Quality Over Quantity During the Holidays

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The holidays can be a hectic time, but we're taking this opportunity with our Get Ready To Learn blog (a companion to our Get Ready To Learn Radio Show) and encouraging families to keep in mind what really matters.

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WCTE Gets into the Holiday Spirit with Parades, PBS Kids, and More!

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The holiday season is here and this edition of the Get Ready To Learn radio show has a holiday theme! WCTE is getting ready for parade season, and we're making appearances at many area Christmas parades, along with our pal Clifford, the Big Red Dog. See below for a schedule of area parades and look for WCTE at each!

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WCTE on the Radio - Becky Magura & Dr. Walter Derryberry

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This episode is devoted to Becky's storytelling and we were joined by Dr. Walter Derryberry. Becky and Walter talked about coming out of "retirement" to host the 50th Cookeville Christmas Parade on Sunday Dec 4th at 3pm.

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Putnam County Schools Pre-K Program Gets Kids Ready To Learn

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Curious about what kids are learning in Pre-K these days? Join WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn radio show host Cindy Putman and special co-host Wendy Davis, a Pre-K teacher in the Putnam County School Systems as she shares how her 20 Pre-K students at Algood Middle School spend their days. Davis explains that her teaching strategy for her Pre-K class is aligned with the following Tennessee standards.

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WCTE on the Radio - Bryce McDonald & Rodney Laulo

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On this episode, Hannah speaks to Bryce McDonald, Producing Dir. & CEO of the Cumberland County Playhouse to discuss CCP's partnership with WCTE and the Perils of Pinnochio airing on WCTE in 2017. She also chats with Rodney Laulo, owner of the Back Room Bistro in Cookeville, to speak about Seed Fork of the Highlands and the Pick TN project Homegrown for the Holidays airing on WCTE this fall.

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Education - A Bridge Out of Poverty

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Recently, a group of community leaders, faith based organizations, educators, and social service providers gathered in the Upper Cumberland for an important discussion. The topic? Causes and effects of poverty on children and families.

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WCTE on the Radio - Becky Magura & Dr. Wali Kharif

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Becky Magura joins host Hannah along with Dr. Wali Kharif, a TTU history professor and member of the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council, WCTE's governing board. Dr. Karif came on the show to discuss the PBS program "Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise."

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Ways to Address Issues of Bullying in Kids & Teens

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We know that an important way to combat bullying is by being a consistent and caring adult in a child’s life. Parents, school staff, and other caring adults can help kids understand bullying, keep the lines of communication open, encourage kids to do what they love, and model how to treat others with kindness and respect.

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WCTE on the Radio - Debbie Steidl & Shannon Terry

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Host Hannah is joined by Debbie Steidl, Putnam County Administrator of Elections. They talk about voting and the Election Commission. For even more fun on the radio, Shannon Terry was our deep dive guest talking about the upcoming membership Drive.

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Homelessness in the Upper Cumberland - Resources for Families in Need

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Did you know that (according to one study) every year 600,000 families with 1.35 million children experience homelessness in the United States? The same research found that children make up about 50 percent of the homeless population in the U.S. This might be hard to believe, but even in the Upper Cumberland, homelessness affects students in our school systems.

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WCTE on the Radio - Becky Magura & Bill Imada

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Host Hannah Rawiszer chats with Becky Magura and special guest Bill Imada, a member of the National PBS Board.

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Bridges Out of Poverty - Resources in the Upper Cumberland

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Have you or anyone you know been affected by poverty? Have you ever wondered where you might sleep on any given night, or where your next meal might come from? If you have a warm safe home and no fear of losing it, perhaps homelessness isn't something that worries you. But as something that does affect members of our community, we believe it's important to spread the message of awareness.

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WCTE Engages Kids and Families through Traditional & Modern Ways

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WCTE is always looking for new ways to engage kids and families. This includes everything from community events (like Make a Difference Day - Oct. 22nd) to hands-on Family Creative Learning workshops (using PBS KIDS ScratchJr), reading programs, and more!

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Kids & Social Media: Helpful Information and Tips for Parents

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Social media is a huge part of our lives these days. Did you know that 81% of kids age 12-17 use some form of social media regularly? All of us, including our kids, are bombarded with various messages while spending time online. As a parent, it’s important to think about how your child uses various types of media and what kinds of boundaries you set.

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Spotlight on Salvage Goods #DiscoverUC

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What do you get when you combine re-purposed, industrial grade material with an artistically meticulous process? If you are Salvage Goods' own Clay Brush, you create products that will not only last, but also make a stylish impression. Check out this great clip from our original show, Live Green Tennessee.

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