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The latest news from Chicago Public Radio's "This American Life." Hosted by Ira Glass, "TAL" is an award-winning radio program and was also an Emmy-winning series on the Showtime network. The weekly radio show features first-person stories and short fiction pieces that are touching, funny, and surprising. Regular contributors include David Sedaris, Sarah Vowell, John Hodgman, Dan Savage, Jonathan Goldstein, and Chris Ware.
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This Week on the Radio: "Is This Working?"

October 19, 2014 - 8:00pm
Stories of schools struggling with what to do with misbehaving kids. There's no general agreement about what teachers should do to discipline kids. And there's evidence that some of the most popular punishments actually may harm kids.

Photo: a student at Lyons Community School in New York does an exercise before a student "circle." More photos here.

Broadcast October 18 to October 20

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This Week on the Radio: "Secret Identity"

October 12, 2014 - 8:00pm
A bank robber on an undercover mission. A teenage girl with the powers of a tiger. A vigilante seeking vengeance in Ciudad Juarez. All have secret identities. But not all of them chose those identities for themselves.

WEB EXTRA: A drawing by Alice Leora Briggs accompanies the text of "Diana, Hunter of Bus Drivers."

Broadcast October 11 to October 13

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VIDEO: Ira Glass on Fallon

October 9, 2014 - 12:46pm

Ira Glass was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night, talking about a Shakespeare "conTRAHversy," halloween costumes, and our new show Serial.

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VIDEO: Ira Glass on Fallon

October 9, 2014 - 12:46pm

Ira Glass was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night, talking about a Shakespeare "conTRAHversy," halloween costumes, and our new show Serial.

Part One:

Part Two:

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