17-06 Segment 1: History, Not Precedent: America’s Internment Camps

Barracks building at internment camp

 

Japanese internment camps are something we’re aware of, but may not fully understand. Photo historian and author Richard Cahan talks about the history of the camps, what makes them so “un-American,” and why he says we shouldn’t look back at the camps as precedent or a blueprint, but as a black eye we should avoid repeating at all costs.

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17-06 Segment 2: The Craft and Responsibility of Writing Books for Young Readers

Girls reading books in library

 

We encourage our children to read but what are they reading? We talk to two authors, one for children and one for young adults, who discuss juggling their desire to entertain with the necessity of teaching young people about ethics, history, and tougher topics like drugs and addiction.

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