• Above The Noise -- Understanding Anti-Racism
    S4 E15: Understanding Anti-Racism
    In the wake of protests against police violence and the killings of Black and ...
    In the wake of protests against police violence and the killings of Black and Brown people over the decades, the term "anti-racism" is popping up all over the place. What is anti-racism, and what does ...
    Air Date 7/7/2020
    0:09:49
  • Above The Noise -- How Will the Coronavirus Affect Going to College?
    S4 E14: How Will the Coronavirus Affect Going to College?
    If you’re in high school and plan on going off to college at some point in the ...
    If you’re in high school and plan on going off to college at some point in the next couple years, the coronavirus has put you in uncharted territory. Pass-fail grades, delayed SATs, and cancelled ...
    Air Date 5/28/2020
    0:07:49
  • Above The Noise -- Survival Guide: How to Handle Family Stress
    S4 E13: Survival Guide: How to Handle Family Stress
    Family really getting to you? You’re not alone. Even as stay-at-home orders ...
    Family really getting to you? You’re not alone. Even as stay-at-home orders are loosening, you’re probably spending way more time at home than you’d like to be. This can lead to some family ...
    Air Date 5/15/2020
    0:08:11
  • Above The Noise -- Coronavirus and Racism in America, with W. Kamau Bell
    S4 E12: Coronavirus and Racism in America, with W. Kamau Bell
    #InThisTogether is the new coronavirus mantra. But at the same time, hate crimes ...
    #InThisTogether is the new coronavirus mantra. But at the same time, hate crimes against Asian Americans are on the rise and black people are dying from COVID-related causes at alarming rates. We ...
    Air Date 4/29/2020
    0:06:53
  • Above The Noise -- How to Spot COVID-19 Myths and Misinformation
    S4 E11: How to Spot COVID-19 Myths and Misinformation
    False claims about everything from COVID-19 treatments and remedies to how ...
    False claims about everything from COVID-19 treatments and remedies to how coronavirus spreads are popping up everywhere, and it’s hard to keep track of what’s fact or fiction. Myles speaks to a ...
    Air Date 4/23/2020
    0:08:49
  • Above The Noise -- Coping with Uncertainty in the Time of Coronavirus
    S4 E10: Coping with Uncertainty in the Time of Coronavirus
    This whole coronavirus thing seems to be messing up every aspect of society. ...
    This whole coronavirus thing seems to be messing up every aspect of society. School is no exception, with millions of students now stuck at home dealing with a bunch of new stress. How do you deal ...
    Air Date 4/1/2020
    0:06:23
  • Above The Noise -- Coronavirus: Why Social Distancing Saves Lives
    S4 E9: Coronavirus: Why Social Distancing Saves Lives
    To slow the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, public health experts are ...
    To slow the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, public health experts are telling us to stay home and practice “social distancing.” Think social distancing doesn’t matter if you’re young ...
    Air Date 3/24/2020
    0:05:50
  • Above The Noise -- Is College Worth the Time and Money?
    S4 E8: Is College Worth the Time and Money?
    Schools usually say that college is the clear path to success. But is it really? ...
    Schools usually say that college is the clear path to success. But is it really? With the cost of college rising every year, trade schools, apprenticeships and other work training programs could be a ...
    Air Date 3/5/2020
    0:08:53
  • Above The Noise -- Immigration and Driver's Licenses in the U.S.: The Debate
    S4 E7: Immigration and Driver's Licenses in the U.S.: The Debate
    The driver’s license is often a symbol of freedom, especially if you’re a ...
    The driver’s license is often a symbol of freedom, especially if you’re a teen getting one for the first time. PBS NewsHour student reporters from Northview High School in Southern California ...
    Air Date 2/15/2020
    0:08:10
  • Above The Noise -- Would Universal Healthcare Really Work in the U.S.?
    S4 E6: Would Universal Healthcare Really Work in the U.S.?
    Not everyone in the U.S. can see a doctor without paying a LOT. Some people have ...
    Not everyone in the U.S. can see a doctor without paying a LOT. Some people have insurance that covers most costs, but not everyone. And if you have a major accident or illness, you could end up ...
    Air Date 2/14/2020
    0:09:29
  • Above The Noise -- Are Video Games Really Making Us More Violent?
    S4 E5: Are Video Games Really Making Us More Violent?
    After tragic mass shootings, we often hear politicians blame violent video ...
    After tragic mass shootings, we often hear politicians blame violent video games, but the research doesn’t really support that claim. There’s little scientific evidence to suggest that playing ...
    Air Date 1/8/2020
    0:07:15
  • Above The Noise -- What Will Happen If We Raise the Minimum Wage?
    S4 E4: What Will Happen If We Raise the Minimum Wage?
    Minimum wage in the U.S. has been $7.25 an hour for the last 10 years. Raising ...
    Minimum wage in the U.S. has been $7.25 an hour for the last 10 years. Raising it could lift low-income workers out of poverty, but it might also kill jobs and potentially hurt the economy. Should it ...
    Air Date 12/4/2019
    0:09:24
  • Above The Noise -- Should Teachers Be Allowed To Carry Guns at School?
    S4 E3: Should Teachers Be Allowed To Carry Guns at School?
    Traditionally thought of as gun-free zones, some schools are now allowing ...
    Traditionally thought of as gun-free zones, some schools are now allowing teachers to carry guns in classrooms— an effort that is meant to increase school safety, particularly when it comes to ...
    Air Date 11/6/2019
    0:08:46
  • Above The Noise -- Climate Change: How Doomed ARE We?
    S4 E2: Climate Change: How Doomed ARE We?
    Climate change is THE existential question that humanity is facing. But are we ...
    Climate change is THE existential question that humanity is facing. But are we too late? When it comes to climate change and our collective fate as humans on Earth, are you an optimist or a pessimist?
    Air Date 10/23/2019
    0:08:26
  • Above The Noise -- Is The Electoral College Killing Democracy?
    S4 E1: Is The Electoral College Killing Democracy?
    There’s been 5 times in U.S. history where the guy who became president lost ...
    There’s been 5 times in U.S. history where the guy who became president lost the popular vote, but won the electoral vote. And two of those times were just in the last 20 years. And with a new ...
    Air Date 10/9/2019
    0:08:55
  • Above The Noise -- Are Zoos Good or Bad for Animals?
    S3 E24: Are Zoos Good or Bad for Animals?
    Zoos are great, right? You get to be up close and personal with some amazing ...
    Zoos are great, right? You get to be up close and personal with some amazing animals that you’d pretty much never get to see in the wild. Clearly, zoos are a win for people. But when it comes to the ...
    Air Date 9/24/2019
    0:05:18
  • Above The Noise -- Would Banning Plastic Bottles Help or Hurt the Planet?
    S3 E23: Would Banning Plastic Bottles Help or Hurt the Planet?
    Plastic bottles are EVERYWHERE and are a big source of pollution. But banning ...
    Plastic bottles are EVERYWHERE and are a big source of pollution. But banning them might create another problem for the environment. Here’s why.
    Air Date 9/4/2019
    0:07:12
  • Above The Noise -- Is the Internet Making You Meaner?
    S3 E21: Is the Internet Making You Meaner?
    If the Internet's making you feel meaner, you're not imagining it. People really ...
    If the Internet's making you feel meaner, you're not imagining it. People really do act differently online than they do in person. Here’s why.
    Air Date 7/31/2019
    0:06:20
  • Above The Noise -- When Is Your Brain Ready for Social Media?
    S3 E20: When Is Your Brain Ready for Social Media?
    How does social media negatively and POSITIVELY affect youth? Why is the age ...
    How does social media negatively and POSITIVELY affect youth? Why is the age limit for Social Media 13 years old?
    Air Date 7/20/2019
    0:06:01
  • Above The Noise -- Screen Time: How Much Is Too Much?
    S3 E19: Screen Time: How Much Is Too Much?
    Even by conservative estimates, the average American spends over 6 hours per day ...
    Even by conservative estimates, the average American spends over 6 hours per day staring at a screen. That’s a lot of time. What does the scientific research say about it? Is it good or bad for us?
    Air Date 7/9/2019
    0:05:16
  • Above The Noise -- YouTube Algorithms: How To Avoid the Rabbit Hole
    S3 E18: YouTube Algorithms: How To Avoid the Rabbit Hole
    We all know how easy it is to spend hours watching videos on YouTube. Why do we ...
    We all know how easy it is to spend hours watching videos on YouTube. Why do we go down that rabbit hole? Mostly because of a combination of computer programming and marketing know-how called ...
    Air Date 6/21/2019
    0:06:29