In South Korea, direct physical punishment was banned in all schools last month. And now teachers and students there are mixed over what alternative should take its place. From Seoul, reporter Jason Strother has the story.
Host Marco Werman speaks with journalist Mark Hertsgaard about his new found sense of urgency in reporting on climate change since becoming a father. Hertsgaard is the author of the new book "Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth."
President Obama said in his address to the nation last night that the nation's public schools must place more emphasis on math and science. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Yong Zhao, professor of education at the University of Oregon.
In her new book 'Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,' Amy Chua writes about the Chinese style of parenting ? driving kids hard and demanding perfection. As The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports, parents in China are moving away from that style of parenting.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with writer Seth Mnookin about his new book, ?The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science and Fear.' Mnookin explores why an anti-vaccination campaign has been so powerful, even though it was based on fraudulent science.
The World's Marco Werman listens to the new CD by Italy's Carmen Consoli. It features a sonf ?Mio Zio,? or my uncle, about child sexual abuse. The song got US rocker Patti Smith up on stage to sing it with Consoli at a concert last summer.
It's estimated that about half of the agricultural workforce in the United States is here illegally. One Midwestern goat farmer thought that the system was unfair to his Mexican workers. So, he moved to Mexico. The World's Jason Margolis has more.
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