The Sugar Shack
Song - Artist - Album
Chicken - Geoff Muldaur - Avalon Blues; Mississippi John Hurt Tribute
I wish I had the chance to start blogging earier in the year, but hey better late than never. Primarily, I'll use this blog to preview what we'll be talking about week to week on The WHUS Round Table. To provide background though, The WHUS Round Table is an effort by myself to create a forum where students - and sometimes professionals - can get together and comment (and ocassionally critique ; ] ) how the media reports stories.
This week, the topic is The Achievement Gap in Connecticut, and to provide a brief explanation as to why this is what we went with for this week, I have two reasons. The first is, Connecticut ranks second to last or dead last in most measures nation-wide. The second is, this roundtable will correspond with the release of a report out of WHUS on the achievement gap and how UConn is intertwined with the state in providing education for the youth. The Achievement Gap is the sizeable space that exists between individuals and sometimes communities of significant financial security and individuals or communities of comparative financial hardship. In a nutshell, if I am born in a less affluent community than "Robert," i'll have a tougher time receiving a quality K-12 education and reasonable access to college after.
As the weeks go on, I'll provide longer posts. As of right now, it's doubtful this show will continue on in the summer months, as none of us will still be in Storrs. This fall, the show will return though, and throughout the summer myself - and some of the other rotating panalists - will use this blog to update on certain stories we have been following on the show and our reactions to them. Tune in this Monday night at 6:30pm for a new show! 91.7FM or whus.org