In thrall to those who want to take public schools out of public hands and make a profit from them, the mass media is filled with claims that public schools and teachers are failing. David Berliner talks here with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick and makes it clear that public schools are actually doing much better than the critics claim, often outperforming private charter schools. Berliner is a co- author of 50 Myths and Lies That Threaten America's Public Schools: The Real Crisis in Education. 19:05 minutes (10.92 MB)
Tom Becker hosts this episode, which includes a discussion of the fight for the $15/hour minimum wage in Portland and beyond, a report on economics students around the world demanding alternatives to failed neoclassical orthodoxies, a review of a memoir of life in the West, and a discussion of the use of Title IX to address sexual violence on college campuses.
Erin Yanke of the KBOO Youth Collective was lucky to join Michelle Swinehart at HB Lee Middle School to do an artist residency with the student of Robert Walters Art Classes! Here is the piece we played on the air during the KBOO Youth Collective show.
All audio will be posted on the KBOO website before the end of the school year.
Caldera will host the Portland Student Showcase at Weiden and Kennedy on June 5, 2014 at 5pm
Kathleen O'Brien is a Democrat running for the seat in House District 42. She talked with Don Merrill about her passion for the rights of the disabled, her desire to advance the Progressive agenda in the Oregon legislature and her determination to better support teachers and reduce class size. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
28:00 minutes (25.63 MB)
A measure on the ballot in southwest Oregon's Jackson County seeks to ban the cultivation and propagation of genetically modified crops in the county. KBOO's Sam Bouman speaks with Elise Higley of Our Family Farms Coalition, which is leading the initiative, for more information on the measure, the agricultural situation in Jackson County, and how residents are reacting to the vast amounts of money being poured into opposing this local measure by Monsanto and other big agribusinesses.
36:28 minutes (16.69 MB)