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Monday, July 14, 2014

From 'Omarina's Story.' Frontline continues its examination of a groundbreaking effort to stem the dropout crisis in America’s high-poverty schools. From "Omarina's Story." Frontline continues its examination of a groundbreaking effort to stem the dropout crisis in America’s high-poverty schools. (Courtesy of Frontline/Frontline)

On today’s show we’ll explore the re-emergence of school segregation 60 years after the Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education. Sylvia Jukes Morris talks about the influence of politician and playwright Clare Boothe Luce. We'll find out about a legal battle over a Navy submarine detection system that uses high-intensity underwater sound—and drives whales to strand themselves on beaches. And, why golf is catching on in China and how it’s changing Chinese culture.

Race, Class, and School Segregation 60 years after Brown v. Board of Education

A look at the whether school segregation is making a comeback across the country.

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Clare Boothe Luce, Mover and Shaker

She was a prolific journalist, magnetic public speaker, playwright, screenwriter, scuba diver, early experimenter in psychedelic drugs, and one of the first women in Congress.

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The Noise from a Secret Navy Program Was So Awful, Whales Beached Themselves

A crusading attorney stumbled one of the Navy's best-kept secrets. His fight to stop it took him all the way to the Supreme Court.

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Why a 'Rich Man’s Game' Is Catching on in China

China is in the midst of a golf boom—hundreds of new courses have opened in the past decade, despite it being illegal to build them. We'll look at how it's changing the culture.

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Lorin Maazel

Tribute: Lorin Maazel

During his career, he conducted over 150 orchestras (including the New York Philharmonic and the Cleveland Orchestra), and at least 5,000 opera and concert performances.

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Charlie Haden.

Tribute: Charlie Haden

Time magazine described him as "one of the most restless, gifted and intrepid players in all of jazz." 

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Tribute: Nadine Gordimer

The South African novelist won a Nobel Prize in honor of her work. She died at the age of 90 in Johannesburg.

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