Education

The Death and Life of the Great American School System

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Mon, 10/04/2010

Bill Resnick interviews Diane Ravitch about the subject of her new book, "The Death and Life of the Great American School System." Writing from decades of experience with testing- and market-oriented education policies --- originally as a proponent --- Ravitch argues that a dearth of evidence shows them to be abysmal failures that undermine the cooperation essential to a thriving education system. Perhaps more controversial is the critical lens she puts over charter schools, which in her assessment do not on the whole prove to be more effective than public-schools.

 

Diane Ravitch is a historian of education and former United States Assistant Secretary of Education, and is now a research professor at New York University.

16:08 minutes (9.23 MB)

Latino Community Leader Roundtable

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Fri, 10/01/2010

Natalie Butto hosts a Latino leadership roundtable including:

Patricia Martinez - founding Chair of Latino Fund of Oregon; associate faculty at Marylhurst University; former Executive Director for Oregon Council for Hispanic Advancement; and an educator with 25 years experience as a teacher, principal, and district administrator.

Steven Bender - University of Oregon Law school Professor; Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs appointee; co-president of SALT (Society of American Law Teachers); and author of several books encompassing legal, cultural, and historical issues involving Latino(a)s including just released "Tierra y Libertad: Land, Liberty, and Latino Housing".

27:12 minutes (24.91 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 09/30/2010

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Thu, 09/30/2010

Lies, damn lies and export statistics: A conversation about the impact of free trade agreements on our communities

President Obama recently announced plans to push through the Korea Free Trade Agreement immediately after the November election. This latest agreement is part of the president's stated goal of creating new jobs through a doubling of the nation's exports. Fair trade advocates say the Korea Free Trade Agreement is just more of the Bush-Clinton trade policy that has resulted in local job loss, erosion of environmental safeguards and the transfer of more wealth and power to Wall Street.

51:14 minutes (46.92 MB)

Bread and Roses on 10/01/10

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 10/01/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Special needs and community opportunities

Special Needs: We'll examine community resources and opportunities for adults and children with developmental disabilities. Call in!

The Melting Pot on 10/12/10

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The Melting Pot
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Tue, 10/12/2010 - 7:00pm - Wed, 10/13/2010 - 12:00am
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Dont Miss the 4 Hour Thievery Corporation Special on THE MELTING POT 8-10pm (PST) 10/12/2010

TUNE IN TUESDAY 10.12.2010 7-Mid (pst) for a 4 hour THIEVERY CORPORATION SPECIAL!!!

 

Join your host Dr. J as he takes you on a Musical Journey through time and place. A virtual "Thievery" timeline starting in D.C. circa 1996 and touches down on the sounds of multiple cultures taking you up to today. Focusing on Lp's, Remixes, Singles, Collabs and the brand new soundtrack to "BABYLON CENTRAL"  a brand new film by Eric Hilton one half of The Corporation...

If you like Downtempo, Dub, Bossa, Jazz, Afrobeat, Hip Hop, Lounge, Soul or know someone who speaks French, Spanish, Hindi, Portuguese or English (to name a few) this may be the show for you...

Community Grooves on 10/01/10

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Fri, 10/01/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Latino leadership roundtable

Natalie Butto hosts a Latino leadership roundtable including:

Patricia Martinez - founding Chair of Latino Fund of Oregon; associate faculty at Marylhurst University; former Executive Director for Oregon Council for Hispanic Advancement; and an educator with 25 years experience as a teacher, principal, and district administrator.

Steven Bender - University of Oregon Law school Professor; Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs appointee; co-president of SALT (Society of American Law Teachers); and author of several books encompassing legal, cultural, and historical issues involving Latino(a)s including "One Night in America: Robert Kennedy, Caeser Chavez, and the Dream of Dignity".

September 27 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 09/27/2010

 Norm Diamond hosts this edition of the Mole with a look at the opportunities and challenges for progressive, liberating eduation.  Norm talks with two local highschool teachers about the use of role playing in helping students to see the world from the perspective of indigenous peoples.  Educator Sonia Nieto discusses her work in encouraging and supporting good teachers.   Well-read Red Frann Michel looks at Ethnic Studies week and the reasons for it.  And Bill Resnick talks with journalist David Moberg about Arne Duncan, the Chicago Schools, and the limits of charter schools.  

55:37 minutes (31.82 MB)
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