State education officials say a huge achievement gap still exists between low and higher income students and many K through 12 students struggle in science. But Colorado has made significant improvements in math scores…and, conservative Christian broadcaster James Dobson has endorsed Rick Santorum for the Republican presidential nomination for president.

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February 6, 2016 | NPR · NPR’s Ina Jaffe talks with Scott Simon about the struggle to find the right words to describe older people. Longevity and lifestyles have changed and the language hasn’t kept up.
 

February 6, 2016 | NPR · Scott Simon notes an item from the week in which a present-day mouse found its way into a mousetrap so old it’s a museum item.
 

February 6, 2016 | NPR · Scott Simon previews Super Bowl 50 with NPR’s Tom Goldman.
 

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February 6, 2016 | NPR · NPR’s Ina Jaffe talks with Scott Simon about the struggle to find the right words to describe older people. Longevity and lifestyles have changed and the language hasn’t kept up.
 

February 6, 2016 | NPR · Scott Simon announces a leave of absence to collaborate on a book with Tony Bennett.
 

February 6, 2016 | NPR · In “Shylock Is My Name,” Howard Jacobson re-imagines one of Shakespeare’s most thought-provoking characters. Scott Simon asks Jacobson about it.
 

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February 6, 2016 | NPR · These days, it’s pretty much impossible to miss a discussion on cultural appropriation. But we explore where we draw the line between what’s acceptable and what’s downright offensive.
 

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February 6, 2016 | NPR · The duo School of Seven Bells wrote its final album together in 2012. Alejandra Deheza didn’t know then that her bandmate and songwriting partner wouldn’t live to see its release.
 

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February 5, 2016 | WXPN · The Philadelphia rock band introduces songs from The Psychedelic Swamp during a hometown show at World Cafe Live.
 

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