May 03, 2015 21:01 UTC

The 2012 Social Innovation Summit

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  • Body Cameras

    Video Body Cameras Seen as Good and Bad for US Police Officers

    The Houston Police Department has experimented with body cameras for the past two years. The department deploys about 100 of the cameras on its officers each day. There are many questions about the cost of such camera systems and the limits on what the technology can do. And who controls the images? More

  • Audio Congress Debates US Export-Import Bank

    A policy dispute is taking shape in Washington over a government agency that helps exporters. On one side is the American business community. On the other side are conservative Republican Party lawmakers. Unless Congress acts, the Export-Import Bank could stop adding new clients. More

  • Audio African Powers Argue After Attacks on Immigrants in S. Africa

    Nigeria and South Africa are no strangers to diplomatic disputes. Recently, the Nigerian government told its top diplomats in the South African capital to return home after a series of attacks on foreigners in South Africa. The South African government has sharply criticized the Nigerian action. More

  • Video Bad News for Press Freedom Around the World

    A new report says working conditions for reporters have fallen severely in the last 10 years. The study says reporters face increasing restrictions and threats. At the same time, press freedom around the world is extremely low. Many countries have only a partly free press, or no free press at all. More

  • Video S.O.S. – In Other Words, Help!

    Language, as we know, is always changing. New words are often created, officially and unofficially, without anyone knowing about them. Read on to learn a word that many Americans do not know. Here is a clue: S.O.S. is one. More

Featured Stories

  • Audio 3-D Printed Device Helps Children with Rare Breathing Disorder

    University of Michigan researchers have develop what they are calling a 4-D medical device to help children with a rare condition. The device is designed for very young children and changes as their bodies grow. More

  • Video S.O.S. – In Other Words, Help!

    Language, as we know, is always changing. New words are often created, officially and unofficially, without anyone knowing about them. Read on to learn a word that many Americans do not know. Here is a clue: S.O.S. is one. More

  • Everyday Grammar - Double Negatives

    Audio Everyday Grammar: Double Negatives - Can't Get None?

    In this week’s episode of Everyday Grammar, we’re going to talk about two common types of double negatives. A double negative is when you use two negative words in the same clause of a sentence. Sometimes two negatives make a statement positive; sometimes two negatives form a stronger negative. More

  • Kate Chopin

    Video Athenaise by Kate Chopin

    Our story today is called "Athenaise" by Kate Chopin. Women in the United States long wanted to be independent. This classic American Story tells about a young married woman in the Bayou of Louisiana who questions her role as a wife. Can she have her personal liberty and stay married to Mr. Cazeau? More

  • Audio Change in Work Schedule Could Cure 'Social Jet Lag'

    If you sometimes feel as if you are sleep-walking through your day, it could be possible that your work and body clocks are fighting each other. Read on to learn great words like metabolism and circadian rhythm. These words will help you to talk about your body’s sleeping and waking cycles. More

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