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2015 KIDS COUNT® Radio Shows

Topic: Steve Pemberton
Air Date: December 27, 2015
•Steve Pemberton, Chief diversity officer and divisional vice president for Walgreen’s

Topic: Father Greg Boyle
Air Date: December 20, 2015
•Father Greg Boyle, Founder of Homeboy Industries

TOPIC: Screen Time Guidelines
Air Date: December 13, 2015
•Dr. Ari Brown, Pediatrician, Founder of 411 Pediatrics & Lead Author on Screen Time report, American Academy of Pediatrics
•Crista Sumanik, Senior Dir. of Communications, Common Sense Media

TOPIC: Coding for Kids
Air Date: December 6, 2015
•Karen Jung, Executive Director, NexTech Foundation
•Tara Sharp, K-8 Math Coach & GIRLS WHO CODE Coordinator, Plymouth Community School Corporation
•Jessica Drury, GIRLS WHO CODE club member, Junior at Plymouth high School
•Eric Ogle, Business, Marketing and IT Program Specialist, Indiana Dept. of Education

TOPIC: STEM Ecosystems
Air Date: November 29, 2015
•Bob Abrams, STEM Coordinator, Indiana Afterschool Network
•Gerald Solomon, Executive Director, Samueli Foundation, co-leader of the STEM Funders Network
•Reginald McGregor, Manager in the Research & Technology (R&T) Group at Rolls-Royce Corporation
•Dr. Shawn Smith, Superintendent, MSD of Lawrence Township, Indianapolis

TOPIC: The Good & Bad of Gaming
Air Date: November 22, 2015
•Marina Krcmar, Assoc. Professor of Communications, Wake Forest University
•Dr. Rachel Kowert, Author/Researcher “The Video Game Debate”

TOPIC: Watching their Weight
Air Date: November 15, 2015
•Dr. Rebecca Dixon, Pediatrician, IU Health
•Hannah Ramsland, Indiana State Coordinator, Action for Healthy Kids
•Christa Kramer, “Born to Move” Instructor, YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

TOPIC: Are Kids Too Busy?
Air Date: November 8, 2015
•Dr. Michael McKenna, Pediatrician, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
•Nicole Wise, Researcher/Co-Author, “The Overscheduled Child”
•Jacque Eccles, Distinguished Professor of Education, University of California Irvine

TOPIC: Preventing Teen Suicide
Air Date: November 1, 2015
•Dr. Donna Gardner, Psychologist, GET AHEAD Psych
•Lisa Brattain, Indiana/Ohio Area Director, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
•Kimble Richardson, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Community Health Network

TOPIC: Reaching At-Risk Girls
Air date: October 25, 2015
•LaMarr Shields, Co-Founder, The Cambio Group
•Shanae Watkins, Convicted in deadly assault at age 12

TOPIC: Raising Kind Kids
Air date: October 18, 2015
•Luba Feigenberg, New Youth Campaign, Making Caring Common (Harvard University)
•Jill Gordon, Program Director, Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana
•Bob Salomon, Author, “Beyond the Laces”

TOPIC: Learning Life Skills
Air date: October 11, 2015
•Dr. Andy Melin, Superintendent, Greater Clark County Schools
•Brad Rhorer, Manager of Training and Performance Management, Subaru
•James Davidson, Financial Literacy Manager, Financial Center

TOPIC: Kids as Caregivers
Air date: October 4, 2015
•Connie Siskowski, Director, American Association of Caregiving Youth
•Lynne Durbin, Director of Caregiving Youth Project, American Association of Caregiving Youth
•Rachael Fisher, Clinical Director of Youth Services, Community Behavioral Health

TOPIC: Helping High-Ability Students
Air date: September 27, 2015
•Ginny Burney, Indiana Association for the Gifted (IAG)
•Miki Hamstra, Director, Ball State University Center for Gifted Studies and Talent Development
•Monica Plantan, Retired high-ability teacher

TOPIC: Low Income in Higher Education
Air date: September 20, 2015
•Tim Clark, 21st Century Scholars Outreach Coordinator, Indiana Commission for Higher Education
•Clare Cady, Director/Co-Founder, College and University Food Bank Alliance
•Rev. Sharon Smith, Campus Minister, United Campus Ministries at Indiana State University

TOPIC: "I am Helen Keller"
Air date: September 13, 2015
•Brad Meltzer, Author, "I am Helen Keller"

TOPIC: Middle-Skills: Building Trades, Construction and Beyond
Air date: September 6, 2015
•Jim Patterson, Director, Electrical Training Institute
•Ali Zuidervliet, Association Manager, Indiana Construction Roundtable
•Devon Doss, Executive Director, Indiana Plan

TOPIC: Athletics and the Arts
Air date: August 30, 2015
•John Gerdy, Former high school, college and professional athlete, and
author, “Ball or Bands?”

TOPIC: Experience the World
Air date: August 23, 2015
•Alicia Swihart, Marketing & Communications, IU Honors Program in Foreign Languages
•Jamie Goodwin, Executive Director, Global Indiana

TOPIC: High School Diploma Changes
Air date: August 9, 2015
•Theresa Lubbers, Commissioner, Indiana Commission on Higher Education
•Glenda Ritz, State Superintendent, Indiana Department of Education

TOPIC: Passing down the Past
Air date: August 16, 2015
•Allison DePrey Singleton, Education and Community Engagement, Indiana Historical Society
•Laura Lee Huttenbach, Author & Traveler, “The General History Project”
•Jon Kay, Professor of Practice, IU Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology

TOPIC: Student Homelessness
Air date: August 2, 2015
•Shotunus Peterson, Director of Programs, Youth Services Bureau of St. Joseph County
•Kevin Gray, Principal, Cedar Elementary, Avon Community School Corporation
•Holly Clark, Teacher, Cedar Elementary, Avon Community School Corporation

TOPIC: Homework Hotline
Air date: July 26, 2015
•Susan Smith Roads, Learning Center Director, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
•Dana Strabavy, Guidance Counselor, LaSalle Learning Academy, South Bend Community School Corp.
•Ashanti Wilson, Student, LaSalle Learning Academy, South Bend Community School Corp.

TOPIC: Maintaining Math Momentum
Air date: July 19, 2015
•Dale Nowlin, Mathematics Chair (Columbus North High School) and 12th Grade Teacher Representative on the National Assessment Governing Board
•Dan Shepley, Executive Director, Jameson Camp
•Vince Bertram, President & CEO, Project Lead the Way

TOPIC: Impact of the Arts
Air date: July 12, 2015
•Chuck Surack, Founder & President, Sweetwater
•Marshall White, Founder & CEO, Unity Performing Arts Foundation

TOPIC: Khan Academy
Air date: July 5, 2015
•Elizabeth Slavitt, Content Team Leader, Khan Academy
•Todd Conklin, Math Teacher, Bell-East Middle School, MSD of Martinsville

TOPIC: Teen Driving Habits
Air date: June 28, 2015
•Sherry Deane, Safety & Government Affairs, AAA
•Betti Bradtmiller, Owner, Safeway Driving School

TOPIC: Helping Kids Deal with Trauma
Air date: June 21, 2015
•Robin Donaldson, Indiana Youth Services Association
•Karen Branch, Montgomery Co. Youth Services Bureau
•Kimball Richardson, Mental Health Counselor, Community Health Network
•Dr. Chris Scruton, Clinical Psychologist, Adult and Child Center

TOPIC: Reducing Infant Mortality
Air date: June 14, 2015
•Maura Hanke, Co-Founder, "Charlie's Kids"
•Dr. Deborah Givans, Pediatric Pulmonologist, IU Health
•Dr. Jen Walthall, Indiana State Dept. of Health, "Labor of Love"

TOPIC: E-Cigarette Use Among Hoosier Teens
Air date: June 7, 2015
•Greg Zoeller, Attorney General, State of Indiana
•Cpl. Brandon Thomas, Excise Police, Indiana State Police

TOPIC: Summer Reading with Ritz
Air date: May 31, 2015
•Glenda Ritz, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Indiana Department of Education
•Maggie McGuire, VP, Scholastic Kids & Parents, Scholastic Kids & Family

TOPIC: Food Insecurity
Air Date: May 17, 2015
•Emily Weikert Bryant, Executive Director, Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (the State Association of Food Banks)
•Martha Hoover, Owner, Café Patachou, Founder, Patachou Foundation
•Tina Skinner, SFSP Specialist, IDOE Summer Food Program

TOPIC: Addition Through Adoption
Air Date: May 10, 2015
•Marybeth Bonaventure, DCS Director and adoptive mom, Department of Child Services
•Amy Nicholas, Social Worker, Adoptions of Indiana
•Kara Eusebio, International Adoptions, Spence-Chapin

TOPIC: Swimming Safety
Air Date: May 3, 2015
•Beth Tharpe, Youth Programs Coordinator, IUPUI Natatorium
•Debbie Hesse, Executive Director, USA Swimming Foundation
•Jet Quillen, Conservation Officers, SCUBA, DNR

TOPIC: Indiana’s Career Ready Campaign
Air date: April 19, 2015
•Teresa Lubbers, Commissioner, Indiana Commission for Higher Education
•Chip Edgington, Exec. VP of Operations, FULLBEAUTY Brands and Chair of Conexus Logistic Council

TOPIC: Cooling Off Summer Melt
Air Date: April 12, 2015
•Kyle Kirby, ICSM Partner, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of NE Indiana
•Steve Givson, ICSM Partner, Project Leadership
•Tim Clark, *IMP Outreach Manager, IYI (*now former IMP Outreach manager)
•Rodney Frederick, ICSM Partner, Starfish Initiative

TOPIC: Promoting Savings for Low-Income Hoosiers
Air Date: April 5, 2015
•Tim Flacke, Executive Director, D2D (Doorways to Dream) Fund
•Rep. Gail Riecken, Indiana State Rep - Evansville

TOPIC: Keeping Kids Safe from Abduction
Air Date: March 29, 2015
•Capt. Dave Bursten, Indiana State Police
•Det. Chester Price, IMPD
•Lytishya Borglum, “Keeping Kids Safe Project”
•Kenny Hansmire, Director, AFA National Child ID Program

TOPIC: Teen Alcohol Use
Air Date: March 22, 2015
•Katharine Sadler, Researcher, Indiana Prevention Resource Center
•Tim Retherford, Executive Director, Neighborhoods Against Substance Abuse (Hancock County)
•Major Brad Burkhart, Hancock Co. Sheriff’s Dept, Hancock County Underage Drinking Taskforce
•Clayton Sparks, Substance Abuse Counselor (for teens), Centerstone

TOPIC: Protecting Your Child’s Identity
Air Date: March 15, 2015
•Greg Zoeller, Indiana Attorney General
•Robert Chappell, Jr., Virginia State Police, Author “Child Identity Theft: What Every Parent Needs to Know”
•Todd Roberson, Senior Finance Lecturer, IU Kelley School of Business

TOPIC: Parents Behind Bars
Air Date: March 8, 2015
•Rachel Halleck: Director of Behavioral Services, Volunteers of America: "Healing Families"
•Keith Blackburn: Chaplin, Indiana DOC Family Education Dept.
•David Powell: Executive Director, Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council

TOPIC: Young Entrepreneurs
Air date: March 1, 2015
•Deborah Oatts: Former NAWBO President, Founder of Nubian Transport Management, Inc. & Nubian Construction Group
•Marie Davis: NAWBO Member, Co-Founder & CEO of Keystone Message Integration
•Angela Barbosa: YEA! Academy of Madison County, Madison County Chamber of Commerce
•Brandon Boynton: Pendleton Heights Student, YEA! Participant

TOPIC: The Social Status of Black Males
Air date: February 22, 2015
•James Garrett, Jr: Executive Director, Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males
•Tanya Bell: President and CEO, Indiana Black Expo
•Eddie Melton: NIPSCO Corporate Citizenship and Employee Involvement, Founder “The Mentoring Trust” and IYI Board Member

TOPIC: Borrowing Blindly
Air date: February 15, 2015
•Beth Akers: Fellow, Governance Studies, Brown Center on Education Policy, Brookings Institute
•Marvin Smith: Director of Student Financial Services, IUPUI
•Bill Wozniak: Director of Marketing, ISM Education Loans

TOPIC: Stopping Teen Dating Violence
Air date: February 8, 2015
•Colleen Teakle: Coordinator of Prevention Initiative, Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
•Jacob Bricker: Teen Council for Prevention, Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
•Cathy Whaley: Director, Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center at Ball State University

TOPIC: Flipping the Resilience Switch
Air date: February 1, 2015
•Christian Moore, Founder of “Why Try?”

TOPIC: Raising the Completion Rate on the 21st Century Scholar Success Program
Air Date: January 25, 2015
•Jason Bearce, Assoc. Commissioner for Strategic Communications and Student Success Initiative – Indiana Commission for Higher Education
•Tammy Pearson, Director – Project Leadership
•Schaivon Nevings, 21st Century Scholar – Sophomore at Taylor University

TOPIC: Getting the Most Out of Mentoring
Air Date: January 18, 2015
•Sam Klemet – Mentor, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Lafayette
•Jayden Holsclaw – Mentee, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Lafayette
•Bethany Shaw - Faith Based Mentoring Manager, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Lafayette

TOPIC: Leigh Anne Tuohy
Air Date: January 11, 2015
•Leigh Anne Tuohy - Mother from "The Blind Side"

TOPIC: College Success Mentoring
Air Date: January 4, 2015
•Tim Clark - ISCM Outreach Manager, Indiana Youth Institute
•David Jones Jr. - Student/Mentee, Ball State University
•Courtney Crawley - Achievers Director/College Readiness Specialist/Mentor, Avondale Meadows YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Association
•Michael “Brody” Broshears - Director, University Division, University of Southern Indiana