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Everyday Suffering in Syria and Elsewhere

Friday, March 13, 2015

As the conflict in Syria enters the fifth year, David Miliband, president & CEO of the International Rescue Committee, discusses the IRC's humanitarian work there & around the world. 
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Israeli Elections; Syrian Refugees; Occupy Then & Now

Friday, March 13, 2015

David Miliband, the head of the IRC, discusses humanitarian crises around the world: a preview of next week's Israeli elections; and a history of Occupy Wall Street.
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A Greek Tragedy: Fraternities, Bigotry and Sexism

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Atlantic's Caitlin Flanagan discusses the bigotry and sexism in American fraternities, after a video surfaced of fraternity members singing an explicitly racist song in Oklahoma.
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When Parents Get Drawn Into School Politics

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Protests continue today as parents from all sides of the education debate react to Gov. Cuomo's budget proposals, which would change how teachers are evaluated and students are taught.
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Robert Putnam on the Opportunity Gap

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Robert Putnam of Harvard's Kennedy School says the "American Dream" is falling apart. He contrasts his own story with the reduced opportunities afforded today's kids.
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The AP and Hillary Clinton's Emails

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The AP has filed a FOIA lawsuit against the State Department after its repeated requests for emails and records when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State went un-answered.
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The Truth and Nothing But Lies

Thursday, March 12, 2015

We're playing a game with The Liar Show, where only one panelist's story is true...and telling the truth from the lies is the challenge. 
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The AP's FOIA Lawsuit; the Opportunity Gap; More on Common Core

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The AP files a FOIA lawsuit against the State Department; inequality is causing the "American Dream" to fall apart; more on Common Core & the racist behavior of SAE members in Oklahoma.
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The Correction Officers' Point of View on Reform

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Norman Seabrook, head of the Correction Officer's Benevolent Association, talks about the work of the corrections officers and responds to some of the issues & reforms at Rikers Island.
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Science Is Cool!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

"Carmelo the Science Fellow" taught elementary school for 17 years before striking out on his own to make science programs for kids. Some parents of old students called to cheer him on.
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What To Do With Failing Schools

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Chalkbeat New York reporter Patrick Wall talks about the city's School Renewal program, which seeks to turn around failing schools, rather than close them.
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Parsing Hillary's Emails

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

USA TODAY's Catalina Camia talks about Hillary Clinton's statement on her use of a private email account during the time she was Secretary of State, plus other Washington news.
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Hillary's Emails; Corrections Officers on Reform & 'Carmelo the Science Fellow'

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hillary Clinton's emails; issues and Rikers; the city's School Renewal program; the costs of hosting a major sporting event like the Olympics and "Carmelo the Science Fellow."
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Can a Host Country Make Money on the Olympics or World Cup?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The economist Andrew Zimbalist looks at the billions of dollars countries like China & Brazil have spent hosting world sports competitions, and who pays, and who profits.
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Selling Climate Change Doubt

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The new documentary "Merchants of Doubt" explores the world of "pundits for hire" - supposed scientific experts who sow doubt in the public on topics like climate change or tobacco.
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Watching the Apple Watch

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Anywhere from $350 to $10,000 could get you one of these time-keeping, social media-feeding, call-taking, vibrating car-and-driver aides that Apple launched yesterday. Interested?
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Combating ISIS: Reports From the Pentagon and the Front Lines

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Washington Post's Liz Sly and Missy Ryan discuss signs of internal strife among ISIS fighters and the structure of the international coalition to fight ISIS.
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For Love to Last, Lying Is a Must

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Philosophy professor Clancy Martin looks at what philosophers tell us about the links between love and lying.
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Apple's New Watch; ISIS Fragments; Dishonesty and Deception

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Apple launches its new watch; ISIS fragments; the new documentary "Merchants of Doubt;" the links between lasting love and lies; and your calls on whether you've ever lied to yourself. 
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Spring Doesn't Mean the End of Manhole Explosion Season

Monday, March 09, 2015

All the salt getting into our manholes will continue to corrode wires down there, say the experts, and that's set to cause fires throughout the summer. Here's the science behind it.
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