Alabama employs roughly 3,000 people working with farmed catfish. The domestic industry has been cut in about half over the past 15 years, primarily due to competition from Vietnam.

The great catfish war rages on

We’ve been hearing a lot about tariffs and trade wars. To look at how trade disputes can escalate, look at a 17-year-old skirmish between the US and Vietnam, and their fight over catfish.

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PRI's The World

Bren Bataclan is a Filipino American artist who first came to the US when he was 12 years old. Now, he's a professional artist who shares his immigrant experience through his paintings. He's also gives his paintings away to make people smile.

Unequal Justice

Oklahoma has had the highest female incarceration rate in the nation. It's been that way for the last 25 years. The state imprisons 151 out of every 100,000 women, according to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics — more than double the national rate. Cherise Greer is out of the system but is now faced with the challenges of life on the outside.

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Studio 360

American Icons 3-pack: “Amazing Grace,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” and “Spoon River Anthology.”

The Science of Happiness

Science and stories for a meaningful life. Hosted by award-winning professor Dacher Keltner, The Science of Happiness highlights the most provocative and practical findings to have emerged from the ground-breaking science of compassion, gratitude, mindfulness, and awe. A co-production with the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.

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It’s not too late to express your gratitude. Find out how award-winning children's book author and illustrator, Yuyi Morales, discovers the power of writing a "gratitude letter" to the librarian who changed her life.

How do you find happiness after a traumatic event? Susannah Cahalan was living her dream as a journalist in New York City when she was suddenly struck with a mysterious illness. Find out how writing about her “month of madness” helped her reclaim her life.

Does imagining your future make you more happy--or more anxious?  Our happiness guinea pig looks ahead for inspiration to improve her life now.