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Teachers Sound Off on State English Tests

wnyc.org — (Jen Hsu/WNYC) Following the recent controversy around the state's English tests for grades 3-8, we invited four educators to WNYC's studios over spring break to hear why they're so critical of the tests. Three of the four work at schools that were involved in a protest rally earlier this month, organized by nearly 40 Manhattan principals.
Teachers & principal explain why they didn't like the state English tests LISTEN bit.ly/PmKGff #CommonCore @bethfertig @WNYC
3NYC teachers & a principal came to @WNYC over break to explain why they didn't like the state English tests LISTEN wnyc.org/story/teachers…

An Easter / Passover Family Meeting

wnyc.org — As the holy weeks of Judaism and Christianity come to an end, we ask: how do you picture God? How do you pray? And how does your belief in God connect to your daily life? Plus: Karen Armstrong, Krista Tippett, Mark Epstein, the Rev.
Today: A full two-hour "family meeting" on God and You. wnyc.org/story/the-bria… How you pray, how God connects to your daily life, more.

Check Ahead: Wye Oak, 'Shriek'

soundcheck.wnyc.org — Baltimore duo Wye Oak has typically been known for its flurry of guitar and drums, but with its new album, Shriek, the band drops the guitar, picks up the bass and goes in an entirely new, synth-heavy direction. Hear the album in its entirety before its release.
this album is so good!!!!!!! MT @soundcheck: .@wyeoak’s ‘Shriek’ is a stunning sonic reinvention. bit.ly/1njmU2x

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Futuristic, fascinating and dystopian view of the future and artificial intelligence from @onthemedia: wnyc.org/radio/#/ondema…

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RT @gregorydjohnsen: A very cool collaboration between @BuzzFeed and @Radiolab - thanks to @BuzzFeedBen and @JadAbumrad listen here: https:…
RT @heavenrants: This incredible story (buzzfeed.com/gregorydjohnse…) about the 60 words that changed the war on terror is now on Radiolab! https…
RT @SteveKandell: Thanks to @JadAbumrad for this great @Radiolab episode with @gregorydjohnsen based on his big AUMF story. https://t.co/2w…
RT @BuzzFeedBen: So great to hear this collaboration btw @BuzzFeed & @radiolab around the amazing work of @gregorydjohnsen https://t.co/G2…
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What Influences Us: Gandhi, Stress, and Empathy

wnyc.org — Anna Sale fills in for Leonard. On today’s show: Ramachandra Guha talks about the first volume of his biography of Mohandas Gandhi, about Gandhi’s years in London and colonial South Africa. Brigid Schulte looks at why so many of us are overwhelmed by work and life.

Pre-K Apps: Your Questions Answered

wnyc.org — (Yasmeen Khan) The deadline for pre-kindergarten applications is Wednesday, April 23. Sophia Pappas, Executive Director of the Office of Early Childhood Education at the Department of Education, takes your calls and questions about the pre-k application process.
Have questions about Pre-K applications? Listen to our interview with @PreKAuthor for answers here: wnyc.org/story/pre-k-ap…

The Brian Lehrer Show

wnyc.org — Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. A Tribute to James Baldwin (First) | Horse(less) Carriages (Starts at 27:05) | Mayor of (Old) Amsterdam (Starts at 58:00) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.
The Mayor of Amsterdam. Horse(less) Carriages. James Baldwin. Lots to listen to: wnyc.org/story/brian-le…
BL Weekend: celebrating James Baldwin thru @NewYorkLiveArts; @joshrobin on horses/carriages; Mayor of Amsterdam: wnyc.org/story/brian-le…
Save this for your afternoon commute / Saturday jog / Sunday dog walk. Brian Lehrer Weekend: wnyc.org/story/brian-le…

The Christie Tracker

project.wnyc.org — Where's the governor? what did he say? What's the latest story?
.@GovChristie's new ombudsman has a tangential #Bridgegate connection...Bill Baroni used to work 4 him, & could again project.wnyc.org/christie/#late…
Meet @GovChristie's New Ombudsman: he's in charge of cleaning up ethics in gov's office. $75,000 for part-time gig. project.wnyc.org/christie/#late…