Education

Neal Bascomb: "The New Cool"

Neal Bascomb: "The New Cool"

March 3, 2011

What the world's fiercest robotics competition means for America's future. Best-selling author, Neal Bascomb, follows the story of a team of high school seniors and their mentors as they race to built a robot. How their success may herald a new kind of cool that rewards brains over brawn.

Private Funding In Public Schools

February 3, 2011

Public schools across the country face severe budget cuts and pressure to do more with less. Many increasingly rely on corporations and foundations to bridge the gap. Diane and her guests discuss the benefits and drawbacks of private funding in public schools.

President Obama's Second State of the Union Address

President Obama's Second State of the Union Address

January 26, 2011

Analysis of President Obama's State of the Union Address.

Amy Chua:  "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother"

Amy Chua: "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother"

January 12, 2011

The story of a mother who sets out to raise her children in the strict Chinese way she was brought up in hopes of preparing them for the future. Though her methods are intended to arm her daughters with skills, strong work habits and...

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics (Rebroadcast)

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2010

Growing access to personal genome sequencing.

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics

November 3, 2010

Growing access to personal genome sequencing.

Louise Knight: "Jane Addams:  Spirit in Action" (W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.)

Louise Knight: "Jane Addams: Spirit in Action" (W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.)

September 9, 2010

The true legacy of social reformer, Jane Addams, is often overlooked today, but a century ago she was one of the nation's most radical progressives. A new biography of the first American woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize.

Giving a Grade to Education Reform

Giving a Grade to Education Reform

September 8, 2010

The Obama administration is spending billions of dollars to overhaul the nation's public schools. How efforts to improve teacher performance and raise academic standards are playing out across the country.

Higher Education

Higher Education

August 17, 2010

Two professors examine the American higher education system and explain how students and parents can get the most for their money.

Credit 101 for Teens and Young Adults

Credit 101 for Teens and Young Adults

July 29, 2010

New credit card laws require people under twenty-one to either have a co-signer or prove they can pay their bills. Teaching young people how to manage money responsibly and build a good credit history.

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