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Librarians Reach Out To Spanish Speakers

Librarians are facing a need to adapt to the rapidly changing makeup of America. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with international librarian consultant Loida Garcia-Febo about what it's going to take to make libraries more accessible to Spanish speakers, and the significance of serving a multicultural landscape.
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School Segregation Persists, New Report Says

Nearly 60 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court declared separate schools to be inherently unequal. But new research suggests that segregation in public schools continues. Guest host Celeste Headlee discusses what these findings mean with John Kucsera and Genevieve Siegel-Hawley of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA, the group that published the report.
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Weighing Candidates' Foreign Policies

Given the unrest in the Middle East and meetings at the U.N., there's been a lot of campaign talk about foreign policy. Guest host Celeste Headlee takes a look at how each candidate is addressing issues in the Middle East and Africa. She speaks with the Hisham Melhem of Al Arabiya and Mvemba Phezo Dizolele of the Hoover Institution at Stanford.
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If Genetically Modified Apples Don't Brown, Can You Tell If They're Rotten?

Genetically modified apples that don't go brown could become the first transgenic apple varieties approved for sale in the U.S. Scientists say they're safe to eat, but the real question is, will consumers buy them?
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Psst! Wanna Buy Some Mozzarella? U.S. Cheese Being Smuggled Into Canada

Criminals and cops looking to grab a slice of some tasty action are smuggling American cheese into Canada, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. The American cheese costs far less than its Canadian competitors.
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Ahead Of Carmageddon II, Angelenos Fear Traffic Jams In ... The Sky?

Los Angeles closes down a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 405 for two days this weekend for demolition work on a bridge. Traffic jams didn't materialize last year during a similar closure. But there's a new concern this year: helicopters swarming overhead to watch the demolition work.
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See You Later Alligator, At My Kid's Party

Bob Barrett of Madeira Beach, Fla..has a new service. He's the owner of a park called Alligator Attractions, and the New York Daily News reports he's offering alligator pool parties for kids. The gators' mouths are taped shut.

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