American Dreams: Then And Now
Sep 11, 2012 — "I Want You Back" is the best pop record ever made — a song too good to be true.
Aug 22, 2012 — For Teju Cole, "Respiration," a song about New York City, is the best words in the best order.
Aug 16, 2012 — Over the past four years, Bruce Marks has been on a traveling road show to help people avoid foreclosure. He says his nonprofit, the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, has helped more than 200,000 people get their payments lowered so they can afford to keep their homes.
Aug 15, 2012 — For more than a century, countless Americans have dreamed of playing Major League Baseball. Few ever make it, but there is a place in Bradenton, Fla., that nurtures those dreams. IMG Academies takes students as young as 11 and mixes intense baseball training with an academic education.
Jul 27, 2012 — Vernon Jackson thought his telecommunications invention would bring him wealth and success. But his dealings with a corrupt congressman eventually landed him in prison. He has since emerged from prison, reinvented as a man of faith.
Jul 19, 2012 — The concept of the American dream has been a part of our national consciousness for generations, but you'd be hard-pressed to find two people who define it precisely the same way. We asked for your take on the American dream; this is what you told us.
Jul 11, 2012 — A public school in Los Angeles has become a magnet for Korean families who want their kids to learn English while escaping the intense rigor of the Korean school system. In the U.S., they move from school district to school district, cherry-picking the best schools as their kids rise through the grades.
Jul 10, 2012 — For a growing number of U.S. college students and young adults, the idea of building an American dream is to think internationally. They are a group that pollster John Zogby is now calling "the first globals."
Jul 10, 2012 — For Robin D.G. Kelley, Blades' 1984 song "Buscando America" echoes his mother's experience of coming to this country, and exposes the painful struggle that is the cost of fulfilling the American dream.
Jul 4, 2012 — Deval Patrick says he's living the American dream. He's the first black governor of Massachusetts, one of only two ever elected as governor in American history. But he says many Americans feel the dream is under threat. Host Michel Martin speaks with Governor Patrick about his new book, Faith In The Dream.