6pm - 7pm
Exactly how it sounds. Production Director Patrick Klausen makes his pick of radio shows you might not hear otherwise.
September 20, 2014
NPRs Intelligence Squared debate series - Should we embrace the Common Core?
In K-12 education, there is nothing more controversial than the Common Core State Standards, national academic standards in English and math. Adopted by more than 40 states, they were developed, in part, to address concerns that American students were falling behind their foreign counterparts and graduating high school without the necessary skills for college and the workforce. But is this the reform we’ve been looking for?
THE MOTION - Embrace the Common Core
FOR - Carmel Martin, Exec. VP, Center for American Progress and Fmr. Assistant Secretary of Education
Michael Petrilli, President, Fordham Institute & Co-Editor, Knowledge at the Core
AGAINST - Carol Burris, Principal, South Side High School & Blogger, Washington Post's "Answersheet"
Frederick Hess, Resident Scholar and Director of Educational Policy Studies, AEI
September 27, 2014
The Kitchen Sisters – Hidden Kitchens World
From Mafia kitchens in Sicily to Dissident Kitchens in the Soviet Union. From the seldom-heard saga of Turnspit Dogs in Medieval England to the little-known tale of "The Indiana Jones of the Plant World" who introduced exotic date palms from the Middle East to the Coachella Valley.
In Mexico, we travel to the town of Tequila to meet The Tequila Chamber of Commerce. In France, we go underground into the world of Atomic Wine: a story of wine, war and counterfeiting. In Lisbon we uncover The Kiosk Strategy, a new kitchen vision to bring public culture back to the plazas of Portugal. In Sydney Aunty Beryl brings us to the first Aboriginal Cooking Academy in Australia. And back in the U.S. we stop at The Chocolate University in Missouri and in Las Vegas we go prowling with The Food Detective. (Distributed by PRX)