September 8, 2009 – Hour 1

In our first hour, Marc and Anthony McCarthy talk about the President’s speech to Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virgina. The speech, essentially echoing the back-to-school addresses of former presidents in encouraging students to stay involved and invested in their education, has met with tremendous controversy. Some schools refused to broadcast it; some parents kept their kids home from school to "protect" them from it.

What’s behind these extreme reactions? Genuine concern with a valid basis or rhetoric, racism, and political bias?

Written by Marc Steiner

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