Posts Tagged ‘education’

Many high schools do their best to teach (or at least review) the basics of math, reading and science, but how many schools actually teach intangible skills like communication and critical thinking that are needed to survive day to day life? At Leadership High School in San Francisco, CA students are not only taught how to find these skills in the themselves, but how to apply what they learn to real life. I visited the city’s first charter high school during senior exhibitions to see what people think about this new approach to education.

http://ia600608.us.archive.org/13/items/LeadershipHighSchool/LeadershipHigh-Sam.mp3%20

This piece originally aired on June 3rd, 2011 as part of the program Full Circle on KPFA 94.1 FM.

Ariel Luckey

I interviewed Oakland based activist and performer, Ariel Luckey, about his show the Free Land Project, a hip-hop theater piece that deals with a white man’s journey into the history of his family’s land. He covers the Homestead Act which granted pioneer white families expanses of land, stolen from Native Americans.  Ariel shares his thoughts on the origin’s of his theater project and what people should know about some common misconceptions about native peoples that are still passing as fact. Ariel has worked as an educator and entertainer who has been praised for taking a critical and honest look at the history of white people in America. This show was originally aired on Full Circle on October 15th, 2010 in honor of Indigenous People’s Day.

http://ia700303.us.archive.org/4/items/InterviewWithActorvistArielLuckey/ArielLuckeyFcEdit.mp3%20