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Are there words understood universally across countries and cultures? Huh?
Learn to make Melissa Clark’s roasted leg of lamb with mint salsa verde from the new cookbook “The Way We Ate” by Noah Fecks and Paul Wagtouicz.
A new book, Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery and the Troubled History of America’s Universities, explores a somewhat shameful topic.
Chris discusses the latest efforts in the House of Representatives to defund Obamacare, Baltimore Ravens Quarterback Joe Flacco’s decision to play a game instead of attending the birth of his child and the CEO of Starbucks request that customers not bring guns into their franchises. He also talks to WIP’s Howard Eskin to preview tonight’s Eagles game against Andy Reid and the Chiefs.
While most college scholarship winners credit a teacher or mentor for academic success, Douglas Johnson thanks Glissa, the Traitor, a zombie elf, for his scholarship.
Chris details an editorial written in the New York Times by Vladimir Putin, Councilman Jim Kenney’s request to sever ties with a Russian City, and some unfortunate tributes to 9/11 promoted by corporate America. He also talks to CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson about her ongoing coverage of the Benghazi attacks and Fast and Furious.
Until recently, the ACT college admissions test was the stepchild of the SAT but now more students are taking both.
Chris reacts to the managerial change made on Friday by the Phillies and takes calls with Charlie Manuel. He also covers the funding battle for Philadelphia schools and Governor Chris Christie’s role in the New Jersey Senate campaign. He also talks to Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup.
Chris discusses a New York Times story on the dysfunction at the Clinton Foundation, an escaped snake in Swarthmore, and Corey Booker’s standing among Democrats. He also talks to Bennett Levin, the former Commissioner of L&I, about his request for an apology from Mayor Michael Nutter.
The New York Times gets more visitors than any other newspaper website in the country, but for a couple hours, Wednesday they got a blank page when clicking on nytimes.com, or using the mobile apps.
As part of its recruiting efforts, the Air Force is announcing a new a digital program, Air Force Collaboratory, challenging young people to develop technological solutions.
Chris discusses President Obama’s relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the programming biases at MSNBC, and the latest details in the Center City building collapse.He also talks to Pennsylvania’s Lt. Governor Jim Cawley and comedian Steve Byrne.
For a broad view of our troubles in education, read The New York Times editorial “The Trouble With Testing Mania.”
In 1991, 165 students graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from Yale. But in 2012, there were only 62.
Statistics indicate that the past decade has been one of stagnation with regard to child welfare. These children are the future of our nation.