Q&A: DIANE RAVITCH, Author

Written on September 18th, 2010

 

Aired 09/12/10

DIANE RAVITCH
author,
DEATH AND LIFE OF THE GREAT AMERICAN SCHOOL SYSTEM
How Testing and Choice Are
Undermining Education

VICKI ABELES
producer-director,
RACE TO NOWHERE

ENRIQUE GONZALEZ
Principal, BIG PICTURE Schools

http://www.dianeravitch.com/
http://www.racetonowhere.com/
http://www.bigpicture.org/
http://www.fkhs.org/

Q&A: JACK CANFIELD, coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series

Written on August 24th, 2010
 

 

Aired 08/22/10 (Part 1 of 2) EVOLUTIONARY LEADERS CALL TO ACTION

JACK CANFIELD is one of America's leading experts in the development of human potential. Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling coauthors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, with over 125 different titles in print, and worldwide sales of over 100 million copies. Jack is a Harvard graduate with a Master's Degree in psychological education and one of the earliest champions of peak-performance and self-esteem. The Success Principles (coauthored with Janet Switzer), offers the principles that he's studied, taught, and lived for the past 30 years in a practical and inspiring guide.

http://www.jackcanfield.com/

http://www.evolutionaryleaders.net/laevent/

Q&A: Rick Steves, Travel Author

Written on August 13th, 2009

 

Aired 08/11/09

I like it when someone does something better than they have to, or takes stands or risks they don't have to take. RICK STEVES has a comfortable business and a comfortable place in our culture and media. He helps people learn how to make travel less stressful and more enjoyable. But in TRAVEL AS A POLITICAL ACT, he sticks his neck out. He has traveled to and written about Iran, El Salvador, Turkey, for instance, in ways that challenge what passes for conventional wisdom. Of course, conventional wisdom is often a contradiction in terms, conventional meaning parochial, provincial, small minded, with little possibility of wisdom. Not only that, STEVES serves on the board of NORML and has given keynote speeches calling for legalization of marijuana.

Though RICK STEVES received degrees at the University of Washington, his real education came in Europe - since 1973 he's spent four months a year there. Spending one third of his adult life living out of a suitcase has shaped his thinking. Today he produces Europe Through the Back Door guidebooks, a travel series in America on public television, a weekly hour-long national public radio show, and a syndicated weekly column.

info: http://www.ricksteves.com/