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Exactly how it sounds. Production Director Patrick Klausen makes his pick of radio shows you might not hear otherwise.
April 26, 2014
From social media campaigns to e-voting, technology has changed, and will change the way politics and campaigns are run. Grokking Democracy examines how elections and governing has changed in today’s digital world, and where they’re headed. Co-hosted by noted political journalist Jonathan Alter. (from IEEE Spectrum and the National Science Foundation)
May 3, 2014
American RadioWorks - One Child at a Time: Custom Learning in the Digital Age
Researchers have long known the best way to learn is with a personal tutor. But tutoring is expensive. Providing the benefits of tutoring to everyone hasn't been possible. Now, experts say technology creates new ways for schools to customize education for each student. This program documents the rise of so-called "personalized learning." It takes listeners to schools that are reinventing their approach to education, and explores how teaching and learning change when personalization replaces one-size-fits-all in the classroom. (from APM)
May 10, 2014
NPRs Intelligence Squared debate series – Is Russia a Marginal Power?
Disarming Syria. Asylum for Edward Snowden. Arming Iran. Deploying troops to Crimea. Is Vladimir Putin flexing his muscles while our own president fades into the background of world politics, or is it all a global game of smoke and mirrors? Is our toxic relationship something to worry about, or is Putin’s Russia fading in importance? The debaters are Ian Bremmer, Amb. Robert D. Blackwill, Edward Lucas, and Peter Hitchens.
May 14, 2014
Teenage Diaries Revisited
Radio Diaries producer Joe Richman gave tape recorders to a handful of teens and asked them to report on their own lives. Now, almost 20 years later, Joe has checked back in with Josh, still struggling with Tourette syndrome as an adult; Melissa, who was a teen mom and is now the mom of a teenager; and Juan, a Mexican immigrant who is now a father and husband...and still undocumented. (presented by Radio Diaries, in collaboration with NPR and PRX)
May 24, 2014
Studio 360’s American Icons series: The Vietnam Veterans' Memorial
How do you build a monument to a war that was more tragic than triumphant? Maya Lin was practically a kid when she got the commission to design the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall. Her minimalistic granite wall was derided by one vet as a “black gash of shame.” But inscribed with the name of every fallen soldier, it became a sacred place for veterans and their families, and it influenced later designs like the National September 11 Memorial. (from PRI)
May 31, 2014
American RadioWorks “Second Chance Diploma: Examining the GED”
Today's workers need more education and skills than ever before. But 39 million adults in the United States don't have even the most basic credential: a high school diploma. Many hope their ticket to a better job is passing a test called the GED. But critics say the test is too easy and hardly the equivalent of a high school education. This program documents how the GED – originally designed to help World War II veterans go to college – became the fallback option for millions of high school dropouts. It explores how the GED is changing and what those changes mean for millions of Americans being left behind by our changing economy. (from APM)