Facilitating Collaborative Learning with Wesleyan College
Media Advisories/Press Releases
February 9, 2014 – In the La Crosse Tribune: Adolf Gundersen: Citizens can lead the way on civility
IF Podcasts (most recent first). To listen to a particular podcast, click on any of the individual links below. Or to select from multiple IF podcasts, click on IF’s Feedburner page (lists all IF podcasts).
Talking Back to History – December 2012
IF . . . Urban Debate Watch 2012. From “malarkey!” to Big Bird to “horses and bayonets,” the 2012 Presidential Election Debates produced some much-watch TV. But the candidates had nothing on the everyday Americans who came out to IF…Urban’s debate watch events.
Chinese SEEDs – October 2012
In August, the Interactivity Foundation co-sponsored the 2012 China Citizenship and Social Innovation SEED Camp, a week-long conference for overseas Chinese students, scholars, and social entrepreneurs held at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. IF Fellows Pete Shively, Adolf Gunderson, Sue Goodney Leaand IF resident Taiyi Sun talk about this conference and China’s future with IF Fellow and podcast host Natalie Hopkinson.
Kickstart the Arts – August 2012
Brooklyn saxophonist Laron Land shares lessons from “Prof” star of “Thundersoul” doc; L.A. children’s book author Calida Rawles imagines a high-tech, interactive library; and Madison, Wis. singer-songwriter and IF facilitator Melissa Simonson on collaborating with fans.
Mood Swings – July 2012
Can an AWOL Congressman de-stigmatize mental illness? Why did civil rights activists give Romney the hook? Did Obama stiff the NAACP? IF… DC-area facilitators discuss policy, politics and their plans for future discussions.
IF’s East Asia Chronicles – April 2012
A bestselling book recently argued that Chinese mothers are superior, inflaming insecurities about the U.S. education system. IF Fellow Sue Goodney Lea and Chinese graduate student Taiyi Sun compared education models during recent travels in China, Japan and Singapore.
The Womb vs. the State – March 2012
D.C.-based novelist Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Howard University law professor Lisa Crooms, and health activist Autumn Saxton Ross discuss the recent “war on women” and more generally women’s rights, race, class, health care, and the role of the state with IF Fellow Natalie Hopkinson.
Are U.S. Schools Really Factories? – February 2012
Dr. Julie Sweetland, Director of the Urban Teacher Academy of the National Center for Urban Education, alternative high school guidance counselor Derek Andrews, and 3rd grade literacy teacher Darla Bunting find common ground with GOP candidate Rick Santorum and President Obama on education policy.
Lift Every Student Voice – January 2012
The role of student voices, student participation, and the future of college education and the collaborative classroom experience. IF Fellow Natalie Hopkinson hosts a discussion with Education lawyer Allison Brown, Wesleyan College Humanities and English professor Matt Martin, and IF Fellow and VP Jeff Prudhomme about putting student and parent voices at the center of education reform and teaching practices and an innovative new partnership between IF and Wesleyan College to develop such student-centered discussion courses for every freshman.
Migration Nation – November 2011
Amnesty, Electrified fences, Alabama’s crackdown. Nicole C. Dillard (Oden & Dillard, PLLC) Mark Krikorian(Center for Immigration Studies) and Ieva Notturno (IF’s Human Migration project) explore immigration policy with host Natalie Hopkinson. This and other IF podcasts are also available on iTunes.
Occupy Wall Street – October 2011
OWS participant Gavin Mueller, economists Daniel Heath (Georgetown Law Center) and Mark A. Calabria (Cato Institute) join IF fellows Mark Notturno and Natalie Hopkinson to discuss how to bring back trust to the financial sector. This and other IF podcasts are also available on iTunes.
Moms Rising – September 2011
Interactivity Fellows Natalie Hopkinson and Suzanne Goodney Lea are joined byMoms Rising co-founder Kristen Rowe-Finkbeiner from Seattle for a wide-ranging discussion of moms, motherhood, economic justice, Sue’s upcoming project on the Future of Childhood and other concerns of family and social life.
Food: What Might Be For Dinner – August 2011
Interactivity Fellows Natalie Hopkinson, Pete Shively, Jeff Prudhomme and guest Greg Bloom, Development Associate for marketing & communications for Bread for the City, nonprofit organization that provides food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services to the vulnerable residents of Washington, D.C., discuss food issues generally and aspects of IF’s newest discussion report, Food: What Might Be
We’re Here to Help – June 2011
Interactivity Foundation Fellows Natalie Hopkinson and Dennis Boyer discuss his new report, “Helping Out: Humanitarian Policy for Global Security” (24 pages/3.5 MB). Also discussed: Hope Fades in Haiti, staving off another Darfur, disaster capitalism, and the fallout from the Arab Spring.