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TKO Exemplar: "Survival Math"

Where did you top out in math--algebra, geometry, something else?  Mitchell Jackson and a lot of people he knew had to perform something called "survival math:" quick calculations to figure what it would take to survive a confrontation in a tough neighborhood. 

Jackson tells the story in his memoir Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family

He joined us last year for an interview in our segment The Keenest Observers, with Rob Goodwin.  We revisit the interview here. 


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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.
Robert Goodwin is a substitute host on The Jefferson Exchange and the host of the monthly segment The Keenest Observers. In the segment, Rob leads an exploration of issues affecting people from minority communities, and how all of us think and talk about race.