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Nov. 25, 2008: Study Abroad in China

In Uncategorized on November 29, 2008 at 12:49 am

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We talk for the full hour with three students from Brooklyn College’s Study Abroad in China Program. Nate Samuel, Sandy Cho, and Alexandr Pitykin talk with us about Professor Shuming Lu’s amazing month-long program. We discuss the high points from their memories and what they took back from their travels in China.


Nov. 18, 2008: World Views with Kelvin Gift; David Faed on student veterans

In Uncategorized on November 20, 2008 at 3:21 am

World Views with Kelvin Gift

Kelvin was born and educated primarily in Trinidad, but continued his education here in Brooklyn. Kelvin speaks with us about corporal punishment, the high standards in Trinidad, and opportunity here in Brooklyn.

David Faed on Student Veterans

David Faed is a student at Brooklyn College, and a veteran of the U.S. Marines. David speaks with us about his experiences in the Marines stationed in Hawaii, what it’s like now being an student at Brooklyn College, and resources for veterans.

Podcast of 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 statistics.

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.

Nov. 11, 2008: Radio talk with Prof. Mark Boutros

In Uncategorized on November 13, 2008 at 3:42 am

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On the fortieth anniversary of Brooklyn College’s radio station, we talk with Prof. Mark Boutros, faculty advisor to the radio station. The conversation included zombie shows, Russian history, Catholic monks, famous Brooklyn College radio alum, and the future of radio.

An interview with Marine veteran and Brooklyn College student David Faed is rescheduled for next week.

Nov. 4, 2008: Panel discussion on election day

In Brooklyn, education, election, New York, radio on November 3, 2008 at 4:53 pm

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Prof. Sally Bermanzohn, Chair of the Political Science Department at Brooklyn College
Mark McMeley, Assistant Professor of History
Tibbi DuBoys, Associate Professor of Education
Jon Papola, New York City parent
Jeffrey Long, Masters student of Political Science