CAREY ON NPR…. Kevin Carey, the policy director of Education Sector, an independent think tank in Washington, will be on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” this afternoon, starting around 3 p.m. (eastern).

He’ll be talking about his piece in the latest issue of the Washington Monthly, “College for $99 a Month,” on the next generation of online education. It’s a really interesting look at how online courses pose a credible threat to traditional, brick-and-mortar institutions.

Tune in or listen online. Definitely worth checking out.

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Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.