The Walk to School is an audio documentary about a Minneapolis family’s decision to attend public school outside its immediate residential zone. Producer Ralph L. Crowder III explores education and school choice through the lens of Monique, a single parent raising her daughter Amaree, and her niece Leslie. The Walk to School is a day-in-the-life account of how the family copes with the public education achievement gap, and what it’s doing to create better opportunities for the next generation. Ralph Crowder is an independent producer from Minneapolis who specializes in local and national education issues.
DJ Baby Swiss riding solo for a 2nd week (with Dr. StrangeDub sleeping after 2 days straight driving). Going for the roots classics tonight – with contributions from Lee “Scratch” Perry, The Skatalites, Augustus Pablo, Chinna Smith, King Tubby, and more. And then off to a great mix of newer releases by Jah Wobble & Deep Space, Jazzmin Tutum, Twile, Scientist vs. King Midas Sound, Little Tempo, Bandulu Dub, Volfoniq, The English Beat, Mutant Frogs, Ott, and still more.
We talk with Nobel Prize Winner Jody Williams, known around the world for her work in banning anti-personnel landmines. She has written a memoir entitled My Name is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl's Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize.
We also chat with Greg Bancroft about his new picture book Betsy's Day at the Game, a story about a grandfather who takes his granddaughter to a baseball game, where she learns how to keep score.