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(2014/01/30) Scientific literacy and how to get there (Education)

Edition #794

Scientific literacy and how to get there


Today we hear what works and what doesn't when it comes to teaching kids in school. We also hear about the importance of scientific literacy and what's holding so many of us back from having it.


Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith 

Ch. 2: Act 1: TN Student Speaks Out About Common Core, Teacher Evaluations, and Educational Data - Ethan Young - Air Date: 11-7-13

Ch. 3: Song 1: Mr. Roboto - Styx

Ch. 4: Act 2: Standardized Annual Testing Isn't Working - Schooled (from @slate) - Air Date 11-1-13

Ch. 5: Song 2: Let's stick together - Wilbert Harrison

Ch. 6: Act 3: Crazy Stuff Kids Learn in Louisiana Schools - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 01-10-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Galileo - G.G. Allin

Ch. 8: Act 4: Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science, Religion and the Universe - @BillMoyers - Air Date 1-17-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Come undone - Duran Duran

Ch. 10: Act 5: National Science Foundation: Science Hard - @TheOnion

Ch. 11: Song 5: Too hard - J Mascis

Ch. 12: Act 6: Producing The Smartest Kids In The World - Schooled (from @slate) - Air Date 11-1-13

Ch. 13: Song 6: Training montage from Rocky - Vince DiCola

Ch. 14: Act 7: Is Higher Education Even Worth It? | Defaults Skyrocket - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 10-06-13

Ch. 15: Song 7: Opportunity - Pete Murray

Ch. 16: Act 8: Finding the money to fund higher education for all - @jimhightower - Air Date: 8-8-13

Ch. 17: Song 8: Free Education (feat. Treez & Young DJ) - Jawaan Larue

Ch. 18: Act 9: Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science Literacy - @BillMoyers - Air Adate 1-24-14



Ch. 19: Thoughts on 'queer' - David in Austin, TX

Ch. 20: Reproductive rights discussion needs more focus on personhood - Colin from Nebraska


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Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat


Ch. 21: Final comments on why 'reproductive rights' is about more than just abortion


Closing Music:

Here We Are - Patrick Park


Produced by:

Jay! Tomlinson


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