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Assessing Public Opinion on Immigration

A report shows that the surge of unaccompanied child migrants to the U.S.-Mexico border in the summer of 2014 had little effect on a 20-year trend of decreasing public concern over immigration. Read More
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3 1/2 Minutes

Following the repercussions of the 2012 shooting death of unarmed African American teen Jordan Davis and the consequences of Florida’s Stand Your Ground laws Read More
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Command and Control

Command and Control explores the long-hidden accidents, near misses, technological breakthroughs, and extraordinary heroism connected to America’s nuclear weapons program. Based on the book by Eric Schlosser, Command and Control reveals how the combination of ...

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Count Me In

Count Me In examines participatory budgeting in Chicago, the first U.S. city to adopt the practice. Working in collaboration with elected officials, the process allows residents to propose and cast a binding vote for publicly ...

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Death By Design

Death by Design explores how the manufacturing and disposal of digital devices have deadly environmental and social costs. From China, where most devices are made today, to the mountains of California, the hills of New York ...

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Indian Point

Indian Point follows the continued operation of a nuclear power plant just north of New York City where a contentious debate over the safety of the facility is inflamed by the disastrous triple meltdown at Japan ...

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Night School

Night School follows four adults working to earn high school diplomas and technical certification at a specialized school in the inner city of Indianapolis. The documentary will illustrate the challenges they face, both inside and outside ...

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Now Playing

Now Playing explores the importance of play to the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, communities and society as a whole. The multi-part series demonstrates play's essential role in human physical, cognitive, emotional, and social ...

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On the Outside: The Year After Prison

On the Outside: The Year After Prison is a multimedia, cross-platform documentary project that begins as fifteen people from diverse backgrounds are released from prison in Connecticut. The project combines filming by the ex-offenders of themselves ...

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Road to Home

Road to Home explores the crisis of LGBT youth homelessness in New York City. The film follows six young people from diverse backgrounds struggling with homelessness, while also profiling the work of the Ali Forney Center ...

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