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Critical Race Theory: What It Is & What It Isn't

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How do we define critical race theory and when is it appropriate to discuss in classrooms?

Live call-in discussion: This hour, we discuss critical race theory, what it is and what it isn't and how it's igniting debate in school districts across the state and country.

Broadcast live on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

Disclosure: One of our guests is from the Essex Westford School District, and Brendan Kinney, VPR's senior vice president of development and marketing, is clerk for that school board.

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Connor Cyrus joined VPR as host and senior producer in March 2021. Formerly a reporter at WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island, he's passionate about journalism’s ability to shed light on complex or difficult topics, as well as giving voice to underrepresented communities.
Lydia is managing producer for Vermont Edition. She joined the station in 2019 after working for 6 years at Connecticut Public Radio as a producer for Where We Live.