Audie and the Not-So-Magic School Bus NPR's Audie Cornish was bused to an affluent suburban school outside Boston in a voluntary integration program. She reflects on her experiences with Gene Demby and talks about stories she recently reported on kids using the program today. Matthew Delmont joins the conversation. He teaches history at Arizona State University and wrote the book "Why Busing Failed."
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Audie and the Not-So-Magic School Bus

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NPR's Audie Cornish was bused to an affluent suburban school outside Boston in a voluntary integration program. She reflects on her experiences with Gene Demby and talks about stories she recently reported on kids using the program today. Matthew Delmont joins the conversation. He teaches history at Arizona State University and wrote the book "Why Busing Failed."

Audie Cornish, who was a part of the METCO program when she was a kid, interviews Bryan Bailey and Robert Figueroa as they ride the bus Kieran Kesner for NPR/* hide caption

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Audie Cornish, who was a part of the METCO program when she was a kid, interviews Bryan Bailey and Robert Figueroa as they ride the bus

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