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The Spot 11.7.13 Civics & Sirens
Youth Radio podcast: Civic Education for a New Generation
Contrary to popular belief, nearly 90 percent of high school students take a civics class. But what's the quality of those classes? This week's Youth Radio podcast looks at how racial and political diversity in the classroom affects what young people learn about politics and society.
99% Invisible: Symphony of Sirens
Thanks in part to the siren, the world of the the early 20th Century had become a lot louder than any time in human history. And he sirens that people heard in cities all over the world sounded nothing like the Siren songs of Greek myth. At least to most. One man, a composer named Arseny Avraamov, heard music in the cacophony of the modern world.