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Thursday April 9th 2015 0

Posted on April 09, 2015 by Flashpoints

apToday on Flashpoints: An in depth report on AIPAC, the mighty US-based Isreali lobby that dictates US foreign policy to US policy makers. We’ll be joined by the celebrated Israeli columnist, Gideon Levy, and others who are in Washington DC at a conference on the most powerful lobby in America

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Flashpoints Presents: The Battle For Education in The 21st Century Part 4 0

Posted on April 08, 2015 by Flashpoints

WOOFlashpoints 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 4 (aired April 8th 2015)

“Pay No Attention To That Man Behind The Curtain”

Provides an overview of the key elements of the current corporate education agenda. Identifies its roots in the conservative movement of the 1980’s & 90’s. Articulates the dominant narratives about the failures of public education.  Highlights major funders & promoters of corporatized education & how they profit

Guests:

Diane Ravitch: New York University professor, educational researcher, historian.  Former education official in the George H.W. Bush & Clinton administrations.

Kevin Kumashiro: Dean of USF School of Education, Former President of National Association for Multicultural Education, Founding Director for the Center for Anti-Oppressive Education.

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The Battle For Public Education Part 4

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Kevin Kumashiro

Diane Ravitch

 

 

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Wednesday April 8th 2015 0

Posted on April 08, 2015 by Flashpoints

FPToday on Flashpoints: A mini-documentary on the Caravan For Justice, for the dead and missing students who were captured and slaughtered in Guerrero Mexico last fall. Also, part 4 in a Flashpoints special series: The Battle For Public Education in the 21st Century, looks at major funders and promoters of corporatized education & how they profit

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Tuesday April 7th 2015 0

Posted on April 07, 2015 by Flashpoints

HMToday on Flashpoints: An in-depth look at the criminalization of poverty, outlined in a troubling new report from the Institute for Policy Studies, the poor get prison. Also, the battle of the continued US militarization of the Koreas, as a part of the US pacific pivot. And an update on the health of political prisoner and commentator, Mumia Abu-Jamal.

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Monday April 6th 2015 0

Posted on April 06, 2015 by Flashpoints

IRUSAToday on Flashpoints: We’ll look at the Iran deal as the debate moves back to the US and into the US Congress. Will the deal stick and what are implications if it does? Also, supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal say he is facing a grave medical situation and urgent action is needed now. And the Electronic Intifada returns with it’s host, Nora Barrows-Friedman

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Thursday April 2nd 2015 0

Posted on April 02, 2015 by Flashpoints

FPToday on Flashpoints: Test, cheating and educational corruption: experts on the subject say the Atlanta scandal is only the tip of the iceberg. Also, right wing presidential contender, Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, denies his responsibility to safeguard health care for over 184,000 Winconsinites. The Biggz Beat is back with biting commentary on the cancellation of the HBO show, Looking. And a new feature on Flashpoints, featuring local musicians playing around the Bay

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Flashpoints Presents: The Battle For Education in The 21st Century Part 3 0

Posted on April 01, 2015 by Flashpoints

GSGFlashpoints examines the past, present & future of public education through a social justice lens.  Broadcasts every Wednesday for 15 weeks, beginning March 18, 2015.
This series is produced and hosted by Ken Yale

Episode 3 (aired April 1st 2015)
“Education For Whom? Education For What?”

Addresses the role of gender & sexual orientation in the early history of U.S. education.  Surveys the struggles to transform education in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s by civil rights, feminist and liberation movements around the country.

Guests:

Kevin Kumashiro: Dean of USF School of Education, Founding Director for the Center for Anti-Oppressive Education, Former President of National Association for Multicultural Education
Fannie Rushing: SNCC Field Secretary and Freedom School teacher, 1962-1966.  Currently History Professor, Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
Kadijah Means: Black Student Union President at Berkeley High School

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Flashpoints Education Series – Episode 3

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Kevin Kumashiro

Fannie Rushing

 

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Flashpoints presents: The Battle For Education in The 21st Century Part 2 0

Posted on April 01, 2015 by Flashpoints

1900Flashpoints examines the past, present & future of public education through a social justice lens.  Broadcasts every Wednesday for 15 weeks, beginning March 18, 2015.
This series is produced and hosted by Ken Yale

Episode 2 (aired March 25th 2015)

“Inequity By Design”

Contrasts indigenous & Eurocentric education.  Surveys the history of public education in the U.S. from the first arrival of Europeans through the early 1900’s.  Highlights who has been included & excluded, and how the system was designed to sort & differentiate students.

Guests:

Rose Von Thater-Braan: Co-founder & Director, Native American Academy.  Former Director of Education at U.C. Berkeley’s Center for Particle Astrophysics
Kevin Kumashiro: Dean of USF School of Education, Founding Director for the Center for Anti-Oppressive Education, Former President of National Association for Multicultural Education
George Galvis: Executive Director & Co-founder, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice

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Flashpoints Education Series – Part 2

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Kevin Kumashiro

Rose Von Thater-Braan

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Flashpoints Presents: The Battle For Education in The 21st Century Part 1 0

Posted on April 01, 2015 by Flashpoints

LLBFlashpoints examines the past, present & future of public education through a social justice lens.  Broadcasts every Wednesday for 15 weeks, beginning March 18, 2015.
This series is produced and hosted by Ken Yale

Episode 1 (aired March 18th 2015)
“Education Before The Colonizers”

The first of 3 programs on the history of education through a social justice lens.  This program explores the indigenous worldview & learning processes before the arrival of European colonizers to North America.

Guests:
Dr. Leroy Little Bear: Professor Emeritus and former Chair of Native Studies, University of Lethbridge, Canada.  Former Director of American Indian Program at Harvard University.  Legal and constitutional advisor to Assembly of First Nations.

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Flashpoints Education Series – Episode 1

 

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Dr. Leroy Little Bear Full Interview

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Wednesday April 1st 2015 0

Posted on April 01, 2015 by Flashpoints

JBToday on Flashpoints: Will the US right wing manage to nuke the Iran deal? Also, did Jerry Brown’s executive order for mandatory water restrictions let corporate agriculture and oil companies off the hook? And part three of our series, The Battle For Education in The 21st Century, addresses the role of gender and sexual orientation in the early history of the US education, and takes a look at the struggles by various liberation movements to transform education in the 1950′s, 60′s & 70′s.

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Flashpoints 04-01-15

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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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