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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway: Workers, Schools & Veterans Continue to Seek Justice

Friday, May 16, 2014

Whistleblower Sheds Light on VA Neglect | 60 Years After 'Brown,' What Still Divides America's Classrooms? | The Reviews of This Weekend's Big New Movie Releases | Why The Indian Elections are Massive in Scale and Importance | Wage Theft Rampant in Low Skill Industries

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Raising a Glass; Raising a Class

Friday, May 16, 2014

Steve Hindy of the Brooklyn Brewery talks about how micro-brews turned into big business. New York State Education Commissioner John King talks about inequality and the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Ed. We’ll hear about coding in the classroom; the conflicting emotions in the 9/11 museum; and take your calls on who spoke at your commencement address. 

The Brian Lehrer Show

Who Spoke At Your Graduation?

Friday, May 16, 2014

George Saunders stopped by the show last week to talk about his viral commencement speech, which made us wonder: "Do you remember who spoke at your graduation and what they said?" Call in and tell us at 212-433-9692, or leave a response in on our blog.

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All Things Considered

At A New Orleans High School, Marching Band Is A Lifeline For Kids

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Reporter Keith O'Brien spent a year following the Edna Karr High School marching band. Being a member is more than just a way to be popular; the band offers students a pathway to college.

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Educating Girls: Big Payoff For $45 A Year

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Girls without an education are six times more likely to marry young than those who've finished high school, according to a new report from the World Bank Group. Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more.

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The Pact That Turned A Juvenile Delinquent Into A Medical Doctor

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Not so long ago, Dr. Sampson Davis found himself in detention for a crime that could have sent his life in a completely different direction. He shares how his big break turned things around.

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

Dale Russakoff and Jelani Cobb on race and education in Newark and elsewhere.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Dale Russakoff and Jelani Cobb on race and education in Newark and elsewhere.

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All Things Considered

In Kansas, Professors Must Now Watch What They Tweet

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Last fall, a University of Kansas professor criticized the National Rifle Association in a tweet. Wednesday, the Kansas Board of Regents approved a strict social media policy for university employees.

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All Things Considered

As More Speakers Get The Boot, Who's Left To Send Off Graduates?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In a string of commencement-speaker dropouts, would-be honorary guests are being pushed out by campus protests. Meanwhile, schools are trying to boost their reputations and promote diverse ideas.

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Morning Edition

More School Districts Rethink Zero-Tolerance Policies

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

When a child is suspended or expelled, it rarely improves his behavior or his academics. One school in Houston has adopted an old technique to handle student disputes: the healing circle.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway: Battles Over Sriracha, Syria & Saving the Media

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Sen. Al Franken: Save the Future of Media | Turkey in Mourning After Coal Mine Disaster | Syrian Medical Infrastructure Increasingly Under Assault | How to Survive Without Sriracha | The Ice Cream Truck Song Gets a Makeover | The Dangers of Leaving Elderly Patients Out of Medical Trials | ...

The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

The MSM Precollege Philharmonic in Concert

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm: Hear members of the Precollege Philharmonic, who perform recitals and concerts throughout the year on a startlingly professional level.

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What Drives Protests On Campus?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

IMF chief Christine Lagarde and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have backed out of giving commencement speeches after campus protests. Does it mean campus activism is alive and well?

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The Takeaway

Ukrainian Journalists Navigate the Fog of War

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

For Ukrainian journalists in the middle of it all, political pressure and violence plague their quest to tell the stories of the Ukrainian people, and the future of the nation.

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Radio Rookies

Teens are Losing More Sleep Than Ever

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

That most teenagers are walking around sleep deprived won't come as a shock to parents or teachers. Radio Rookie Temitayo Fagbenle got her friends to share why they aren't sleeping and what, exactly, they're doing during those late-night hours.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway: Inside Looks at An Oil Boom, A Musical Resurrection and An Ill-Fated Voyage

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Should We Have the 'Right to Be Forgotten' Online? | Audio Essay: A Poignant Warning About the Future from a Forgotten Writer | Ukrainian Journalists Navigate the Fog of War | Sleepy New Mexico Towns See Oil Boom | King of Pop Resurrected: A Look at Michael Jackson's New Album, 'Xscape' | ...

The Takeaway

Tracing An Ill-Fated Voyage to Escape the Nazis

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Today marks the 75th anniversary of a ship setting sail. It's a ship you probably haven't heard of, but one that tells an important and dark story about our country's past.

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A Prom Like Any Other — But With A Few Exceptions

Monday, May 12, 2014

Oregon's teacher of the year organized the Aloha Prom for students with special needs. Students from other towns drove as much as an hour to attend Friday's event in Portland.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Is Your Neighborhood Keeping You Poor?

Monday, May 12, 2014

We encourage people from poor neighborhoods to "escape" poverty, but at the same time want them stick around and "give back."

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Asian-Americans Are Successful, But No Thanks To Tiger Parenting

Monday, May 12, 2014

Contrary to popular stereotypes, Asian-Americans don't achieve academic success just because it's just in their genes. These students perform well because of community resources and teacher support.

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