Education

Issues with Charter Schools

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Mon, 12/06/2010

Stan Karp has written some of the finest education policy articles that have appeared in Rethinking Schools magazine, and he is regarded as a national expert on No Child Left Behind and Obama's Race to the Top initiative.  Here he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the limitations and problems of charter schools.  

Karp will be speaking on "Not Waiting for Superman: Who's Bashing Teachers and Public Schools -- and What Can We Do about It?" this Friday, December 10, 4-6 pm at the Jefferson High School cafeteria.

18:44 minutes (10.72 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 12/02/10 - The Arrest of Mohamed Osman Mohamud

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Thu, 12/02/2010

The arrest of Mohamed Osman Mohamud is raising troubling legal, political, social and moral questions. This week, Dave and Jo Ann examined the fallout of this incident and how we can move toward real - rather than politically expedient - solutions.

55:15 minutes (50.59 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 12/02/10

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Thu, 12/02/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What's the fallout from the Mohamed Osman Mohamud incident?

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What's the fallout from the Mohamed Osman Mohamud incident?

The Nov. 26 arrest of 19 year-old Mohamed Osman Mohamud for allegedly attempting to detonate a bomb during the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Pioneer Courthouse Square raises troubling legal, political, social and moral questions.

Did the FBI derail a dangerous plot or entrap a disaffected youth?

Steven Johnson on "Where Good Ideas Come From"

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Fri, 10/08/2010

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher speaks with writer Steven Johnson, bestselling author of "Everything Bad Is Good for You." They discuss his new book, "Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation," which looks at what sparks our great ideas?  He also sheds light on how to recognize the conditions that could spark creativity and innovation.

22:01 minutes (3.78 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 11/25/10 - Open Lines

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Thu, 11/25/2010

This week Dave hosted open lines.  Callers discussed various topics; from police issues to the TSA, to things they give thanks for.

The conversation doesn't end when the program does. You can join in additional discussion of the week's issue on our blog at kboo.fm/voicesfromtheedge  (click on the "blog" tab). You'll find additional information, important links, comments from other listeners and commentary from Jo Ann and Dave. Have a question for our guests, but can't call in during the program? Post your questions on line so we can make them a part of the Voices discussion.


Program Engineer: Steve Nassar
Audio Editor: Alicia Olson

55:20 minutes (50.67 MB)

Bread and Roses: Interview with Najmeh Modarres and Oregon Dreamers Erika and Jackie

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 11/26/2010

In a two part program we talked with
Najmeh Modarres about HIV/AIDS prevention in Botswana, where one quarter of the adult population has been affected by the disease. Najmeh is a public health educator, researcher and evaluator.
We also will discuss the Dream Act with Jackie and Erika, organizers with an Oregon group of dreamers. This legislation is intended to create a path towards legalization for thousands of undocumented youth. It will be introduced in the US Senate during the lame duck session in this coming week.
Hosted by Gabriele Ross

55:46 minutes (51.07 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour on 11/29/10

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Mon, 11/29/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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School Vouchers, Boxing Gym and the Police State.

The Old Mole for the 29th, hosted by Joe Clement, features

  • Bill Resnick and Dan Karp discussing why vouchers and charter schools are the wrong answer to the education question.
  • Movie Moles Denise Morris and Wendy Webb reviewing Boxing Gym.
  • Well Read Red Frann Michel reflecting on the Transportation Security Administration and the Police State.

Positively Revolting on 11-26-10: Micah White from Adbusters

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Fri, 11/26/2010

Micah White from Adbusters join us where we talk about culture 
jamming, Buy Nothing Day, and Carnivalesque Rebellion Week.

At the end of November, there is a week held aside for Carnivalesque Rebellion, which features Buy Nothing Day.  This is an international week of resistance to the corporate culture that would have us all on hamster wheels.  This is a week wherein all people are encouraged to reclaim their lives, dream big, and create action that supports a new way of engaging with one's life.

What have 
you done to free your mind lately?

57:25 minutes (52.57 MB)

Bread and Roses on 11/26/10

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 11/26/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Struggle for Hope: AIDS in Botswana and Dream Act in the US

In a two part program we will talk with

Najmeh Modarres about HIV/AIDS prevention in Botswana, where one quarter of the adult population has been affected by the disease. Najmeh is a public health educator, researcher and evaluator.
 
We also will discuss the Dream Act with Jackie and Erika, organizers with an Oregon group of dreamers. This legislation is intended to create a path towards legalization for thousands of undocumented youth. It will be introduced in the US Senate during the lame duck session in this coming week.
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