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From The Newsroom: Where 'Home Rule' Came From; The Dark Side Of 'Kawaii' Art

Allison V. Smith
for NPR
Former US Education Secretary Margaret Spellings talks to Rick Holter in today's Friday Conversation.

In today's Morning Edition local block from the KERA Newsroom: We’ve been following the plan to remake Dallas ISD schools known as “home rule.” Rick Holter gets to the source of the controversial plan and talks to someone who had a major role in writing the home rule law: Former US Education Secretary Margaret Spellings. She now heads the George W. Bush Presidential Center. And Jerome weeks finds the dark side of world-renowned Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, who makes childlike, whimsical images in the "kawaii" style and just screened his debut children’s film Jellyfish Eyes at the Dallas Museum of Art. 

Lyndsay Knecht is assistant producer for Think.