Here is our Byline rundown for 6/21/13 (full audio link below):
At the top – About two dozen African American pastors this week called for Jefferson County Public Schools and the Jefferson County Teachers to open ongoing contract negotiations to the public. They also called for the new contract to allow principals more leeway to dismiss underperforming teachers, students more access to teachers before and after school hours, and for struggling students to be paired with more experienced teachers. WFPL’s Joseph Lord discusses the issues.
2:25 – Congress seems to be moving toward comprehensive changes to the immigration system. The Senate is voting on amendments to the so-called ‘Gang of 8 Bill,’ which could provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented workers. WFPL’s Phillip M. Bailey speaks with acting Secretary of Labor, Seth Harris, about the importance of immigration reform to labor, and to the economy.
5:50 – In Part Two of its Documenting Immigrants series, Decode DC collects the stories of those most often left out of the immigration debate: actual immigrants.
35:00 – Arts segment with WFPL’s Erin Keane. After a quick rundown of some of the current local theater offerings, Erin sits down with Lucas Adams, director of the latest play from Pandora Productions, Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche.