A new article in the journal Science argues there is no proof that separating boys and girls in the classroom is more conducive to learning. Moreover, the researchers say single-sex instruction hurts more than it helps. Evidence shows the practice increases gender stereotyping and legitimizes institutionalized sexism.
He was born on a French battlefield during World War I. His immigration to Hollywood led to principal roles in nearly two dozen blockbuster silent films. He founded an entertainment dynasty, and his descendants went on to star in talkies, radio shows and one of the most popular television adventure series of the Baby Boom era. It may sound surprising, but this Hollywood legend turns out to be one of America's favorite dogs: Rin Tin Tin.
Donald Trump challenged Hillary Clinton to release detailed medical records, meanwhile recent polls show the Republican candidate to be only a few points behind Clinton; as part of NPR's new series, "A Nation Engaged," AirTalk will look at America's role in the world throughout this week’s programming; and swimming with dolphins may soon be a tourist attraction of the past.
An alt-righter and others explain the movement few of us had heard of before this week; college students around the country are reacting to a letter from The University of Chicago warning incoming freshman that so-called "trigger warnings" won't be tolerated; plus, Larry & KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Wade Major review this week’s new movie releases including a wide release horror called “Don’t Breathe."
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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