Tweetie Bird It is about imagining that the center is ever flexible and having the courage to create new centers.-Theaster Gates on his work #ArtPlace [More from ccoletta]

November 23, 2006

//View Show

About the Show

Teach For America is a national corps of outstanding recent college graduates who commit to teach in our nation's public schools for two years. Earlier this year we talked with two Teach for America corps members, Donique Nobles and Shelby Rohrer, just as they were beginning their first week in a real classroom in Memphis City Schools. This week we visit them again to get a firsthand report on how tough the challenge being a first year teacher really is.

Also we'll find out about a remarkable emergency medical transport system that is saving lives and preparing for disaster in Birmingham, Alabama. Joe Acker is executive director of the Birmingham Regional Emergency Medical Services System and he's here to tell us more about this innovative program.

We're reaching out to our students and fellow citizens, this week on Smart City.

Open Player in New Window

Download Episode MP3

Related Shows

Charter Schools and Eating Locally

This week on Smart City: Both Barack Obama and John McCain embrace…


Tall Buildings and Public Spaces

This week on Smart City: Public space is important in both cities…

Architecture and Design

Richard Florida and Meg Cheever

This week on Smart City Richard Florida is our guest. He predicted…


Ed Glaeser and Randy Gragg

This week on Smart City we'll examine cities in history and…

Architecture and Design

Sign Up for the
Smart City Newsletter