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Andrew Bennett grew up hearing his mother talk about the 1964 New York World's Fair. In 1984, she took the family to that year's fair in New Orleans. But times had changed: There was nothing there he hadn't already seen on television.

Today would be even worse. It would be all but impossible to re-create the sense of discovery his mother got from the 1964 fair.

"What made it so exotic and extraordinary is a mouse click away now," says Bennett.

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Aug 17, 2014

PRX joins The Center for Investigative Reporting to reveal stories on the politics and influence around the U.S.'s drinking water...the extensive record of accidents and equipment failures in the Coast Guard...and how billions in taxpayer dollars meant for military veterans are flowing to private companies who fail our soldiers.

Did you know WCBE is now available for streaming in iTunes Radio? We're joining a number of public radio stations around the country in the platform this month!

To start listening to WCBE and the programming you love, simply search WCBE inside iTunes Radio, and be sure to "add" our station to your personal "My Stations" list for future listening.

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On the next Fresh Air, we'll hear a tribute to actor and comedian Robin Williams, and listen back to an interview he recorded with Terry Gross in 2006.

Join us for Fresh Air, this Tuesday afternoon at 3pm, on 90.5 FM WCBE, Columbus.

Sports are unquestionably America's favorite pastime. We like to think they bring us together...but they are just as likely to tear us apart. We'll explore the good, the bad, and the ugly about sports in the United States.

Is a Utopia possible? We'll hear stories of people who think it is, learning about people moving to different corners of America to build or find themselves a haven.

Do you stash pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters somewhere in your home, car, or on your desk at work? Those little coins come in handy - for the meter, in the store, or as a helping hand!

Central Ohio hopes you give it a helping hand on Small Change Day, Thursday afternoon on July 31st. Stop by Fort Hayes to drop your change in our orange bucket, and if a lunchtime donor, enjoy a Velvet Ice Cream Treat or Destination Donuts treat! 

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Most people picture Hawai'i as a land of surfing and beaches. But in the state's past is a deep legacy of sugar, and that sweet industry's lasting effect on the islands.

Stories of real-life battles between good and evil in the world of comic books...including creators, whistleblowers, and the folks who bring comic books to people who fight for justice in their own cities.

Illustration by Thomas James / Intelligence Squared

Affirmative action in college admissions is meant to foster diversity, and provide equal educational opportunities. But critics claim it doesn't end up helping with either goal. Is it time to overhaul the way colleges think about affirmative action?

Since Sue Misiak is retiring as host of Teacher Talk, CEA President Rhonda Johnson turns the table and hosts this program with Sue as guest. They will discuss Sue's teaching career, her position as host of Teacher Talk since 1987, most memorable guests, and her future plans. 

Recently new CEA officers Tracey Johnson and Phil Hayes appeared on this program to discuss some of the big issues currently facing the district. On this edition of Teacher Talk, Superintendent Dr. Dan Good joins host Sue Misiak to give his viewpoints on similar topics, such as school closings, the 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee, and a future levy. He'll also weigh in on the choice of CEA President Rhonda Johnson being selected as Education Director by Mayor Michael Coleman.

On this edition of Teacher Talk, host Sue Misiak welcomes the newly-elected team of Tracey Johnson and Phil Hayes to their first Teacher Talk interview as President and vice-president of the CEA. We will learn more about them, their leadership styles, and the issues they plan to tackle as Rhonda Johnson retires and Tracey and Phil take office.

CEA President Rhonda Johnson joins host Sue Misiak on Teacher Talk. She is retiring at the end of this school year and will then become Mayor Michael Coleman's Education Director. In her last appearance on Teacher Talk as CEA President, we're going to look at Rhonda's career as an education advocate and as a cheerleader for all those teachers who are dedicated to helping children.  

On this edition of Teacher Talk, host Sue Misiak speaks with Mark Real, President of an online resource center for policy makers, educators, parents and community groups interested in improving education in Ohio. They'll discuss the defeat of the levy and what that means to the Columbus City School District, the role of charter schools and their impact, and  Mayor Coleman’s appointment of Rhonda Johnson as Education Czar.  

Tune in to 90.5FM this Monday, starting at 9am, for a variety of radio specials, including a Memorial Day documentary about the General Nelson M. Walker troopship, and music documentaries about The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Michael Jackson!

On this broadcast we’re going to learn about Triad 21. Through this program, COSI, The Columbus Museum of Art, and The Ohio Historical Society are providing professional development to help local teachers impact students’ 21st century learning.

On our last program, we learned about City Year which strives to change attitudes and help those students who may be at-risk for dropping out of school. We're going to continue the conversation as we look specifically at the City Year program at Linden McKinley STEM Academy and talk with a corps member and a student.