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Native Son is Richard Wright's novel about a young man in the ghetto who turns to murder; was an overnight sensation when it was first published in 1940. But some think Native Son exploited the worst stereotypes of black youth. We trace the line from Bigger Thomas to Notorious B.I.G., and visit a high school drama class acting out Native Son as a way to grasp the racism their grandparents experienced.

American RadioWorks

This documentary traces the last 50 years of black history through stirring, historically important speeches by African Americans from across the political spectrum. 

Tonight on The World, show producer Jeb Sharp introduces listeners to some women in Cape Town whose lives illustrate the kind of dislocation and violence families experiences under apartheid and how the effects linger in their lives today.

Happy New Year! Enjoy the first day of the new year with great specials on 90.5 FM! Here's the on-air schedule:

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Happy Holidays! Here are all of the radio specials coming your way, from WCBE to you, on December 25th! Eat, drink, listen, and be merry!

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas performed live from Studio A on December 1st, 2014! Check out the amazing performance and interview again, right here on Live from Studio A REPLAY.

Do you like what you hear?  Let us know what you think about WCBE's online Live From Studio A REPLAY series!

Jess Klein: Live from Studio A REPLAY

Dec 1, 2014

Jess Klein played live from Studio A on December 1st, 2014! Check out this amazing performance once again, right here on Live from Studio A REPLAY!

Do you like what you hear?  Let us know what you think about WCBE's online Live From Studio A REPLAY series!

Sierra Hull: Live from Studio A REPLAY

Nov 30, 2014

Sierra Hull performed live from Studio A on November 11, 2014. Check out some unreleased material right on on Live from Studio A REPLAY.

Do you like what you hear?  Let us know what you think about WCBE's online Live From Studio A REPLAY series!

Forest and the Evergreens once again performed from our studio on November 21st, 2014! Check out this amazing performance once again!

Do you like what you hear? Let us know what you think about our online Live from Studio A REPLAY series!

Coming up this Saturday morning at 10am on WCBE, Car Talk  will air a tribute show this weekend in which Ray will share news of Tom's passing with listeners and remember some of his brother's most spectacular moments on air. 

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Summer is Gone, fall is upon us. Join John Diliberto in the changing of seasons for an Echoes Autumnal Equinox soundscape.  We’ll be hearing music for the passing of summer and sounds celebrating the changing of colors and the coming harvest as we begin our descent into winter. That's coming up on Echoes, Tuesday, September 23rd, starting at 10pm, on 90. FM WCBE.

Emily Hanford

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.

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.

Emily Hanford

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.

Stephen Smith

Scientists have opened new avenues into how the brain works, and how we can learn better. We'll visit the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the classroom.

Coming up Saturday, August 30th at 3pm on 90.5FM WCBE.

 

Update 8/27/2014 2:16PM

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Andrew Bennett grew up hearing his mother talk about the 1964 New York World's Fair. In 1984, she took the family to that year's fair in New Orleans. But times had changed: There was nothing there he hadn't already seen on television.

Today would be even worse. It would be all but impossible to re-create the sense of discovery his mother got from the 1964 fair.

"What made it so exotic and extraordinary is a mouse click away now," says Bennett.

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