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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Public school principals are getting more discretion on what subjects to spend their money on. How will the new system affect arts education now that the principals will be graded on more than just math and science? NPR Baghdad correspondent Jamie Tarabay takes calls on the state of the Iraq war. Also, we examine anonymous gay culture, and take listener calls on Hurricane Katrina, two years later.

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Jamie Tarabay

Reporting Stateside

NPR's Baghdad bureau chief Jamie Tarabay stops by while in the U.S. to talk about her posting in the Iraq war zone.

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Foot Tapping and Anonymous Gay Culture

Republican U.S. Senator Larry Craig pleaded guilty to a charge involving lewd public behavior in a restroom at a Minneapolis-St. Paul airport. The incident happened in June, the report came out Monday. What does the story say about anonymous gay encounters, and why do these meetings still happen in the ...

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Arts AND Sciences?

Richard Kessler, executive director of The Center for Arts Education, and Dr. Sharon Dunn, senior instructional manager for arts education in the Department of Education's Office of Arts and Special Projects, discuss NYC public school arts education and how it might be affected by the principals’ ...

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Open Phones: Hurricane Katrina

We take listener calls about the state of New Orleans, two years after the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

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Dr. Sharon Dunn




Dr. Sharon Dunn

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Dr. Sharon Dunn, senior instructional manager for arts education in the Department of Education's Office of Arts and Special Projects, listens to ...

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Jamie Tarabay




Jamie Tarabay

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NPR's Baghdad bureau chief Jamie Tarabay describes reporting from the Iraq war zone on the Brian Lehrer Show, 8/29/07.

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