A Justice But No Peace, Let Women Lead, Sending Scientists Back To School

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When it comes to science, American students lag behind the rest of the world. How can teachers and parents get students interested?
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Coming up on today's show:

  • On Wednesday, President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Minnesota Senator Al Franken, a member of the judiciary committee, explains what's next for Senate lawmakers.
  • How is the campaign reacting to the Supreme Court nominee, and what will this fight look like in November with a president-elect? Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich answers.
  • The small nation of Macedonia has found itself at the center of the refugee crisis. Nikola Poposki, Foreign Minister for the Republic of Macedonia, says he's looking for help but not finding much.
  • The U.S. has declared that the self described Islamic State is committing genocide against ethnic groups in Iraq and Syria. Republican Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, a member of the House's State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, discusses the secretary's declaration.
  • The Takeaway's "Community College Challenge" series continues today as we visit Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, a school that uses a modern city as an innovative teaching tool.
  • The United States has very few women lawmakers, and even lags behind countries like Pakistan and Liberia. Nancy L. Cohen, the author of "Breakthrough: The Making of America's First Woman President," explores why the U.S. fails miserably when it comes to putting women in office.
  • Science from Scientists, a nonprofit in Boston, sends real scientists into the classrooms to get kids excited about science. Erika Ebbel Angle, founder of Science from Scientists and Kara Miller, host of WGBH/PRI's Innovation Hub, discuss the program.