posts tagged education

10/2/17 // Jeff Abbott on Corruption in Guatemala

Jeff Abbott joins us to discuss Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales’ blatant corruption and the popular uprising against it. Also, Morning John on the ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico, and looking at… | listen

8/29/17 // Furen Dai

Furen Dai is a Chinese born artist who currently lives and works in Boston. She spent years as a professional translator before deciding to pursue an art career that is inspired by cultural history… | listen

8/25/17 // Criminalizing Children with Mental Illness

Kristina Kopic joins us to discuss a new study on the criminalization of children with mental illness. Also, it’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here! Jesse Myerson, via Twitter | listen

8/11/17 // Ep 18 // Anti-Choice Democrats / DOJ vs. Affirmative Action / ‘Good Time’

Rena Karefa-Johnson on anti-choice Dem candidates and DOJ targeting affirmative action; Jacqueline Soller on ‘Good Time’ starring Robert Pattinson; John Knefel on white resentment in the White House; sneak peak of Re-TROS BTR Live Studio session. | listen

7/31/17 // Terry Clower on Well-Run Cities

Terry Clower joins the show to discuss WalletHub's recent ranking of the best- and worst-run cities in the United States. | listen

7/24/17 // Marty West on Child Retention

Marty West joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the effects of test-based retention of 3rd graders in Florida. | listen

7/21/17 // Ep 15 // Jeff Nazareno on K-pop / ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ / ‘Lady Macbeth’

Jeff Nazareno on K-pop and KCON; Charles Hinshaw on 'War For The Planet of the Apes' and 'Lady Macbeth;' preview of Brian Hill and the Noh Starrs on BTR Live Studio; Molly Knefel on Dept of Ed and "men's rights" | listen

6/14/17 // Matthew Barr, Part II: Multiplayer Game Skills

Matthew Barr discusses his belief in moderation and discipline with video games, and why his study focused primarily on multiplayer games. | listen

6/13/17 // Matthew Barr, Part I: Video Games Develop Educational Skills

Matthew Barr joins the show to discuss his paper on how video games can help develop educational skills like communication, adaptability, and resourcefulness. | listen

5/23/17 // Michael Kirk on “Bannon’s War”

Michael Kirk on tonight’s Frontline documentary Bannon’s War, John on Trump’s speech in Saudi Arabia, and Trump’s cuts to the education budget.     Photo credit: Twitter (@KDGKirk) | listen

4/14/17 // Ep 1 // Free College, Streaming Music, and Colossal

For our inaugural episode, we welcome Oriana Leckert and Matt Ruby. With the dawning of “free” four year college in New York State, we discuss the value of a college education, some of the… | listen

4/13/17 // Molly Knefel on Betsy DeVos and Public Education

Molly Knefel -- one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch -- takes a closer look at Betsy DeVos and the stances she’s begun to unveil in the… | watch

3/23/17 // Molly Knefel on How Trump's Budget Targets After-School...

Molly Knefel -- one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch -- discusses how the new proposed budget recently released by the Trump Administration… | watch

3/17/17 // Trump’s budget

Trump’s budget proposal takes aim at after school, heating assistance, and Meals on Wheels, his new Muslim ban is blocked by a federal judge in Hawaii, and a Times op-ed challenges parents of white… | listen

3/16/17 // Preston Green on Charter Schools

Dr. Preston Green on how charter schools are like Enron, a look at the latest round of weirdos hired by Trump, and the BBC family speaks. Photo credit: Preston Green (Twitter) | listen

2/28/17 // Gender Identity

BTRtoday writer and podcaster Taia Handlin joins the show to discuss gender identity, common misconceptions therein, and the recent removal of federal protections of transgender students in schools. | listen

12/16/16 // Education & Consumption

Lynn Walsh talks about potential changes and refocusing in journalism education, how we can become more responsible consumers of media, and the environment for journalists in a post-truth world. | listen

9/16/16 // Economic Segregation in Connecticut Schools

Two schools in Connecticut highlight the enduring problem of school segregation, Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Ash Carter disagree on cooperation with Russia in Syria, and… | listen

6/12/16 // HELPING CHILDREN SUCCEED- WHAT WORKS AND WHY

In Helping Children Succeed, Paul Tough takes on a new set of pressing questions: What does growing up in poverty do to children’s mental and physical development? How does adversity at home affect their success in the classroom, from preschool to high school? And what practical steps can the… | listen

6/7/16 // Marcy Wheeler joins us

Marcy Wheeler joins us to discuss how Edward Snowden told the NSA about his concerns before going public, looking at the challenges facing homeless youth in New York City, and the radical politics of Muhammad Ali.   | listen

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