Kara Miller

Why do federal and local governments pay private contractors to lock inmates up? The answer is surprising. Read more....

What does social innovation look like? How about prisons in New Zealand that try to keep prisoners out, not in. Read more....

With President Trump in office, are international students turning away from the US? Inside Higher Ed’s Elizabeth Redden joins us to explain. Read more....

Brewster Kahle isn’t just a librarian, he’s the internet’s librarian. And it turns out, that’s a really important job. Read more....

The American Dream isn't dead, it just found a new home. How our northern neighbor is picking up the U.S.’s slack.

America has more inland waterways than most other nations, combined. And it’s our geography (including our many rivers) that makes this country great, says Robert Kaplan.

Newspapers record history, but how often do they make it? From the Great Migration to President Obama’s political career, here’s how one newspaper saw - and shaped - history.

From the Great Migration to President Obama’s political career, here’s how one newspaper saw - and shaped - history. Read more....

What made America great? Well, according to author Robert Kaplan is has a lot to do with our landscape. Read more....

The American dream has found a new home: Canada. Author and former Canadian diplomat Scott Gilmore believes that Canada has become a more realistic setting for modern-day, rags-to-riches stories.  Read more....

What was it like when men and women started going to elite colleges together? Turns out… pretty awkward. Read more....

Millions of American adults can’t read at a high enough level to keep track of their health care or help with their kids’ homework. Professor Mark Seidenberg says a disconnect between reading researchers and teachers is partly to blame. Read more....

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