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All things are discussed in small town Kansas coffee bars.

First up, Counterspin, (30 min.)

This week on CounterSpin: Republican Congressman Paul Ryan is back with yet one more plan to fight poverty. And, as usual the national media are giving him plenty of attention. But is there anything new here? And what are the broad lessons—and problems—with the poverty discussions that Ryan inspires? We'll ask poverty researcher and author Stephen Pimpare.

Also this week: CNN anchor Campbell Brown is making the media rounds with a new corporate education reform group that targets teachers as the problem with public schools. But like other such reformers, Brown has no background in education, and often gets her facts wrong. Michigan State University education professor Alyssa Hadley Dunn with join us with a fact-check.

Then during the remainder of the show.

Today's featured guest, Alan Conroy, executive director Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS)

Join former state lawmaker of the old 9th district, lifelong public school teacher and administrator, Bill Otto.

Blogging recipes and state news and the names of dead pets, relatives and friends at the LeRoy Reporter web site.

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News from along the Neosho River in southeast Kansas.

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