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Fri September 19, 2014
TED Radio Hour

How Can Someone Move Beyond Murder?

Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 9:41 am

"Oftentimes it feels like we're literally talking about another person ... I've had moments where I've cried for that young man that I was" — Shaka Senghor
Brittany Buongiorno TED

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Transformation.

About Shaka Senghor's Talk

At the age of 19, Shaka Senghor was jailed for shooting and killing a man. That event started his years-long journey to redemption.

About Shaka Senghor

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Fri September 19, 2014


Fri September 19, 2014

Q&A: A View Of The Common Core From The Principal's Office


Suburban school principals aren't exactly known as rabble-rousers. In general, they're a pretty sedate bunch — you know, composed, serious, calm.

But if you want to get them riled up, ask them what they think about the Common Core State Standards and how teachers are evaluated.

That's exactly what I did recently: During a visit to Washington, D.C., I sat down with a group of middle and high school principals — members of the National Association of Secondary School Principals — to hear their frontline views of the Common Core.

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Fri September 19, 2014
Music News

The Song That Never Ends: Why Earth, Wind & Fire's 'September' Sustains

Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 7:20 am

Earth, Wind & Fire onstage in 1979.
Ed Perlstein Redferns

If you've ever been to a wedding reception in the U.S., you know there's one question that can get a whole family on the dance floor: "Do you remember the 21st night of September?"

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Fri September 19, 2014
The Two-Way

How NASA's New Spaceships Stack Up

Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 6:55 am

The new capsules are being built by Boeing and SpaceX. They look similar, but there are differences.
SpaceX, The Boeing Company

Earlier this week NASA announced that two private companies will build spaceships to take astronauts to the International Space Station. NASA hopes that both models will eventually be used by space tourists to get into orbit. Which got us wondering, which one would we rather fly in?

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