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“Nice White Parents” is a brand new podcast from Serial Productions, delivered to you by The New York Times, concerning the 60-year relationship between white dad and mom and the general public faculty down the block.
We know American public faculties don’t assure every baby an equal schooling. Two many years of faculty reform initiatives haven’t modified that. But when Chana Joffe-Walt, a reporter, checked out inequality in schooling, she noticed that the majority reforms targeted on who faculties have been failing: Black and brown youngsters. But what about who the faculties are serving? In this 5-half sequence, she turns her consideration to what’s arguably essentially the most highly effective pressure in our faculties: White dad and mom.
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Chana Joffe-Walt is a producer for the award-successful public radio present “This American Life,” the place Chana originated her reporting for what finally turned “Nice White Parents.” In 2015, Chana teamed up with the reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones to do a number of tales about education and school segregation, for which they won the Peabody Award. In addition to education coverage, Chana’s reporting on sexual harassment, including the Rashomon-style “This American Life” episode ”Five Women,” offered a new frame to understand a wave of #MeToo stories. “Five Women” is currently being adapted into a TV series. Before joining “This American Life,” Chana was a reporter for NPR, where she helped create the podcast “Planet Money.”
“Nice White Parents” was reported by Chana Joffe-Walt; produced by Julie Snyder; edited by Sarah Koenig, Neil Drumming and Ira Glass; editorial consulting by Eve L. Ewing and Rachel Lissy; and sound mix by Stowe Nelson.
The original score for “Nice White Parents” was written and performed by the jazz group The Bad Plus. The band consists of bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Orrin Evans and drummer Dave King.
Additional music from Matt McGinley, who has contributed music to Serial Productions podcasts including “S-Town” and season three of “Serial.” Matt is also the drummer and co-founder of the band Gym Class Heroes.
Special thanks to Sam Dolnick, Julie Whitaker, Seth Lind, Julia Simon and Lauren Jackson.