Saturday Special

Saturday Special
10:22 am
Sun September 14, 2014

American RadioWorks - Ready to Work: Reviving Vocational Ed

A student learns welding at a vocational high school in Massachusetts.
Credit 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.

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Saturday Special
10:18 am
Sun September 7, 2014

American RadioWorks - The New Face of College

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.

Saturday Special
10:12 am
Sun August 31, 2014

American RadioWorks - Greater Expectations - The Challenge of the Common Core

Students in Kentucky taking a Common Core math test
Credit 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.

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Saturday Special
10:04 am
Fri August 29, 2014

American RadioWorks - The Science of Smart

Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah.
Credit 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.

 

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Broadcast Bits
12:05 pm
Sun August 17, 2014

Reveal 3

http://www.cironline.org/

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.

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Broadcast Bits
1:31 pm
Sun August 10, 2014

State of the Re:Union - Contested

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.

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11:26 am
Wed July 23, 2014

State of the Re:Union - Comics - With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

http://stateofthereunion.com/

Stories of real-life battles between good and evil in the world of comic books...including creators, whistleblowers, and the folks who bring comic books to life...plus people who fight for justice in their own cities.

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12:00 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

Intelligence Squared - Does Affirmative Action on College Campuses Do More Harm Than Good?

Illustration by Thomas James Intelligence Squared

Affirmative action in college admissions is meant to foster diversity, and provide equal educational opportunities. But critics claim it doesn't end up helping with either goal. Is it time to overhaul the way colleges think about affirmative action?

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Saturday Documentary Special
11:30 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Word of Mouth - Girl Power Interrupted

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.

Saturday Programming Special
11:23 am
Thu August 23, 2012

America Abroad Radio Special: The Future of NATO

America Abroad: http://www.americaabroadmedia.org/america-abroad-releases-the-future-of-nato America Abroad Media

Coming up this Saturday on America Abroad - NATO's campaign in Libya received mixed reviews, and now its forces are withdrawing from Afghanistan. This month, member countries are meeting in Chicago to talk about the alliance's future. So what's next for NATO? It's been called the most successful alliance in world history. President Obama and fellow leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty, NATO, are meeting at an important summit in Chicago this month to discuss the future of the alliance.

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