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Common Core and Kindergarten

Today at 9:00am

Common core standards require that kindergartners acquire a range of reading skills. But critics say most children aren't ready to read in kindergarten, and point to research showing kids benefit more from play-based programs.

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Science Friday

Regulating Robots

Today at 12:00pm

How was a drone able to crash-land on the White House lawn? Ira Flatow and guests look at the laws we have -- and might need -- to regulate robots.

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Raising the Minimum Wage?

Today at 4:00pm

Could the number 15 help raise the minimum wage? A look at a catchy number.

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