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Without Reflection

A well-known line from a well-known poem by W. H. Auden is “…poetry makes nothing happen.” It comes in section two of “In Memory of W. B. Yeats” where it competes with several great lines. You were silly like us; your gift survived it all: The parish of rich women, physical decay, Yourself. Mad Ireland […]

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Schools (Don’t?) Matter, (Nor) Does Creativity?

Schools (Don’t?) Matter, (Nor) Does Creativity?

Okay, I’ll confess to being less than tactful most of the time.  But I gotta tell you, I’m pretty tired of one particular complaint that I hear (rather, read) again and again on education sites and FB pages dedicated to combat testing regimes in public education: “Your stealing my child’s creativity!” Be sure, I too […]

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Becoming is Revolutionary

This is too good for me not to lift right off of one blog and plunk it down here (“Steal this Blog Post!”)–this is from Paul Thomas cross-posting at DailyKos and Schools Matter, “Universal Public Education Is Dead: The Rise of State Schools.” More than thirty years, however, before Rich’s bold and accurate commentary on […]

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A Seasonal Gift of Skepticism: Markets Do Not Passeth Understanding

I suppose it would be fair to say I try to offer two things: an idea or vision of things we might do that could actually create non-destructive pleasure and fulfillment in our daily lives; and a skepticism of nearly everything that fits into our marketable world-view. I would like to think that the first […]

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Interchange: The Future Cannot Be Capitalist: Michael Yates on the Working Class

AUDIO: The Future Cannot Be Capitalist With Covington Catholic High School students offering a fresh examples of the embodied ideologies […]

LeRoi and Ornette – Becoming in Time

I was listening to a PoemTalk (PennSound) about LeRoi (Amiri Baraka) Jones’s early poem “Kenyatta Listening to Mozart“ and one of […]

WFHB’s Interchange – Just a Spoonful of America

Audio: Just a Spoonful of America The title of our show, “Just a Spoonful of America – Prescribing American Studies […]

Luis Buñuel’s The Young One: Anatomy of White Male Supremacy (WFHB’s Interchange)

AUDIO: Luis Buñuel’s The Young One: Anatomy of White Male Supremacy We open with the jazz tune, “Epistrophy,” from Eric […]

WFHB’s Interchange – A Targeted Divide: What Bullets do to Bodies and Lives

AUDIO: What Bullets do to Bodies and Lives This is the special 90-minute finale for our series A Targeted Divide. […]

WFHB’s Interchange – A Targeted Divide: Crime, Decline, and the Rise of the Citizen-Protector

AUDIO: Crime, Decline, and the Rise of the Citizen Protector For our second show in our three-part series, A Targeted […]