Education and Social Mobility; Prescription Authority for Psychologists; Exploring Inequality and Protectionism with Kids
Generations of Americans have grown up hearing that the benchmark of their success starts with getting a good education. These days, that advice is even truer for people with just a high school diploma. Finding decent jobs is difficult, and compared to their parents who could move up the economic ladder; people with only a high school education are simply moving down. If the key to reducing income inequality is a college education, a fair question is how well specific kinds of schools are supporting mobility. A pioneering study seeks to answer that question. Contributing Editor Neal Milner has had a look at the “Mobility Report Cards” and joins us now.
Intro Music: Vagabond Moon by Willie Nile
Outro Music: I'm Doing What I Do (Instrumental) by DJ Trapoholic
Our most basic notions of who we are get formed so early in our lives, and the lessons we learn in those first few years are so important. Playwright Annie Cusick Wood has a way of connecting to those lessons through theatre, drafting plays for the very young, and her newest production, coming to Honolulu Theatre for Youth looks at the importance, and the meaning of, “Home.”
Intro Music: Golden OK by Black Books
Outro Music: Don't Think Twice, Its Alright by Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau
How can a toddler almost die from assault and the investigation fall so short of best practices? We are asking that question in today’s reality check. Civil Beat reporter Chad Blair joins us now.
Outro Music: Return to the Moon by Keller Williams
Very often, we have heard from psychologists who believe they need prescriptive authority. How often? One psychologist says over a dozen times in previous legislative sessions and that each time similar bills have failed for the same reason: they unnecessarily jeopardize the health and safety of patients. UH Manoa psychology Professor Emeritus, Elaine Heiby, is one of the founders of a group opposed to prescriptive authority because she believes her profession has its limitations.
Outro Music: Boys Like You by Whitehorse
Everyone has a secret in an Agatha Christie story, and almost anyone could have done the foul deed that sets the story in motion. The Kilauea Drama and Entertainment Center on Hawaii Island is casting a production of Christie’s “Murder on the Nile” and director Suzi Bond is looking for actors who look as if they have something to hide
Intro Music: The Nile Song by Pink Floyd
Outro Music: Murder On The Nile by Jackal