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AirTalk for April 11, 2014

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Senate Finance Cmte Holds Confirmation Hearing For Kathleen Sebelius

DC Round-up - What’s going down on Capitol Hill?

It’s never a dull week in Washington.
San Bernadino Kindergarten
Pushed by Common Core standards, kindergarten teachers have put academic pressure on their students, pushing out play to make more room for letter and number drills and test prep.
Stephen Sestanovich knows a thing or two about foreign policy. The career diplomat worked for the State Department during the Reagan administration and served as ambassador-at-large to the Soviet Union under Clinton.

Filmweek: Rio 2, Draft Day, Oculus and more

Larry and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Alynda Wheat and Charles Solomon review this week’s releases, including Rio 2, Draft Day, Oculus and more. TGI-Filmweek!
According to authorities, a FedEx tractor-trailer crossed over a freeway median and crashed into a bus carrying a group of high school students on their way to tour Humboldt State University, killing five teenage students and five adult chaperones.

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