Education

Is College Right for Everyone

May 16, 2011

Going to college has become part of the American dream. But a recent study found only one-third of future jobs will require a bachelor's degree. Re-thinking whether college is for everyone.

America's Shrinking Cities

March 28, 2011

New census results show Detroit has lost twenty-five percent of its population over the last decade. It's one of many cities adjusting to fewer residents. Diane and her guests discuss the reasons for the loss in population and the...

Women in the Work Force: Critical Issues

March 24, 2011

Women have made significant strides in the work force, but they still lag behind men in pay and advancement. Guest host Susan Page and her guests discuss gender equity in employment and why work-life balance is increasingly important to both men and women.

Class Size and Student Achievement

March 8, 2011

In Wisconsin the state legislature remain at a total impasse over a vote on legislation that would largely strip public employees of collective bargaining. Teachers are among state employees caught in the ongoing bitter battle over the...

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.

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