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Chana Joffe-Walt

Chana got her start at the local stations in Seattle, before she was scooped up by the Planet Money team. Her story about AIG in episode 382 is particularly great.
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Prologue

Chana Joffe-Walt talks to Kiana, who went to a school that was overwhelmingly black and Latino, but when some white students showed up one day on an exchange program, she went up to them eagerly. And since then, has embarked on a one-woman school integration program.

Act One: My Secret Public Plan

Chana Joffe-Walt reports on the Hartford, CT school system, which actively seeks to integrate. The results have been impressive.

Act Two: What’s It All About, Arne?

Reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, who has investigated integration in schools for years, joins ChanaJoffe-Walt to interview the Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan. The Obama Administration saysit’s in favor of integrating the schools, but doesn’t seem to do so much to promote it.

Prologue

This American Life producer Chana Joffe-Walt sits in for Ira Glass, because Chana has kids, two young sons. And her oldest, Jacob, has some complicated ideas about people, that Chana wants to straighten out, but doesn’t know exactly how.

Act One: Some Like it Not (On the Neck)

Workshops on sexual assault and consent are hugely popular on college campuses around the country. Chana visits one of these workshops to find out what’s being taught, and more importantly, what college boys in particular have already learned about sex, back when they were kids.

Act One

Chana Joffe-Walt tells what happened when a group of public school students in the Bronx went to visit an elite private school three miles away.

Act Two

The kids who traveled three miles up the road are in their mid-20s now. We hear how what they saw affected them for years, including at college.