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Friday, August 06, 2010

Today's show is a best-of, so we won't be taking any calls. But the comments page is always open!

Is there or is there not racial bias in the SATs? The first take is from Jay Mathews , who writes the Class Struggle blog for the Washington Post, and then a reaction from Laurence Bunin of the College Board. Plus, if and how AA works; the not-so-joyous joy of parenting; the myth of lonely only children; and one woman’s story of moving in NYC 39 times.

Unfair SATs

Jay Mathews, who writes the Class Struggle blog for the Washington Post, discusses recent findings suggesting that the SAT may be racially biased and how fewer universities are using the test to determine qualification.

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SAT II: College Board Reacts

Laurence Bunin, senior vice president for College Success at the College Board, which oversees the SAT, responds to recent research which found that the SAT is racially biased.

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Alcoholics Anonymous at 75

On Alcoholics Anonymous' 75th anniversary, contributing editor at Wired magazine Brendan Koerner investigates why and how AA's 12-step process to kick addiction seems to work for some people.

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The (L)only Child

Lauren Sandler, journalist, and author of the Time Magazine story "One and Done" discusses the myths about only children as more parents decide to have only one child.

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No Place Like Home

Brooke Berman, award-winning playwright and author of the new book No Place Like Home, discusses the book, which chronicles her journey through 39 apartments in New York City.

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