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DCPS Interim Chancellor Reflects On Her First Month On The Job

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D.C.'s Mayor-elect Vincent Gray recently introduced Kaya Henderson as D.C.'s interim schools chancellor. She was former Chancellor Michelle Rhee's right-hand person, responsible for two of Rhee's most controversial initiatives: the new teacher evaluation system and the new union contract.

In her first in-depth interview since taking over District schools, Henderson talks with WAMU's Kavitha Cardoza about her vision for DCPS, how she hopes her 13 years in the District will help as well as some of the challenges she faces.

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Colombia's La Momposina Sings A Tangled Social History

On this week's Alt Latino, we spend time with an album from Colombian singer Totó la Momposina. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Felix Contreras about Tambolero.
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'Oleogustus' Is The Newly Discovered Taste, And Boy, Is It Bad

There's a new, sixth taste for humans: the taste for fat. But Rick Mattes of Purdue University tells NPR's Rachel Martin to think less yummy ice cream, more rancid food.
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Obama To Detail Tougher Plan To Fight Climate Change

President Obama will unveil climate change regulations Monday, expected to set tougher limits on coal than previously proposed. NPR's Scott Horsley previews the announcement with host Rachel Martin.
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Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

The trio that made Top Gear the world's biggest car show will return to the small screen in a new show for Amazon Prime. The BBC canned one of its hosts last year after a fight with a producer.

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