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President Obama proposed Universal Pre-K in his State of the Union address. Motoko Rich, education reporter for The New York Times, talks about what’s known about pre-k education. Then, a panel of principals talk about education in their schools. Plus: Susan Page of USA Today on the latest political news; Tom Allon on his bid to become the Republican candidate for New York City mayor; how to move past grief with optimism; and a President’s Day look of the legacy of the men who lost their bid for president, and how they stayed relevant.
On today’s show: we’ll have the first insider’s account of what happened during the Benghazi attack that claimed the lives of four Americans last September 11th. David Ives talks about the off-Broadway production of a group of his short plays under the title “All in the Timing,” along with Carson Elrod, who is one of its stars. Kenny Vance on his latest album, “Acapella." Plus, a look at the New York City teachers and professors who were investigated during the Red Scare in the 1950s and 60s.
Fresh Air is one of the most popular programs on public radio, breaking the "talk show" mold, and Gross is known for her fearless and insightful interviews with prominent figures in American arts, politics, and popular culture.