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The amped up race to get kids into elite colleges is sending some kids to emergency rooms with panic attacks, and worse... is academic pressure pushing teenagers to the breaking point. Guest host Barbara Bogaev asks what can be done about it.

Later on the program, more than 70 years after the end of World War II, the long awaited reparations for the Comfort Women.

Producers:
Jenny Hamel
Katie Cooper
Paul von Zielbauer

Iraqi Forces Declare Victory over ISIS in Ramadi 6 MIN, 24 SEC

Iraqi government forces retook central parts of Ramadi today from the Islamic State, although pockets of resistance remain. Recovering control over that key city of would allow Iraq to cut off supply lines to Fallujah and potentially recover that city as well. Matt Bradley, Middle East correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, joins us from Baghdad with an update.

Guests:
Matt Bradley, Wall Street Journal (@MattMcBradley)

Academic Success: Are Teenagers Paying Too High a Price? 34 MIN, 52 SEC

Silicon Valley's Palo Alto school district is in crisis. The suicide rate for teenagers there is four to five times the national average. This tragic statistic has made the city a symbol of the pressure kids live under in affluent communities to get into elite colleges, to excel at everything, to succeed at all costs. This week, as high school seniors and their families gather around computers racing to finish their college applications, we ask whether the obsession with getting into the best colleges is hurting kids more than helping them, and what schools, parents and students can do lessen the stress.

Guests:
Suniya Luthar, Arizona State University
Julie Lythcott-Haims, Stanford University (formerly) (@DeanJulie)
Gwyeth Smith, Jr., independent college counselor
Carolyn Walworth, Palo Alto High School

More:
Hanna Rosin on the Silicon Valley suicides
Walworth on the sorrows, stress of young Palo Altans

How to Raise an Adult

Julie Lythcott-Haims

Controversial Comfort Women Settlement between Korea and Japan 7 MIN, 6 SEC

After seventy years, there is finally an apology and a settlement for the women forced to work in brothels for the Japanese Imperial Army during WW II.


Photo: US Army

After decades of tension, Japan and South Korea have finally agreed on a landmark settlement concerning one of the darker chapters of World War II, the so called Comfort Women, Korean women who were forced to serve as a sex slaves for the Japanese Imperial Army. As part of the settlement Japan formally apologized to South Korea for the use of the Comfort women and agreed to pay more than $8 million in compensation. Victor Cha is the director of Asian Studies at Georgetown University, and former Asia Director on the National Security Council between 2004 and 2007.

Guests:
Victor Cha, Georgetown University / Center for Strategic and International Studies (@vcgiants)

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