10:00 am Pacific-Transformation and Change Radio with Dr. Kathy Obear: Choose Courage ~ Speak Your Truth ~ Live On Purpose: Rethinking the SAT and Other “Standardized” Tests: Dismantling Racism and Classism with Marta Esquilin & Diana Noriega! Join me for an engaging, challenging conversation with my two fabulous guests: Marta Elena Esquilin, Assistant Professor and Associate Dean of the Honors Living Learning Community at Rutgers Newark and Diana Noriega, founding Assistant Executive Director of Anti-Racism and Equity at Good Shepherd Services NYC, has over 15 years of professional social justice and youth development programming experience as we explore ways people are successfully dismantling traditional, biased structures in Honors and Gifted Programs to foster greater racial equity in P-20 schools.We’ll explore questions to make us rethink the way we’ve always done things: Why do we still use narrow metrics such as SAT’s and other standardized testing to measure student potential? Who gets a seat at the university Honors table, and what is at stake for our nation when we are leaving large swaths of talented students on the sidelines?
11:00 am Pacific-The Dr. Pat Show: Talk Radio to Thrive By!: The “Brother Sun, Sister Moon Musical Tour with special guest James Twyman, PhD! St. Francis of Assisi is the most popular and beloved Catholic saint in the world. To most people he is the saint of the bird bath, represented through statues found in millions of gardens around the world, but the significance and influence of St. Francis is far deeper than most people suspect. In this musical, James Twyman reveals both the romanticized medieval character, as well as the tragic suffering the saint endured for much of his life. Through music and dialogue he retraces the main events that made Francis the most important Christian character in history after Christ.