Active Shooters On Campus

Pete Blair joins us to talk about how the authorities handle active shooter situations. We also talk with Keith Maitland director of the documentary “Tower,” which revisits the day Charles Whitman killed 16 people and wounded 32 others at UT Austin.

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The Teacher Gap

Kelly Kovacic, director of regional educator initiatives for Commit!; John Gasko, dean of the School of Education at the UNT Dallas; and DISD deputy superintendent Ivan Duran join us to talk about efforts to bridge the teacher gap.

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Racism On Campus

In the last week, incidence of racism and harassment have taken place on Texas high school and college campuses. This hour, we’ll talk about counseling young adults on how to deal with these situations – and what to when these lessons are being learned at home.

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A Look At Substitute Teaching

This hour, we’ll talk with Nicholson Baker about the unique view substitute teachers have into our public schools – and about how to improve daily life in the classroom – which he writes about in “Substitute: Going to School With a Thousand Kids.”

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How To Pay For College

This hour, we’ll talk about strategies for paying for college and about how much debt is reasonable to take on with Ron Elsenbaumer, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at UT-Arlington; and Cynthia Butler, executive director of financial aid for Dallas County Community College District.

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How To Raise A Genius

This hour, as part of KERA’s American Graduate initiative, we’ll talk about identifying high achievers at a young age – and how we can foster learning in kids – with Tom Clynes. His story “How to Raise a Genius” appears in the journal Nature.

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