Oct. 21, 2008: American Views with Zach Fried; Storycorps

In Uncategorized on October 26, 2008 at 2:36 am

American Views with Zach Fried

The first in our American Views series, a complement to the World Views series.  The American Views series features individuals educated primarily in the U.S.  Zach went to public school in New Hampshire, Oberlin College for his BA, and the University of Michigan for a Masters in Environmental Psychology.  Zach remembers a terrible teacher from elementary school, a great environmental summer program from high school, and shares with us tips on improving your education with travel and active reading.


Adam Wilson and Veronica Ordaz join us from Storycorps, a national oral history archive project which has collected life stories from over 20,000 people across America.  We discuss the new Brooklyn outreach program with Brooklyn College, other interesting initiatives such as the Alaska initiative, and talk about what we learn from listening to each other’s stories.


To learn more, or to sign up to share your Brooklyn stories, visit Storycorps’ website or send me an email at bcthinktank@gmail.com.  You can also call:

Veronica Ordaz at Storycorps:  646-723-7020 x13

Ed Morlock at the Center for the Study of Brooklyn:  718-951-5000 x6632

Podcast for this show is unavailable.

The World Views and American Views Series

Our World Views series features interviews with individuals who have been educated primarily abroad — a complement to our American Views series.  Most participants in the World Views series have now moved to the U.S., and share with us their reflections on the widely varying experiences and schools they have encountered.

Each unique educational biography is meant to provide a prism through which we can gain insight into the many meanings of education and how it shapes us as individuals. These conversations are not meant to be sources of authoritative information on educational systems or data.

We invite you to respond to the interviews you hear by writing to us at bcthinktank@gmail.com.  If you or someone you know would be a good interviewee for either the American or World Views series, please contact us.


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