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February 17, 2009: K.C. Johnson on the Duke lacrosse team rape case. Barbara Winslow and the Shirley Chisholm Project.

In Uncategorized on December 23, 2008 at 8:27 pm

Prof. K.C. Johnson

Click HERE to listen to this interview (with the beginning cut off).

K.C. Johnson is a professor of history at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center.  His accolades include the Fulbright Distinguished Chair for the Humanities at Tel Aviv University in 2007-08.  In 2007, he co-wrote Until Proven Innocent, a critique of the handling of the Duke lacrosse team rape case.  He maintains a blog about the subject called Durham-in-Wonderland.  In a live conversation in the studio, we discuss critical thinking with Prof. Johnson — how we learn it and teach it.  We also discuss his work examining the Duke lacrosse case.

To read Prof. Johnson’s blog on the case, click HERE.

The Shirley Chisholm Project: a conversation with Barbara Winslow, Coordinator of Brooklyn College’s Women’s Studies Program and Director of the Shirley Chisholm Project

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In 1968, Shirley Chisholm became the first African-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress.  In 1972, she ran a historic campaign as the first African-American to run for a major-party nomination for the president of the United States, and the first woman to run for the nomination in the Democratic party.  In a conversation with Prof. Barbara Winslow, we discuss Chisholm’s story, Winslow’s own reflections, Shola Lynch’s film Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed, and why we need to be educated about leaders like Chisholm.

To learn more about the Shirely Chisholm Project, click HERE.

To learn more about Brookyn College’s Women’s Studies Program, click HERE.

Extra mp3:  Listen here to audio of a discussion of Clio in the Classroom:  A Guide for Teaching U.S. Women’s History in the Classroom, which Barbara Winslow co-edited with Carol Berkin and Margaret S. Crocco.  From the Brooklyn College event for the launching of the book.


February 3, 2009: Prof. Linda Louis on art and education. World Views series: education in Laos

In Uncategorized on December 19, 2008 at 2:34 am

Arts Education with Prof. Linda Louis

To listen to this interview, click HERE.

On the first half of the show, we talked with Prof. Linda Louis, professor of education at Brooklyn College.  We discussed art education, what it means for young developing minds and how we as a society can better value children and arts education.

World Views with Professor Annalouk Kittikhoun

To listen to this interview, click HERE.

On the second half of the show, we discussed education in Laos with Prof. Annalouk Kittikhoun.  Prof. Kittikhoun was born and raised in Laos, and continued his studies in the U.S. and Australia.  He now teaches Political Science at Brooklyn College.  We discuss with Prof. Kittikhoun his perspectives on education in Laos and abroad.

Podcast coming soon.

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.

News and Notes with Farai Chideya

In Uncategorized on December 18, 2008 at 3:46 am

Test space.

Dec. 9, 2008: Prof. David Grubbs on PIMA, Radio and Sound

In Uncategorized on December 13, 2008 at 7:02 pm

On today’s show we have a live conversation with Prof. David Grubbs, Assistant Professor of  Radio and Sound, and Director of the Performance and Interactive Media Arts program.  We discuss Prof. Grubbs’ non-traditional path to becoming a professor of music, his many collaborations with visual as well as musical artists, and his team teaching here at Brooklyn College.

Podcast for this show is unavailable.