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Flashpoints Presents: The Battle For Education in The 21st Century Part 11 0

Posted on May 27, 2015 by Flashpoints

classroomFlashpoints examines the past, present & future of public education through a social justice lens.  Broadcasts every Wednesday for 15 weeks, which began March 18, 2015.

This series is produced and hosted by Ken Yale

Episode 11 (Aired May 27th 2015)

 

Breaking Through The Poverty Of Imagination, Part 2

What does it actually look like, sound like and feel like when a whole school is grounded in social justice education?  This program helps us break the poverty of imagination by profiling the unique approach of MetWest High School, an Oakland public school.  Includes a deeper look at restorative justice.

Guests:

Alex Mejia: English & History teacher and internship coordinator at MetWest High School in Oakland Unified School District

Nelzy Gonzalez, Kayla Keith, and Laura Martinez: MetWest students

Terri Keith: MetWest parent volunteer and a 30-year classroom teacher, mostly in New York City

George Galvis: Executive Director & Co-founder, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice, Oakland.

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Education Series Part 11

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Wednesday May 27th 2015 0

Posted on May 27, 2015 by Flashpoints

FPToday on Flashpoints:  Farmworkers fight back against the deadly dangers of pesticides in our foods and on the workers who pick them. Also, Bernie Sanders formally announces his bid for the presidency. We’ll have a special report on his alternative vision for labor. And our education series, The Battle for Public Education In the 21st Century continues:Today’s episode, “Breaking Through The Poverty Of Imagination”

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Tuesday May 26th 2015 0

Posted on May 26, 2015 by Flashpoints

PRToday on a Special Edition of Flashpoints: We remember exalted singer, actor, political activist, Paul Robeson, blacklisted in the nineteen fifties, after the Peekskill anti-communist riots in upstate New York. Also, Noam Chomsky on the emerging framework of world power. And we feature our regular weekly broadcast of Electronic Intifada with Nora Barrows Friedman

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Thursday May 21st 2015 0

Posted on May 21, 2015 by Flashpoints

FPToday on Flashpoints: A massive oil spill threatens all wild life off the coast of Santa Barbara California. Also a contingent of noted woman writers and activists cross the DMZ between the Koreas, in call for an official end to the Korean War, 70 years later. And Former high level Reagan official, Barbara Honegger, takes on 911 and the pentagon.

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Flashpoints Presents: The Battle For Education in The 21st Century Part 10 0

Posted on May 20, 2015 by Flashpoints

classFlashpoints examines the past, present & future of public education through a social justice lens.  Broadcasts every Wednesday for 15 weeks, which began March 18, 2015.

This series is produced and hosted by Ken Yale

Episode 10 (Aired May 20th 2015)

Breaking Through The Poverty Of Imagination, Part I

What does it actually look like, sound like and feel like when a whole school is grounded in social justice education?  This program helps us break the poverty of imagination by profiling the dynamic approach of June Jordan School For Equity, a San Francisco public high school.

Guest:

Dr. Darrick Smith: Assistant Professor in Leadership Studies at the University of San Francisco. Former Co-Director at June Jordan School For Equity

Jessica Huang and Matt Alexander: current Co-Directors at June Jordan School For Equity

Brandon Melendez, Fabiola Sermeno, Jamarc Allen-Henderson, Nikki Whittaker and Renz Andrew Ignacio: students at June Jordan School For Equity

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Education Series Part 10

Giulio Sorro, teacher at June Jordan School For Equity, and his advisory students

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Wednesday May 20th 2015 0

Posted on May 20, 2015 by Flashpoints

FPToday on Flashpoints: We continue our multi-part series The Battle For Education In The 21st Century. Also we’ll feature an encore broadcast of our recent interview with Valentine Lopez chairman of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band of Constanoan/Oholne Indians, who testified before the United Nations on why mass murderer Junípero Serra should not be elevated to sainthood. Later you’ll hear an excerpt of Oliver Stone at the Left Forum, discussing his multi-part documentary series, The Untold History of The United States.

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Tuesday May 19th 2015 0

Posted on May 19, 2015 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints: Mexican farm FPworkers, fighting for their rights in Baja California, face rape, violence and worse, as they risk their lives to organize. Also, will Pope Francis cannonize the mass murdering priest, and California mission founder, Father Junipero

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Monday May 18th 2015 0

Posted on May 18, 2015 by Flashpoints

CHToday on Flashpoints: We bring you an update Jeju Island. Also, a recent speech given by American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, activist, author,  and humanitarian, Chris Hedges.

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Thursday May 14th 2015 0

Posted on May 14, 2015 by Flashpoints

FPToday on Flashpoints: We’ll feature a front-line report on the killing in Chiapas, Mexico, of a four year old by government connected forces. The situation remains tense at this hour. Also, an update on the recent police killings in San Francisco’s Mission district. And we’ll share more of the work of the late and great Eduardo Galeano

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Flashpoints Presents: The Battle For Education in The 21st Century Part 9 0

Posted on May 13, 2015 by Flashpoints

kidsFlashpoints examines the past, present & future of public education through a social justice lens.  Broadcasts every Wednesday for 15 weeks, which began March 18, 2015.

This series is produced and hosted by Ken Yale

Episode 9 (Aired May 13th 2015)

Shifting Paradigms, Part 3: Obedience To Liberation

The third of three programs on the purposes and paradigms of social justice education, with a focus on education for liberation and social change.  Features conversations with K-12 students & teachers and university professors, and a look inside a social justice classroom in Oakland.

Guests:

Bill Ayers: Professor of Education & Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago (retired).  Founder of both the Small Schools Workshop and the Center for Youth and Society

Rick Ayers: Professor in Teacher Education at the University of San Francisco. Founder of the Communication Arts & Sciences School at Berkeley High School

Patrick Camangian: Associate Professor in the Teacher Education Department at the University of San Francisco, and a high school English teacher since 1999

Sharim Hannegan-Martinez, English teacher at Castlemont High School, Oakland Unified School District.

Stephanie Vega, Susanna Lopez, Jeremy Brooks, students at Castlemont High School, Oakland Unified School District.

 

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Education Series Episode 9

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  • Musicians!!

    We're searching for great new music produced by independent musicians and members of our global audience, so that we can be as non-corporate and copyright-free as possible. All genres -- from blues to electronica to world beats -- welcome!

    We like smart, political and well-produced music -- and are especially in search of possible new theme instrumentals. Please send it to Flashpoints, c/o KPFA, 1929 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, or email your Mp3s at flashpointsproducer@gmail.com with full descriptions and credits.



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