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    443: Amusement Park

    Jul 24, 2015
    We head to some of the happiest places on Earth: Amusement Parks! Jonathan Goldstein revisits one he worked at as a teen, Ira takes us behind the scenes at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, where the staff so loves their jobs they make music videos and other videos.


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    562: The Problem We All Live With

    Jul 31, 2015
    Charter schools, turnaround schools and small schools are all experiments meant to improve education for mostly poor, minority kids. But there's one thing nobody tries anymore, despite a lot of evidence that it works- desegregation. This week, Nikole Hannah-Jones looks at a district in Missouri that, just a few years ago, accidentally launched a desegregation program. It's the first of a two-part series.

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