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Spotlight On Education - Where has all the Homework Gone? 8/25/10

 Spotlight On Education - Where has all the Homework Gone?: Since the 1960s, the amount of homework done by college students has plummeted - from 24 hours a week to just 14 hours. As our special week-long education series continues, we ask where has all the homework gone? We’re joined by: freelance writer Keith O’Brien; Sanjoy Mahajan, associate director of The Teaching and Learning Lab at MIT and a visiting associate professor of applied science at Olin College; Julie Rueben, a professor of education at Harvard University and the author of Making of the Modern University: Intellectual Transformation and the Marginalization of Morality; and Mindy Marks, an assistant professor of economics, University of California, Riverside. Read Keith O'Brien's Boston Globe piece, "What happened to studying?" 

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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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