Dr. Corrie Shull — Senior Pastor of the Burnett Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky and one of the newest members of the Jefferson County Public Schools Board of Education — joins the show to talk about the tragic story of Seven Bridges, changing schools’ culture and climate, racial equity, charter schools, teachers’ unions, and much more.
Notes for Episode 40
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Psychologist, educator, school board member and politician Lisa Willner joins the show to discuss several topics, including JCPS under Dr. Hargens and Dr. Pollio, the importance of racial equity in education, whether or not teachers’ unions matter, and much more.
Notes for Episode 39
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Three members of On the Record’s staff — Sky Carroll, Faith Lindsey, and Katie Cummins — join the show this week to talk about the latest issue (Volume 4 Number 1) which deals with fast fashion, the school-to-prison pipeline, the abundance of liquor stores in the West End, a guide to local government, an explanation of various contraceptives, and much more.
Notes for Episode 38
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Media critic and podcast host Adam Johnson is this episode’s guest. Johnson talks about the shortcomings of local media, their relationships with local police departments, and that ridiculous phrase “officer-involved shooting.” He also offers a little advice to student journalists and consumers of news media.
Notes for Episode 37
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Note: Episodes 35 and 36 were basically “pledge-rapping” episodes for WFMP/Forward Radio, the radio station that airs From Classroom to Newsroom. They became outdated almost as soon as they aired and didn’t feature any original content, so they won’t be part of the website or podcast. Please donate to Forward Radio!
Former welder and firefighter (and current educator) Ronel Brown explains why he is running for the Kentucky House of Representatives, why education matters, and why governments should spend money in order to save money.
Notes on Episode 34:
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I’ve known Rae Hodge for years and so it was easy to predict that she would be an excellent, insightful, witty guest. In this episode, Rae talks about the future of the free press, the #MeToo movement, journalism business models, and much more.
Notes on Episode 33:
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On this episode, Courier-Journal education reporter Mandy McLaren talks about her teaching gigs, switching careers, dealing with hostile feedback, #MeToo, and much more.
Notes on Episode 32:
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