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Airing on Monday, June 15, 2015: As more schools invest in technology, a new sort of digital divide has emerged. Kids may have access to the internet and the latest devices in class, but almost a third of families don’t have broadband access at home. Marketplace’s Amy Scott returns to Oyler School in Cincinnati, where kids are getting a taste of what they’ve been missing. Next: if you’ve watched “The Sopranos,” you’ve seen the Pulaski Skyway in the opening credits. The New Jersey bridge, the country’s first “superhighway,” is falling apart. And when a $1.2 billion rehab is complete, the skyway will still be obsolete. As part of our series “Weak Link,” we explore. 




Segments From this episode

The Pope's thoughts on climate change are leaked

by Kai Ryssdal and Scott Tong Jun 15, 2015
An Italian magazine publishes a 192-page draft that calls for 'urgent action.'

AIG bailout trial: a partial moral victory

by Tracey Samuelson Jun 15, 2015
Hank Greenberg 'wins the battle but loses the war.'
Final Note

Welcome to the party, Jeb

by Kai Ryssdal Jun 15, 2015
Bush announced his presidential bid ... and apparent obsession with 'Die Hard.'

China helps 'Jurassic World' devour the box office

by Adriene Hill Jun 15, 2015
The action film's opening sets an international record.

Why Target is selling its pharmacies to CVS

by Annie Baxter Jun 15, 2015
The deal will give customers access to more drugs, services — and shopping.
One School, One Year

Bridging the edtech gap from Oyler School to home

by Amy Scott Jun 15, 2015
Students without devices or broadband access at home can fall behind.
The Weak Link: The state of infrastructure

U.S. is locked in to an aging highway system

by Adam Allington Jun 15, 2015
Even after rehab, New Jersey's Pulaski Skyway will be functionally obsolete.

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Sunrise The Kooks
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Andy Last Dinosaurs
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Burning The Whitest Boy Alive
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