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  • 00:31

    10 Traits of the Busted and Broke

    in Self Help

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    For the next ten weeks we are going to look at the traits of the BUSTED and BROKE.
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  • 00:33

    "Predictable Results" with Dr. Christopher Tienken.

    in Education

    BustED Pencils radio welcomes Dr. Christopher Tienken.  

    Is he an Education Policy Analyst or Dark Purveyor of Statistical Black Magic?

    Tune in as we discuss his latest blog post "Predictable Results" and reveal the secret behind the back door practice of predicting standardized test scores.

  • 00:36

    Jesse Hagopian: #BlackLivesMatter and #optout

    in Education

    Don't miss this special episode of BustED Pencils as Jed and Tim talk to Seattle teacher and activist, Jesse Hagopian.  The question: Does the Black Lives Matter movement and Opt Out movement belong together?  We will talk to Jesse about the current accountability movement and its historical connections to the practice of eugenics driven standardized testing. Are today's tests serving the same purpose as they did 100 years ago—sorting and seperating according to race, class and ethnicity?


  • 00:34

    Douglas County Colorado Schools: Board induced "Climate Change."

    in Education

    In this episode of BustED Pencils, Jed and Tim wil talk to Courtney Smith, President of Douglas County Federation (of teachers and classified employees) and go over the results of a climate survey that was just completed by the employees of the Douglas County School District.

    Sneak Peek: 90% of respondents lack confidence in superintendent Elizabeth Celania-Fagen?

    Full Survey and results: http://douglascountyfederation.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/S360-Final-Survey-Results.pdf

  • 00:30

    The Madness: Busted!

    in Entertainment

    The "Love Talk" Madness in March concludes with the concept of being busted! What do you do when you find your spouse/mate cheating? There is more to it than just leaving. We will discuss the steps to take based on the status of your relationship. Call 347-850-1228 to voice your opinion on how to handle your cheating mate/spouse.

  • 00:32

    Florida State Senate candidate Rick Roach: Has he finally mastered the FCAT?

    in Education

    In this Epsode of the BustED Pencils podcast, Jed and Tim will be talking to Florida State Senate candidate Rick Roach.  You might be thinking, "hey I know that name, isn't he the school board member that had some problems taking the FCAT?"  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/revealed-school-board-member-who-took-standardized-test/2011/12/06/gIQAbIcxZO_blog.html 

    Since then Rick has become an advocate for quality schools and jumped into the Florida state Senate race. Listen tonight as we talk to Rick about his journey from school board member who took the FCAT to Florida State Senate candidate. https://rickroachforsenate.com/

  • 02:22

    Technology is Why You're Broke

    in Technology

    Ever wondered how your parents made less money than you, but still managed to maintain the household?  At one time, I did, too.  I used to think that my parents made so much more money than I did, but once I got older I realized that they didn't.  I finally realized that they didn't have as many bills as I do.  

    My parents didn't have a cable bill, cell phone bills, or internet.  My DirecTV, $110, cell phone, $100, my Internet service, $51.  That's $261 per month that my parents didn't have to deal with when I was a kid.  Mix in Netflix, Xbox Live, and the NFL Sunday Ticket and a lot of my paycheck goes to things that aren't a necessity.

    Technology is why a lot of us are broke.  We've gotten so addicted to luxuries that we've made them necessities.  How can we improve our discipline?  Do we really need to raise minimum wage or just cut certain luxuries out of our lives?

    All of this and more on the Talk 2 Q Radio Show!  "No experts.  Just opinions."

    Show No. 476

    Scheduled for 75-90 mins.


  • 00:31

    What does it mean to Opt Out?

    in Education

    Opt Out is not an anti-testing movement. It is a deliberate action!

    It is a movement to restore the civic mission of American public schools—providing a foundational education for all children in critical participatory democracy.

    It is a deliberate act of conscience— an act of civil disobedience that targets the coveted data produced by high stakes tests.

    Simply, it is a movement to end the dismantling of public schools.

  • 00:32

    4th Grader and standardized testing expert Sydney Smoot.

    in Education

    Two weeks ago Sydney Smoot spoke some serious truth to power. http://elitedaily.com/news/world/girl-destroys-standardized-testing-video/983957/ .  During this episode of BustED Pencils Jed and Tim get a chance to hear directly from Sydney. What motivates a fourth grader to stand up when so many cower under their bed sheets?

  • 00:36

    Suburban Republicans' assault on Milwaukee Public Schools.

    in Education

    Last week Rep. Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) and Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) decided that their vast experience as suburban Wisconsin legislators qualififed them to introduce a bill that would literally take away Milwaukee Public Schools from the people of Milwaukee.  Yes, they proposed a "public school take over bill."  These bills have been passed in many urban areas across the country and have been proven to simply be a private take over of urban poor and minority populated schools.  Later in the week it was announced that the bill was killed.  However, the movement to privatize urban public schools has been way too lucrative to just let die.  Instead of a bill, the Milwaukee School Take over Bill  has been simply slated to be passed as part of the state budget process—truly undermining the political and social capital of the citizens of Milwaukee.

    Tonight's special episode will feature Milwaukee school board member, former teacher and editor of Rethinking Schools Larry Miller, Wisconsin Public Education Network's Heather DuBois Bourenane, and Angela McManaman, President of Parents for Public Schools-Milwaukee.

  • 00:46

    A life that's BROKE (but beautiful) with Stephanie O'Connell

    in Finance

    Do you ever sit down to pay the bills and wonder where all your money is going?  Does it sometimes seem like there is never enough to get to where you want to go?

    Perhaps you’ve tried getting on a budget, but it was just too complicated or you weren’t sure how it would affect your standard of living.

    With so many Americans struggling to make ends meet, there seem to be more questions than answers .

    Maybe there’s a secret to all this. Maybe it doesn’t have to be such a struggle.

    Our guest, Stefanie O’Connell, moved to New York to become a Broadway actress during the Great Recession, and in the process learned clever ways to make a little go a long way. She is the author of The Broke and Beautiful Life, and she’s going to share with us some of the tips and secrets that have helped transform her life.

    FILE UNDER: Budgeting, #millennials, how-to-live-cheaply, simple living, finding bargains, getting rid of clutter