At the top of the show: the #metoo movement recognized as TIME’s Person of the Year, why the term “silence breakers” isn’t 100% accurate, and why our institutions seem to be overflowing with people all too willing to either abuse power or facilitate the abuse of power.
At the top of the show we’ll talk about the “plutocratic insurgency,” embodied by the Senate tax bill, that’s transferring money from public projects such as education to private entities like private schools and setting up future austerity measures.
You have a lot of excellent choices for Giving Tuesday (November 28) in Louisville. Can I urge you to consider donating to Forward Radio?
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Before talking to District 2 school board member Dr. Chris Kolb, the show tackles a terrible NYT profile of a neo-Nazi and a bizarre column by a “think tank” director advocating a pointless state takeover of JCPS.
Now you have four different ways to listen to the show: the Soundcloud, or live on 106.5 FM on Sundays at 3 p.m., or a re-airing of Sunday’s show at 10 a.m. on Mondays, or via podcast subscription on iTunes. (And here’s a direct link to the podcast feed in case you need it.)
Before interviewing longtime education reporter Toni Konz-Tatman, I talk about the concept of false balance and the occasional need (of both journalists and educators) to present “both sides” of every issue — as if every issue can be boiled down to two simple opposing perspectives.
Notes on Episode 2
False balance, “both sides,” and “he said/she said”: