Friday, July 25, 2014
First, what are you ambivalent about? What's in the news that is scrambling your political or moral priorities? Call in and tell us. And then, other listeners, call in and make your case if you are not ambivalent about those issues…
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
In our current world, where there are so many news stories circulating via so many media, it’s sometimes hard to wrap our heads around the stories, much less figure out which side we stand on. Are undocumented immigrants criminals? Or refugees? Is Edward Snowden a hero? Or a traitor? Ian Leslie is a London-based writer who believes we should stop fixating on decisive answers. His new piece for Slate is called “Ambivalence is Awesome…Or is it Awful?”
Monday, April 22, 2013
By Reema Khrais
One teacher used the Boston Marathon bombing to teach her students about Chechnya. Another helped students process what happened in terms they could understand. “I told them that we can’t let bullies rule us whether they’re terrorists or in the school,” he said.
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Russian journalist Masha Gessen traces the rise of Vladimir Putin from low-level KGB operative to president of Russia, and looks at how he’s been able to maintain his power. Director David Riker and Abbie Cornish, his star in the new film, “The Girl,” about a single mother who’s lost her child to social services and tries some desperate measures to straighten out her life. Christian Mungiu talks about his latest film, “Beyond the Hills,” which won Best Actress and Best Screenplay at Cannes last year.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Some high school seniors had their college applications delayed by Sandy, and may be writing about the experience. What real-life events were in your essay? Call us at 212-433-9692 or leave a comment below. Plus, Don Fraser, Director of Education and Training at the National Association for College Admission Counseling, offers suggestions on how to best address the interruption.
Monday, May 07, 2012
By Yasmeen Khan
SchoolBook is examining the issue of how to incorporate news headlines into the classroom by hosting an event with teachers on Tuesday. Ahead of the discussion, WNYC's "Brian Lehrer Show" spoke with Peter Nelson, director of the New York City branch of the organization Facing History and Ourselves, to ask how to blend current events with curriculum demands.
Monday, May 07, 2012