AirTalk for October 22, 2014

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is in Southern California as part of a trip aimed at strengthening the partnership between the federal government and district leaders. Also, one or more shooters entered the Parliament building in Ottawa, Wednesday morning. Then, in his new book, “The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution," Walter Isaacson explores the past 150 years of technological advancements.

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