#1687: Political Education and a Historic Inauguration| The Best of Our Knowledge
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1w ago
On this episode on The Best of Our Knowledge…  As Democrat Kathy Hochul begins her term as New York’s first elected female governor, local students share some of the inaugural spotlight. Our associate producer, Jody Cowan, will have more.   Bob Schneider of the New York State School Boards Association will provide analysis of Hochul’s education goals for 2023.   The upstate New York video game industry gets a powerup with state funding.   And 2022 proved to be the sixth-warmest year on record in Massachusetts.   ..read more
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#1686: Field Trips and the Peace Corps | The Best of Our Knowledge
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2w ago
On this episode on The Best of Our Knowledge…  As COVID-19 restrictions ease, public school students are seeing the return of an exciting tradition – the school field trip. Jody Cowan will bring us more.  The Peace Corps is sending its first deployment of volunteers around the world since the lockdown of 2020. Host Lucas Willard will speak with a recent graduate preparing for her two-year tour. And a storybook is helping young children affected by the war in Ukraine ..read more
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#1685: School Mascots and Big Trees | The Best of Our Knowledge
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3w ago
On this episode of the Best of Our Knowledge:   New York State is requiring school districts that utilize Native American imagery to change their nicknames and mascots. Jody Cowan will speak with school officials about how they’re preparing for the change.   Host Lucas Willard will speak with arborist Fred Breglia about finding what could be New York’s largest living tree.   And we’ll visit a new learning lab in Troy, New York.   ..read more
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1684: Remembering Sandy Hook | The Best of Our Knowledge
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3w ago
On this episode, host Lucas Willard will speak with Katie Bisset, a survivor of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting, about a tenth anniversary remembrance she recently organized at Siena College in Loudonville, New York.   We’ll also learn about an upcoming webinar series focused on addressing mental health in education.   ..read more
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#1682: Hudson Mural Project | The Best of Our Knowledge
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1M ago
On this episode, we’ll learn more about the Hudson Mural Project, an initiative now in its third year that encourage school age children and community residents to explore the concept of self and city.   In addition to speaking with a visual artist involved with the Hudson Mural Project, we’ll also listen to a sound poem produced as of the 2022 project.   ..read more
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#1681: Rockets and International Relations| The Best of Our Knowledge
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1M ago
On this episode, students at an upstate New York High School get a primer on international relations during a visit with U.S. and Korean officials. Host Lucas Willard with Skidmore College astrophysicist Mary Odekon NASA’s Artemis program and the concept of retro-futurism. And The Best of Our Knowledge’s Dave Lucas reports on the role machine learning could have in predicting the next pandemic ..read more
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#1680: Mobile Art and Historic Acquisitions | The Best of Our Knowledge
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2M ago
On this episode, host Lucas Willard will visit the FLOCKArt mobile gallery at an upstate New York school to speak with the artists, teachers, and students that are bringing art to young learners in a new way. And The Best of Our Knowledge's Jim Levulis will speak with staff at Fort Ticonderoga about the fort’s recent acquisition of thousands of historic artifacts ..read more
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1678: New Americans and Indigenous Studies | The Best of Our Knowledge
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2M ago
On this episode of the Best of Our knowledge, we’ll attend naturalization ceremonies for new Americans – to hear from some of the country’s newest citizens and to speak with high school students who hosted a ceremony as part of their education on government. And a $50 million endowment will support Bard College’s new Native American and Indigenous Studies program ..read more
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#1677: Insights from a college president | The Best of Our Knowledge
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2M ago
On this episode of The Best of Our Knowledge, host Lucas Willard will  speak with Darren Reisberg, who was recently inaugurated as Hartwick College’s 11th president. And The Best of Our Knowledge’s Jody Cowan will report on how some institutions are looking to connect graduating students with industry to address the labor shortage ..read more
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#1676: Writings from incarcerated individuals | The Best of Our Knowledge
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3M ago
A new anthology of creative writings by incarcerated individuals in Northern New York, and in a seasonal project, an attempt pressing apple cider at home ..read more
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