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Teacher protests: Why now, and what's at stake? 14 MIN, 37 SEC

Teachers are striking for a second day in Oklahoma, where years of budget cuts have forced one in five schools to operate on a four-day week. In Kentucky, thousands flooded the capital over changes to their pension plans yesterday, but they’re back in class today. In Arizona, teachers are demanding a 20 percent pay hike. They’re threatening to call a strike.

Guests:
Noah Karvelis, Arizona Educators United (@Noah__Karvelis)
Madeline Will, reporter for Education Week (@madeline_will)

How a boy survived being stuck in the LA sewer 7 MIN, 43 SEC

Thirteen-year-old Jesse Hernandez was playing in Griffith Park on Easter Sunday. He was jumping on some boards, and they broke. He fell 25 feet into a network of sewage pipes. Rescuers searched for hours as Jesse was washed down the system. When they found him Monday morning, he was alert and talking.

Guests:
Laura Nelson, Los Angeles Times (@laura_nelson)

More:
13-year-old boy found 'alert and talking' after falling into Griffith Park drainage pipe

How hormones make women wiser 16 MIN, 5 SEC

People often blame hormones for mood swings, emotional breakdowns and general grumpiness. But according to the last decade of research from psychologists, hormones help women make smart choices, shape our relationships, and change our physical appearance. All that’s in the new book “Hormonal: The Hidden Intelligence of Hormones.”

Guests:
Martie Haselton, author of “Hormonal: The Hidden Intelligence of Hormones” (@haselton)

Hormonal

Martie Haselton

Elon Musk sleeps on Tesla factory floor -- should you care? 10 MIN, 16 SEC

Elon Musk is back to sleeping at the Tesla factory. “Car biz is hell,” Musk tweeted. He was responding to reports revolving the production delays with the Model 3 electric car. The last time the famous CEO kept a sleeping bag near the production line was before Tesla’s last vehicle launch—the Model X.

Guests:
Matthew DeBord, Business Insider (@mattdebord)

CREDITS

Photo: Teachers pack the state Capitol rotunda to capacity on the second day of a teacher walkout to demand higher pay and more funding for education in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S., April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Nick Oxford

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Gina Pollack
Sarah Sweeney
Michell Eloy
Amy Ta
Christian Bordal
Quinn O'Toole
Yael Even Or

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