Thursday, September 04, 2014
Friday, September 27, 2013
Bill de Blasio, New York City Public Advocate and Democratic candidate for mayor, talks about his mayoral campaign and takes listener’s calls. Plus: we take calls from listeners coping with a power outage on the Metro-North New Haven line; Robert Reich, labor secretary in the Clinton administration, talks about his new documentary about inequality; and the history and track record of international intervention. Then, 30 Issues in 30 Days continues this Education Week with a look at higher education in New Jersey. Plus: Mo Rocca on cooking with grandmothers.
→ Today at 2pm: Twitter #30IssuesChat on crime, stop/frisk, policing and more. Follow @BrianLehrer
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
As the situation in Syria heats up and the international community weighs intervention, Aaron David Miller of the Woodrow Wilson International Center discusses options for the U.S. Plus: a look at President Obama's proposal about how to rate and value colleges; the candidates running to be the Queens Borough President; Wil Haygood, the Washington Post columnist who wrote the story that inspired the new movie "The Butler," and the history of the obsession with immortality.
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
NYC Health Commissioner Thomas Farley talks about why the city’s teen pregnancy rate has been on the decline over the past decade, and why the Bronx still has the highest rate in the country. Then, Thomas King of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association explains why the group is against new state gun laws. Plus: your stories on navigating the differences between Western and alternative medicine; the obstacles to higher education for first generation college students; and allegations of fraud against S&P.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
By Mirela Iverac : Reporter, WNYC News
In the wake of the sexual abuse scandal at Penn State, policies and procedures for reporting such incidents on college campuses have come under more intense scrutiny.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Subject to tougher guidelines in the city, tenure for teachers is no longer a given. Beth Fertig, senior WNYC education reporter, discusses the new standards and the subsequent drop in the tenure rate from 99% to 58% in the last five years.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
On yesterday's show, we discussed a new report which finds that, by 2018, 63 percent of the jobs in the Unites States will require a post-high school education. The problem is, at the current rate of college and high school graduations, there will not be enough workers with higher educations to fill these jobs. We wanted to know if you think colleges are properly preparing its students to enter today's workforce.
Thursday, March 04, 2010
Recent college students are defaulting on their student loans in growing numbers. If default rates get bad enough, it can threaten federal funding for their alma maters. But a group of historically black colleges in Texas may have found a way to slow the default problem by counseling students about their financial responsibilities.