Education

August 29 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 08/29/2011

 Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this show deals with corporate messaging in the classroom, reducing the carbon footprints of cities, and the current movie The Help.

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55:16 minutes (31.63 MB)

Who Teaches What About Coal?

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program date: 
Mon, 08/29/2011

Scholastic Magazine was forced by activists led by our guest Bill Bigelow to take down its 4th grade curriculum created by the coal industry -- but this just the tip of the iceberg of corporate influence over what kids learn in school.  Old Mole Laurie Mercier talks with Bigelow, a long time Portland teacher and writer on education, about corporate influence in the classroom.  Two of his articles on this topic have appeared in Rethinking Schools, here and here.

14:49 minutes (8.48 MB)

Empowering Youth to End Sexual Violence - Texas Peace Project

program: 
Bread and Roses
program date: 
Fri, 08/26/2011

 Host Ashley Thirstrup interviews Ted Rutherford from the Texas Association Against Sexual Violence about his work as the Youth Outreach Specialist.  He provides training and technical assistance to participants in the Texas PEACE Project, a program to engage and support youth activists and their adult allies who are working for equality and social change to prevent sexual and dating violence.

More information about the project can be found here, including how to get a similar project started in your area!

www.taasa.org/tpp/

 

18:26 minutes (21.09 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 08/23/11

Air date: 
Tue, 08/23/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
The current austerity fetish was never a good idea, and now we know it's bad politics, too.

The austerity kick in Washington is exactly the wrong thing at the wrong time. At a time of enormous economic duress, the government is tying its own hands, robbing itself of its most effective tool in periods of high unemployment and low demand -- spending. Abandoning Keynsian economics has always carried a high human cost -- and now we know it's bad politics, too.

With Joe on hiatus, Abe surveys the economic, social and political wreckage of the new age of austerity.

"Unlimited Visibility," a history of The Washington State School For the Blind

program: 
Sounds of Awareness
program date: 
Mon, 08/22/2011

 Hosted by Paul Van Dyck

 

"Unlimited Visibility," a history of The Washington State School For the Blind, tracking the school’s 125 year history and an overview of the evolution of education of blind children in Washington State. The book is available in large print and Braille from:

27:19 minutes (25.02 MB)

UK Rising

program date: 
Wed, 08/17/2011
We talk with Zita Holburne from BARAC - Black Activists Rising Against Cuts - in the UK. You'll also hear from anti-fascist organizer Weymann Bennett and family members of people who have died in police custody in Britain, organizing for justice and police accountability.

http://collectiveresistance.com/2011/02/01/black-activists-rising-against-the-cuts/

videos from Riots, Recessions and Resistance here:

http://www.coalitionofresistance.org.uk/

57:27 minutes (52.59 MB)

Sounds of Awareness on 08/22/11

Program: 
Sounds of Awareness
Air date: 
Mon, 08/22/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
"Unlimited Visibility," a history of The Washington State School For the Blind

Unlimited Visibility," a history of The Washington State School For the Blind, tracking the school’s 125 year history and an overview of the evolution of education of blind children in Washington State. The book is available in large print and Braille from:

Washington State School for the Blind, ;2214 E. 13th Street ▪ Vancouver WA USA 98663. Telephone 360-696-6321. An audio version may be obtained by contacting the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library.

wtbbl@sos.wa.gov

Bread and Roses on 08/26/11

Program: 
Bread and Roses
Air date: 
Fri, 08/26/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Engaging Youth in Interrupting Sexual Violence

Join Bread and Roses host Ashley Thirstrup, Friday August 26th from 6:00 - 7:00pm as she speaks with Ted Rutherford from the Texas Peace Project about engaging youth to stop sexual violence. She'll also talk with Esther Nelson from Sexual Assault Resource Center about the issue of Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth in the Portland Community.

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