A Brief But Spectacular take on student representation

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As students are getting into the swing of things this fall, high-schooler Solyana Mesfin has a very unusual role. She's sitting on Kentucky's board of education and works to bridge conversations between the state's 600,000 public school students and policymakers. She shares her Brief But Spectacular take on the importance of student representation.

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    Hurricane Ian expected to make landfall in Florida this week

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    Hurricane Ian is on a collision course with Cuba and will threaten Florida after that. The storm is growing rapidly and could become a Category 4 with winds of 140 miles an hour before it reaches the U.S. mainland this week. Stephanie Sy reports.

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    Right-wing victory in Italy raises concerns across Europe

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    Italians have chosen their first far-right government since World War II. Giorgia Meloni is expected to become the first female prime minister to lead Europe’s third largest economy. Her party, Brothers of Italy, draws its roots from the country’s fascist history. Monday, she sounded a moderate tone, but as Nick Schifrin reports, her recent rhetoric has many in Italy and Europe concerned.

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    NASA spacecraft attempts to knock asteroid off course

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    NASA is trying an experiment to answer a question that’s straight out of science fiction. What could we do if a large object was hurtling through space on a collision course with Earth? Science Correspondent Miles O’Brien joined William Brangham to discuss the Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART.

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    Pandemic, Russian threats prompt Swedish doomsday preppers

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    Recent threats from Russian President Putin and the COVID pandemic are showing the world how swiftly society can grind to a halt. In Sweden, with its bid to join NATO and the war in Ukraine, citizens are being encouraged to get ready just in case. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.

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    Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Jan. 6 Committee and midterms

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    NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including the upcoming January 6 Committee hearing, its impact on the midterms and how both parties are trying to lure voters.

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