Five years ago, Egyptian security forces opened fire on a protest tent city in Cairo, killing at least 800. What led to that day was an extraordinarily tumultuous few years in Egypt: the Arab Spring, the coming to power of a Muslim Brotherhood president, a coup, and the emergence of a new soldier strongman. Nick Schifrin talks with “Into the Hands of the Soldiers” author Read More
When artist Trevor Paglen looks up at the night sky, there's beauty and wonder, but also a planet completely transformed by humans into a "landscape of surveillance." His new exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, “Sites Unseen,” offers a new way to look at very familiar landscapes. Jeffrey Brown reports on Paglen’s latest obsession: how artificial intelligence Read More
The Great American Read is in full swing. Since it's premiere in May, PBS has received over 1,000,000 votes. NWPB is doing its role to get the word out there. We have a dedicated page on our website, nwpb.org/GAR, where you can: watch the premiere episode, vote for your favorite book and look over the list to discover new books you can read over the summer. Join us in Read More
Did you know that the director of the new documentary film about Mr. Rogers, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – Morgan Neville – also directed The Music of Strangers, the 2016 documentary about Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project? And that Yo-Yo Ma’s son Nicholas is one of the producers of Won’t You Be My Neighbor? In a clip of his appearance on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, Nicholas Ma is Read More
Stream Black holes are the most enigmatic and exotic objects in the universe. They’re also the most powerful, with gravity so strong it can actually trap light. And they’re destructive. Anything that falls into them vanishes…gone forever. But now, astrophysicists are realizing that black holes may be essential to understanding how our universe unfolded—possibly Read More
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