Serial Productions

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Serial is a podcast from Serial Productions, a New York Times company, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story - a true story - over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns. Sarah won't know whatRead more

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The Improvement Association - Chap 5

Apr 28 • 48:50

The Improvement Association - Chap 4

Apr 28 • 51:02

The Improvement Association - Chap 3

Apr 28 • 39:37

The Improvement Association - Chap 2

Apr 28 • 44:12

Zoe talks to people in the county who believe the Bladen Improvement PAC has been cheating for years. She tries to get beyond the rumors and into specifics, and comes face to face with the intense suspicion and scrutiny leveled against the organization. In the middle of another election, Zoe goes out with members of the PAC to watch how they operate and try to make sense o...

The Improvement Association - Chap 1

Apr 28 • 44:13

Following a notorious case of election fraud in Bladen County, North Carolina, in 2018, the reporter Zoe Chace gets an invitation from Horace Munn, the leader of the Bladen County Improvement Association PAC, a Black political advocacy group whose name was dragged into the scandal. Horace asks Zoe to come down and investigate for herself and find out who is really cheating....

The Improvement Association - Trailer

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Nice White Parents - Ep. 5

Aug 20 • 52:24

Chana has traced the history of the school from its founding and come to the present. But now: One unexpected last chapter. Last year, the school district for BHS mandated a change in the zoning process to ensure all middle schools would be racially integrated. No longer can white families hoard resources in a few select schools. Black and Latino parents have been demandin...

Nice White Parents - Ep. 4

Aug 20 • 48:54

Public schools are inequitable because the school systems are maniacally loyal to white families. We can’t have equitable public education unless schools limit the disproportionate power of white parents. But is that even possible? Chana finds two schools that are trying to do just that, and both are actually inside the 293 building. One is downstairs in the basement, wher...

Nice White Parents - Ep. 3

Aug 20 • 45:04

Chana Joffe-Walt explores how white parents can shape a school — even when they aren’t there....

Nice White Parents - Ep. 2

Aug 20 • 51:53

Chana Joffe-Walt searches the New York City Board of Education archives for more information about the School for International Studies, which was originally called I.S. 293....

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