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Empowerment Starts Here

Oct 16, 2018

In this episode, Dr. Marachi offers a critique on standardized testing as part of a larger phenomenon of big data and predictive analytics.  She talks about testing as relating to resource distribution and data mining; about power holders as test makers and the design and coding of tests to keep them secure as...


Oct 9, 2018

In this episode, the informant talks about individualism versus collectivism (in terms of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness); about traditionalism versus innovation (in terms of critical pedagogy and rejecting the middle as the naming of the case); and about the English language as a power tool of culture and...


Oct 2, 2018

This case explores three themes extracted from Senate hearings around the Supreme Court vacancy and the allegations levied against Judge Kavanaugh: body and space; power-over; and the contested nature of the invisible.  In this episode, the conversation is more academic (ish) than newsworthy.  Whereas other programs have...


Sep 25, 2018

In this episode, we spend a good chunk of time talking politically about giftedness, about the federal definition provided for gifted and talented programming, and about the ways in which capitalism and commercialism make space for some gifts while ignoring/invalidating others.

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Sep 19, 2018

In this episode, the informant talks about medicine and the health profession in terms of how prepared it is (or not) in dealing with communities of color.  

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