This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee, Michel Martin is away. Coming up, the images of the Civil Rights Movement have been captured in photographs, and in a moment - minutes, we'll hear from artist Faith Ringgold about telling that history through paintings. But first, we turn to a new phase in broadcast television. The cable TV channel Al Jazeera America launches tomorrow.
Second-grade teacher Vickie Boudouris goes over a worksheet in an English-learner summer school class at the Cordova Villa Elementary School in June, in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Under Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed budget, California schools will receive an additional $3.6 billion this year, with much of it targeted to the neediest students.
As the school year begins, districts in cities such as Oakland, Fresno and Los Angeles have not gone on a hiring spree.
But they might soon.
California has revamped its school funding formula in ways that will send billions more dollars to districts that educate large numbers of children who are poor, disabled in some way or still learning to speak English.
It's an approach that numerous other states, from New York to Hawaii, have looked into lately. But none has matched the scale of the change now underway in the nation's largest state.
From the 2012 Plaza Classic Film Festival, Charles talks onstage to legendary actress Eva Marie Saint about her role in Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 film "North by Northwest." She talks about the kissing scene between herself and Cary Grant, the homosexual undertones between the characters played by James Mason and Martin Landau, and filming the famous Mount Rushmore scene. In this online-only extended interview, Eva Marie talks about having Hitchcock buy her all manner of dresses, shoes, and jewelry for her part in the film. Plus, Chuck impersonates Cary Grant and James Mason!
Sweden's Emma Green Tregaro sports red nails as she waits to compete in the women's high jump final at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow. Green Tregaro was told her rainbow-colored nail violated track's rules against political statements.
Emma Green Tregaro, the Swedish athlete who painted her fingernails the colors of a rainbow to show support for gay rights, has repainted her nails red, after track and field's governing body warned that her nails flouted its ban on political statements at events.
Green Tregaro, who finished fifth in the high jump Saturday at the world championships in Moscow, had initially painted her fingernails as a subtle way to protest Russia's recent passage of a law banning gay "propaganda."
Louie talks to Izzy Mora, communications and development director for the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation, about the nonprofit organization, its various programs designed for cancer patients, their families and caretakers, and more. The conversation also embraces the annual "Keep On Dancing" cancer survivorship conference being held on Saturday, August 24th, at the Wyndham Hotel from 8AM to 5PM.
Denise & Norma talk about the upcoming Master Gardener class. Applications are still being accepted for their next series of classes which are set to begin in September. Master Gardeners volunteers receive extensive training in plants, trees, fertilizers, and much, much more, and share the information with the community at various events, including the Native Plant Sale at UTEP and the Ardovino's Farmers Market. No gardening experience is necessary! Just an enthusiasm to learn. The application deadline is August 20. More information and a link to the application is avaiable here: http://elp.tamu.edu/horticulture/
An Egyptian Apache helicopter flies over a crowd of pro-military demonstrators at Tahrir Square in Cairo on July 26. U.S. firms supply military hardware to the military, including the Apache helicopters.
In a rebroadcast from Jan. 17, 2010, Keith talks with Stephen Lippard, professor of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Lippard talks about the use of platinum drugs to treat cancer, and how platinum interacts with cancer cells. http://web.mit.edu/lippardlab/aboutsjl.html