Not every high schooler wants to go to college - and nearly half of our jobs don't require a bachelor's degree. So, many education experts say it's time to bring vocation education back in full force instead of following a "college is for everyone" philosophy in our schools. We'll explore how vocational programs have changed, and are reshaping debates about the purpose of public schools.
Coming up Saturday, September 20th at 3pm on 90.5FM WCBE.
WCBE’s Annual Yard Sale is coming up Saturday, September 20th, from 9:00am to 1:00pm. We'll have CDs, computer gear, books, and holiday décor, plus a variety of items donated by listeners. Best of all, all purchases will benefit Central Ohio’s NPR station.
Any items not sold at the Yard Sale will be donated to Goodwill. Acceptable items include clothing and most household items. Visit goodwill.org for more information.
The face of the average college student is changing: older, working while in school, female, and a mother. On this episode of American RadioWorks, we'll explore how many universities are adapting to the needs of this new typical student.
Coming up Saturday, September 13th at 3pm on 90.5FM WCBE.
Most states have adapted "The Common Core", a series of standards for schools. Many teachers say these changes are desperately needed, but others worry that they might get in the way of better education.
Coming up Saturday, September 6th at 3pm on 90.5FM WCBE.
9am - Innovation Hub: Work, Interrupted A look at how work - and workers - are changing for the better or worse: which robots should we fear, why we might be heading for a 32 hour work week, how money doesn't make us as happy as we think, and Tom Friedman weighs in on how we should be better preparing for the future workplace.
PRX joins The Center for Investigative Reporting to reveal stories on the politics and influence around the U.S.'s drinking water...the extensive record of accidents and equipment failures in the Coast Guard...and how billions in taxpayer dollars meant for military veterans are flowing to private companies who fail our soldiers.
Sports are unquestionably America's favorite pastime. We like to think they bring us together...but they are just as likely to tear us apart. We'll explore the good, the bad, and the ugly about sports in the United States.