On Monday morning when I got to my desk I noticed that the voice mail light was blinking on my phone. I picked up the receiver and went through the steps to retrieve my messages. There was only one and it was a producer from NPR the WHYY affiliate (Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware) inquiring about my […]
On my way out through the lobby, saw Michael Steele on the phone. He’s taller than I thought. The show’s going to broadcast tomorrow. I’ll link to it. But they originally contacted me because of this article that I wrote for Huffington Post about progressive disenchantment with the President. You just never know when or […]
Ever since NPR and PBS got serious about fund raising among the oligarchs–Gates and the Koch Bros.–their coverage has suffered and their objectivity has been thrown to the wind. Can we imagine a more inappropriate scenario than the ecology-killing Koch Boys sponsoring PBS’s most prominent science program, NOVA? Straight out the imagination of Hunter S. […]
We discussed yesterday (hint hint) on At the Chalk Face a recent NPR story from scientists calling for basic scientific literacy from presidential candidates, who drive major policy initiatives affecting us all. We have politicians who claim global warming is a hoax, others who don’t believe in evolution. Shouldn’t we want to know what the candidates […]
I’m not a journalist. I kind of wish I was because perhaps then I would be permitted to discuss educational issues to a larger audience. Confinement to academic journals serves no one but the choir. Nevertheless, here’s a fantastic discussion from a journalism professor (right?) from NYU about the laziness of “he said, she said” […]
I heard this report today on NPR about this new thing called “recess coaching.” You can also check with the non-profit organization called Playworks for more information on this movement. Actually, the founder of this group was part of the discussion.