CNN Radio News Day: November 16, 2012
November 16th, 2012
04:31 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: November 16, 2012

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

Here are some of the stories we cover in today's edition:

  • Fighting continued Friday between Israel and Palestinian militants. There have been more than two dozen casualties in the last 48 hours. And aggression seems to have intensified, with rocket attacks into Gaza, and the military wing of Hamas launching rockets into the city of Jerusalem. Appeals for restraint have gone unheeded, and a proposed ceasefire when Egypt's prime minister visited Gaza never happened.  CNN  Senior International Correspondent Ben Wedeman says there are more political minefields for Israel to deal with since the Arab Spring, and the last major violence in the region in 2008:

"It's a much, much more volatile region that Israel has to face, and the Israeli leadership has to realize the volatility of its neighbors could easily spill-over.  Not necessarily militarily,  but politically and make this current situation even more complicated."   FULL POST

CNN Profiles: The teacher in the one world schoolhouse
Salman Khan, founder of The Khan Academy, says he wants to have a global impact on education.
November 16th, 2012
09:54 AM ET

CNN Profiles: The teacher in the one world schoolhouse

By Michael Schulder, CNN

Follow on Twitter: @Schuldercnn

(CNN) - This is the time in the school year when parents really have a sense of whether their children are struggling academically.

For those parents whose children are having a hard time with math, and are seeking help, one name seems to be popping up more and more: Salman Khan.

Each month, 7 million children and adults log on to Sal Khan’s website, the Khan Academy, to get clear, entertaining, informal video tutorials on everything from basic addition to advanced calculus and more.

So who is Sal Khan? Where does he get his credibility?

Is it from the three degrees he earned from MIT or the Masters he received from Harvard after being raised by a single mother who struggled to make ends meet?

Is it from the raves he gets from Bill Gates who uses Khan’s online videos for his own children?

Is it because he did not create the Khan Academy to make a fortune but to have an global impact on a critical area of education?

You can judge for yourself when you listen to Sal Khan tell his story on this CNN Profile.

It all began with Sal Khan’s desire to help one young relative who was underperforming in her math class.

And then, as you will now hear, serendipity took over.

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