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    What Next: The Russian “Collaborators”

    What Next: The Russian “Collaborators”

    For Ukrainians who remained behind when the war began, choices made in the fog of occupation come under scrutiny when the invading army leaves, and neighbors once divided by the Russians again must live side by side.  
     
    Guest: Joshua Yaffa, contributing writer at The New Yorker and the author of “Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin's Russia.”

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    • 32 min
    What Next: His Son Died in Uvalde. He’s Still Fighting.

    What Next: His Son Died in Uvalde. He’s Still Fighting.

    Immediately following a mass shooting, public officials will say that “now is not the time” to discuss what changes—for example, making it more difficult to get an assault weapon—could have prevented the shooting, yet once the media cycle moves on, so does the momentum for change. But Brett Cross, whose son was killed in the Robb Elementary School shooting in Texas, won’t give up his fight for accountability and reform.

    Guest: Brett Cross, father of Uziyah Garcia, who was killed at Robb Elementary School in May 2022.

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    Update, Feb. 7, 2023, a 1:10 p.m.: Brett Cross will not be attending the State of the Union address.
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    • 33 min
    Mom & Dad: How Schools Failed the Reading Test

    Mom & Dad: How Schools Failed the Reading Test

    On this episode: We’re going to be talking about why so many kids (and adults) have a difficult time reading. As Emily Hanford, host of Sold a Story: How Teaching Kids to Read Went So Wrong, discovered—some US schools are not actually teaching kids how to read. Instead of teaching research-backed skills that kids need in order to become strong readers, an idea has taken hold in the US education system that students can learn the general gist of words. For some students, this teaching method is good enough. But for others, these teaching methods can actually make learning to read more difficult. 

    Sold a Story Resources: 
    Science of Reading List
    Discussion Guide 

    Recommendations:
    Zak: Establishing a kids table for sporadic use at home
    Elizabeth: AdSuMuDi Card Game and the online version.  
    Jamilah: Cobra Kai
     
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    Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson and Maura Currie.

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    What Next: Georgia Takes on Trump

    What Next: Georgia Takes on Trump

    A special grand jury in Georgia may soon announce whether Donald Trump will face criminal charges, including racketeering, for a phone call to Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger following the 2020 election. 

    Guest: Tamar Hallerman, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's lead reporter covering the Fulton County special grand jury investigation.

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    • 33 min
    What Next TBD: Did a Twentysomething Con America’s Biggest Bank?

    What Next TBD: Did a Twentysomething Con America’s Biggest Bank?

    JP Morgan Chase is getting an education on FAFSA and financial aid–which would’ve been helpful before they acquired a now, quite dubious seeming start-up.

    Guest: Ron Lieber, New York Times journalist, author of the “Your Money” column.

    Host: Lizzie O’Leary

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    A Word: A Killing in Cop City

    A Word: A Killing in Cop City

    Days before footage of the fatal police beating of Tyre Nichols was made public, protests disrupted downtown Atlanta. The demonstrations there came in response to law enforcement shooting protestor Manuel Teran to death at the controversial site of a future police training facility. The area has come to be known as “Cop City,” and on today’s episode of A Word, Jason Johnson is joined by attorney and State President of the Georgia NAACP Gerald Griggs to talk about the project, its history, and why officials are moving it forward in the face of widespread public opposition.

    Guest: Gerald Griggs, State President of Georgia’s NAACP

    Podcast production by Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola

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