• Above The Noise -- False Equivalence: Why It's So Dangerous | Above the Noise
    S3 E17: False Equivalence: Why It's So Dangerous | Above the Noise
    Not every topic warrants a “both sides” approach. Some viewpoints are simply ...
    Not every topic warrants a “both sides” approach. Some viewpoints are simply not backed by empirical evidence or are based on false information. And journalists have to be careful not to present ...
    Air Date 6/13/2019
    0:04:57
  • Above The Noise -- Deepfakes: Can You Spot a Phony Video? | Above the Noise
    S3 E16: Deepfakes: Can You Spot a Phony Video? | Above the Noise
    Myles breaks down why deepfakes can cause so much damage, and talks to Jabril, ...
    Myles breaks down why deepfakes can cause so much damage, and talks to Jabril, the host of YouTube channel Jabrils, about how to spot them.
    Air Date 6/10/2019
    0:06:15
  • Above The Noise -- Oakland Sideshows: Should They Be Legal?
    S3 E15: Oakland Sideshows: Should They Be Legal?
    Sideshows have become big in Oakland, where drivers will block major ...
    Sideshows have become big in Oakland, where drivers will block major intersections to perform car stunts like donuts and figure eights, while large crowds gather to watch. But here’s the catch-- ...
    Air Date 5/24/2019
    0:05:41
  • Above The Noise -- Homework in High School: How Much Is Too Much?
    S3 E14: Homework in High School: How Much Is Too Much?
    It’s not hard to find a high school student who is stressed about homework. ...
    It’s not hard to find a high school student who is stressed about homework. Many are stressed to the max--juggling extracurricular activities, jobs, and family responsibilities. Students in the PBS ...
    Air Date 5/17/2019
    0:06:20
  • Above The Noise -- School Dress Codes: When Do They Go Too Far?
    S3 E13: School Dress Codes: When Do They Go Too Far?
    School dress codes are coming under fire from students who say these policies ...
    School dress codes are coming under fire from students who say these policies can be sexist and racist. But many argue strict dress codes are necessary for a safe learning environment. So, how should ...
    Air Date 4/19/2019
    0:06:45
  • Above The Noise -- Gene Editing & CRISPR: How Far Should We Go?
    S3 E12: Gene Editing & CRISPR: How Far Should We Go?
    In late 2018, a Chinese researcher revealed that he created the first ever ...
    In late 2018, a Chinese researcher revealed that he created the first ever genetically edited babies. He altered the DNA of twin girls before they were born. In response, the world kind of went nuts, ...
    Air Date 4/12/2019
    0:05:51
  • Above The Noise -- Free College: As Good As It Sounds?
    S3 E11: Free College: As Good As It Sounds?
    College costs are insane these days. One answer is FREE COLLEGE paid for by the ...
    College costs are insane these days. One answer is FREE COLLEGE paid for by the government, which many liberals and even some conservatives are getting behind. But, “free” college really isn’t ...
    Air Date 4/1/2019
    0:05:16
  • Above The Noise -- Suicide Prevention: How Can Schools Help?
    S3 E10: Suicide Prevention: How Can Schools Help?
    No one wants to talk about it, but suicide is a leading cause of death among ...
    No one wants to talk about it, but suicide is a leading cause of death among teens. The good news is, schools are uniquely positioned to help. Student reporters from PBS NewsHour Student Reporting ...
    Air Date 4/1/2019
    0:05:50
  • Above The Noise -- Should Schools Suspend Suspensions?
    S3 E9: Should Schools Suspend Suspensions?
    Suspensions disproportionately target minorities, and some students who get ...
    Suspensions disproportionately target minorities, and some students who get suspended are more likely to repeat a grade, drop out of school, and become involved in the criminal justice system. But ...
    Air Date 4/1/2019
    0:05:19
  • Above The Noise -- Do Active Shooter Drills Do More Harm than Good?
    S3 E8: Do Active Shooter Drills Do More Harm than Good?
    As active shooter drills become more common in schools, there’s debate over ...
    As active shooter drills become more common in schools, there’s debate over what type of drill is best. Do hyper realistic drills better prepare students, or are they unnecessarily traumatizing? ...
    Air Date 2/11/2019
    0:05:57
  • Above The Noise -- Should 16-Year-Olds Be Allowed to Vote?
    S3 E7: Should 16-Year-Olds Be Allowed to Vote?
    When you turn 18, our society generally considers you an adult. You can join the ...
    When you turn 18, our society generally considers you an adult. You can join the military. You’re eligible for jury duty. And, of course, you gain the right to vote. However, you can get a job, pay ...
    Air Date 2/11/2019
    0:05:54
  • Above The Noise -- Is the U.S. Bail System Fair?
    S3 E6: Is the U.S. Bail System Fair?
    In the U.S., right now, there are more than 450,000 people accused of a crime ...
    In the U.S., right now, there are more than 450,000 people accused of a crime but not yet convicted of anything, sitting in jail cells as they wait for their trials. But, a LARGE portion of them ...
    Air Date 1/9/2019
    0:06:39
  • Above The Noise -- Is a Carbon Tax the Best Way to Slow Climate Change?
    S3 E5: Is a Carbon Tax the Best Way to Slow Climate Change?
    The 2018 UN report shows that climate change is happening a lot faster than ...
    The 2018 UN report shows that climate change is happening a lot faster than scientists originally predicted. As a result, there’s a renewed interest in carbon taxes as a way to slow the effects of ...
    Air Date 12/21/2018
    0:05:14
  • Above The Noise -- Should Race Be a Factor in College Admissions?
    S3 E4: Should Race Be a Factor in College Admissions?
    The debate over whether universities should consider an applicant’s race when ...
    The debate over whether universities should consider an applicant’s race when deciding who gets in is back in the news. Harvard is being sued for that very reason-- the plaintiffs essentially argue ...
    Air Date 12/4/2018
    0:05:17
  • Above The Noise -- Should We Get Free Money From The Government?
    S3 E3: Should We Get Free Money From The Government?
    When the robots come to take our jobs, what are we all going to do to keep a ...
    When the robots come to take our jobs, what are we all going to do to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table? That’s the question that the universal basic income (UBI) hopes to answer. The ...
    Air Date 11/13/2018
    0:05:29
  • Above The Noise -- How Can We Get More Young People to Vote?
    S3 E2: How Can We Get More Young People to Vote?
    Voting is a really important part of the democratic process, but in reality, ...
    Voting is a really important part of the democratic process, but in reality, many people don’t vote. That is especially true for younger generations who have historically had very low voter turnout ...
    Air Date 11/6/2018
    0:06:09
  • Above The Noise -- Should Colleges Still Require the SATs and ACTs?
    S3 E1: Should Colleges Still Require the SATs and ACTs?
    Taking the SAT or ACT is a rite of passage for high school students applying to ...
    Taking the SAT or ACT is a rite of passage for high school students applying to college. But a growing number of colleges are putting much less emphasis on test scores. Many have made the test ...
    Air Date 10/10/2018
    0:05:22
  • Above The Noise -- Is Video Game Addiction Real?
    S2 E24: Is Video Game Addiction Real?
    As the video game Fortnite is taking over the world, there's a rising panic that ...
    As the video game Fortnite is taking over the world, there's a rising panic that some gamers are getting full-on addicted, with headlines like “Parenting the Fortnite Addict” and “I almost lost ...
    Air Date 9/28/2018
    0:06:09
  • Above The Noise -- How Is Tech Changing the Way We Read?
    S2 E23: How Is Tech Changing the Way We Read?
    With the rise of social media and smartphone use, we are all reading fewer books ...
    With the rise of social media and smartphone use, we are all reading fewer books than we once did. Before the internet, it made sense to read long texts in a linear fashion, but that’s now changing ...
    Air Date 9/12/2018
    0:05:13
  • Above The Noise -- How Does the U.S. Asylum Process Work?
    S2 E22: How Does the U.S. Asylum Process Work?
    As large numbers of migrants from Central America have fled to the U.S. in ...
    As large numbers of migrants from Central America have fled to the U.S. in recent years, there’s been a lot of talk about the asylum process and how it works in the U.S. Asylum grants are just ...
    Air Date 9/7/2018
    0:06:38
  • Above The Noise -- Is Cryptocurrency the Future of Money?
    S2 E21: Is Cryptocurrency the Future of Money?
    There’s been a lot of hype recently about Bitcoin and other types of ...
    There’s been a lot of hype recently about Bitcoin and other types of cryptocurrency. So, are they really the future of money, or just a lot of digital hype?
    Air Date 9/7/2018
    0:08:00