Saturday, August 29, 2009

Radio Pick: Categories on Revision Quest

TORONTO, ONTARIO - This week's radio pick comes from a summer show. A constant debate related to affirmative action is whether disadvantage groups are actually better off simply assimilating into the general society, or whether there is value in having specific programs or awards for the disadvantaged group. Revision Quest and host Darrell Dennis took on this debate with respect to aboriginals. The cognitive dissonance of arguing for assimilation on a show that clearly exits because of special aboriginal funding just added to the whole effect.

Click here and scroll to the August 24th program to hear Revision Quest "Categories"

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An honorable mention this week goes to WBUR's On Point, which produced the best show I heard this week on the death of Senator Ted Kennedy. The local angle was explored well in this 45-minute program.

Listen to On Point "Remembering Teddy on Home Turf"

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