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May 4, 2015

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Today on The David Pakman Show / May 4, 2015

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On the Show:

–Joel Westheimer, University Research Chair in Democracy and Education at the University of Ottawa, and author of the book What Kind of Citizen? Educating Our Children for the Common Good, joins David to discuss problems in the education system, including the repercussions of a focus on standardized testing, and the influence of religious extremists on public education

–It becomes clear that Freddie Gray did not sever his own spine

–Baltimore police officers are charged with the death of Freddie Gray; the arrest was officially an illegal one

–Corporate media is caught distorting Baltimore police violence

–Baltimore protesters shut down Fox News and Geraldo Rivera

–Noteworthy Amazon items: Bob’s Burgers, The Sims

–Two gunmen are shot dead outside a Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas

–Bernie Sanders tells some hecklers to “shut up” while answering a question about Israel

–Floyd Mayweather defeats Manny Pacquiao, earning them $200 million

–Tesla introduces a home solar battery system

–A positive voicemail; blessings to Dave

–On the Bonus Show: The Governor of Texas calls the National Guard to watch over a military drill, a gay couple is kicked out of a Texas Airbnb rental, men with multiple wives are more likely to have heart attacks, more…

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