Tuesday, February 19, 2013

AirTalk for Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Contact: Producers Joel Patterson, Jasmin Tuffaha, Anny Celsi & Allen Williams



Wednesday, February 20, 2013

11:06 –11:30
Topic: OPEN

Guest:  TBD

11:30 -12:00
Topic: Ask The Chief w/ Patt Morrison and LAPD Chief of Police Charlie Beck: [blurb coming] ***PATT HOSTS THIS SEGMENT***

Guest: Charlie Beck, LAPD Chief of Police


12:06 – 12:20
Topic: OPEN

Guest: TBD

12:20 – 12:40
Topic: Can flipping the classroom fix the educational system? It’s a familiar scenario to anyone who’s been to high school:: teachers droning out a lecture in front of a class of bored, distracted or uncomprehending students, who are then sent home to try to apply the day’s lesson to homework on their own. And any teacher can tell you that the results aren’t always what they hope for. But what if the model were turned on its head?  In the “Flipped Learning” method, teachers assign home viewing of videotaped lectures, then spend class time helping their students solidify what they’ve learned with projects, exercises and Socratic discussions. What’s the upside for learning?  More one-on-one time with a teacher who can be present to answer questions, explain difficult concepts and overcome stumbling blocks. Teachers report improved grades along with greater student engagement and comprehension. The movement has been growing in popularity since its inception around nine years ago.  One online association devoted to the concept, the Flipped Learning Network, boasts  a membership of 11,000 teachers and administrators worldwide. If Flipped Learning is so successful, why haven’t more schools adopted it?  What kind of work outlay is required by teachers to prepare adequate home learning materials? What if all students don’t have adequate internet access or the needed technology?  If you’re a teacher, would you try this method  in your classroom?

Guest:  Aaron Sams, co-author of  Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day (with Jonathan Bergmann), former high school chemistry teacher and chair of the Flipped Learning Network


FOR THE WEB: http://flippedlearning1.wordpress.com

12:50 - 1:00
Topic: Top cars by gender in Los Angeles: Automobile website Edmunds.com has released the top ten cars bought in Los Angeles for 2012 based on sex. Looking at the two lists, it appears that when it comes to cars and trucks, socio-normative gender roles are holding on strong. For instance, the list for females is comprised of smaller vehicles and no trucks. For men, on the other hand, trucks take up more than half the results. While this may not be surprising, some of the nuances of the data do have interesting implications. It seems there is a connection between domestic automobiles and men, as there are only three foreign vehicles that made it to the top ten. Also, the top result for women is the Volkswagen Beetle. This is unfortunate for VW, as the 2012 Beetle was geared towards attracting male consumers. Why doesn’t that car appeal to men? And why do men buy so many trucks, especially in L.A. where parking is notoriously awful? Why are women more likely to buy foreign cars? Do you have a “male” or “female” car? Do you think there is a connection between one’s sex and the choice of a vehicle?

Guest: Jessica Caldwell, Senior Analyst from Edmunds.com




Joel Patterson

Senior Producer, AirTalk

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