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Year End Tax Tips for Income Tax Returns for 2017. Guests: David Hellman, a Certified Specialist in Federal Taxation Law, Real Estate attorney, CPA;  and Frank Adam, Tax attorney, Real Estate attorney, CPA. Questions for David & Frank? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Looking At Education with Carol Kocivar October 24, 2017

  

Author Daniel Handler, also known as Lemony Snicket, says young adult fiction is willing to address just about anything, except the sexuality of adolescent boys.

Lasting Letters: Leaving a legacy behind

Oct 10, 2017
Jeremy Jue

 

“Lasting Letters: Leaving a legacy behind” reports on legacy letters and how they are helping people prepare for death, say goodbye, and grieve loved ones after they are gone.  

  

On Indigenous People's Day, we’ll rebroadcast our conversation with historian Benjamin Madley about his groundbreaking book An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873.

 

"CCSf protest at SF City Hall" by CC Flickr user Steve Rhodes, resized and recropped

City College of San Francisco is on the rebound after years of grueling uncertainty.

On the Aug. 27, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I describe 14 common career myths.

In the program's second segment, I do Workovers on callers. Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, I can usually help.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 AM to noon on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco and worldwide on KALW.org.

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"Commencement 2014" by CC Flickr user CSU Monterey Bay, resized and recropped

 

Earlier this month, the Cal State University Chancellor announced something huge.  He issued an executive order that will radically change what’s known as “remedial” education.

This summer, both San Francisco and Oakland welcomed new superintendents.  Both individuals were educated in the district they will now be running.  As leaders of high profile school districts that have had their share of problems in the past, these superintendents are under a great deal of pressure to succeed.  

  

We’ll have a conversation with education historian Diane Ravitch about the state of public education under the Trump Administration and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

Your Call: The High Cost of Summer

Jun 28, 2017
Photo by flickr user amira_a

  

For many working families, summer isn’t a break at all--in fact, with school out, it can be the most difficult and expensive time of the year.

Moderator Dana Rodriguez is joined by professor emeritus Lorrie Fischer and technical editor Kira Pace.

  

We’re continuing our discussion with 2017 Peacemaker Award Recipients. Phoebe Vanderhorst, founder of Way-Pass: Women's Aftercare Program and Supportive Services, joins us to discuss the unique barriers formerly incarcerated women face.


Minds over Matter

Minds over Matter

Sarah Tan

 

Last May, Oakland Unified School District’s former superintendent Antwan Wilson put forth a master plan to prioritize an inclusion teaching model for its special education students. Inclusion is a teaching strategy in which students with special needs are integrated into general education classrooms, and are taught side by side with their general education peers.

On today's Your Call we revisit our conversation with Dr. Ajay Chaudry, a social policy analyst and co-author of Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality

Claire Stremple

The KALW News team is looking for an experienced radio reporter to provide stories and Q&As about education for our daily news magazine Crosscurrents and to produce spots for our new daily newscasts.

 A conversation with Timothy Walker about his new book Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms. Finland has earned awards for creating a top tier education system.

Your Call: The child care crisis in America

Apr 19, 2017


A conversation with Dr. Ajay Chaudry, a social policy analyst and co-author of Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality. Compared to other advanced economies, the US government invests less in children under the age of five. 

On the Apr. 16, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, a switch-sides-in-the-middle debate: Is college (or graduate school) still worth it? My  debate partner is the four-national-award-winning Napa County Superintendent of Schools and my wife Dr. Barbara Nemko.

The Bay Area has about 250 thousand Muslim residents – more than three percent of the region’s population. But what many people know about Islam is limited to anti-Muslim messages that have come from the highest political office holders.

What will the next four years look like for public education? Betsy DeVos, the new Secretary of Education, has spent years successfully working to privatize education in Michigan, and Donald Trump's budget calls for $9 billion in cuts to the Department of Education.

How can educators offer hope and encouragement to kids who’ve been rejected by the system? The Bad Kids, a coming of age documentary, chronicles the extraordinary work of Vonda Viland, the principal at the Black Rock Continuation High School in an impoverished Mojave Desert community. Black Rock is the bad kids’ last chance.

Claire Stremple

If you live in the Bay Area, chances are you know about Golden Gate Park. But you might not have heard about San Francisco’s second largest park: McLaren.

 

This is a story about one of my very first teachers, Janet Daijogo. She’s the one who taught me how to tie my shoes and how to read my first book. I’m just one of hundreds of kids who’ve passed through her kindergarten classroom in the fifty-five years she’s taught.  

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Many students, parents, staffers, and administrators associated with schools throughout the Bay Area have expressed concerns about how President Trump’s executive order to increase enforcement of federal immigration laws may affect undocumented students.

Ben Trefny

 

This past Tuesday, Betsy DeVos was narrowly confirmed as Secretary of Education.

 

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