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Challenges Facing Charters & Traditional Public Schools

Traditional public schools and public charter schools often compete for the same students. But a debate in the District over the recent approval of a charter school location that's directly across the street from a public school with a similar mission is stoking concerns about whether charters and traditional schools can complement, rather than compete, with each other. Kojo explores the complex relationships between traditional public school systems and the growing networks of charter schools that share the same jurisdictions.

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'The Mandibles' Is Financial Dystopia With A Bite

Lionel Shriver's newest novel is a work of speculative fiction: A national debt crisis leads to a systematic civil breakdown, bringing a once-prosperous family
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With A Zap, Scientists Create Low-Fat Chocolate

Scientists say they've figured out how to reduce the fat in milk chocolate by running it through an electric field. The result is healthier, but is it tastier?
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1976: The Last Time Republicans Duked It Out To The Last, Heated Minute

In this encore presentation of For the Record, NPR's Rachel Martin looks at the last contested convention: the 1976 GOP meeting in Kansas City. Ronald Reagan nearly denied Gerald Ford the nomination.
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President Obama Acknowledges 'Brexit' To Silicon Valley Crowd

President Obama delivered a speech Friday at Stanford University, and remarked on the Brexit vote in front of a crowd of young, tech-forward, pro-globalization attendees from 170 countries.

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