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CEA President Rhonda Johnson joins host Sue Misiak on Teacher Talk. She is retiring at the end of this school year and will then become Mayor Michael Coleman's Education Director. In her last appearance on Teacher Talk as CEA President, we're going to look at Rhonda's career as an education advocate and as a cheerleader for all those teachers who are dedicated to helping children.  

On this edition of Teacher Talk, host Sue Misiak speaks with Mark Real, President of KidsOhio.org. an online resource center for policy makers, educators, parents and community groups interested in improving education in Ohio. They'll discuss the defeat of the levy and what that means to the Columbus City School District, the role of charter schools and their impact, and  Mayor Coleman’s appointment of Rhonda Johnson as Education Czar.  

Tune in to 90.5FM this Monday, starting at 9am, for a variety of radio specials, including a Memorial Day documentary about the General Nelson M. Walker troopship, and music documentaries about The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Michael Jackson!

On this broadcast we’re going to learn about Triad 21. Through this program, COSI, The Columbus Museum of Art, and The Ohio Historical Society are providing professional development to help local teachers impact students’ 21st century learning.

On our last program, we learned about City Year which strives to change attitudes and help those students who may be at-risk for dropping out of school. We're going to continue the conversation as we look specifically at the City Year program at Linden McKinley STEM Academy and talk with a corps member and a student. 

Teacher Talk, March 4th, 2014: City Year

Apr 2, 2014

The slogan for City Year is - Give a Year, Change the World. That's a pretty ambitious goal and Executive Director of City Year, Todd Tuney, will explain how they intend to achieve it - right here in the Columbus City School. 

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On today's program, we consider the impact of sustainable, green buildings and how they influence teaching and learning. The guest today are Tyler Steel, President of the U.S. Green Building Council, Center Ohio Chapter. 

In the 21st century classroom, learning and technology go hand in hand. On this program, host Sue Misiak talks with Cindy Wright and 2 other Columbus City School teachers about an iPad project that is changing the way teachers teach and the way students learn. 

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Host Sue Misiak speaks with the Program Director of Mosaic, Steve Shapiro and two of his students. We discuss Mosaic, a unique program which provides a humanities-based education experience beyond the classes at their home school. It is sponsored by the Education Council. 

Teacher Talk, January 7, 2014: John Farley

Jan 7, 2014

Host Sue Misiak talks to John Farley, CEO of the Educational Council. In this interview we'll learn about the Council's efforts to prepare all students in Franklin County for success in college, careers and life through interdistrict programs and services.

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The staff here at WCBE wishes our listeners a very safe and happy New Year! Tune in to 90.5 FM to celebrate and hear great music programs!

Starting December 31st, New Year's Eve 

Here's what's coming up on WCBE from 9am to 3pm on Christmas Day! Have a safe and happy holiday!

Teacher Talk, December 17, 2013: Rhonda Johnson

Dec 18, 2013

On this edition of Teacher Talk, host Sue Misiak speaks with the president of the Columbus Education Association, Rhonda Johnson. They discuss the CEA-sponsored Martin Luther King banquet, which honors individuals who have been so important to our community and to our schools.

Teacher Talk, December 3, 2013: Dr. Dan Good

Dec 4, 2013

Host Sue Misiak speaks with Supt. Dr. Dan Good. In this interview they focus on the Good News from the Columbus City Schools - positive programs, achievements, and recognitions that don’t always make the newspapers or TV reports.

Teacher Talk, November 19th, 2013

Dec 4, 2013

The Columbus International High School is an innovative facility which opened its doors this fall on the site of the historic North High School. On Teacher Talk we’ll learn more as we talk with Principal Ameer Kim El-Mallawany and teacher Deliana Soto. 

I Know I Can's Blueprint College Program helps parents plan for their child's college education. Executive Director Katina Fullen explains that volunteers conduct workshops and provide resources to aid Columbus families. 

Tonight's program features I Know I Can, an organization which helps students get into college as well as aids them in finding  the money to pay for it. Executive Director Katina Fullen also tells us about the organization's 25th anniversary and a major gift from the Huntington. 

Celebrate this Thanksgiving Day with a cornucopia of great radio programming on WCBE, filled with our annual turkey day tradition,  an exciting locally produced music special, and more!

Dresses: Live From Studio A REPLAY

Nov 5, 2013

The band Dresses performed live from WCBE's Studio A on November 5th, 2013. Check out the performance and interview now! Enjoy! 

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

Our final conversations for the season center around where women are (and aren't) in American Woman culture...from the evolution of  Wonder Woman to a boot camp for feminism.

Airs Saturday, September 28th, at 3pm on 90.5 FM, WCBE.

Dr. Dan Good, interim Supt. of the CCS has taken the time to join host Sue Misiak on Teacher Talk to discuss the upcoming operating levy and bond issue. Through our discussion we will also learn about the man, the educator, and the administrator, Dr. Good.

  Singer, songwriter, pianist, and musical experimentalist Vienna Teng has released 4 solo albums and one live album (the latter with percussionist Alex Wong). Her sixth album, Aims, is being released this month and she will play Kent, Ohio ,on September 28. More information about her can be found at Viennateng.com. I spoke to her recently about her music, performing, and the joys of graduate school, which she’s just completed.

Host Sue Misiak speaks with Amy Burt, a CCS special education teacher. We’ll learn about the passion that Columbus educators bring to their work and Amy’s own efforts to help her students.

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9am: America Abroad: Syria and the Responsibility to Protect - This episode of America Abroad explores how the US and the international community have responded to humanitarian crises around the globe since after the Cold War, from Rwanda and Bosnia to Libya and Syria. At the heart of the program is this fundamental question: what does it take – and what should it take – for world powers to intervene to save lives?

WCBE celebrates the July 2013 induction of Royal G. "Rusty" Bryant and Rahsaan Roland Kirk into Columbus' Lincoln Theatre Walk of Fame.  Listeners can hear highlights and background historical information about the artists and the historic venue in "Artists and Their Community: Rusty Bryant and Rahsaan Roland Kirk."  This special airs Labor Day Monday morning, September 2, 2013 at 11am. Hosted by Wayne Self.

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Coming up on a special edition of JazzSet this Saturday August 24th at 3pm, host Dee Dee Bridgewaterfeatures the Marian McPartland Trio playing at The Kennedy Center, from February, 2005. 

During the show, 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. 

CEA President Rhonda Johnson is tonight's guest as we begin the 2013/2014 school year. We welcome back our students and the teaching staff. We also discuss recent personnel changes, the new interim superintendent, and the November levy.

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