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In a recent nightly browse of unintended web sites, I discovered something called Math Medley, a one-hour weekly radio show produced by Dr. Pat Kenshaft. She is currently a Mathematics Professor at Montclair State University in Montclair (NJ).

Basically, Math Medley was (or is) a weekly radio show that began in 1998, with most of its content still available and relevant. Her wide variety of guests discussed topics such as K-12 education, parenting, equity, real-world applications, and the environment....all with an underlying theme of mathematics.

Consider these examples of shows, all from the year 2001:

  • Bob Moses, President and founder of the Algebra Project, author of Radical Equations: Radical Equations: Math Literacy and Civil Rights, January 13, 2001
  • Debbie Schmidt, Arizona Teacher of the Year, 1999, Innovative Mathematics Teaching, January 20, 2001
  • Robert Putnam, Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University, The Mathematics of Community, February 3, 2001
  • Johnny Lott, president-elect of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Professor of Mathematics, University of Montana. Figure This: Families and Middle School Mathematics, February 17, 2001
  • Judy Green, Professor of Mathematics, Marymount University, VA. Women in Mathematics, March 3, 2001
  • John Jeavons, author of "How to Raise More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Iimagine", Ecology Action. The Poetry of Mathematics in Gardening, March 10, 2001
  • Linda McNeil, Professor of Education, University of Texas, Austin, author of Contradictions of School Reform: The Educational Costs of Standardized Testing. The Educational Costs of Standardized Testing, March 24, 2001
  • Christopher Jones, Professor of Applied Mathematics, Brown University. The Mathematics of the Oceans, April 21, 2001.
  • Carrie Orgera, 6th grade teacher, New York City Public Schools. Implementing Lesson Study in the United States, June 2, 2001.
And this is just a taste of one year. To listen to the radio broadcasts, link either to an Index page or the WEBCT page.