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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WCTE Shares Health & Fitness, plus STEAM Education with Putnam County LEAPS Campers

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Over one hundred children from all over Putnam County attended the Putnam County School System Extended learning LEAPS 21st Century camp during fall break (Oct 3-7). This year’s camp theme was health and fitness and focused on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math)

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WCTE’s Dr. Hannah Rawiszer and Cindy Putman Present at NETA

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WCTE’s Director of Education and Community Engagement, Dr. Hannah Rawiszer and Cindy Putman, WCTE’s Ready To Learn Project Manager, attended the National Educational Telecommunication Association (NETA) conference in late September, 2016.

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WCTE Shares Resources for Military Families in the Upper Cumberland

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Would you believe that nearly 800,000 preschoolers are separated from a parent serving in the U.S. military? Often there are challenges presented when these parents return and things are different from how they used to be. On this week's Get Ready To Learn radio show, host Cindy Putman welcomed Ron Rohrbach as a special guest on the show to talk about some of these issues.

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WCTE finds Success in Innovative Model of Community Engagement

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WCTE is seeking to fulfill our educational mission and achieve success by coming together, keeping together and working together with our CC-ELM model of community engagement. CC-ELM stands for Community Collaboratives for Early Learning and Media and it was made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (“CPB”).

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Celebrate All the Big & Little Things in Life - Plus a Special Celebration with Brent Carl Fleshman

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Every new day brings something to celebrate. Whether it's a small or large personal victory, or something that the entire community can take part in, looking for opportunities for celebration is a great way to teach your kids empathy and teambuilding. Plus, it helps them look for the good in all situations and be more well-rounded, positive people.

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Run WCTE’s Haunted Half Marathon

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WCTE’s 8th Annual Haunted Half Marathon will be Saturday, October 15 at 7 a.m. Registration begins at 5:30 a.m.

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