The Exchange: A New Look at Gender; Taxing the Rich; Accountability in Education; The Future of Food
Looking gender, taxes, what counts as success in school and what we may be eating 50 years from today from a fresh perspective
You are listening to The Exchange on Siouxland Public Media. I’m Mary Hartnett. Today on the show, start the new year with some fresh perspectives on finances, the tax code, how we eat, educate our children, and how we see gender and sexuality.
Dr. Kathryn Bond Stockton takes on many intersecting issues surrounding gender in her aptly named book Gender(s). Bond Stockton is the Interim Associate Vice President Equity and Diversity, the Dean of the School for Cultural and Social Transformation, and a Distinguished Professor, English at the University of Utah.
We hear from an author who predicts a time when humans will look back to wonder how easily we ate animals and how making that future a reality could make a big difference in global warming and animal welfare.
In her book, Once Upon a Time We Ate Animals: The Future of Food author Roanne Van Voorst looks ahead to a time when we don’t rely on animals for food, clothing, or other items. Van Voorst is an anthropologist of the future,
We also speak with the authors of a new book about why the wealthy in American should and could pay more taxes to help create a more equitable society. Morris Pearl and Erica Payne, the authors of Tax the Rich! How Lies, Loopholes, and Lobbyists Make the Rich Even Richer. The two are members of the Patriotic Millionaires.
The group wants to make the tax code more equitable, so the wealthy pay their fair share.
And as education and educators work out ways to help students learn and achieve in this hoped-for last mile of the coronavirus pandemic, an award-winning educator and author talks about the problems with how we measure success in schools and life. JM Beach is the author of several books on education. Two of the most recent books he’s written, The Myths of Measurement and Accountability and Can We Measure What Matters Most?