Education is everywhere in Santa Barbara County!
Thank you, Shelly Leachman and UCSB's The Current, for the article on Schooled Radio!
Schooled Radio is a half-hour public affairs show which includes interviews with local teachers, students, and administrators on the topic of education in the broadest possible sense, from preschool to grad school and beyond. We are all learning, every day.
In addition a huge variety of public and private schools, Santa Barbara County has dozens of vibrant non-profit agencies focused on various aspects of education.
The program will also include tips for ways to discover opportunities for teaching and learning outside of the classroom (education is everywhere!), which is especially relevant during remote instruction. The show will also include residents talking about their own experiences in ways that strengthen our sense of community. We also hope to have include news and announcements (summary of School Board meeting, selected upcoming events or deadlines, etc.) We plan to augment the show with additional video and links here on the Schooled Radio website.
We also have an email account, Facebook, and Instagram, so listeners can make suggestions or ask questions which we can respond to during the show.
Schooled Radio is hosted by George and Chryss
George Yatchisin is the Director of Communications for the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at UC Santa Barbara. He has taught writing and public relations at UC Santa Barbara and Penn State. For 17 years he's hosted programs on community radio on WJHU in Baltimore, KRUI in Iowa City, and KCSB in Santa Barbara. As a journalist he's written for numerous publications across the country. He's the co-author of a writing textbook (Writing for the Visual Arts), co-editor of a poetry anthology (Rare Feathers: Poems on Birds & Art), and author of two collections of poetry (Feast Days, The First Night We Thought the World Would End). He has an MA in poetry from the Johns Hopkins University, a MFA in poetry from the University of Iowa, and a MA/W in nonfiction prose from the University of Iowa.
Chryss Yost has her Ph.D. in education from UCSB. She previously hosted Writers' Cafe and Library Radio on KCSB. She has worked at UCSB for over 15 years: in the Center for Black Studies Research (where she was managing editor of the Journal of Haitian Studies), as an artist at the Library, and with international students and scholars.
She currently works at UCSB's Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, where she is coordinating the development of a community resource center at Harding University Partnership School. She is a Santa Barbara Poet Laureate (2013-15) and is co-editor for Gunpowder Press. She is also the proud mother of a SBUSD alum.