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Monday, March 14
Rethinking College – An Examination Of Higher Education

Rethinking College – An Examination Of Higher Education
ClassroomHow much are students really learning in college – and at what cost? Do curriculums need to change to meet shifting workforce needs? Today we kick off the first part of our three-day series: Rethinking College – an examination of higher education. Our guests: University of Virginia sociology professor Josipa Roksa, who is the co-author of the book, Academically Adrift; Oklahoma State University provost and senior vice president Robert J. Sternberg, who is the author of College Admissions for the 21st Century; and finally Claudia Dreifus, an adjunct professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, a contributor to the New York Times Science desk, and co-author of Higher Education? How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids and What We Can Do About It. WGBH’s Kara Miller – who is herself a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth – hosts. We’ll be opening up the phone lines and would like to hear from you. Call us toll-free at 877-301-8970.
  Read a discussion about Roksa's Academically Adrift on the New York Times Room for Debate page
  Read Robert Sternberg's reaction to Academically Adrift
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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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