Joshua Starr, left, listens as Montgomery County school board President Patricia O'Neill speaks at a news conference on Feb. 3. Starr announced his plans to resign at the same news conference.

Joshua Starr, left, listens as Montgomery County school board President Patricia O'Neill speaks at a news conference on Feb. 3. Starr announced his plans to resign at the same news conference.

Monday, Feb 09 12 p.m. (ET)

Public School Leadership

The leadership shake-up in Montgomery County Public Schools, one of the nation's top systems, triggered discussion about the pressures on superintendents, calls for greater transparency, and concerns about the direction of large public school systems.

Monday, Feb 09 12:30 p.m. (ET)

Improving the Outlook for Male Minority Students

Kojo sits down with Robert Simmons, D.C. Public Schools' new chief of innovation and research, to find out more about how to improve outcomes for young, minority men.

Brian Williams has anchored NBC Nightly News since 2004.

Brian Williams has anchored NBC Nightly News since 2004.

Monday, Feb 09 1 p.m. (ET)

Brian Williams: Credibility, Truth and the Pursuit of Cool

NBC news' Brian Williams has temporarily stepped down as evening anchor as the network 'fact checks' his public recollections about a forced helicopter landing in Iraq and his coverage of Hurricane Katrina. We talk with media critic Erik Wemple about the way forward for Williams.

Carlene Stephens leads a tour in January of "Hear My Voice: Alexander Graham Bell and the Origins of Recorded Sound."

Carlene Stephens leads a tour in January of "Hear My Voice: Alexander Graham Bell and the Origins of Recorded Sound."

Monday, Feb 09 1:32 p.m. (ET)

Early Sound Recording: The Voice of Alexander Graham Bell

We explore how Alexander Graham Bell at his D.C. Volta Lab and enthographers at the Smithsonian Institution used early phonographs to record the human voice.

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