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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

We’ll speak with the director of a documentary that argues that our schools are becoming increasingly authoritarian. Then, we’ll examine how brain science is changing the world. Also, Elena Gorokhova discusses her memoir about growing up in 1960s Soviet Union. And, the gurus of how-to Al and Larry Ubell answer your home repair questions!

War on Kids

Cevin Soling, director of the documentary "The War on Kids," describes the high-security state of American public schools. He's joined by researcher Dan Losen, Senior Education Law and Policy Associate at The Civil Rights Project, UCLA. He's the co-author of the forthcoming book The School to Prison Pipeline, ...

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What Caused the Earthquake in Haiti?

The estimated 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti yesterday was the worst in more than 200 years. We’ll speak with Leonardo Seeber, a seismologist and senior researcher at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

U.S. State Department hotline for contacting relatives in Haiti: 1-888-407-4747.

More Haiti ...

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Mindfield

Lone Frank explains what she learned by volunteering for experiments in brain research, enduring brain scans and even wearing a God Helmet. In Mindfield: How Brain Science is Changing Our World is an insider's guide to the outermost boundaries of brain science.

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A Mountain of Crumbs

Elena Gorokhova describes what it was like to grow up in the Soviet Union of the 1960s. In her memoir A Mountain of Crumbs, she recounts her love of the English language, her family's daily deprivations and small joys, and tells the story of Russia in the second half ...

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The Gurus of How-To

Alvin and Larry Ubell, the Gurus of How-To, answer your questions about home repair. Call 212-433-9692 with your questions, or leave a comment below. The Ubells' Accurate Building Inspectors Website.

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