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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • The debate over national education standards
    Minnesota is one of several states vetting a new set of English and math standards all students should master before graduating high school. Advocates hope this is the first step toward national education standards, an idea critics say is bound to fail.9:06 a.m.
    Dane Linn: Director of the education division of the National Governors Association.
    Karen Klinzing: Assistant commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education.
    Liam Julian: Research fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he focuses on education and education reform.
  • Audacious science
    To what extent can scientists challenge prevailing assumptions, transform their fields, and ask bold questions without losing credibility? Audacity has its cost, but is it a necessary part of doing good science? Midmorning talks to scientists who push the envelope including a MacArthur genius grant recipient.10:06 a.m.
    Kenneth Waters: the director of the philosophy of science program and professor of philosophy at the University of Minnesota.
    Dave Montgomery: geomorphologist at the University of Washington's Department of Earth and Space Sciences. He was also awarded a MacArthur genius grant in 2008 and his latest book is "Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations."

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