This American Life

Fridays, 7-8 p.m.; Saturdays, 2-3 p.m. on KUAR
Ira Glass

There's a theme to each episode, and a variety of stories on that theme. It's mostly true stories of everyday people, though not always. There's lots more to the show, but it's sort of hard to describe. You should listen.

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Podcasts

  • Sunday, October 19, 2014 7:00pm
    Stories of schools struggling with what to do with misbehaving kids. There's no general agreement about what teachers should do to discipline kids. And there's evidence that some of the most popular punishments actually may harm kids.

    Photo: a student at Lyons Community School in New York does an exercise before a student "circle." More photos here.