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New York Gov. David Paterson talks to reporters as he leaves the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Tuesday.
New York Gov. David Paterson talks to reporters as he leaves the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Tuesday. Mike Groll/AP Photo
The Political Junkie & Mitt Romney
It has been an especially busy week in politics, between Senator Jim Bunning's blockade, the gubernatorial race in Texas, and Sarah Palin's appearance on The Tonight Show. Political Junkie Ken Rudin talks about all that and more, and also talks to Mitt Romney, former (and perhaps future) presidential candidate. Also, New York Times Albany bureau chief Danny Hakim talks about leading the paper's coverage of the controversy surrounding New York Governor David Paterson.
Teachers Weigh In on School Reform
According to a new survey, teachers want supportive principals and clearer academic standards far more than money. The report, paid for by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Scholastic, Inc., also shows that many teachers feel ignored in the debate over how to improve America's schools. Margery Mayer, executive vice president and president of Scholastic Education, shares what she learned from the survey, and NPR education correspondent Larry Abramson explains what these results tell us about how to improve America's schools.
In late 2007, Myanmar's government cut off access to the Internet and forced out foreign reporters during the so-called "Saffron Revolution" — a peaceful uprising triggered by economic desperation that eventually formed into mass protests against the country's coercive government. Few outside the country witnessed the crackdown. But an anonymous group risked imprisonment and possible torture to smuggle footage out of the country for the world to see. Director Anders Ostergaard pieced together the footage to create his Oscar-nominated documentary Burma VJ. Ostergaard talks about the rare, inside look into the revolt in Myanmar as we round out our series on Academy Award nominated documentary films.