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In Case You Missed It, Feb. 2015

From KPR

President Obama at KU
President Obama became the fourth sitting president to visit the University of Kansas. Hear the President's speech from KU in its entirety, and hear about other presidents who have visited KU over the years.

Diplomas & Degrees Devalued by Grade Inflation
"Grade inflation" is the idea that teachers are giving students better grades than they deserve. Commentator John Richard Schrock says teachers are facing increased pressure to pass mediocre and even failing students and this, he says, isn't good for anyone.
 
The Downside to Lower Gas Prices
Missouri has the lowest average price for gasoline in the nation and Kansas isn't far behind. Motorists across the country have enjoyed lower gas prices since the end of summer, but as Commentator Rex Buchanan tells us, there's a downside to cheaper gas.
 
Journalist Bill Moyers
Acclaimed journalist Bill Moyers talks about his time working for President Lyndon B. Johnson and similarities between LBJ and President Harry Truman. It's "A Tale of Two Presidents: History Takes Time," sponsored by the Truman Library Institute and the Bennett Forum on the Presidency.
 
A Kansan in the Cosmos; Man Meets Pluto
More than 3 billion miles now separate NASA's New Horizon's spacecraft from planet Earth. This summer, the craft will fly by Pluto, the mysterious, icy planet discovered in 1930 by a young Kansan named Clyde Tombaugh. On the eve of the state's 154th birthday, Commentator Cheryl Unruh remembers the man who helped put Pluto, and Kansas, on the map.

From NPR

Military Children: Their Struggles, Sacrifices and Strengths
Member station WAMU in Washington, D.C., presents a series exploring the challenges facing our nation's nearly 2 million military children.
 
How Driver’s License Suspensions Unfairly Target the Poor
If you get caught drinking and driving in Wisconsin, and it's your first offense, you lose your license for nine months. But if you don't pay a ticket for a minor driving offense, such as driving with a broken tail light, you can lose your license for two years.
 
Beat Week
Morning Edition talks to drummers about drumming.

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