January 19, 2010. Posted by Brandy Wood.
Honoring Black History Month, WBGO seeks out programming focusing on not just the history, but the present and future of African-Americans in and around our area and nation. On February 18th at 8pm, WBGO will air the documentary program, Mind the Gap: Why Good Schools are failing Black Students, produced by Nancy Solomon.
Nationwide, suburban schools are doing a good job educating white students, but those schools are not getting the same results with black and Latino students. This documentary tells the story of a suburban high school with lots of resources and a diverse student body that is struggling to close the minority achievement gap.
Award-winning NPR Reporter Nancy Solomon takes you inside a school to hear a discussion on race in the classroom. Listen as students try to explain what went wrong with their education. Join her at the kitchen table with black middle-class parents who thought that a move to the suburbs would ensure school success. Find out how the school's best teachers motivate their students. Be a fly on the wall in the busy dean's office where kids with discipline problems land.
Tune in to WBGO on Thursday, February 18 at 8pm to listen to this compelling documentary
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January 15, 2010. Posted by Simon Rentner.
Ben Sidran has left a deep mark and he’s far from finished. A musical life which so far has connected with Mose Allison, Blue Mitchell, Phil Woods, Jon Hendricks, Eric Clapton, Steve Miller, Diana Ross & The Rolling Stones….
A life in media as radio host of Sidran on Record and television host of Jazz Visions for VH-1. A rich life. A Peabody Award winning life. And because of his hip attitude, a life readily shared .
Recently, Ben Sidran and I sat down for a two part chat; part one on his rich musical life and the stories that come naturally; part two on his current focus “Dylan Different”, a recording of Bob Dylan material. - Gary Walker
Listen to part I here.
Listen to part II here.
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