The story of a woman from Gaza City who ran out of words.
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Guest Host Chana Joffe-Walt asks her kids when they first encountered adult fallibility.
In Israel and Gaza, children are directly facing the fact that the adults around them cannot protect them. (4 minutes)
Over the last few years, producer Chana Joffe-Walt has been checking in with someone who wears the mantle of being “it” well. She’s a school principal named Teresa Hill.
Guest host Chana Joffe-Walt talks to students stuck in a fight between their parents and their principal. (9 minutes)
After every school shooting a political debate reemerges about guns. Meanwhile, kids keep going to school.
Amy Bloom tells the story of her husband, Brian, getting Alzheimer's and wanting assisted suicide. Her search to find a way to do that led her to Dignitas, in Switzerland.
Producer Chana Joffe-Walt talks to researcher Mary Koss about how she came to see a thing that others couldn’t, and about what she did with that knowledge. (15 minutes)
As Kyiv empties out, Ukrainian photographer Yevgenia Belorusets documents her interactions with those who stayed behind. (15 minutes)Her diaries were published by ISOLARII.
There’s a group chat for Nigerian students living in Ukraine that got totally upended by the war.
Producer Chana Joffe-Walt tells the story of a woman who took it upon herself to do something in an effort to help, and was not well received. (8 minutes)
Host Chana Joffe-Walt talks to teachers and principals about the unique challenges the pandemic has created in their daily working lives. (7 minutes)
When school closed and threw routines into disarray, one mom and daughter figured out a new way to make it work.
The pandemic moved lots of families around, and many children simply vanished from school, in person, and online.
After the murder of George Floyd, sales of books by Black authors skyrocketed. Now, there are efforts to ban many of the same books.
Producer Chana Joffe-Walt really loves the slideshows that schools display at end-of-the-year parent assemblies. A lot.
Guest host Chana Joffe-Walt talks to a carpenter whose job output went from fixing doors to something more urgent in the last year. (9 minutes)
Producer Chana Joffe-Walt wondered what it was like for surviving MTA employees coping with the loss of their co-workers due to Covid-19. She met one in particular who’s had a hard time saying goodbye.
Producer Chana Joffe-Walt talks to a seventh grader who doesn’t have a seventh grade, or an eighth grade. (11 minutes)
In just one year, everything in one ordinary public middle school changed. It went from an incoming class of thirty sixth graders—most of them Black, Latino, and Middle Eastern—to a class of 103 sixth graders.
As the school year moved forward, the fundraising committee planned a gala at the French Embassy. And the PTA planned a separate, Spring Carnival.
LaDonna sets out to understand how this place is run.
LaDonna sets out to transform the way this place is run.
Alternet editors try to figure out what to make of Deanna’s odd behavior at an all-staff dinner. (3 minutes)