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OPB’s Think Out Loud: Education Hour

Sat, Nov 5, 2016 from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PDT
1126 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Nicholson Baker spent a semester substitute teaching in Maine public schools (Substitute: Going to School with a Thousand Kids), and Michael Copperman spent two years with Teach for America in the Mississippi Delta (Teacher: Two Years in the Delta). Both writers talk about their experience on the front lines of the American public education system with OPB’s Dave Miller, host of Think Out Loud.

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Nicholson Baker

Nicholson Baker is the author of ten novels and five works of nonfiction, including The Anthologist, The Mezzanine, and Human Smoke. He has won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Hermann Hesse Prize, and a Katherine Anne Porter Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Maine with his wife, Margaret Brentano; both of his children went to Maine public schools.
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Michael Copperman

Michael Copperman has taught writing to low-income, first-generation students of diverse backgrounds at the University of Oregon for the last decade. His prose has appeared in the Oxford American, the SunCreative Nonfiction, Salon, Gulf Coast, and Guernica, among other magazines, and he has won awards and garnered fellowships from the Munster Literature Center, Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, Literary Arts, and the Oregon Arts Commission. Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta (University Press of Mississippi) is his first book.
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Dave Miller

Dave Miller is the host of Oregon Public Broadcasting's daily talk show, "Think Out Loud." Before coming to OPB, Dave was the senior producer of "Open Source," a nationally syndicated radio show based at the NPR affiliate station WGBH in Boston. He began his radio career as a documentary producer at Sound Portraits Productions and StoryCorps. From 2008 to 2011, he worked as the online host of the show. His stories have aired on NPR's "All Things Considered," "Morning Edition" and "Weekend Edition Saturday." Dave graduated from Harvard University with a degree in English.
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