“Black Panther”– Positive Pixels for Black Youth – 2.17.18

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We discussed the blockbuster “Black Panther” with Valerie Adams-Bass, Ph.D., whose research examines the media influences on Black children and adolescents.


Valerie Adams-Bass is Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, and a faculty affiliate with Youth-Nex, The Center to Promote Effective Youth Development.… Read More

‘Whistle Words’ is Extraordinary; Plus ‘A Stand Up’ Gal — 1.27.18

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Our guests were Charlotte Matthews and Betsy Cox — accomplished women, who ventured beyond the scope of their careers to create something extraordinary. Matthews is an author of exquisite poetry and Cox is an Emmy-winning filmmaker — together they’ve created a multimedia project, Whistle Words, using poetry, film, & the internet, to help women impacted by cancer.Read More

Empowering Refugee Entrepreneurs; An Affable Writer’s Tale — 12.23.17


Ellen Daniels and Nancy Laurence cap the end of 2017 with a live re-broadcast of their show with Christine Mahoney PhD, Prof. of Public Policy and Politics & Founder of the Alight Fund, on investing in refugees to affect positive change; and Phil Jason, a grad student in UVA’s Creative Writing Program and winner of the prestigious Henfield Prize, whose unique personal story empowered him to publish not perish.Read More

12/16 – Liberty & Slavery; City Power is People Power

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Price Thomas, Communications for James Madison’s Montpelier, “The Mere Distinction of Colour” and Race;
Richard Schragger, Professor of Law at UVA on the limitations on local governments, why it’s set up that way, what’s at stake, and what we can do about it.
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Dec 2 – The Rebirth of a White Christian Nation; How Film Imitates Life

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Larycia Hawkins, is a lecturer in Politics and a Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. She was a guest of the show earlier this year – at that time we discussed events surrounding her expulsion from the evangelical school, Wheaton College, because she wore a hijab in support of Muslims, and said that Christians and Muslims worshiped the same God.… Read More