Kojo chats with two reporters who spent the past year following the launch of Ron Brown College Preparatory High School, D.C.'s new school for boys of color. Their stories are now featured in "Raising Kings," a collaboration between NPR and Education Week.
Rekindle your romance with The Computer Guys. In honor of Valentines Day, we’ll get low-cost high-impact tech ideas for showing friends and family how much you care. We’ll explore tech products you love-to-hate (or hate-to-love). And John, Bill & Allison will answer your questions.
- John Gilroy WAMU Computer Guy; and Director of Business Development at SolutionsDevelopers
- Allison Druin WAMU Computer Gal; and Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Maryland
- Bill Harlow WAMU Computer Guy; and Hardware & Software Technician for MACs & PCs at Mid-Atlantic Consulting, Inc.
Scam of the Month
What does a Netbook really cost?
The pitch: Verizon sells a netbook for $150 – normal cost $300. However, in order to get this discount, you need the data plan. Bottom line: it can cost $1600 for a two-year plan! Analogy: The cheap laser printer where the profit is in the supplies.
Tip of the Month
A fast, free, effective uninstaller.
Items Mentioned on Today’s Show
iPhone Apps for Valentine’s Day
The Love Calculator
New Developments in Phones and iPhones
Groundhog Day Mystery: Disappearing Books?
Macmillan Books Gone from Amazon.com
Worst-named Tech Products of All-Time
Tivoli’s iYiYi iPod Player
Verizon, or any brand name that’s made-up and doesn’t mean anything.
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