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Former Sec. Of Education Wants More Support For Teachers

Education has been called the top civil rights issue of the 21st century. Host Michel Martin asks former U.S. Secretary of Education of Education Rod Paige about whether the nation is winning the battle for equality in schools.

MLK's Dream Across Decades

John Tatum has lived through more than nine decades of history in the nation's capital, and attended the original March on Washington in 1963. He speaks to host Michel Martin about what Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream meant to him then, and how it speaks to him now.

Little Girl Who Needed Lung Transplants Due To Go Home

Sarah Murnaghan, now 11, had only weeks to live earlier this summer when a judge ordered that she be moved up a transplant waiting list. Her case sparked a review of national organ transplant policy. Now, she's recovered enough to soon be able to go home.

New Salinger Books Will Arrive In 2015, Authors Say

A stream of fiction and stories written by reclusive author J.D. Salinger will be published between 2015 and 2020, according to a new biography about the writer of The Catcher in the Rye, who died in 2010. Some of the books will reportedly revisit beloved Salinger characters such as Holden Caulfield.

'Fire Tracker': Online Tool To Monitor Blaze Near Yosemite

The huge fire is threatening some of San Francisco's power and water services. Southern California Public Radio has put together a multimedia tool to follow the fire and the fight to bring it under control.

This Wedding Had A Lot Of Clowning Around

The groom had on a big fake nose. The bride: an orange wig. And before the groom could run away, she reeled him in with a fishing pole. Makes sense, as they were two clowns and were married at Clownfest 2013 in Lancaster, Pa.

Wildfire At Yosemite Expected To Break Records

Firefighters are battling a huge wildfire at Yosemite National Park in California. Only 7 percent of the fire has been contained. Thousands of firefighters are pitted against it, with more on the way. Thousands of residents have been evacuated.

97-Year-Old Birder Has No Intention Of Slowing Down

At the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge in Texas is where 97-year-old Karl Haller has been counting birds for decades. Haller says he plans to keep going for as long as he can. He already has been counting birds for more than 50 yers.

Too Much Rain Washes Out Crops In The South

Parts of the South have seen record rainfall this year. After years of drought, you'd think all that rain would be a good thing. But too much of the wet stuff is bad for farmers' crops.

Sweet Cigarillos And Cigars Lure Youths To Tobacco, Critics Say

The flavors may be sweet, but it's still tobacco. That's why tobacco control advocates are trying to restrict sales of candy- and fruit-flavored tobacco products, which they say lure in teenagers.