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UN inside

UN inside

 

In New York, the WPI fellows had the opportunity to visit UN headquarters. I would like to tell you about this unique building.

The UN headquarters is located in eastern Manhattan and occupies 18 acres of land on the shores of the East River. This is an international zone belonging to all members. It has a security service, fire department and post office.

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How journalists work during the hurricanes

How journalists work during the hurricanes

This week our team visited the Miami Herald. The newspaper’s journalists were at the forefront during Hurricane Irma.

During the hurricane, many staff worked long hours to cover the events and help residents understand what was happening and how to prepare.

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Visiting the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

Visiting the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

We arrived in New York City on the eve of the 16th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. On that Tuesday morning 16 years ago, the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda attacked the United States.

We visited the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, which was opened in memory of the events that killed 2,977 people. The museum was built at the site of the World Trade Center Twin Towers, which were destroyed in the attacks.

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In the ghost town

In the ghost town

During the last two weeks we have been studying a most interesting topic: nuclear policy.  The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the United States long had the most nuclear weapons, but at its breakup the U.S.S.R. left its nuclear heritage to Russia. However, every country in the world is concerned with this issue, directly or not.

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Minnesota Public Radio and its investigation team

Minnesota Public Radio and its investigation team

On August 30, the WFP had the opportunity to visit Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) and get acquainted with the work of its investigation team.

MPR is one of the nation's premier public radio stations producing programs for radio, digital and live audiences and operating a 46-stations radio network. MPR and its three regional services - MPR News, Classical MPR and The Current - reach one million listeners each week.

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An inspired Director

An inspired Director

“We don’t have a hardware problem. We have a software problem. We need to program our children for success.” - Eric Mahmoud.

Last week the WPI fellows visited Harvest Preparatory School and met with Eric Mahmoud, the director and founder of one of the best schools in the state of Minnesota. The Harvest Network of Schools include Harvest Preparatory School, Best Academy and Mastery School.

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