A celebration of civil rights: Susan Banyas and The Hillsboro Story
Two months after the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision legally ending school segregation, the county engineer of Hillsboro, Ohio - a white man determined to force integration in the segregated town - set fire to Lincoln School, the town's "colored" elementary school. The two-year protest lead by five African American mothers to carry forward the struggle sparked by that fire drew the NAACP's Thurgood Marshall and led to Clemons v. Board of Education the first test case for Brown in the North.
What were voters thinking? Jo Ann and Dave sort through the midterm election rubble to find out!
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How higher education is shaping cycling's future and the new Tri-Met Bike and Ride.
This Wednesday Jessica Robert's is our special co-host taking a look at how higher education is shaping the future of cycling. Portland State Universtity Transportation Options Manager Ian Stude and Lynn Weigand of Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI) join us. Later in the show we'll take a peek at the new Tri-Met Bike and Ride program with Colin Maher, director of the program.