People and Ideas

The Public Thinktank welcomes voices and perspectives from across every spectrum.  The show aims to create a space for discussion of a wide array of ideas and actions in promoting and expanding education.


Educators, parents, students:  The Public Thinktank wants YOU…

…to create a radio piece for the show! If you would like to collaborate with us, it doesn’t matter where you are in the U.S.!  Contributions can be as short as 2-3 minutes, or as long as 20 minutes.

We can suggest assignments for you, or you and your students can come up with your own creative ideas.

Drop us a line and we can discuss ways for you and your students to make radio pieces.  We can’t wait to hear from you!

Email us at bcthinktank@gmail.com.




Here are some ideas we’re cooking up.   Email us your suggestions for topics or interviewees to bcthinktank@gmail.com!

UN Convention on the Rights of the Childand Children’s Studies. comedy education. the mind, body, and soul of a parent. reviews of children‘s books. homeschooling. autism. Music Together:  a preschool music program.  parent advocacy for your special needs child.  the Muslim-American child.  voices of high school students.  how religion affects our brains. private schools and the school search.  the Hero Project.  youth advocacy for better schools.  Booker T. Washington and educational leadership.  education law.  Arne Duncan and the Obama administration’s educational policy.  break dancing.  student-made documentaries.  Teach for America.  a teacher’s-eye view.  science and the green revolution.  teaching civics.  students and the pharmaceutical industry.  where do our textbooks come from?  multiculturalism and women’s studies.  collaborative teaching.  charter schools.  Asian-Americans in the American mix.  Teaching Artists.  the vanishing sports program.  Harlem Children’s Zone and charters.  poverty and education.  libraries: funding and the future of media skills.  Darwin and intelligent design.  student strikes around the world.  Native American education.  John Dewey and the classroom as a democratic space.  religious education.  what makes a gifted child?  the interactive, interconnected Web 2.0 generation.  teachers’ unions.  the power of play.  talking to the trailblazers who start schools.  health education in and out of the schools.  high-stakes testing.  how we learn from blogs.  [your idea here]  …and much, much more…


PTT is playing music by:  Peter Bufano, John Henry Sheriden, Christylez Bacon, ilyAMY, Teporah, 50 Man Machine, Tei Blow, Paul Brill, Collin Loggins, Amelia Nuding, Shawn Thwaites, Doofgoblin, many more, and your music, too…   If you want your music played on The Public Thinkank, email us at bcthinktank@gmail.com.


photography by Jason Longchamps


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