This month's show examines educational models that encourage and even require kids to make their own choices about what and how to learn. We'll visit the the Village Free School in southeast Portland, where 40 kids ages 5-18 make day-to-day plans and decisions about what topics they want to pursue and at what pace. We'll also drop in on Portland Youth Builders, an alternative program specifically designed to meet the needs of low-income students who have dropped out of high school. And we'll hear from Anna Fritz, who was a straight-A student when was inspired by the unschooling movement and decided to leave school at age 16.
Bill Resnick talks with Laura Fingerson about her book "Girls in Power: Gender, Body, And Menstruation in Adolescence"--has the "curse" been lifted? Denise Morris and Jerry Tucker of the Conference for Labor Renewal discuss the loss to labor in the auto workers' contracts. Laurie King tells Bill Resnick why Earl Blumenhauer should not have supported the latest Latin American bilateral trade deals. And Clayton Morgareidge gives the Mole's Good News.
On the October 4th Recovery Zone, host Stephanie Potter featured Michael Marx, Executive Director of Corporate Ethics International. Based here in Portland, CEI is building a global citizens' movement to bring corporations back under control. Find out more at http://corporateethics.org/
The world's largest counter-terror exercise is centered next week in Guam, Arizona, and...Portland? As thousands of armed government agents descend on PDX, can we be sure no "false flag" event will ensue?