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Rundown for September 13, 2012
12:06 PM EST 3 Comments

Angry Protests Continue Across Arab World

Demonstrators angered over a film mocking Islam’s Prophet Muhammad took to the streets in the capital of Yemen Thursday, in addition to protests across the region.

12:06 PM EST Comment

Protests Pose Foreign Policy Challenge For White House

All three countries where there are protests over a film that mocks Islam underwent “Arab Spring” movements and in Libya, the U.S. played a role in overthrowing Gadhafi.

12:15 PM EST 31 Comments

The Heated Debate Over Grading Teacher Performance

Chicago teachers are still on the picket line and one of the key sticking points is teacher evaluations. How should teachers be graded and what’s fair?

12:40 PM EST 26 Comments

Utah’s Rocky Anderson Runs For President Criticizing Two Party System

Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson recently left the Democratic party to form the Justice Party. He’s now running for president.

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Molly Ringwald: Writing Fiction A Welcome Change From Acting

The ’80s starlet is focusing her energy on writing.

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November 26 6 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.

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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.

November 24 7 Comments

Ferguson: One Year Later

City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.