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Obama Goes To College


President Obama delivered both the Howard and Rutgers University commencement speeches.

Jelani Cobb, associate professor of history and the director of the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut and staff writer for The New Yorker, and Richard Lau, professor of political science at Rutgers, discuss President Obama's speeches.

And listeners who were at either speech call in to tell us what stuck with them.


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 2016-05-16  36m