File photo of posters reading "It's OK To Be White," posted in the fall of 2017 around the campus of Clark College, a community college in Vancouver, Washington.

File photo of posters reading “It’s OK To Be White,” posted in the fall of 2017 around the campus of Clark College, a community college in Vancouver, Washington.

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  • University of Oregon chemistry professor Geri Richmond has been widely recognized for her work in the lab. She studies the surface of water and how it interacts with other substances, such as oil, to better understand how to mitigate environmental hazards. She’s also devoted much of her career to teaching and mentoring women in science around the world. We talk with Richmond about her work and what it means to her to receive the Linus Pauling Legacy Award from Oregon State University. Geri Richmond is speaking at Portland State University on Wednesday, May 8.

 

  

  • White supremacy propaganda increased nearly four-fold in the U.S. between 2017 and 2018, according to a report by the Anti-Defamation League. A new toolkit from the Western States Center aims to help educators and students recognize and respond to white nationalist activity and recruitment in schools. We talk with Jessica Acee, an educator at St. Mary’s Academy and the co-author of “Confronting White Nationalism in Schools.”

 

  

  • All Classical Portland launched yesterday a new radio station — this one aimed at children. The International Children’s Arts Network, or ICAN, is a new station on 89.9 HD-2 and online. ICAN features music, poems, and literature, and much of it is presented on air by kids. We talk with program manager Sarah Zwinklis, and youth reporter Emma Clark, who tell us all about the new network and producing radio for kids.

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