On this installment of Practically Speaking, we hear from a young, female phD candidate of color. Kellen Marshall is also a mother of three small children. She talks about the balancing act of sustaining motherhood and career. She also talks about her work in the field of Ecology.
Speaking of Women in Science and Technology, we also get an update from Shaqueisha Davis, one of the Chi Tech Academy students we profiled a few weeks ago. Since then, she’s participated in the White House Science Fair. The teen was interviewed by LeVar Burton (Roots, Reading Rainbow, Star Trek: The Next Generation) and by Bill Nye The Science Guy. She didn’t know who either of them were. But, the experience, as a whole is one she’ll never forget.
Plus we hear from students and staff at Lorenzo Smith School in Pembroke Township, IL. Pembroke is a small, mostly black, rural community about 60 miles outside of Chicago. Their school, much like many schools in the Chicago Public School System, is under the threat of closure. We talk to them about how their school is a lifeline and a cultural institution in their community.
Featuring Music by Roy Ayers, Jamie Woon, and Janelle Monae.
Catch fresh installment of Practically Speaking Saturdays at 1pm on vocalo.org(89.5fm NWI/Chi, 90.7fm Chi), with a rebroadcasts Fridays at 11am.