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Prepare For 'The End Of College': Here's What Free Higher Ed Looks Like

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:09pm

In his new book, Kevin Carey envisions a future in which online education programs solve two of colleges' biggest problems: costs and admissions.

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'Welcome To Braggsville' Isn't Quite 'Invisible Man,' But It's Close

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:09pm

T. Geronimo Johnson's latest follows four Berkeley students who take an American history class that leads to disaster. It's an ambitious book about race that wants to say something big about America.

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Where Have All The Teachers Gone?

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:03pm

Enrollment at teacher training programs is down in many parts of the country, raising fears of a looming teacher shortage.

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New Mix: Björk, Torres, Boots, More

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:00pm

On All Songs Considered this week, we share another great batch of tunes, including new work from Beyonce's collaborator Boots and a brand new song from the great Bill Fay.

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What Makes Or Breaks A TV Remake?

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:52pm

British television’s crime drama "Broadchurch" has been an absolute success, but the American remake "Gracepoint" flopped. Why?

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House Votes To Fund DHS Until Sept. 30 — Without Immigration Curbs

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:50pm

The vote is a victory for President Obama as Republicans had wanted to strip funding for the president's executive actions on immigration from the bill.

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Speeding Up The Game Of Baseball

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:45pm

After last season's average Major League Baseball game lasted a record 3 hours and 2 minutes, the push is on to speed things up.

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Supreme Court To Hear Challenge To Health Care Subsidies

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:40pm

The case could dismantle the Affordable Care Act and eliminate health insurance for more than eight million Americans.

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Tinder 'Plus' Charging More For Users Over 30

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:33pm

The free dating app has launched a paid subscription service called Tinder Plus, but users over 30 are being charged twice as much.

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Debate: Do Liberals Stifle Intellectual Diversity On The College Campus?

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:27pm

Are conservative views stifled in academia? Is it censorship when colleges withdraw invitations extended to controversial speakers? Experts debate free speech in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.

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Praise, Criticism For Netanyahu's Speech

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:11pm

The reaction to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech on Iran to a joint meeting of Congress is, so far, along partisan lines.

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From War To Plow: Why USDA Wants Veterans To Take Up Farming

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:08pm

Sara Creech's nursing career fell apart after she returned from Iraq with PTSD. She found purpose - and a new path - on the farm. Now, the USDA is giving veterans like her more financial support.

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Girl Band, 'Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage?'

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:56am

These Dublin upstarts, one of SXSW 2015's must-see guitar bands, covered Blawan's underground techno hit, and it actually works.

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Young Buffalo, 'No Idea'

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:51am

In Young Buffalo's new video for the song "No Idea," a young boy builds a robot friend and then sets out to throw a massive party and break all the rules.

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The Metropolis Interview: MK

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:40am

Marc Kinchen, better known as MK, is one-third of new dance-music trio Pleasure State. He joins Metropolis for a discussion of his past, present and future as a prominent producer and remixer.

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Sinkane On World Cafe

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:39am

Hear the Brooklyn electro-funk band perform songs from its most concise pop record yet.

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Petraeus Enters Into Plea Deal With Justice Department

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:33am

Former CIA chief and retired Gen. David Petraeus, whose military career has been overshadowed by charges that he provided classified data to his mistress, will avoid a trial.

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Spic-O-Rama: Where 'Spic' Comes From, And Where It's Going

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:31am

From the Panama Canal to 90s Latino pride movements, 'spic' has a complicated past.

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The Secret History of Knock-Knock Jokes

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:18am

The complicated story behind the simple repetitive wordplay jest.

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LOOK: Pictures of The Villarrica Volcano's Eruption In Chile

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:02am

The volcano spewed heavy smoke into the air and lava down its slopes, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people in southern Chile.

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