Streams

Grades, Guns & Gossett

« previous episode | next episode »

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Diane Ravitch at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, April 28, 2010. Diane Ravitch at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, April 28, 2010. (DianeRavitch.com)

Former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch talks about the troubled state of the American education system. Then, a former gang member and a mother who lost her son in a shooting speak with documentarian Jon Alpert about efforts to deter gun violence by encouraging kids to make films. Plus, Louis Gossett Jr. discusses his long and distinguished career in the world of entertainment.

 

State of Education

Education historian and former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch talks about the state of the American education system.

Comments [27]

Beyond Bullets

Documentarian Jon Alpert, former drug dealer Ronald Merritt, and Phyllis Clayburne Watson, who lost her son in a shooting, talk about the Beyond Bullets campaign, which seeks to deter gun violence through moviemaking.

Comments [1]

An Actor and a Gentleman

Emmy- and Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. discusses his more than 50 years in the world of entertainment.

Comments [1]

Leonard's Questions: Louis Gossett Jr.

How would Louis Gossett Jr. spend his last day on earth in New York City? Read more to find out!

Comment

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.