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Dr. Janice Collins, author, journalist, & educator talks student empowerment


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/Spectrum/mp3/DrJaniceCollins_220118.mp3   Dr. Janice Marie Collins is an author, journalist, documentarian, educator, and humanitarian. Her most recent book is Teaching Without Borders: Creating Equity, and Inclusion with Active Centralized Empowerment (ACE). She also authored, 250 Years and Still a Slave. Dr. Collins says that people, and especially students, can feel marginalized, trapped, and enslaved through… Read More

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‘QKatie’ gives update on her book “Cheese, Wine, and Bread” and its success.


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/Spectrum/mp3/KatieQuinn_211228.mp3 Author, food journalist, content creator and social media celebrity Katie Quinn just finished her first personal book tour in the United States to promote her book “Cheese, Wine, and Bread: Discovering The Magic of Fermentation in England, Italy, and France.” She recently spent time in Manhattan and made some personal appearances in the Midwest… Read More

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Earl Johnson helps people find comfort after trauma and gives us his insight


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/Spectrum/mp3/EarlJohnson_211222_FINAL.mp3   Earl Johnson trained as a pastor at Yale’s Divinity School, worked for anthropologist Margaret Mead in African and observed firsthand violence in London and in Jerusalem. He then returned to a church in Columbia, Missouri but was restless. He then made major life decisions. He took a sabbatical from his church, came out… Read More

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“Joe Nuxhall: The Old Lefthander and Me” delivers pitcher/broadcaster’s insights


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/Spectrum/mp3/JohnKiesewetter_211215.mp3   Joe Nuxhall was a famous pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds. He also was a highly popular broadcaster for the club for over four decades. Radio fans loved him for his colorful stories about his career and the game he loved. He was the youngest pitcher ever to pitch in a major league game… Read More

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Washington gridlock is likely to continue as Trump’s GOP power grows stronger


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/Spectrum/mp3/211208_PhilElliott_FINAL.mp3     Former President Donald Trump’s power over the GOP is not waning, instead it is growing stronger. Trump’s influence surges as Democrats and President Joseph Biden tries to find ways to push their agenda through a gridlocked Congress, according to Philip Elliott, Washington correspondent for TIME and author of TIME’s weekday newsletter “The… Read More

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The impacts of the Rittenhouse acquittals are analyzed by a judge and legal analyst


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/Spectrum/mp3/JudgeGayle_211123.mp3 Judge Gayle Williams Byers, a black female judge in Northeastern Ohio, and Tom Hodson, Spectrum host and legal analyst, break down the impact of the Kyle Rittenhouse acquittals on the judicial system, on the black community and on the future of peaceful protest. While both respect the sanctity of the jury’s verdicts, they highlight… Read More

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Career coach, author, podcaster Beverly Jones touts being ‘Happy at Work.’


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/Spectrum/mp3/BevJones_211029.mp3 While many of us have been mired in malaise about our careers during the COVID-19 pandemic, executive coach, career consultant and author Beverly Jones tells us how we can “Find our Happy at Work” in a new book that helps us get unstuck, move past boredom, and discover fulfillment. Jones, in short pithy chapters,… Read More

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“Positively No Outlet” – a Podcast that highlights small town Americans


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/Spectrum/mp3/GeorgeWood_FINAL.mp3   Dr. George Wood is an educator, a former school administrator, a writer, and a podcaster. He also is a resident of small town Amesville, Ohio. Just before the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, he retired from a lifetime in education, and he found himself restless and looking for something meaningful to do. After… Read More

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Conspiracy Theories Thrive as Journalism is on Life-Support Says Media Expert


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/Spectrum/mp3/MichaelBugejaFINAL_210331.mp3 Conspiracy theories have grown and continue to multiply as newsrooms downsize and more people rely on social media to fill the void.   This is the belief of Dr. Michael Bugeja, distinguished professor of liberal arts and sciences at the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University.   “Journalism is not… Read More

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Climate Change Policies Have Seen Great Change in Biden’s First 100 Days


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  https://ohio.streamguys1.com/Spectrum/mp3/GeoffDabelko_210318.mp3   The Biden Administration has targeted climate change as a priority in its first 100 days. It is unraveling four years of President Donald Trump’s deregulation and laisse-faire attitude toward the environment. Rarely have we seen so much change so quickly, says Dr. Geoffrey Dabelko, professor and associate dean at the Voinovich School… Read More

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Black Female Lawyer Eunice Hunton Carter Blazed Trails for Social Justice


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Eunice Hunton Carter and her family were “unsung heroes” in social justice movements in the early 20th Century and now her life is brought into focus by a new biography, “Eunice Hunton Carter: A Lifelong Fight for Social Justice,” published by the Fordham University Press. Co-Author and noted biographer Marilyn Greenwald highlights the many accomplishments… Read More

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Dave Thomas Foundation Celebrates Adoption Milestone During COVID-19


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/Spectrum/mp3/RitaSoronen_FINAL.mp3 The Dave Thomas Foundation recently celebrated its 10,000th adoption of a child from foster care and the milestone was reached during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation was created by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas as an independent non-profit foundation separate from the restaurant chain, says Rita Soronen, CEO of the Foundation. The Foundation focuses on… Read More

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GOP Struggling to Chart the “Right” Course Post Trump Presidency


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/Spectrum/mp3/PhilElliott_210204.mp3 After President Joseph Biden’s inauguration and the attack on the Capitol on January 6, the Republican Party has undergone a struggle to chart the future of the party. Will it still be the party of Trump and his zealous base or will more traditionally mainstream Republicans take the party’s helm? Will Trump’s appeal fade?… Read More

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American Governmental Propaganda Starts in WWI but Still Thrives Today


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In World War I, President Woodrow Wilson started an agency for governmental propaganda. It became the precursor and template of today’s governmental manipulation of information which often creates fictions and promotes those in power. Author, scholar, and journalist Dr. John Maxwell Hamilton delves into the birth of American government propaganda in his new book “Manipulating… Read More

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“A Presidential Election Like No Other” Says Veteran TIME Correspondent


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With the COVID-19 pandemic plus racial turmoil across the nation, we are facing a Presidential Campaign and election like no other, says Philip Elliott, veteran Washington reporter and TIME’S Washington correspondent. As Public Health issues, the economy and racial inequities take center stage in this Presidential election year, an onslaught of books and media revelations… Read More

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How to Overcome Racism in Newsrooms from a Journalist with Experience


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There are too few African Americans in the country’s newsrooms and especially in news management positions. In 2020 racism still exists in America’s media companies from the smallest to the largest. Sometimes it is evident in hiring practices, promotions, or just in daily professional life. Traversing this media landscape is often difficult for Black journalists,… Read More