Internet Reading: Speeding Us Up by Dumbing Us Down?

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More and more kids spend long hours on the Internet. At the same time, reading scores are declining. Is there a connection? Does the brain work differently with a book than with a computer? What’s the impact on reading proficiency? Should schools recognize that young people are on the Internet and teach them how to use it well? Also, the scientist facing indictment in the anthrax case dies in apparent suicide, and slugger Manny Ramirez outlived his welcome from the Boston Red Sox. We hear what the LA Dodgers may be in for.

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Christian Bordal