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It's another edition of the SAGA Pod, Learning-Curve-syle (ish!). Jim Schutze from the Dallas Observer is back, ready to talk DISD board and car washes. For the first half half of the show, we talk about the naming of the 15-member home rule commission, analyzing just how long it will take for Shirley Ison-Newsome to make the teachers on the board rethink their life choices. We talk about the donkey punch Bernadette Nutall delivered to the rest of the board, and how she may still be standing behind the DISD horseshoe with two middle fingers in the air. Then we talk about Jim's car wash -- not Jim Schutze's car wash, btw -- and why the city and the Dallas Morning News have decided that this place needs to be shut down. Jim says it's a legitimate business, unfairly targeted, and that the city is ignoring real drug houses nearby because they don't understand the cultural importance of car washes in poor black communities. We do all this while drinking beer. Well, I do, anyway. As always, please listen with your ears.

Direct download: SAGApod_6-23-14.mp3
Category:News (Dallas) -- posted at: 11:17am EDT

DISD trustee Miguel Solis stops by the SAGA Pod's Design District studios to talk about why he became a teacher, how his father's death gave him a renewed sense of purpose, why he's forgainst the home-rule initiative, how he thinks the board should govern, and why he's picking kale at noon on a weekday. As always, listen with your ears. 

Direct download: SAGApod_6-19-14.mp3
Category:News (Dallas) -- posted at: 8:28am EDT

It's the return of the SAGA Pod -- Learning Curve edition. Jim Schutze (Dallas Observer) and Eric Celeste (D Magazine/Learning Curve) talk about DISD's new merit-pay system for teachers; look at the controversial home-rule efforts; discuss racial politics and how that plays out in board decisions; examine Joyce Foreman vs Bertha Whatley in the Place 6 race; and explain what DISD can learn from the Dallas Housing Authority. Also, lots of nudity, violence, Buzzfeed-style quizzes -- just an amazing amount of sexy content. As always, listen with your ears.

Direct download: SAGApod_5-5-14.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 1:44pm EDT

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