Today's workers need more education and skills than ever before. But 39 million adults in the United States don't have even the most basic credential: a high school diploma. Many hope their ticket to a better job is passing a test called the GED. But critics say the test is too easy and hardly the equivalent of a high school education. This program documents how the GED – originally designed to help World War II veterans go to college – became the fallback option for millions of high school dropouts. It explores how the GED is changing and what those changes mean for millions of Americans being left behind by our changing economy. Link to program here.
American Radio Works
Tue, 09/10/2013 - 1:00pm
Tue, 09/10/2013 - 7:00pm
Researchers have long known the best way to learn is with a personal tutor. But tutoring is expensive. Providing the benefits of tutoring to everyone hasn't been possible. Now, experts say technology creates new ways for schools to customize education for each student. This program documents the rise of so-called "personalized learning." It takes listeners to schools that are reinventing their approach to education, and explores how teaching and learning change when personalization replaces one-size-fits-all in the classroom. Find more here.
Tue, 08/27/2013 - 7:00pm
Parenting in the age of social media has introduced a new set of complications unknown to previous generations. How much information is too much when it comes to knowing what your child is up to? How do you protect your child in an age when oversharing is the new norm? Crystal Sarakas hosts this conversation on Parenting in the Digital Age, LIVE Tuesday, August 27th at 7 p.m.
During the program, call 1-888-359-9754 , or email with your questions to : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smiley & West
Tue, 08/27/2013 - 1:00pm
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This special edition of Smiley & West will tap into the vast Tavis Smiley archive and feature highlights of the very best conversations about the March on Washington, from those who were present that day, including Odetta, Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Starkey, Clarence B. Jones, Jesse Jackson, Rev. William Sloan Coffin, Peter Jennings, Dorothy Height, Rev. Joseph Lowry, Dick Gregory, Eleanor Holmes Norton, and John Lewis.
Piano Jazz and Jazzset
Fri, 08/23/2013 - 7:00pm
Fri, 08/23/2013 - 10:00pm
Marian McPartland, who gave the world an intimate, insider's perspective on one of the most elusive topics in music — jazz improvisation — died of natural causes Tuesday night at her home in Long Island, N.Y. She was 95.
@ 7pm - We remember host Marian McPartland with a memorial program. For more than thirty years, composer and pianist Marian McPartland brought jazz into the homes of public radio listeners through her interviews and duets with some of the greatest musicians in the world. She composed piano pieces that have entered the jazz repertoire and songs—with lyrics by such stars as Johnny Mercer, Sammy Cahn, and Peggy Lee—that are considered part of the Great American Songbook. This program is hosted by Marian's longtime friend Murray Horowitz and features Marian's original compositions and musical collaborations with Sarah Vaughan, Karrin Allison, Thad Jones, Elvis Costello, and more.
@10 pm -a beautiful show featuring the Marian McPartland Trio at The Kennedy Center, February, 2005.
Marian moves through an Ellington medley to pieces by Ornette Coleman, Jerome Kern, Bix Beiderbecke/Jimmy McPartland, Mary Lou Williams. She takes a request for "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" and closes with "When the Saints" in a moving, personal arrangement. We could not ask for a better set.
Peace Talks Radio
Tue, 08/13/2013 - 1:00pm
This special looks at what are known as restorative justice programs - that attempt to do more than punish offenders who have committed crimes or wronged others. Restorative justice programs often bring offenders, victims, family members and other stakeholders in the society together to work through what happened, to identify the harm done and together to work out appropriate punishment and possible restitution. listen and read more here.
(Note: A live Community Conversation will have more on this topic at 7pm (see below). Then tune in for a documentary, “Fixing Juvie Justice” at 9pm on WSKG-TV)
Tue, 08/13/2013 - 7:00pm
Restorative justice emphasizes engaging the victim, perpetrator and community in repairing the harm caused by crime. It's an approach being used in some parts of the country to help reduce crime rates and deter young offenders from a lifetime of crime and incarceration. Crystal Sarakas hosts this program, LIVE Tuesday, August 13th at 7 p.m.
Call 1-888-359-9754 or email with your questions, email@example.com.
Tue, 07/30/2013 - 7:00pm
Experts say that early childhood education sets the standard for later in life - but for many families, the costs for that education are increasingly out of reach. Join Crystal Sarakas for this discussion on early childhood education, LIVE Tuesday, July 30th at 7 p.m.
Call 1-888-359-9754with your questions: or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Radio Works
Tue, 07/30/2013 - 1:00pm
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There’s been a quiet revolution in America’s schools over recent decades. We’ve added a whole extra grade to a child’s education: Preschool. Economists love preschool. They say it’s the smartest way to spend public money, especially in a tight economy. And they have lots of data to prove it: Preschool is perhaps the most researched idea in all of education. "Early Lessons", the RTDNA/Unity-award winning documentary, takes us back to the 1960s to tell the story of a landmark experiment that helped launch the preschool movement. Fifty years later, researchers are still learning powerful lessons for today’s youngest students.
Honest Brook Festival
Mon, 07/22/2013 - 9:00pm
Music from the 2012 Honest Brook Music Festival concert series. Recorded last summer, the series features outstanding young musicians and well-known artists in classical music. Concerts take place in a preserved dairy barn in Meredith, New York in Delaware County.
On 7/22, Soo Bae, cello; Pei-Yoo Wang, piano
For more information about the festival, including the 2013 schedule of performances, visit thier website here.