Thursday, March 17, 2011

March 17, 2011

Guest: Reporter and author Linda Perlstein

With all the heavy news of the past few weeks, we start the day on the lighter-side with Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty and his amazing voice transformations. It seems that being from south St. Paul gives you a bit of a twang at the right venue. Watch video from Sam below and check out this link for some word by word comparison.

Breaking: The UN Security Counsil has authorized a No Fly Zone over Libya. Russia, China, Germany, India and Brazil abstained from the vote.

Japan has raised the severity level of a nuclear crisis at a quake-hit nuclear power plant as attempts at cooling the reactors by dumping water from helicopters and spraying water from firetrucks are not working as well as they would like.

Product Details Linda Perlstein, Public editor for the Education Writers Association, former staff writer for The Washington Post, and author of Tested joins us to discuss charter schools , teacher unions, and the Obama’s “Race to the Top”.

Check out Linda Perlstein’s book Tested: One American School Struggles to Make the Grade.



Anti-teacher climate humbles the conservative husband of a Cleveland educatorAs discussed in today’s post-show.

Past Episodes

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Emma hosts Brian Hochman, associate professor at Georgetown University, to discuss his recent book The Listeners: A History of Wiretapping in the United States. Then, Emma is joined by journalist Talia Lavin to discuss her recent piece in Rolling Stone "The Buffalo Shooter Isn’t a ‘Lone Wolf.’ ...
Sam and Emma host Jon Marshall, associate professor at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, to discuss his recent book Clash: Presidents and the Press in Times of Crisis. Then, Sam and Emma are joined by Alex Speidel, organizer for the United Paizo Workers to discuss ...