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What A Common Core Lesson Sounds Like In A 10th-Grade English Class

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Common Core State Standards in literacy and math have generated lots of attention and controversy, but what do they look and sound like in a classroom?

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Morning Edition

'No Easy Answer': Ex-Baseball Manager La Russa On Legacy, Steroids

Friday, July 25, 2014

Tony La Russa, who won more games than any MLB manager in the past 60 years, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Links to steroids have kept notable players of his from getting that recognition.

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Morning Edition

Cape Cod Residents Object As Mass. Governor Offers To House Migrant Kids

Friday, July 25, 2014

Massachusetts is offering to house hundreds of unaccompanied minors who've been detained crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. One of the proposed sites is on Cape Cod, but residents are blasting the plan.

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Morning Edition

Conservative Rep. DesJarlais Faces Primary Challenge In Tennessee

Friday, July 25, 2014

One of the most conservative members of Congress, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, is defending his seat against state Sen. Jim Tracy, who is making the most of the incumbent's personal scandals.

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DOJ Reaches Agreement For Oversight Of Albuquerque PD

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The deal follows a Justice Department report released in April that showed the city's police used excessive force in dealing with many suspects.

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All Things Considered

Who Are The Kids Of The Migrant Crisis?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Many kids and teenagers leave Central America to avoid climbing levels of gang violence, extortion and drug trafficking. Sometimes, it's to find their families.

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U.S. Teens Still Lag In Getting Vaccinated Against HPV

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Eight years after the FDA approved the first vaccine against HPV, only 57 percent of female teens and 35 percent of male teens have been inoculated, the CDC says. Are doctors partly to blame?

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All Things Considered

Do Heat-Sensitive Inmates Have A Right To Air Conditioning?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Jails and prisons without air conditioning can be uncomfortable for both prisoners and guards. But for inmates with health conditions that make them heat-sensitive, hot cells can pose serious risks.

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Racially-Charged Casting Call: 'Surprising' But Not Shocking To Insiders

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A casting call asked for attractive light-skinned women of any race but black women who looked "poor" and "not in good shape." A panel of industry insiders weighs in.

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Effective New HIV Treatment Makes Researcher 'Hopeful' In Fighting Epidemic

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The 20th annual International AIDS Conference is currently being held in Australia. Host Michel Martin speaks with AIDS researcher Dr. Anthony Fauci about the news coming out of the conference.

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Saving Lives In South Miami, One Pool At A Time

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Swimming pool drowning rates among school-aged black children are more than five times higher than they are among white kids the same age.

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A Simple Way To Reduce Stroke Risk: Take Your Pulse

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Most people can't tell when they're having the irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation that puts them at risk of stroke. Simply learning to take your own pulse could help, researchers say.

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Morning Edition

Rural Startups, Often Overlooked, Are The Focus Of New Investment Programs

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Small-town startups often struggle to attract serious investors. But efforts are under way to help entrepreneurs outside the urban beltway find financing.

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Morning Edition

In Detroit Porch Shooting Trial, It's Murder Vs. Self-Defense

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The murder trial is underway for Theodore Wafer, the Detroit homeowner who shot Renisha McBride, an unarmed black teen, on his porch. Wafer claims self-defense; prosecutors say there was no threat.

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Iowa Mayor Calls For 'Caring Cities' To Take In Young Immigrants

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Unaccompanied, undocumented children from Central America aren't just sparking debate in the Southwest. The question of whether to offer shelter to the minors has led to divided opinions in Iowa.

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All Things Considered

Summer Program For Hungry Kids Gets Creative With Food Delivery

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Around the U.S., food assistance agencies are trying to come up with new ways to feed hungry kids in the summer. In Hopkins County, Ky., they're using mobile vans to take food to where kids live.

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N.Y. Man's Death Prompts Police Introspection On Use Of Force

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Funeral services are being held for Eric Garner, a New York City man who died in police custody. The incident is prompting the NYPD to rethink how it trains all its officers in the use of force.

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Faced With Undocumented Minors, Iowa Is Wrenched By Stark Divide

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The governor of Iowa says that unaccompanied minors from Central America should not find shelter in his state. But the mayor of Des Moines and many religious leaders are at odds with the governor.

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Code Switch Roundup: Big Stories On Race And Criminal Justice

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A study finds widespread abuses by cops in one big city, a video of a deadly encounter with the NYPD goes viral, and an investigation finds federal agents target minorities in "fake" drug stings.

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Part-Time Work, Unpredictable Schedules: What's The Fix?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Many part-time workers have to manage unpredictable hours and schedules, which can take a toll on employees. Host Michel Martin learns about how some government officials are addressing the concern.

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