APM Reports Documentaries

150 Episodes

The documentary unit of APM Reports (formerly American RadioWorks) has produced more than 140 programs on topics such as health, history, education and justice.

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Order 9066, Part 3: Leaving Camp

July 11th, 2018

At the end of 1944, the U.S. government lifted the order barring people of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast. Many people freed from camp faced racism and poverty as they tried to rebuild their lives.

Order 9066, Part 2: Fighting for Freedom

July 11th, 2018

At the beginning of World War Two, Japanese Americans not already in the military were declared ineligible for service. The government said it doubted their loyalty. But as the war dragged on, the need for manpower grew …

Order 9066, Part 1: The Roundup

July 11th, 2018

Japanese warplanes bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Hours later, the FBI began rounding up people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast.

Ethics Be Damned, Part 3

March 19th, 2018

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is a major investor in Neurocore, a company based in Michigan that claims to help kids with various attention deficit disorders. Since taking office, she's kept her stake in the company an…

Ethics Be Damned, Part 2

March 19th, 2018

It all started with a fur coat and an expensive rug. It ended with the resignation of President Eisenhower's chief of staff. That incident led to the government ethics system of today. In the second installment of our se…

Ethics Be Damned, Part 1

March 19th, 2018

More than half of Trump's 20-person Cabinet has engaged in questionable or unethical conduct since taking office. The nation's top ethics official says "these are perilous times." In the first installment of "Ethics Be D…

Historically Black, Part 3

February 17th, 2017

The Question of Black Identity, Black Love Stories

Historically Black, Part 2

February 10th, 2017

Tracking Down a Slave's Bill of Sale, The Path to Founding an HBCU, The Fiddler who Charmed Missouri

Historically Black, Part 1

February 3rd, 2017

NASA's Human Computers, Harlem Through James Van Der Zee's Lens, The Spirit of the Million Man March

Hard to Read: How American Schools Fail Kids with Dyslexia

September 11th, 2017

Public schools are denying children with dyslexia proper treatment and often failing to identify them in the first place.
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