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Robert Shand

Coming to the end of the year is a good time to look back at some our favorite conversations of 2019, including one about the impact of science on the cold war.

We’ll also spend some time reviewing the teacher labor actions from early in the year…and spend an Academic Minute checking time on your body clock.

Roxanne Turpen for NPR

For six days last month, about 600 thousand students had their school days turned upside down as teachers in the Los Angeles school district went on strike. That follows a number of other labor actions by teachers last year.

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk about the teacher’s labor movement kin the US.

Then we’ll head to New York State, where a new program is helping some students with autism succeed in school, and a university is trying to evict a photography club from its darkroom.

And we’ll spend an Academic Minute with scary movies.