Impact University: This American Life


Trends with Benefits >

Hale County, Alabama, has a surprising secret: nearly a quarter of its population is living off of disability. What this means, why it is happening, and what it says about the state of the nation, are surprising answers.


Harper High School (Part 1) >

Harper High School in Chicago bears a burden few schools must suffer: in one year, 29 students were shot. This podcast presents a poignant look at gang activity in an impoverished neighborhood through the lens of teenage life.


Harper High School (Part 2) >

In this continuation of the Harper High School podcast, we learn how the violence affects school celebrations, we learn more about the origins of gangs and gang violence, and the sources of the weapons that fuel it.

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