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Media, BBQ & education, on the latest 282

Posted on 17 May 2012 by Justin Ruckman

We’re back w/ another episode of 282!

BBQ: Charlotte seems to have an increasing number of barbecue restaurants. The weather is warm and people are firing up their grills. And they also are always fired up about the great North Carolina barbecue debate. Let’s discuss the difference between Eastern and Western style N.C. barbecue, between vinegar-based and mustard-based sauces. And what the impact will be from the Democratic National Convention’s efforts to highlight local barbecue.

EdCamp Charlotte: Ideas are often tossed around on how to improve education. Recent political rhetoric focused on whether it was necessary for all students to go to college, while statistics show that the unemployment rate is much higher for students without college degrees. Let’s discuss some of the innovative new approaches to education. EdCamp Charlotte is a user-generated “unconference” event taking place May 15 at CPCC and is free and open to the public. Education professionals and attendees will make pitches, presentations, and share ideas on teaching, learning, best practices, technology and software application, all focused on education.

Silent Images is a nonprofit organization based in Charlotte that seeks to tell the stories of hope in the midst of persecution, poverty, or oppression through journalistic photography, videography, and writing. We’ll discuss the work of this organization as well as the prevalence or lack thereof of social consciousness in traditional media today.

Our guests this week:

  • Kathleen Purvis, food editor at The Charlotte Observer
  • Gary Ritter, History Faculty and Executive Director of Instructional Technology at CPCC
  • David Johnson, founder and president of Silent Images

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