education http://publicradiotulsa.org en "The Student Loan Mess: How Good Intentions Created a Trillion-Dollar Problem" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/student-loan-mess-how-good-intentions-created-trillion-dollar-problem <p>Could America's current student loan debt --- which now exceeds $1 trillion and is predicted to reach $2 trillion by 2020 --- somehow become the sequel to the mortgage meltdown? Some economists think it's possible. Our guest on this edition of ST is Eric Best, an Assistant Professor of Emergency Management at Jacksonville State University. Along with his father, sociologist Joel Best of the University of Delaware, Eric is the co-author of "The Student Loan Mess: How Good Intentions Created a Trillion-Dollar Problem" (University of California Press). Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:30:53 +0000 Rich Fisher 62942 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Student Loan Mess: How Good Intentions Created a Trillion-Dollar Problem" Making the Case Against HB 3399, Which Would Remove Oklahoma from the Common Core Initiative http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/making-case-against-hb-3399-which-would-remove-oklahoma-common-core-initiative <p>On May 23rd, the Oklahoma State Legislature approved HB 3399, a bill which would, if it became law, withdraw this state from the Common Core State Standards initiative. This bill is now on Gov. Mary Fallin's desk, awaiting her decision; the Governor has until June 7th to sign the bill into law, or veto it, or do nothing (in which case the bill will not take effect). Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:51:30 +0000 Rich Fisher 60784 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Making the Case Against HB 3399, Which Would Remove Oklahoma from the Common Core Initiative The Harmony Project: It's Thriving in Los Angeles, and It'll Soon Begin a Satellite Effort in Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/harmony-project-its-thriving-los-angeles-and-itll-soon-begin-satellite-effort-tulsa <p>On this edition of our show, we speak with Myka Miller, who is a musician, teacher, and self-described (per one <a href="http://www.harmony-project.org/about-us/meet-our-staff/">online bio</a>) "agent for social change through music." Miller is also the executive director of the Los Angeles-based Harmony Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to music education for young people in low-income communities. Since taking the helm of this nonprofit in 2007, Miller has seen its number of enrolled students expand from 250 to 2,000 in and around Greater Los Angeles. Wed, 28 May 2014 18:49:19 +0000 Rich Fisher 60415 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Harmony Project: It's Thriving in Los Angeles, and It'll Soon Begin a Satellite Effort in Tulsa "The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/promise-pencil-how-ordinary-person-can-create-extraordinary-change <p>What if a bright young guy who had enough brains, training, and ambition to thrive on Wall Street suddenly decided --- in his mid-twenties, while watching an especially "passionate" pianist perform at a concert --- to give up on all the money and glory associated with his fledgling career...in order to start a small, independent nonprofit dedicated to building schools in the world's poorest regions? On this edition of ST, we meet just such a person. Tue, 20 May 2014 21:42:53 +0000 Rich Fisher 59963 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change" The Keynote Speaker at the Franklin Center's 2014 Symposium on Reconciliation: Dr. Freeman Hrabowski http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/keynote-speaker-franklin-centers-2014-symposium-reconciliation-dr-freeman-hrabowski <p>Tulsa's John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation will present its 2014 National Symposium on Reconciliation in America on May 29th and 30th here in our city; the theme for this 5th annual symposium is "Education for Reconciliation." (You can learn more about this upcoming event <a href="http://www.jhfcenter.org/the-centers-work/2014-symposium/">here</a>.) On today's installment of ST, we speak with the keynote speaker for that symposium, Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, who has been president of UMBC (The University of Maryland, Baltimore County) since 1992. Dr. Tue, 13 May 2014 22:41:39 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 59530 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Keynote Speaker at the Franklin Center's 2014 Symposium on Reconciliation: Dr. Freeman Hrabowski "Freedom’s School" --- A New Documentary Film Profiling Tulsa's Booker T. Washington High School http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/freedom-s-school-new-documentary-film-profiling-tulsas-booker-t-washington-high-school <p>On this edition of ST, we speak with Andrea Jobe, a local filmmaker whose latest offering is a 45-minute documentary about the history and development of Tulsa's Booker T. Washington High School. The school celebrated its 100th anniversary last year, and as Jobe tells us on today's program, her just-completed film profiles not just BTW but also the wider community of Tulsa. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:37:58 +0000 Rich Fisher 58712 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Freedom’s School" --- A New Documentary Film Profiling Tulsa's Booker T. Washington High School "All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/all-joy-and-no-fun-paradox-modern-parenthood <p>Kids are wonderful. Kids are amazing. Kids enrich, brighten, and deepen our lives as parents, obviously. But they also <em>change</em> us --- in so many ways --- and "being a parent" in America today means something very different from what it meant, say, fifty or sixty years ago. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:23:15 +0000 Rich Fisher 57884 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood" "Why Kids Need to Read What They Want --- and Why We Should Let Them" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/why-kids-need-read-what-they-want-and-why-we-should-let-them <p>Our guest is Michael Smith, a professor of teaching and learning at the Temple University College of Education. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:19:59 +0000 Rich Fisher 52536 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Why Kids Need to Read What They Want --- and Why We Should Let Them" Dr. John Ratey of Harvard Medical School, a Noted Author and Clinical Psychiatrist, Speaks in Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/dr-john-ratey-harvard-medical-school-noted-author-and-clinical-psychiatrist-speaks-tulsa <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa, we chat by phone with Dr. John Ratey, an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School who&#39;s also well-known as an author, speaker, research synthesizer, and health/fitness/exercise advocate. Dr. Ratey will deliver a free-to-the-public address here in Tulsa on Sunday the 13th; the event happens in the Walter Arts Center at Holland Hall School (at 5666 East 81st Street), beginning at 7pm. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:55:21 +0000 Rich Fisher 47739 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Dr. John Ratey of Harvard Medical School, a Noted Author and Clinical Psychiatrist, Speaks in Tulsa New Report: "A Well-Educated Workforce Is Key to State Prosperity" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/new-report-well-educated-workforce-key-state-prosperity <p>Our guest on this edition of ST is Peter Fisher, research director at the Iowa Policy Project, who co-wrote a <a href="http://www.epi.org/publication/states-education-productivity-growth-foundations/">recently published paper</a>, "A Well-Educated Workforce Is Key to State Prosperity," for the Economic Analysis and Research Network. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:23:56 +0000 Rich Fisher 45584 at http://publicradiotulsa.org New Report: "A Well-Educated Workforce Is Key to State Prosperity"