Digital Textbooks - As much as teachers and
parents would like to see children spending less time on computers
and tablets it seems a transition to digital textbooks in K-12
education is inevitable. But will the switch to digital save money?
Will it help teachers? Do students need more screen time? Educators
from around the country are in Washington D.C. Thursday asking
these questions and discussing the future of digital textbooks.
We'll speak with the superintendent of Napa County schools, Barb
Nemko, and the director of technology and assessment at Placer
Union High School District, Gregg Ramseth, about the transition
from traditional texts in Northern California.
Alternative Education: Homeschooling - In
this installment of our occasional series on alternative education,
we're looking at one of the most hands-on forms of education for
parents: homeschooling. Superintendent of Horizon Charter Schools
Craig Heimbechner joins us to explain.
Author Jeffrey Littorno - Is evil always easy
to recognize? Maybe not. Jeffrey Littorno uses his website to
explore the role of horror in our lives. Fascinated by the genre
from a young age, he ponders: why do people love to be scared. He's
explored the genre in two self-published books, "Bloom's Desk" and
"Soul Hostage," which was just released. He's also working on a new
novel, "The Uncommon Cold." We'll talk with Littorno about his work
and why he's so fascinated by being scared.
Sound Advice: World Music - In this week's
Sound Advice, Capital Public Radio's Afternoon Classical Host Cale
Wiggins joins us with a variety of music from around the world to
spice up your record collection. We'll hear selections from The
Bombay Royal, Nynke, Ballake Sissoko and Tim Maia.