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Aug 29

Designing the School of the Future

Schools haven’t changed much in the last hundred years. But as more schools embrace digital tools in the classroom, the traditional school building is likely to change. Today’s public radio story examines what the school of the future might look like. And designers are predicting the more flexible school spaces will cost less money to build.

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Aug 28

Border Fence Along US-Mexico Border

Immigration between Mexico and the United States is a hot button political issue. Much of the focus is on the border fence separating the two countries. Pedestrian Fence 225, brought 18 foot high walls separating Texas border towns from Mexico and along with it a lot of controversy. In today’s public radio story we hear opinions about the wall from local homeowners, politicians and border patrol agents

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Aug 27

Getting It Fast: The Instant Economy

Sometimes you want what you want when you want it, and you will pay to get it quickly. This desire combined with smart phone and GPS technology has created a booming market of services that enable their users to get what they want, when they want it. The instant gratification these services enable has created an “Instant gratification economy” that changes the way people interact with the world and the way people work. Listen to learn more about these services and their impact.

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Aug 26

International Response to Ebola

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been made more difficult by the lack of trained medical volunteers willing to help care for patients. In today’s public radio story we hear from a US medical specialist in infectious disease who bucked this trend and went to Sierra Leone to care for Ebola patients despite the risks. Listen to learn more about what compelled her to go and what she is doing to protect herself.

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