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Wednesday In Depth: September 26, 2012

  • 9:06 a.m.

    How to improve black male graduation rates

    About 65 percent of Minnesota's black male students graduate from high school. That's 13 percent above the national average, according to a report released last week. Nationally, the foundation says it would take 50 years for black males to achieve the same graduation rates as white males.

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  • 10:30 a.m.

    BBC: The sound of deafness

    What is it like living with deafness? In this BBC documentary, Dr. Carinne Piekema speaks with people in the deaf community and auditory neuroscience experts to look at what causes deafness and where research developments are helping repair damaged hearing.

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  • 11:20 a.m.

    How did 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' shape America?

    Abraham Lincoln allegedly called Harriet Beecher Stowe "the little lady who started the big war" after she wrote 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' in 1852. The book was included on The Library of Congress' list of books that shaped America.

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