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StoryCorps 423: Sissy

Thursday, April 23, 2015

There's an electrical power plant technology instructor at Wyoming's Casper College who stands out on campus. His name is Sissy Goodwin and he dresses in women's clothing. His wife, Vickie, didn't know he wore women's clothing when they met, but she's stood by him for the past four decades.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Losing Faith, First-Gen College Students & NYC Pizza

Friday, April 17, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Losing Faith (First) | First-Gen College Students (Starts at 16:01) | NYC's Pizza Evolution (Starts at 36:10)
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Malcolm Gladwell, Libertarian Take on Rand Paul, Google HR

Friday, April 10, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Malcolm Gladwell (First) | The Libertarian Take on Rand Paul (Starts at 23:26) | Google's HR (Starts at 57:18)
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The Brian Lehrer Show

College Confessions: I Can't Afford This

Friday, April 10, 2015

Two college freshmen -- one from Barnard, one from Columbia -- join us to talk about a new forum where students anonymously post stories about the difficulties of paying tuition.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen; Bystander Videos and Policing; College Confessions

Friday, April 10, 2015

Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen on the mayor’s housing plan; bystander videos in police shootings; college finance confessions; a book on the Tsarnaev brothers; Tidal music streaming service.

The Takeaway

Take Note: Use A Pen and Power Down The Laptop

Monday, April 06, 2015

New research indicates that students who take notes with laptops, rather than by hand, remember less and are more distracted.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fareed Zakaria Defends the Liberal Arts

Friday, April 03, 2015

President Obama poked fun at art history majors recently, but wistful nostalgia aside, CNN's Fareed Zakaria says young critical thinkers are still needed in a tech-based economy.

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The Takeaway

Al Shabab Terror Group Targets Students in Kenya

Thursday, April 02, 2015

At least a dozen were killed at Garissa University College. Al Shabab is the same group that killed 67 people at the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, back in 2013.

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The Takeaway

How College Applicants Deal With Rejection

Monday, March 30, 2015

Rejection hurts, but will it define you?

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Drug Addiction Among Mormons, A Rising Hip-Hop Star, and College Rejection

Monday, March 30, 2015

Today's Takeaways: Drug Addiction Among Mormons, A Rising Hip-Hop Star, and College Rejection

WNYC News

Undefeated Princeton Women Take on NCAA, Trying to Make Ivy History

Friday, March 20, 2015

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Only one women's Ivy League basketball team has ever won a game in the tournament. Now the undefeated Lady Tigers are trying to show they can compete for a national title.

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The Takeaway

The Mobile Tool for NCAA Maniacs: Nailbiter Bot

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sign up for the Nailbiter Bot to get alerts when a men's or women's NCAA tournament game is close with under 3:00 left.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps Podcast 417: Remembering Wil Smith

Friday, March 13, 2015

Today, StoryCorps remembers Wil Smith, who recorded a conversation with his daughter, Olivia, about being a single dad in college. At the time of this interview in 2012, Wil had just been diagnosed with colon cancer. He died on February 22, 2015 at 46 years old.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Greek Tragedy: Fraternities, Bigotry and Sexism

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Atlantic's Caitlin Flanagan discusses the bigotry and sexism in American fraternities, after a video surfaced of fraternity members singing an explicitly racist song in Oklahoma.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The 'University of Everywhere'

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Kevin Carey, director of the education policy program at the New America Foundation, looks at changes in college education (rising cost, debt, moocs) and what that means for the future.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Epidemic of Campus Sexual Assault

Friday, February 27, 2015

One in five college women is sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators. 

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Selected Shorts

How To Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Beating the odds against racism.

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Selected Shorts

Against All Odds

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Growing up with snakes, and beating the odds.

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The Takeaway

Student Debt: Striking Back Against Banks

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

This year, student loan debt reached a new high in the United States, inching up to a whopping $1.16 trillion. Now some are pushing back with a "debt strike."

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The Takeaway

College Campuses: A 'Hunting Ground' for Rapists

Monday, February 23, 2015

The new film "The Hunting Ground" looks at the rape epidemic on college campuses, and how colleges contribute to the issue by deliberately erasing the truth.

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