Education
9:10 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Librarians Reach Out To Spanish Speakers

Originally published on Wed September 26, 2012 10:49 am

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

We just talked about the changing demographics in this country. In fact, the Pew Research Center says Latinos will make up more than a quarter of the U.S. population by the year 2050. So we talked about how that might affect our public schools, but there's another group that's paying very close attention to these changes, and that's librarians.

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Race
9:09 am
Wed September 26, 2012

School Segregation Persists, New Report Says

Originally published on Wed September 26, 2012 10:49 am

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Michel Martin is away. Coming up, a new documentary follows a harrowing day in an Oakland, California emergency room, where the policy questions about health care play out in real life. We talk with the director of "The Waiting Room." That's in just a few minutes.

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Election 2012
9:08 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Weighing Candidates' Foreign Policies

Originally published on Thu October 4, 2012 1:31 pm

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Michel Martin is away. Coming up, it's been nearly 60 years since public schools were legally desegregated, but new research shows schools are still divided. That's in just a few minutes.

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The Salt
8:35 am
Wed September 26, 2012

If GM Apples Don't Brown, How Can You Tell If They're Rotten?

Soon after being sliced, a conventional Granny Smith apple (left) starts to brown, while a newly developed GM Granny Smith stays fresher looking.
Courtesy of Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc.

Originally published on Thu September 27, 2012 12:13 pm

In the fairy-tale world, a shiny red apple can lead to a poisonous end. But some see two genetically engineered green apple varieties, poised to become the first to gain U.S. Department of Agriculture approval, as similar harbingers of doom.

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Fronteras
8:24 am
Wed September 26, 2012

NAFTA 20 Years Later: Part II Free Trade And Migration

In the early 90's, President Clinton promised that the North American Free Trade Agreement would create such great jobs in Mexico that Mexicans wouldn't need to illegally immigrate here. But in the two decades since, the number of people living here illegally has nearly quadrupled. As part of our ongoing series on the 20th Anniversary of NAFTA series, Reporter Devin Browne has a story that helps explain the relationship between free trade and migration.

The Two-Way
8:16 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Psst! Wanna Buy Some Mozzarella? U.S. Cheese Being Smuggled Into Canada

Somebody check the cheese.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Criminals and cops looking to grab a slice of some tasty action are smuggling American cheese into Canada, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

At the center of this "mozzarella mafia" conspiracy are some officers in the Niagara Regional Police Service, the news agency says. It says that:

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Earth Notes
8:07 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Earth Notes: Colorado Pike Minnows

Colorado Pike Minnow
Credit U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

The muddy San Juan River was once home to giant specimens of America’s largest minnow—a fish that could grow as long as a man is tall, and to a weight of a hundred pounds.

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:02 am
Wed September 26, 2012

The Importance Of Studying The Holocaust: An Interview With NAU's Bjorn Krondorfer

The stamp found in a closet at NAU's Martin-Springer Institute. It is believed to be from the Concentration Camp of Gross Rosen.
Constance DeVereaux KNAU

The Martin-Springer Institute at Northern Arizona University was founded twelve years ago by Flagstaff resident and Holocaust survivor, Doris Martin. Her goal was to promote tolerance through education in hopes of preventing future atrocities. This year, the institute has a new executive director, Bjorn Krondorfer. He spoke with Arizona Public Radio's Constance DeVereaux about the importance of studying the Holocaust.

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Europe
7:36 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Greeks Take To Streets In Anti-Austerity Protests

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

People are not getting much work done in parts of Europe. Last night, there were violent protests in Spain. They were protests against austerity measures, which is also the case in Greece, where a nationwide strike came today. It closed businesses and schools, and reporter Joanna Kakissis is following the story from Athens.

Joanna, what's been happening?

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The Two-Way
7:23 am
Wed September 26, 2012

New Home Sales Were Flat In August, But Prices Rose Sharply

Model homes at a new development in Millbrae, Calif., earlier this year.
David Paul Morris Getty Images

While the number of new homes sold in August was barely changed from July, the median sales price was up sharply, the Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development report. So the news adds to other recent signs, including Tuesday's report about higher home prices in major cities, of a recovering housing sector.

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