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Insight: Digital Textbooks / Alternative Education: Homeschooling / Author Jeffrey Littorno / Sound Advice: World Music


 
 
Digital Textbooks - As much as teachers and parents would like to see children spending less time on computers and tablets it seems a transition to digital textbooks in K-12 education is inevitable. But will the switch to digital save money? Will it help teachers? Do students need more screen time? Educators from around the country are in Washington D.C. Thursday asking these questions and discussing the future of digital textbooks. We'll speak with the superintendent of Napa County schools, Barb Nemko, and the director of technology and assessment at Placer Union High School District, Gregg Ramseth, about the transition from traditional texts in Northern California.
 
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Alternative Education: Homeschooling - In this installment of our occasional series on alternative education, we're looking at one of the most hands-on forms of education for parents: homeschooling. Superintendent of Horizon Charter Schools Craig Heimbechner joins us to explain.
 
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Author Jeffrey Littorno - Is evil always easy to recognize? Maybe not. Jeffrey Littorno uses his website to explore the role of horror in our lives. Fascinated by the genre from a young age, he ponders: why do people love to be scared. He's explored the genre in two self-published books, "Bloom's Desk" and "Soul Hostage," which was just released. He's also working on a new novel, "The Uncommon Cold." We'll talk with Littorno about his work and why he's so fascinated by being scared.
 
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Sound Advice: World Music - In this week's Sound Advice, Capital Public Radio's Afternoon Classical Host Cale Wiggins joins us with a variety of music from around the world to spice up your record collection. We'll hear selections from The Bombay Royal, Nynke, Ballake Sissoko and Tim Maia.
 
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Thursday, April 11, 2013
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