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Power Breakfast For April 19, 2010

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Life, liberty and the pursuit of a good education.

The school year may be winding down, but with No Child Left Behind up for re-authorization, Congress is just gearing up for a series of hearings and plenty of organized hand-wringing over education policy. With that in mind, we devote today to a remarkable exchange. It started ordinarily enough - with a discussion on Capitol Hill sponsored by the Cato Institute.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.


No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


What Is Li-Fi And When Will You Use It To Download Everything Faster?

Li-Fi is a lot like Wi-Fi, but it uses light to transmit data. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the man who invented the faster alternative: Harald Haas.

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