11:14am

Wed October 10, 2012
Education

Can Online Education Tackle Achievement Gap?

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 2:03 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. We are continuing TELL ME MORE's first Twitter Education Forum. Join in on Twitter at hash tag NPREdChat. Coming up, we'll hear the voices of people you could argue have the most invested in America's schools, the students, but first, we turn to online education. If you or your child have ever been stumped by homework, then you probably already know about the Kahn Academy.

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11:14am

Wed October 10, 2012
Education

To Shut Down Or Invest More In Failing Schools?

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 2:03 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, we will speak with a former education official who has had a change of heart about some of the school reforms she once championed. Diane Ravitch will be with us in just a few minutes.

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11:14am

Wed October 10, 2012
Education

Arne Duncan: Need To Address The Opportunity Gap

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 2:03 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Today we want to bring you into one of the most important conversations we are having in this country. It's about our schools. Welcome to our Twitter Education Forum. Today we are broadcasting from member station WLRN in Miami, but the conversation has actually already started.

For the past month on Twitter, using the hashtag npredchat, we've already been hearing from our radio audience and from our digital audience.

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11:14am

Wed October 10, 2012
Education

Students Want To Be At Education Reform Table

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 2:03 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Next up on this special broadcast of our Twitter education forum, we'll remind you that we've already had conversations with policymakers, teachers and parents. So now we want to give the final words to those who I think we all agree, have the most at stake, the students. And we'd love to hear from the millions of students American students who are part of America's public education system. But we can't, so we're hearing from two.

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11:13am

Wed October 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Doping Agency Says 11 Teammates Testified Against Lance Armstrong

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 5:57 pm

Lance Armstrong competes in the Rev3 Half Full Triathalon Sunday in Ellicott City, Md. Armstrong joined other cancer survivors in the event, which raised funds for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
Steve Ruark AP

The United States Anti-Doping Agency has made public all the evidence it has against cyclist Lance Armstrong. This is the culmination of a battle that has raged for years: The USADA has said its evidence proves beyond doubt that the now-dethroned seven-time Tour de France winner doped, and Armstrong has always maintained his innocence.

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11:06am

Wed October 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Member Of Russia's Pussy Riot Freed; Two Others Remain In Jail

Yekaterina Samutsevich of Pussy Riot after her release from prison today in Moscow.
Natalia Kolesnikova AFP/Getty Images

One member of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot was set free by a Moscow court today. But two others who were given two-year prison sentences after being convicted of "hooliganism connected to 'religious hatred' " will remain in prison.

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10:08am

Wed October 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Reports: Alex Karras, Former NFL Star And Actor, Dies

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 10:36 am

Alex Karras of the Detroit Lions in 1971.
AP

Alex Karras, who was a star defensive lineman for the Detroit Lions in the 1960s and went on to gain other fame for his acting in Hollywood's Blazing Saddles and TV's Webster, has died, according to multiple reports.

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9:51am

Wed October 10, 2012
House & Senate Races

Tale Of The Tape: Senate Showdown In Indiana

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 1:36 pm

AJ Mast AP

If you're searching for a Tea Party litmus test this year, look no further than Indiana's U.S. Senate race.

Tea Party-backed GOP state Treasurer Richard Mourdock is locked in a close race with House Democrat Joe Donnelly, who has represented Indiana's 2nd Congressional District since 2007.

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9:44am

Wed October 10, 2012
It's All Politics

Democrats Sense An Opening In Indiana

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 12:11 pm

U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly of Indiana talked with residents of Columbia Healthcare Center, a nursing home in Evansville, Ind., on Thursday.
Alan Greenblatt NPR

Joe Donnelly is counting on the auto industry bailout to help him out.

Donnelly, a third-term Democratic representative, is running for U.S. Senate in Indiana, which remains heavily dependent on the auto and RV industry. His opponent, GOP state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, not only opposed the bailout of Chrysler, but sued to block it.

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9:03am

Wed October 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Spaniards, Who Usually Aid Others, Being Asked To Help Their Own

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 7:17 pm

In June, people in Madrid came to a distribution center where those in need could get food.
Javier Soriano AFP/Getty Images

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