Posts Tagged ‘Education’

Sarah Jones

August 22 . 2013

Sarah Jones with Americans United for Separation of Church and State talks about her experiences as a home schooler and an ex-Christian fundamentalist.

Mike Rose

January 30 . 2013

Mike Rose‘s, Back to School is the first book to look at schools that serve a growing population of “second-chancers,” exploring what higher education—in the fullest sense of the term—can offer our rapidly changing society and why it is so critical to support the institutions that make it possible for millions of Americans to better their lot in life.

Bob Balaban

September 14 . 2012

From award-winning actor-writer-producer-director Bob Balaban comes a hilarious new series,  The Creature From the Seventh Grade, perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Mike Lofgren, David Drew

August 14 . 2012

Mike Lofgren’s The Party Is Over is a funny and impassioned exposé of everything that is wrong with Washington. Later, David E. Drew has good news—and the tools America needs to keep competitive globally in Stem the Tide.

 

Stephanie Deustch

February 10 . 2012

Stephanie Deutsch offers a fascinating glimpse into the partnership between the founder of a black college and the president of Sears that would bring thousands of modern schoolhouses to African American communities in the rural South in You Need a Schoolhouse.

Katherine Stewart

January 26 . 2012

The Good News Club came to the public elementary school where journalist Katherine Stewart sent her children, but she soon discovered that the Club’s real mission is to convert children to fundamentalist Christianity.

Robin Cook, Amy Chua

January 5 . 2012

Best selling author Robin Cook with his latest novel, Death Benefit, then controversial author Amy Chua with  Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom.

Steven Brill, Danielle Franco-Malone

January 4 . 2012

Award-winning journalist Steven Brill takes an uncompromising look at the adults who are fighting over America’s failure to educate its children in Inside the Fight to Fix America’s Schools. Later, assessing the state of the judiciary in America with Danielle Franco- Malone of Alliance for Justice.

David Vann

December 13 . 2011

On Valentine’s Day 2008, Steve Kazmierczak killed five and wounded eighteen at Northern Illinois University, then killed himself. But he was an A student, a Deans’ Award winner. How could this happen? David Vann tells how in Last Day on Earth.

Wayne Pacelle, Natalie Hopkinson

December 8 . 2011

The government will lift the ban on killing horses for meat and Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society of the U.S. is not happy about the decision. Later, Natalie Hopkinson with the Interactivity Foundation will tell us why school choice fails.