Scholastic Games Archived radio high school quiz programs

June 10, 2022

Dialogues 22-13 The Championship Interview

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Bob Tayek, at far right, interviews team members, left to right, Alex Masgras, Tyler Young and Finn Pasatta. and standing behind them, the team’s faculty advisor Justin Schaefer.

After eliminations among the other top academic teams in the county, the team from Lake Ridge Academy managed its second consecutive win of the Scholastic Games’ annual County Championship. It was the school’s fourth in the 32-year history of the broadcasts. How can one prepare for such competitions? The college bound team members share their observations and ideas in this interview. Harvard-bound Young gives some credit to the competition itself for its contribution to the educational process.

Dialogues 22-12 Nordson Corporation: Manufacturing & Community Service

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Nordson Corporation is not only a source of innovative products for industry worldwide, but it is also a leader in philanthropy in the communities where it operates. Founded in Lorain County, Ohio, the company has financed hundreds of programs since its founding in 1989. Cecilia Render, the long-time Executive Director of the Nordson Corporation Foundation, speaks here of the Corporation’s goals in the area of education, with particular attention to the area of “STEM” – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The Foundation is the charter sponsor of our Scholastic Games broadcasts.

Dialogues 22-11 Nursing Education at Notre Dame College

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All are aware of the impact the pandemic has had on the nursing profession. Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio, has programs that not only train nurses, but focus on the extraordinary pressures the pandemic has placed on them and ways to deal with those pressures. Dr. Sweeney, who heads the nursing department at the college, provides valuable insights for those considering the profession.

Dialogues 22-10 Visiting Ohio’s Heidelberg University

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Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio, was founded in 1850, and has evolved into an institution of distinction including market-driven initiatives to assist students in the pursuit of affordable four-year degrees. One business program offers a tuition-free MBA degree for qualified students. Heidelberg Vice President Tony Bourne offers insight and helpful information for those seeking a college degree.

Dialogues 22-09 The 21st Century Library

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Jennifer Harmon is a spokesperson for the Elyria Public Library System which proudly boasts a brand new main branch downtown. It is just part of a growing, modern community library system, and she has all the details in this edition of the Dialogues series.

March 21, 2022

Dialogues 22-08 “Teaching Lorain”

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The Lorain Historical Society has developed a program to instruct teachers about teaching the history of the city.  Great stories are told and great people are highlighted. In this “Dialogues on Education,” Historical Society Executive Director Barb Piscopo explains how this new program is developing. She also has other interesting facts about the Historical Society and its various efforts.

Dialogues 22-07 The Reality of Youth Gambling

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In this “Dialogues on Education,” we hear from Problem Gambling Specialist Scott Anderson from the state sponsored “Ohio for Responsible Gambling.”  Anderson outlines the growing issue of young people developing bad gambling habits.  Six-Point-Five percent of 14-21-year-olds are now at risk for problem gambling.    He talks about signs of risk and what parents and educators can do to be sure their children avoid falling victim to problem gambling. 

Dialogues 22-06 Shakespeare Goes to School

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The “Bard” comes to Lorain County.  In this Dialogues program we learn how Great Lakes Theater Company of Cleveland brings Shakespeare into the classroom at high schools across Lorain County.  David Hansen, the Educational Outreach Coordinator for Great Lakes Theater, explains how the week-long residencies introduce students to theatrical productions as they learn the context of the various characters and scenes.

February 23, 2022

Dialogues 22-05 A School Superintendent’s Warning About Social Media

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The Elyria Public School System, the City Administration and local law enforcement are taking action to educate the community on the risks posed by students misusing social media.  In this Dialogues program, hear from Elyria Superintendent Ann Schloss on how they are calling on parents to monitor the social media activity of their children after three separate threats involving social media platform TikTok resulted in one student being arrested and charged with inducing panic. 

Dialogues 22-04 Professional Advice About School Safety

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Should teachers be allowed to carry weapons in the classroom?  In this Dialogues program hear from the President of National School Safety and Security Services…Ken Trump.  He is an expert on school security and safety and he talks about what administrators need to do to combat the escalation of student violence and disruptive behavior during this pandemic and whether teachers should be allowed to carry weapons.    He offers expert insight on the matter of school safety and security during this Dialogues interview.

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