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April 18, 2020

Dialogues 20-11 Lorain County Schools & COVID-19

LORAIN COUNTY SCHOOLS RESPOND TO CORONA VIRUS

GALLO

This new midseason interview with Dr. Franco Gallo of the Educational Service Center addresses the many new challenges to Lorain County schools that resulted from the corona virus crisis.  He describes how various districts are coping with school closings and cancelled events, focusing on at-home learning options and the prospects for graduation ceremonies and a return to normal.  This timely report was expedited for earlier broadcast and excerpts were used on WEOL news broadcasts as well.

March 27, 2020

Dialogues 20-10 Oberlin College Maximizes Online Learning

Educating during the Coronavirus Pandemic

TWILLIE-AMBAR

How does educating students continue during the closing of schools and institutions during the crisis?  The President of Oberlin College, Carmen Twillie Ambar, offers insights into how the College is able to continue its classes and instructions.  As a mother of 11-year old triplets, she also offers some suggestions to parents about effectively assisting students who are confined to working at home.  She also explains the distance learning methodology, ZOOM, which Oberlin and other institutions are utilizing to keep the educational process active during this time of worldwide crisis.

March 3, 2020

Dialogues 20-09 Outreach Programs for High Schoolers at LCCC

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EDUCATIONAL JUMP STARTS AT LCCC

KUSHNER

On this Dialogues program, Cindy Kushner, the Director of Marketing & Outreach Initiatives at Lorain County Community College, describes several educational programs at the school that are proving to be very successful as high school students advance their academic or technical educations. The programs have progressed to the extent that 43% of Lorain County high school students are now graduating with LCCC credits through College Credit Plus – saving families $6.5 million. Another impressive statistic is that 61% of Lorain County high school graduates begin their college experience with LCCC.   Click above to hear more details.

Dialogues 20-08 Virtual Reality Comes to Elyria Public Library

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EXPLORING A TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY LIBRARY

MATTHEWS

Interested in discovering the virtual world?  You can do so by using the new “Oculus Quest” virtual reality headsets being offered by the Elyria Public Library.  The VR headsets are offered to senior citizens and all demographic groups who might not otherwise have the opportunity to use these new devices which can literally take you around the world.  Learn more about that and the other varied services and opportunities at today’s library in this “Dialogues” conversation with Adam Mathews of the Elyria Public Library system which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.

Dialogues 20-07 Student Activity Limitation Legislation

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REP. MILLER

COMBATTING “THE ONE-SPORT RULE”

THE OHIO STATEHOUSE

Is limiting a student-athlete to participating in only one high school sport a good thing?  Amherst State Representative Joe Miller doesn’t think so, and he has introduced a bill in the Ohio legislature which would stop coaches from implementing  what has been termed “the one sport rule.”  In this Dialogues interview, you’ll hear Representative Miller’s argument that limiting a student to participation in only one sport, or one extra-curricular activity (which may include art, music or any number of other possibilities), may not be healthy for any student.   Is it perhaps a benefit only to the coach that implements it?

Dialogues 20-06 Mental Health Issues for Teens

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HELP FOR TROUBLED TEENS

GEORGAS

Teenagers are facing mental health challenges like never before.  Our social media culture often makes it difficult for even the healthiest teen to excel in and out of the classroom.  Cyberbullying, drug addiction, even suicide, has become prevalent in school districts across Lorain County.   On this Dialogues program, Interim Executive Director of the Mental health and Recovery Services Board of Lorain County, Elaine Georgus, offers insights to parents and students alike, and the means for assistance if mental health challenges are suspected.

February 12, 2020

Dialogues 20-04 Toni Morrison Tributes in home town Lorain, Ohio

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MORRISON HONORED ON “HER DAY” AND BEYOND

MORRISON

Toni Morrison is considered one of America’s literary giants of the past 50 years. The Nobel, Pulitzer, and Presidential Medal of Honor recipient was a Lorain native and graduate of Lorain High School.

Morrison died last August and is being honored with a special day of remembrance in February (her birthday, February 18th).  Her early life included working at the Lorain Public Library.

DIAMOND-ORTIZ

In this Dialogues interview, Anastasia Diamond-Ortiz, CEO of the Lorain Public Library System, discusses the special Lorain recognition requested for Morrison, along with her great literary works.  Click above for facts about the library and all of the special Morrison events.

Dialogues 20-03 An Update on Local Philanthropy

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From the Community Foundation of Lorain County (CFLC)

ANDREWS

In this “Dialogues” presentation, the foundation’s Executive Director, Cindy Andrews, offers valuable insights concerning the organization’s efforts to enhance educational opportunities in Lorain County. She also updates the progress being made in the “Building Extraordinary Communities in Lorain County” program, an initiative focused on job creation, training, and employment access.

 

Dialogues 20-01 Nordson Tech Time Challenge

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INNOVATIVE WAYS TO INSPIRE LEARNING

JAMI KINTON

With the support of the Nordson Corporation—“The Nordson Tech Time Challenge” is returning to Lorain County for another year. In this latest update —host Jami Kinton explains how  entertainment and education merge to attract middle school students to the areas of science, technology, the arts, and math.  The interactive games incorporate all levels of students and include some technology-related awards such as I-Pads for the winning participants.  With support of the Nordson Corporation, once again the Fusion Marketing Group is touring Lorain County schools.  On this edition of “Dialogues on Education,” program host Kinton explains how they are able to grab the students’ attention with an interactive high energy program using current popular music and other techniques to best achieve educational goals.

Dialogues 20-02 “Looking Back at Elyria”

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ELYRIA IN MID-20TH CENTURY IS EXPLORED IN BOOK

“Looking Back at Elyria—A Midwest City at Midcentury.” On this Dialogues program author and Elyria native Marci Rich.

Marci Rich (photo by John Rich)

She talks about this memoir which reflects on growing-up in a time when America was on the verge of losing its innocence.  She reflects on how the life and times were sweeter.   It was a time of postwar optimism and prosperity which included a visit to Elyria by then presidential candidate, John F. Kennedy.  Hear all about it by clicking above.

 

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