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Monday, November 15, 2010

For-profit Colleges Target Veterans

For-profit colleges are increasingly recruiting veterans, and are taking in a large portion of the billions of dollars in federal grants and loans alloted to vets.  One of the for-profit colleges most aggressively recruiting is Kaplan, which owns 75 colleges and the online Kaplan University. Kaplan is also part of the Washington Post Company.   Bloomberg News editor-at-large Dan Golden joins us to explain why Kaplan is facing investigations and four whistleblower lawsuits accusing the company of deceptive practices.

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Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

November 27 Comment

Books To Give As Gifts This Year

If you're looking to give a book to a friend or family member this holiday, NPR Books editor Petra Mayer shares her picks.

November 26 8 Comments

Arlo Guthrie Celebrates 50 Years Of ‘Alice’s Restaurant’

Listening to the 18-minute musical monologue has been a Thanksgiving tradition among folk music fans for decades.

November 26 Comment

One Refugee’s Story Of Coming To America

Paul Okot vividly remembers landing at JFK airport in New York at 7 years old, after fleeing violence in southern Sudan.

November 25 3 Comments

Rapper Le1f Finds Struggle And Moral Diversity In American Music

We've been asking musicians what they think of when they think "American music." Today we hear from Khalif Diouf, aka Le1f.