Thursday 2/2 - Ken Belson, NY Times - NFL owner builds a stadium and wants to rebuild the neighborhoods around it

Thursday 2/2
Ken Belson, NY Times
NFL owner builds a stadium and wants to rebuild the neighborhoods around it

Welcome to the magical economy of the National Football League where the rich get richer and the poor get bombarded by Super Bowl commercials, at least as long as the league keeps its championship game on free, broadcast TV. Why do I call the NFL economy magical?  Think of America’s pro football industry as a checkerboard.  Just by moving pieces around the board…not adding franchises, or trimming less successful ones, … no, just by changing the places on its national…

Thursday 1/12 - Xanthe Ackerman - The Fuller Project for International Reporting - Education in post coup Turkey

Thursday 1/12
Xanthe Ackerman
The Fuller Project for International Reporting
Education in post coup Turkey

What’s a mother to do? Her children’s schools have been changed from secular academies preparing students for the modern world to religious imam-hatips, preparing students for the eternal world of Sunni Islam, for the boys, as religious leaders, for the girls, as traditional Muslim wives. Not only have the kids’ schools changed, so have the faculties. Thousands of teachers, from kindergarten to graduate school have been fired by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government after a failed military coup. And it…

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