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Monday, September 29, 2008

Boys get expelled from preschool nearly five times more often than girls. Find out why boys tend to underperform in our educational system, and what can be done to close the learning gap between boys and girls. Also: a look at a new translation of Euripides’ classic play “Medea." Hear why tuna is a much more fascinating fish than you might have imagined. Plus, an insider’s perspective on Iran’s politics and culture.

Boys in Trouble at School

Boys get expelled from preschool nearly five times more often than girls. Find out why boys tend to underperform in our educational system, and what can be done to close the learning gap between boys and girls. Peg Tyre is author of The Trouble with Boys.

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A New Translation of “Medea”

Euripides’ classic play, "Medea," is based on the myth of Jason and Medea and was first produced in 431 BC. It’s one of the best-known plays from ancient Greece, and now Robin Robertson has written an acclaimed new translation of "Medea."

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Tuna: A Love Story

Tuna is the most popular food fish in the world. It’s also a much more fascinating fish that you might ever have imagined! Did you know that they can swim at 55 mph? Richard Ellis talks about his new book, Tuna: A Love Story and explains how overfishing has ...

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Iran from the Inside

Get an insider’s perspective on Iran’s politics and culture – from Farsi poetry, to what Iranians really think of President Ahmadinejad. Hooman Majd is the Western-educated grandson of an ayatollah, and he’s the author of The Ayatollah Begs to Differ.

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