SHOW AUDIO: kpft_2014-11-26_2200, RHETORICAL ENGAGEMENT IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE
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- An educated electorate is a prerequisite for a democracy.
GUESTS: (More complete biographical info on my guests are below Source links.)
- Rogelio Rodriguez is a 20 year old college freshman attending Lone Star College.
- Raymond Perez is currently a sophomore at Lone Star College – North Harris.
- Darnell Sullivan, after attending Missouri Valley College on a football scholarship, returned to Lone Star College–North Harris where he is majoring in marketing.
- Professor Bruce J. Martin (Lone Star College-North Harris)
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Some of the links used for this show are BELOW the break: SOURCES (Below the break) Not all topics discussed on tonight’s show:
- Lone Star College System: 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands TX 77381. Phone: 832.813.6500 http://www.lonestar.edu/
- Lone Star College – North Harris: http://www.lonestar.edu/northharris
- The Public Sphere: An explanation.
- Jürgen Habermas (born June 18, 1929) is a German philosopher and sociologist in the tradition of critical theory and American pragmatism. He is best known for his work on the concept of the public sphere, which he has based in his theory of communicative action.
- Professor [Bruce J.] Martin’s Writing and Rhetoric Blog
ENGL 1301 Honors (Cohort) Syllabus [Fall 2014]
SOURCES WHICH MAY BE RELEVANT TO OTHER DISCUSSION:
- Rogelio Rodriguez was born in Mexico and is a 20-year-old college freshman attending Lone Star College. For a majority of his life he has lived around the North Side of Houston, in the Airline area and on Gulf Bank for the last 15 years. He graduated from Aldine High school in the summer of 2013. He is pursuing a major in business and plans to transfer to Sam Houston University.
- Project focus = pedestrian safety and lack of sidewalks in the Aldine area. Rogelio lives off Gulf Bank Road – one of the oldest and busiest two-lane roads in Harris County – but one that lacks sidewalks for a population often reliant on walking and cycling.
- Raymond Perez was born in Houston, and now lives in the Spring-Klein area in Harris County. He’s 19 and is a graduate from Klein Collins high school. He currently a sophomore at Lone Star College – North Harris and plans on transferring to the University of Houston to pursue a degree in Communications with an emphasis on Public Relations. He’s very active in the local Houston Instagram community and keeps a blog at htxjrnl.blogspot.com . To keep up to date with Raymond Perez’s progress through this project and to send him ideas, follow him on Twitter: @RayMatthew
- Project focus = Public invisibility of the poor in Houston.
- Darnell Sullivan lives in the Aldine area now, but graduated from Klein High School. After attending Missouri Valley College on a football scholarship he returned to Lone Star College – North Harris where he is majoring in marketing. He works full-time at 3rd Bar Eating House in the Intercontinental Airport Terminal B where he suggests that everyone come and check them out. Darnell adds that his “fun fact” is that he lived on a bridge for three days.
- Project focus = Insufficient METRO bus lines in the FM 1960/ Lone Star College area.
- Professor Bruce J. Martin was formerly a systems administrator in a tech company. He taught secondary school in north Houston for a few years, then suffered as a part-time college instructor for four years while working on his MA and PhD in Writing and Rhetoric at UH. Hisdissertation work focuses on the intercultural rhetorics of Latinos in Aldine entering into the community college writing experience. In addition to this community rhetoric course, his first semester writing course focuses on students’ home communities and how race, gender, and social class are reflected in language-as-identity. Professor Martin will be teaching a literature course in Spring titled “Literature of Resistance” where fiction and non-fiction responses to society oppression will be discussed.