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Meet the Falcons Keeping North American Runways Safe

The avian predators can lessen the threat of other birds colliding with planes.

The Controversial Business of Hustling Recyclables in West Oakland

A documentary profiles residents who scavenge for metals and plastics.


Life in an Almost-Ghost Town in the California Desert

Darwin has 35 residents, one mountain spring, and an uncertain future.  

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This 84-Year-Old Rail Lover Is Pretty Thrilled About L.A.'s Expo Line Extension

Alan Weeks was there when the Red Cars stopped running. “Nobody ever thought we’d see it come back,” he says in a short film.

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Inside Detroit's Failing Public Schools

How did the school district decline so dramatically?

When a Town Runs Dry

In California’s Central Valley, the drought spells fewer jobs for farmers.

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Nail-Biting Livestreams of New York City Bike Commutes

Intrepid cyclists are taking to the streets with GoPros to show the uninitiated an all-too-real slice of their experience.

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A Pitiful Mortal Battles Ungodly Winds on New Hampshire's Mount Washington

Gusts of 109 mph nearly tore this dude apart.


Watch a House Get Blown Apart by Increasingly Powerful Hurricanes

Celebrate the start of the Pacific hurricane season by learning about what a Category 5 could do to your home.

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The Ugly Story of South Dallas

A new documentary explores the history of segregation, discriminatory policies, and racially motivated bombings that shaped two neighborhoods.

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The Volunteer British Mapmakers of World War II

In this short doc, the Women’s Voluntary Service stitches a map of the British countryside.

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How Canadians Felt About Their Census in 1961

Statistics Canada’s website crashed this week as residents rushed to fill out a mandatory form. Fifty-five years ago, Canadians were a little more skeptical.

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Look at This Beautiful Nightmare of an Early 2000s Local Access Show

The ‘Let’s Go Buffalo Show’ is an endearing time capsule from a forgettable period in the city’s history.

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Meet the Man Living Inside a Boeing 727

“It’s incredibly strong. It will last practically forever.”

Catharine Axley

Counting the Dead in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

A librarian has made it her mission to correct the death toll.

Mike Tucker

A Bitter Goodbye From a Phone Booth Left Behind

“You don’t want to use us anymore? Fine. But do you even see us anymore?”

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Watch a Daring Hoverboard Ride on a Skyscraper's Edge

Russia’s urban climber “Oleg Cricket” takes a hoverboard where no hoverboard has been before.

1966 Greater Charlotte Central Area Plan by A.G. Odell Jr. and Associates/Mary Newsom

A 1960s Rallying Cry for Charlotte's Downtown: It's 'Do or Die'

A video report shows how urban planners and leaders imagined revitalizing the city.


The Power of Mobile Libraries, an Animated True Story

In "The Bookmobile," a StoryCorps project, a young Native American girl shares a tale of discovery.