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Flashpoints Presents: The Battle For Education in The 21st Century Part 14 0

Posted on June 17, 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 14 (Aired June 17th 2015)

Connections

Surveys some of the blossoming organizations, networks and movements around the country organizing for a more socially just U.S. public education system.  This program features the Chicago Teachers Union’s battle against the neoliberal policies of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.  Leaders are interviewed from Facing History & Ourselves, Teachers For Social Justice and the Education For Liberation Network.

Guests:

Milton Reynolds: Senior Program Associate, Facing History and Ourselves.  Teacher, counselor, facilitator.

Jeremiah Jeffries: First grade teacher at Redding Elementary, San Francisco. Leader in Teachers For Social Justice.  Adjunct professor at University of San Francisco

Jesse Sharkey: Vice President, Chicago Teachers Union, 3rd largest local in the country

Patrick Camangian: Organizer for the Education For Liberation Network, Associate Professor in the Teacher Education Department at the University of San Francisco

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Wednesday June 17th 2015 0

Posted on June 17, 2015 by Flashpoints

HEToday On Flashpoints: The Walmart Web. We discuss how the world’s biggest corporation secretly uses tax havens to dodge taxes. Haitians prepare for more fraudulent elections. And part 14 of our multi-part series on the Battle for Public Education in the 21st Century with Ken Yale

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Tuesday June 16th 2015 0

Posted on June 16, 2015 by Flashpoints

FPToday On Flashpoints: We speak with the president of the United Farm Workers about a major victory in the struggle to protect farm workers from dying in the fields from heat. Also, we’ll feature an encore presentation of our mini dock on the Farm worker struggle for worker rights in Baja, California. And, TPP stalled in congress? What kind of trickery will the president and congress cook up to shove the anti-worker pro GMO policy through congress?

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Monday June 15th 2015 0

Posted on June 15, 2015 by Flashpoints

 

no jebToday on Flashpoints: Another Bush heading for the oval office? Jeb makes it official. Also, we’ll have an update on the huge oil spill, still haunting the coastal residents of Santa Barbara California. We have a report on the brutal police killing of Petie Perez and what the family is doing about it to get so action. And we’ll hear about the highly provocative Outside The Frame Film Festival taking place in San Francisco this weekend

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Thursday June 11th 2015 0

Posted on June 11, 2015 by Flashpoints

obToday on Flashpoints:  Obama is cheerleading for fast track free trade. We’ll take a look at how free trade impacts workers in America. Also, a special report back from Miguel Gavilan Molina, on the battle to restrain police violence in fark worker country. And our regular weekly broadcast of the Electronic Intifada with Nora Barrows-Friedman.

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Flashpoints Presents: The Battle For Education in The 21st Century Part 13 0

Posted on June 10, 2015 by Flashpoints

picFlashpoints 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 13 (Aired June 10th 2015)

The Power of Our History

This program highlights the importance of providing young people with authentic and empowering history curriculum.  The struggle for Mexican-American studies in Tucson is profiled, along with the Tierra Amarilla Youth Brigades in New Mexico, where urban Chicano youth from around the country come for intensive study of their history and culture.

Guests:

Norma Gonzalez: 3rd Grade teacher at Manzo Elementary school in Tucson Unified School District.  Leader in struggle to maintain the Mexican-American Studies Department in Tucson public schools.

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

Ricardo Romero, Co-founder and teacher of the Tierra Amarilla Youth Brigades in New Mexico, Project Coordinator for Al Frente de Lucha in Greeley Colorado, and a community organizer for over 50 years.

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Wednesday June 10th 2015 0

Posted on June 10, 2015 by Flashpoints

FPToday on Flashpoints: Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rules to uphold Texas law HB2, the draconian anti-abortion law, that has lead to the largest wave of clinic closures since Roe v. Wade. We”ll feature an in-depth interview with a brave young woman who was arrested last year resisting the anti-abortion terrorists deep in the heart of Texas. Also, we’ll speak to radical feminist, celebrated author, and transgender activist, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, about the recent sexual revelations regarding Catlin Jenner, formerly Olympic multi-gold medalist, Bruce Jenner. And And our education series, The Battle for Public Education In the 21st Century continues with Part 13

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Tuesday June 9th 2015 0

Posted on June 09, 2015 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints: An in-depth look at the Second cold war emerging between the US and Russia with Robert ParryRP. And poet and KPFA host Nina Serrano joins us live.

 

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Monday June 8th 2015 0

Posted on June 08, 2015 by Flashpoints

battleToday on Flashpoints: An in depth report on why the impending US/Iraqi offensive to retake Ramadi is a doomed operation. Also, a report on the desperate and extremely violent situation in Honduras largely a result of US policy there. And an update on the troubling case of the police killing of Amilcar Perez-Lopez in San Francisco’s Mission District

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Thursday June 4th 2015 0

Posted on June 04, 2015 by Flashpoints

fmToday on Flashpoints: Farmworker activists from Baja California protest in front of San Francisco’s City Hall, and call for a boycott of strawberries distributed by the Driscoll Corporation. Also, we’ll have a report back on the recent meeting on the spraying of dangerous pesticides near elementary schools in Salinas. And our regular weekly broadcast of the Electronic Intifada with Nora Barrows Friedman

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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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