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Monday May 11th 2015 0

Posted on May 11, 2015 by Flashpoints

HCCToday on a special edition of Flashpoints: Dr Helen Caldicott’s front line Symposium, “The Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction”. We’ll feature Dr. Caldicott’s key-note remarks at the conference as well as a compelling assessment of the US decision to conquer and control the future of Space, using a new generation of space nukes

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Thursday May 7th 2015 0

Posted on May 07, 2015 by Flashpoints

HCToday on Flashpoints: We proudly bring you highlights from a symposium that was held at The New York Academy of Medicine on Feb 28- March 1, 2015, put together by author and anti-nuclear activist, Dr. Helen Caldicott. I’m Miguel Gavilan Molina, all this straight ahead on Flashpoints

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Flashpoints Presents: The Battle For Education in The 21st Century Part 8 0

Posted on May 06, 2015 by Flashpoints

TICFlashpoints 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 8 (Aired May 6th 2015)

Shifting Paradigms, Part 2: Eurocentrism To Cultural Empowerment

What does a classroom look like when teachers have deep respect for the diverse cultures of students and their families?  Explores how teachers of all backgrounds can increase their cultural proficiency.

Guests:

Chela Delgado, 12th grade Government & Economics teacher at Coliseum College Prep Academy, Oakland Unified School District

Shawn Ginwright: Associate Professor of Education in the Africana Studies Dept. & Senior Research Associate for Cesar Chavez Institute for Public Policy, SF State University

Rachelle Rogers-Ard: Educator & administrator with over 20 years of experience teaching, facilitating professional development and managing educational systems.  She is currently the manager of “Teach Tomorrow in Oakland”, a program that recruits diverse teachers for the Oakland Unified School District.

Miguel Lopez: Associate Professor of Multicultural and Social Justice Education at California State University, Monterey Bay

Molly Raynor and Donte Clark, co-founders of RAW Talent, a spoken word and performing arts group from the RYSE Center in Richmond, California

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Wednesday May 6th 2015 0

Posted on May 06, 2015 by Flashpoints

FPToday on Flashpoints: Our multi-part series, “The Battle for Public Education In the 21st Century” continues. Also, Nora Barrows-Friedman and The Electronic Intifada brings us their weekly podcast on occupied Palestine.



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Monday May 5th 2015 0

Posted on May 05, 2015 by Flashpoints

cdmToday on Flashpoints: We discuss the meaning and significance of Cinco De Mayo. We’ll also feature an excerpt of a speech give in 2009 by the late writer, journalist and novelist, Eduardo Galeano.

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Friday May 1st 2015 0

Posted on May 01, 2015 by Flashpoints

mdToday on a Special Mayday Edition of Flashpoints: We’ll be joined by international celebrated peace activist Kathy Kelly, just out of jail for actions in opposition to the US government’s murderous drone war. Also 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War: We’ll have an in-depth discussion on what have we learned about US aggression as well as what we have failed to learn. And the lingering effects of agent organ for US Vets and ten of thousands of Vietnamese

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Thursday April 30th 2015 0

Posted on April 30, 2015 by Flashpoints

JPMToday on Flashpoints:The extreme right wing Japanese Prime Minister in the US to meet with Barack Obama, address congress and get a personal tour of Silicon Valley. Also, Native Americans go to the United Nations to protest the elevation of Father Junipero Serra to sainthood by the pope and the Roman Catholic Church. And The Biggz Beat returns with The big Gay hypocrisy Pt. 2

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Flashpoints Presents: The Battle For Education in The 21st Century Part 7 0

Posted on April 29, 2015 by Flashpoints

testFlashpoints 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 7 (Aired April 29th 2015)

Shifting Paradigms, Part I: Standardized To Student-Centered

Addresses a key pillar of the corporate education agenda: standardization through Common Core standards and high-stakes testing.  Presents contrasting paradigms for social justice education.  Profiles a student-centered, inquiry-based classroom that models teaching and learning not typically assessed in standardized testing.

Guests:

Dr. Joel Westheimer: Professor of Education & Democracy at the University of Ottawa, Canada, and an education columnist or Canadian Public Radio.

Dr. Chela Delgado, 12th grade Government & Economics teacher, and her students at Coliseum College Prep Academy, Oakland Unified School District

Jesse Hagopian: History teacher and leader of standardized testing boycott at Garfield High School in Seattle.  Associate Editor of Rethinking Schools Magazine and author.  Founding member of Social Equality Educators

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Education Series: Episode 7

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Wednesday April 29th 2015 0

Posted on April 29, 2015 by Flashpoints

NQToday on Flashpoints: An update on the devastation in Nepal. Workers protest the hedge fund buyout of American Apparel in Los Angeles. Our Flashpoints multi-part series, “The Battle for Public Education In the 21st Century” continues. And rising opposition to expensive and destructive testing in the US public schools.

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Tuesday April 28th 2015 0

Posted on April 28, 2015 by Flashpoints

BmoToday on Flashpoints: As Baltimore goes up in flames, their Governor calls in the National Guard. We’ll feature an update from the ground there. Also, tragedy in Nepal. We’ll have two reports about the unfolding situation in that earth-quake devastated nation. And we have our weekly feature, the Electronic Intifada hosted by Nora Barrows Friedman

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Flashpoints 04-28-15

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    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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