WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Common Core in the Classroom

Forty-three states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core, new national learning standards for public schools that promise to focus on conceptual understanding of math and English. The new standards have set off rigorous policy debates that have blurred typical left-right political divides. But how do they change what students do in class? Kojo talks with two local educators to explain the changes coming to area schools.

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Animated Show 'Bordertown' Explores Both Sides Of Immigration Debate

Bordertown is about two families on both sides of the immigration debate. One is a white border patrol agent and his family and the other is a Mexican-American immigrant family.
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What The Heck Is Natural Wine? Here's A Taste

Natural wines can be off-putting at first: perhaps darker than usual, a little fizzy or cloudy. Some find them charming, others unsophisticated. Here's a guide to this trending, quirky style of wine.
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NPR Politics Podcast: South Carolina's Dirty Reputation

South Carolina has a reputation for being a state where presidential primary politics gets dirty. NPR's Politics Podcast explores what that's about.
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Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A board member of Facebook lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

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