Fears over freedoms in Russia post-Olympics

HOST INTRO: The 2014 Winter Olympics is certainly making its way to the history books as a controversial parade of expensive logistical fiascos. With the Games coming to an end on Sunday, recent arrests over peaceful protests have made people concerned about the future of human rights in Russia. Rachel Vianna reports on the crackdown […]

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Obama’s core curriculum draws criticism

HOST INTRO: As debates continue across the country around the roll-out of the Obama administration’s Common Core curriculum, one issue is in the limelight in New York. Teacher performance and how it is measured using the newly designed standardized test scores. Poppie Mphuthing has more. President Obama’s Common Core curriculum was designed to education standards […]

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Full broadcast February 14, 2014

BILLBOARD Friday February 14, 2014 POPPIE: It’s Friday, February 14th on Uptown Radio. Welcome to our first broadcast of 2014. I’m Poppie Mphuthing. CLAIRE: And I’m Claire Pires. On today’s show… the FDA has launched its first ever anti-smoking campaign. It’s aimed directly at today’s teenagers. AX: “Each generation of youth requires its own special […]

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