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Rebuilding the House of Miles

As two East St. Louis residents began to rebuild the House of Miles, they faced some questions over their motivations for renovating what was a dilapidated property with little sign of Davis — who lived there from 1939 to 1944. However, with a $250,000 capital improvement grant from the state of Illinois, they hope to welcome the public to an artistic hub once the threat of the coronavirus subsides.

Inside Ohio's Migrant Camps

As COVID-19 cases rise in Ohio, migrant farmworkers live closely in cramped quarters. They remain one of the most vulnerable sectors of the population.

Prying Eyes

Military-grade surveillance keeps watch over Baltimore and city protests, but catches few criminals.

COVID-19 and the Case for Prison Abolition

Time to rethink the U.S. prison system? UChicago 2020 Justice Fellow Meera Santhanam writes about the fundamental connections between racism and incarceration revealed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Border Fence Land Grab

Donald Trump's promised border wall will involve taking land from hundreds of people. An earlier land grab to build border fencing was rushed, sloppy, and gave landowners wildly differing payments.

Cold Comfort

Season two of Threshold takes listeners to the homes, hunting grounds, and melting coastlines of Arctic peoples, where climate change isn’t an abstract concept, but a part of daily life.

The Federation Files

Together, more than 148 non-profit Jewish federations hold assets of $16 billion in the United States and Canada. Investigative journalist Uri Blau examines how the money is spent.

Puerto Rico: Crisis in the Caribbean

Weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, the island continues its battle for food, water and electricity. Ryan Michalesko reports on the fate of this U.S. territory and its people.

Catholic Sex Abuse in Guam

Guam is reeling from nearly 100 lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by various Catholic priests, including the archbishop. Why has it taken so long for these accusations to surface?

New Cold War

An examination of the ongoing geopolitical transformation of the Arctic along the old Cold War frontline from Alaska through Canada and Greenland.

Harvey Aftermath

Hurricane Harvey caused unprecedented flooding of the U.S. Gulf Coast. Alex MacLean and Daniel Grossman fly over the region to report on the damage and seek lessons for better storm resilience.

Iowa in the Heart of China

At the center of the relationship between the world's two main superpowers are a small agricultural state and its governor-turned-ambassador. The stakes never have been higher for these "old friends."

Uranium Dreams

The uranium boom reshaped the American southwest in the 1950s and 1960s. Ben Mauk reports on the industry's environmental legacy and economic future.

The U.S.-China Nuclear Rapprochement

An extraordinary collaboration between U.S. and Chinese nuclear scientists is setting the stage for greater cooperation between the two countries in addressing security threats.

Asia in the Time of Trump

While the U.S. lives through the domestic storms of the Trump presidency, China is moving boldly in Asia, with historic consequences for American friends, from Taiwan to Thailand.

The New York Times Magazine Presents 'The 1619 Project' Onstage

“What if I told you that the year 1619 is as important to the American story as the year 1776? What if I told you that America is a country born both of an idea and a lie?” author Nikole Hannah-Jones asked during the live-streamed announcement of 'The 1619 Project,' for which the Pulitzer Center serves as the education partner, at the TimesCenter on Tuesday, August 13.

The Debate Around Global Health Spending

This lesson introduces students to journalist Rob Tinworth's The Life Equation project. It explores the debate around how data is used to help decide how money for global healthcare is divided up.

News Bite 7: Modernizing Nuclear Weapons

In this lesson, students will watch a 9-minute video and answer questions that will demonstrate their comprehension of its presentation of the complex problem of nuclear weapons.