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March 25, 2017

Intelligence Squared U.S.
Are Charter Schools Overrated?

In the 25 years since Minnesota passed the first charter school law, these publicly funded but privately operated schools have become a highly sought-after alternative to traditional public education. Many charter schools boast of high test scores, strict academic expectations, and high graduation rates. Opponents argue that charters, which are subject to fewer regulations and less oversight, lack accountability, and take much-needed resources from public schools.  Are charter schools overrated? The debaters are Gary Miron, Jeanne Allen, Julian Vasquez Heilig, and Gerard Robinson. 

March 18, 2017

Climate One Radio's National Magazine: Republican Renegades on Climate

The Trump administration has moved quickly to reverse some of the previous administration’s energy and climate policies. But not all Republicans are on the same page when it comes to climate. Those on the so-called eco-right say action is needed to promote clean energy and prevent climate disruption. On this program we hear how Republican renegades find climate solutions in conservative principles, and what we can do when climate denial isn’t just present in the halls of government, but actually controls the levers of power.

March 11, 2017

Truth, Politics and Power: Enemies of the People

On this episode of Truth, Politics and Power, Host Neal Conan looks at what the new president describes as his ongoing war with the media. Stepping back from the fact checking and accusations, the program will dig into the meaning and purpose behind President Trump's messaging strategy.

March 4, 2017

America Abroad
US Asia Policy Under Trump: A Honolulu-Tokyo Town Hall

President Trump's declarations on Asia have caused much uncertainty in the region. To better understand the hopes, fears, and concerns on both sides of the Pacific, America Abroad convened a bi-national town hall bringing together audiences and experts in Honolulu and Tokyo.  The discussion touches on topics like military alliances, trade deals, and an unstable North Korea.

Brian is a Spokane native who has been interested in sound technology ever since playing with a reel-to-reel deck as a kid. He learned radio broadcasting on KSFC, before it was part of Spokane Public Radio but still was part of the broadcasting program at Spokane Falls Community College. Brian also studied radio at Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon, where he featured new age and fusion jazz on his own show. He admits that at heart he is a news junkie, which fits in well with his work Saturday mornings as regional host for NPR's Morning Edition.
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