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Teaching Teachers About Cultural Diversity: Sociedad Latina, a Roxbury community youth organization, has launched a campaign to persuade city leaders to provide teachers with more cultural training. They argue that when students feel unwelcome, out of place or misunderstood they’re more likely to lose their focus, perform poorly in school and even drop out. We’re joined by Nicole d’Avis, a program director at Sociedad Latina and Chantal Soloman, who will be a sophomore at Boston Community Leadership Academy this fall.

HomeworkSpotlight On Education - Affirmative Action In Education: We’ll discuss the merits and pitfalls of affirmative action, its broader implications in the admissions process, and the untold story of those not just being excluded – but indirectly penalized in the process. We’re joined by Dan Golden, author of The Price of Admission; Harvey Mansfield, a political philosophy and government professor at Harvard University; Oiyan A. Poon, a research associate at UMass Boston’s Institute for Asian American Studies; and Harvard Law School Professor Lani Guinier.
 

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012       Listen 897

The Great Back Bay Blackout
After a smoky electrical transformer fire knocked out power to about 21,000 homes and businesses, sections of the neighborhood are getting back online. But problems are expected to persist into tonight. We’ll have the latest.

Guests:
  Garrett Quinn, WGBH contributor and author of the Less is More blog on Boston.com
  Meg Mainzer-Cohen, president of the Back Bay Association
  Marcia Gregg, a Back Bay resident who (along with her family) lost power (and still doesn’t have it)
  David Jacobs, publisher and editor The Boston Courant, covers Back Bay, South End Beacon Hill and Fenway

The Baffler Is Back
The self-described “journal that blunts the cutting edge” is back in print after a two-year hiatus. The Baffler’s latest issue of scathing media, political and cultural criticism hits newsstands tomorrow. And no cow is sacred. (Not even the one that pays its bills).

Guests:
  John Summers, editor of The Baffler
  Thomas Frank, journalist and author of books like What’s The Matter With Kansas? and most recently, Pity The Billionaire. Founding editor of The Baffler

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