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Monday September 22, 2014

12:00 pm: Maine Calling
The Computer Guys
The latest news from the world of Apple and answers to our listeners’ computer questions.

1:00 pm: Commonwealth Club of California
Families struggling to make things work in today’s economy.
Stanford sociologist and lead researcher for the book “Lean In”, Marianne Cooper speaks with founder Sheryl Sandberg, as they unpack the worries all American families face and brainstorm what can be done about it.

Tuesday September 23, 2014

12:00 pm: Maine Calling
Corporal Punishment/Discipline
With corporal punishment in the news, we'll discuss the difference between punishment and discipline and learn more effective ways to promote positive behavior.

1:00pm: Ideas from the CBC
Beyond Human Rights
From the 2014 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture, an argument that our world needs more than laws and legal niceties to protect human rights; it also has to be built on empathy.

Wednesday September 24, 2014

12:00 pm: Maine Calling
Sustainable Seafood
Just what is 'sustainable seafood’? And how should one prepare it for dinner?

1:00 pm: Intelligence Squared
An Oxford style debate on the following question: Should we embrace the common core?
In K-12 education, there is nothing more controversial than the Common Core State Standards, the national academic standards in English and math. Adopted by more than 40 states, they were developed, in part, to address concerns that American students were falling behind their foreign counterparts and graduating high school without the necessary skills for college and the workforce. But is this the reform we’ve been looking for?

Thursday September 25 , 2014

12:00 pm: Maine Calling
Maine Calling Book Club: "Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout
The Maine Calling book club discusses the award-winning novel “Olive Kitteridge”.

1:00 pm: City Arts and Lectures
Billy Collins
Billy Collins, former United States and New York Poet Laureate (and who filled in for Garrison Keillor on The Writers Almanac during the summer of 2013 here on MPBN Radio).

Friday September 26, 2014

12:00 pm: Here and Now

1:00 pm: It’s Your World
India’s new leadership
-What does it mean for the country’s economic and foreign policy outlook?
-What are the implications of lingering religious and ethnic tensions in this vast democracy?


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