Archive for August 2013

Remembering NPR producer and Chicagoan, Teshima Walker Izrael

I am deeply saddened to learn about the loss of Teshima Walker Izrael, executive producer of NPR’s Tell Me More, former senior producer at Chicago Public Radio, native Chicagoan, and a person who opened doors for me on public radio over a decade ago.  Teshima fought a two-year battle with cancer.  She was 44. What... Read more »

Why do so many white people care about education reform?

Why do so many white people care about education reform?
Inspired by a blog post about BAM! Radio Network’s push to take on taboo education topics, I’m writing about the inequality that must be leveled–too many voices in the local and national education policy conversation are white, thereby perpetuating the social structures that prevent low-income black and brown youth from achievement. There–I said it. On Monday, Michael... Read more »

Singer Eydie Gormé's voice lives on

In the 1960s, American singer Eydie Gormé recorded what would arguably become her legacy with a Mexican trio named Los Panchos.  Yesterday, on August 10, she died at the age of 84.  For the at least two generations, Mexicans have enjoyed her music many times on Sunday mornings.  For many of us as we grew up,... Read more »