between Trump and Kim Jong-un, it looks like North Korea’s show of force during the Day of the Sun celebrations back in April is leading to a military confrontation. Is North Korea capable of launching an ICBM that can threaten […]

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The Defiant Ones Preview

All we knew about the Beats deal when it was announced back in 2014 was that it made Dr. Dre a billionaire. But that’s not the beginning (or end) of this story. What we like about any documentary we watch is how much we learn. We had no idea Jimmy […]

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Show Me Democracy: Director Dan Parris Previews His New Documentary [+ Exclusive Clip]

I have never been this politically engaged and active. And I’m one of those people who turned 18, registered to vote, and then voted the very next month. Before the November 2016 election, I thought I was doing my part. I make sure I’m registered, I research candidates and issues […]

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VICE Season 5 Preview: “Assad’s Syria” and “Cost of Climate Change”

VICE does some very important investigative journalism on topics that should concern us all. I became a fan of the show a while ago, when I realized VICE was committed to reporting stories that — for whatever reason — weren’t getting much play in traditional Western media.