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  • Ep. 11. Are International Students Really a Good Thing?

    GUEST: Dr. Rajika Bhandari, Author, “America Calling: A Foreign Student in a Country of Possibility”

    Should U.S. colleges and universities be encouraging more international students to fill their seats? Or, should U.S. residents be prioritized? Dr. Rajika Bhandari joins us to talk about the shifting political and public sentiments that have influenced the way we think ...

    October 17, 2021

    Rajika Bhandari
    Ep. 11: 10.17.21
  • Ep. 10. How to Win Your Next Debate

    GUEST: John Donvan, Host and Moderator, Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate Series

    With polarization and deeply entrenched ideology threatening our ability to truly listen to one another, is civil discourse dead? Our guest John Donvan isn’t ready to admit defeat just yet. In our latest episode, the host and moderator of the Intelligence Squared U.S. debate series ...

    October 3, 2021

    Ep. 10: 10.03.21
  • Ep. 9. Breaking News OR Broken News: Teaching News Literacy to Kids

    GUEST: Robin Terry Brown, Author, Breaking The News: What’s Real, What’s Not, and Why the Difference Matters

    In today’s media landscape, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. We’ve invited author Robin Terry Brown to talk about how this affects kids, tweens, and teens, and what they can do to become more educated ...

    September 19, 2021

    Picture of author Robin Terry Brown
    Ep. 9: 09.19.21
  • Ep. 8. Using Stories To Rally Your Audiences to Action

    GUEST: Annette Simmons, Author, The Story Factor, Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins

    What is it about stories that make them such potent tools of influence and persuasion? Annette Simmons would tell you that stories are largely about connection. When someone can see themselves in your story, that generates a sense of trust in the storyteller ...

    September 5, 2021

    Annette Simmons
    Ep. 8: 09.05.21
  • Ep. 7. Are Scientists (Partly) To Blame For Distrust In Science?

    GUEST: Dr. Faith Kearns, author, Getting to the Heart of Science Communication: A Guide to Effective Engagement

    Are scientists partly to blame for the public’s distrust in science? Is ineffective messaging leading to misinformation? Our guest, Dr. Faith Kearns, has spent most of her career developing science communication projects for government agencies, scientific associations, and academic ...

    August 22, 2021

    Ep. 7: 08.22.21
  • Ep. 6. MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross: The Cross Connection

    GUEST: Tiffany Cross, Host, MSNBC’s “The Cross Connection” and Author, Say It Louder: Black Voters, White Narratives, and Saving Our Democracy

    What happens when you have a diverse newsroom? All stories are told. MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross, who had to fight her way into the newsroom from tough beginnings, joins us to talk about broadening the narrative ...

    August 8, 2021

    Tiffany Cross NBC anchor, Cross Connection
    Ep. 6: 08.08.21
  • Ep. 5. The Confess Project: Mental Health & The Barber Chair

    GUEST: Lorenzo Lewis, Founder and CEO of The Confess Project

    For Lorenzo Lewis, a barber chair is more than a place to settle in for a haircut or shave. It’s a place where men and boys of color can feel safe and supported in sharing their pain and worries. Since 2016, Lewis’ Confess Project has confronted ...

    July 25, 2021

    Lorenzo Lewis
    Ep. 5: 07.25.21