American RadioWorks

Thursday, November 20 at 7:00 pm:

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt were the "first couple" of American radio. From the 1920s through FDR's fourth term, the president and first lady used this extraordinarily powerful new medium to win elections, combat the Great Depression and rally the nation to fight fascism.

Ready To Work: Reviving Vocational Ed

Aug 13, 2014

Thursday, October 16 – 1 p.m.

From American RadioWorks: Vocational education was once a staple of American schooling, preparing some kids for blue-collar futures while others were put on a path to college. Today that kind of tracking smacks of classism. "College for all" is the new mantra. But not everyone wants to go to college, and nearly half of jobs don't require a bachelor's degree. Many experts say it's time to bring career and technical education back.

The New Face of College

Aug 13, 2014

Wednesday, October 15 – 1 p.m.

From American RadioWorks: The 21st-century college student is likely to be older than traditional students. She's more likely to be female, working, and Hispanic or African-American. She's more likely to be a mom. She's less likely to attend college full time or finish in four years. 

Tuesday, October 14 – 1 p.m.

From American RadioWorks: There's plenty of controversy surrounding the Common Core, a new set of education standards adopted by most states. Getting less attention is what the standards actually say, and the fact that many teachers like them. 

The Science of Smart

Aug 13, 2014

Monday, October 13 – 1 p.m.

From American RadioWorks: Until recently, we didn't know much about the best ways to learn. Now that's changing. Over recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. 

Second Chance Diploma: Examining the GED

Sep 10, 2013
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Thursday, September 12 at 7 p.m.

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Thursday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m.