6:46 am
Sat September 21, 2013

Being Head Chef In A Theatrical Test Kitchen

Originally published on Sat September 21, 2013 10:34 am



This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. And now...

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Five, six, seven, eight.

SIMON: In the world of American theater, there's Broadway, off-Broadway, the Goodman and the Guthrie, and then Harry S. Truman High in Levittown, Pennsylvania, where for four decades a drama legend named Lou Volpe has provided a kind of theatrical test kitchen for famous, even edgy shows before they become considered classics in high school theater programs.


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8:00 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Riverside Students say No to Metal Detectors

Milton Byers (left) and Yeng Meng Xiong are seniors at Riverside high school. They do not want metal detectors used in their school.

Riverside University High School this week became one of the last high schools in MPS to get metal detectors.

Quite a few students have mounted a protest. They’ve collected more than 1,000 signatures of fellow classmates who don’t want metal detectors in their school.

"We are not criminals, we are scholars," Riverside's senior class president Yeng Meng Xiong says.

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UWM Today
8:57 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Linking Peace and Profits: UWM's Degree in Sustainable Peacebuilding

Tom Luljak, Tim Ehlinger and Rob Ricigliano
Credit Jon Strelecki

Host Tom Luljak speaks with Rob Ricigliano and Tim Ehlinger.

UWM will offer a new master’s degree in sustainable peacebuilding, with applications opening in fall 2013. The new degree combines natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.

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All Tech Considered
11:13 am
Wed September 18, 2013

This Board Game Aims To Teach Preschoolers How To Code

Robot Turtles is for future programmers ages 3 to 8.
Courtesy of Robot Turtles

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 12:01 pm

In our "Weekly Innovation" blog series, we explore an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. Do you have an innovation to share? Use this quick form.

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3:49 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Should It Take 2 Or 3 Years To Earn A Law Degree?



Law students are looking for some changes to their education. The American Bar Association plans to issue a report in the next few weeks, recommending a major overhaul of how law schools operate. And students are hoping that a recent comment from President Obama, will boost one reform in particular: cutting law schools down to two years, from three.

NPR's Tovia Smith reports.

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