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Wide Angle is a weekly interview show featuring guest authors and activists from the Arlington community and beyond. While we hope to give context to stories you might hear on the news, Wide Angle is by no means a “news show.” And although we explore issues from a political angle on occasion, neither are we a “political show.”
Instead, Wide Angle aspires to offer a quiet place to explore the big ideas not often addressed by our mainstream media: incarceration and income inequality, war and military recruitment, race and Israel/Palestine, as well as issues that underscore our common humanity, such as food, grief and hospice. And we endeavor to leave viewers of every episode with at least two things: energy borne of frustration or illumination, anger or hope, as well as the resources to pursue action and make change.
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In much of the modern world, schools and schooling are today considered as necessary to human growth as air is to life. Yet there are a growing number of families in Massachusetts and across the country who have for many reasons decided to opt out of schools and instead “homeschool.” What are their motivations? What are their days like? What seem to be the prospects for homeschooled children as they enter adulthood?