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Gloria Ladson-Billings: The 2012 Brock International Prize in Education Laureate

Aired on Tuesday, March 27th.
Aired on Tuesday, March 27th.

On our show today, we speak with the accomplished and award-winning teacher and educational theorist who coined the term "culturally responsive pedagogy" --- Gloria Ladson-Billings --- who is the Kellner Family Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She's been named the 2012 Brock International Prize in Education Laureate for pioneering the adoption of culturally responsive teaching strategies among educators, and she'll be honored at the 2012 Brock Symposium on Excellence in Education at TU on Thursday of this week (the 29th). That afternoon, at 4:30pm, Ladson-Billings will deliver the keynote address at this symposium --- it happens in TU's Lorton Performance Center, at 550 South Gary Place; her lecture is free and open to the public. Ladson-Billings is the author of "Crossing Over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms," among other books, and is a member of the National Academy of Education. You can learn more about her, and about the Brock Symposium, at this link.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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