Talk Radio: REAL Prep Charter Academy Debacle.

program date: 
Fri, 09/23/2011
58:57 minutes (53.97 MB)

Talk Radio on 09/23/11

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Fri, 09/23/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The R.E.A.L. Prep Charter Academy - What Happened & Why?

On this special KBOO program, hosts Nia Lewis & Paula Small take a closer look at the Recording, Arts, Entertainment & Literacy (REAL) Prep Charter Academy, which had an opening date of Monday, September 12, 2011.

But, the Portland Public Schools made a decision on Thursday, September 8, 2011 to suspend the school's opening, citing financial irregularities & leadership problems. The school may have its charter revoked and the founder, Erica Jayasuriya is unavailable for comment to the media.

Guests will be:

Writers on Craft

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Suzanne LaGrande talks with writers about the craft of writing and the creative process.
with Suzanne LaGrande

Writers on Craft: a weekly podcast

Prog Audio

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News & Public Affairs

Voices from the Edge 09-08-11

program date: 
Thu, 09/08/2011
How should we respond to the Jefferson student shootings?
56:19 minutes (51.57 MB)

Laura Kina, visual artist and scholar of Asian-American and Mixed-Race Studies

APA Compass
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Fri, 09/02/2011

APA Compass' Andrew Yeh speaks with artist Laura Kina.

15:50 minutes (14.5 MB)

August 29 Old Mole Variety Hour

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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?

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

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!


18:26 minutes (21.09 MB)
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