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Inner City Debate Team Trounces the Competition

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Inner City Debate Team Trounces the Competition

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Inner City Debate Team Trounces the Competition

Inner City Debate Team Trounces the Competition

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At Kansas City's Central High, a school where 2/3 never graduate, the debate team took on racism and elitism, and beat some top-ranked, and much wealthier, schools. Writer Joe Miller talks about the team and how he wound up joining it.

Guests:

Joe Miller, author of Cross X: A Turbulent, Triumphant Season with an Inner-City Debate Squad

Marcus Leach , senior majoring in political science at the University of Missouri Kansas City; former member of debate team at Kansas City's Central High

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