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43 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Cracking the Case of Image Forensics
Full video episode: https://youtu.be/p7CQ6cRFUnI
29 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
Looking Through the Lens of Social Equity
Edinboro grad LaToya Ruby Frazier, associate professor of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and fellowship recipient of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s MacArthur Fellows Program, continues to make headlines for her work as a photographer and activist. In her 2019 address at the Edinboro University Commencement Ceremony, Frazier discussed the mission of her art and career, focusing on inequalities in education, economics and the environment. In this episode of "Tartan Talks" we look back to Frazier's address to the Class of 2019 where she inspired the next generation of Edinboro grads. And check out her most recent feature in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/01/t-magazine/latoya-ruby-frazier-photography.html.
48 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
The Ecology of Poets and Nature
Although you can't tell because of the snow squalls and sub-freezing temperatures, we are quickly approaching spring in Northwestern Pennsylvania. And with the anticipation of warmer weather, birds chirping and leaves returning to trees, many of us hit the books to recall the words of our favorite nature poets. Dr. Bob Hass, from Edinboro University's English & Philosophy Department, joins us today to discuss his lifelong quest to understand Robert Frost, his penchant for living outdoors and writing about it, and his predictions for the future of poetry. Hass is the author of "Going by Contraries: Robert Frost’s Conflict with Science" and the poetry collection, "Counting Thunder". He is currently co-editing "The Letters of Robert Frost" with Edinboro colleague Donald Sheehy for Harvard University Press.
59 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
How Black Transgender Community Became Catalyst for Social Justice
It's Black History Month, and we're delivering you a special episode from Edinboro University's Black History Month programming. Although the Civil Rights Movement resulted in monumental legal changes for a country just 100 years removed from slavery, African Americans continue to experience bias, discrimination and prejudice at all levels of society. LGBTQ African Americans often live at the intersection of racism. In 2020, there was an unprecedented number of murders of trans or gender non-conforming people - the majority of which were black transgender women. This presentation will explore the intersection of gender and race and the implications for the social justice movement. This chat features Dena Stanley (CEO & founder TransYOUniting), Dr. Will Koehler and Dalen Hooks (Central Outreach Advocacy) and Dr. Adrienne Dixon (Edinboro Counseling Department). Find more programming at www.edinboro.edu/bhm.
39 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic
It's a new year and a new opportunity to reach our goals and meet our personal expectations. However, in 2021, we are still in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and the number of individuals impacted by this virus are still climbing. Not only that, but people around the globe are facing increasing mental health issues like stress, anxiety and depression. Dr. Julaine Field, from Edinboro's Counseling, School Psychology and Special Education – and a licensed professional counselor, joined us for "Tartan Talks" to discuss these concerns and some of the coping mechanisms we can adopt to get through this pandemic together. Edinboro University students who would like to make an appointment with on-campus Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), visit www.edinboro.edu/caps or call (814) 732-2252.
38 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
Flagship City Press and the Entrepreneur Spirit
Erie is much more than the fourth largest city in Pennsylvania. From the food to the entertainment to the small businesses, Erie possesses a certain charm that ignites the spirit of locals and piques the nostalgia of those who have moved away. Dena Rupp and Corrine Kraus, two Edinboro University graphic design graduates, started a business to capture this spirit – Flagship City Press. The pair of entrepreneurs joined us on "Tartan Talks" to discuss their stationary and gift business and what it means to be competitive in the current marketplace. To view their entire catalogue of products and to learn more about their story, visit https://flagshipcitypress.com.
39 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
Leading the Charge for Military Mobility
Attention: Gear heads, military service members, public servants and curious entrepreneurs. We have an episode of "Tartan Talks" for you. Angela Ambrose, 2002 graduate of Edinboro University and VP of Government Relations and Communications for GM Defense joins us to chat about the new Infantry Squad Vehicle – which is set to roll out soon. GM Defense LLC, a subsidiary of General Motors, is celebrating the first delivery of the Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV) – a light and agile all-terrain troop carrier intended to transport a nine-Soldier infantry squad and their equipment. Ambrose chats with us about more than just the vehicle's 186-horsepower, 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine and six-speed automatic transmission. Much more than its prototype – the 2020 Chevy Colorado. She digs into how she landed the role with GM Defense and how she used her education and experience from Edinboro to check off her career milestones. And, yes, what it feels like to drive (and be an anxious passenger in) the ISV.
33 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
Fish Gods: In the Business of Environmentalism
Tyler Waltenbaugh and Hunter Klobucar understand the issues in the outdoors. Plastic and garbage pollution. Waterways willed with discarded materials from anglers and outdoors visitors. Instead of ignoring the issues, these two Edinboro University students (Tyler graduated in May 2020, and Hunter will graduate in May 2021) decided to do something about it. And start a business in the process. The pair founded Fish Gods, LLC and are launching the Clean Earth Bag, a reusable bag made specifically for outdoor enthusiasts to pick up, contain, and recycle plastic and garbage pollution they encounter while in the outdoors. The Clean Earth Bag eliminates the problems that come along with using trash bags, grocery bags, or any other home remedy you’ve been using to collect outdoor waste. Tyler and Hunter joined "Tartan Talks" today to chat about their venture and what they're doing to clean the waterways for outdoor enthusiasts and future generations.
42 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
Stories of Service: Podcasting the Armed Forces
Sherry Kuiper is a storyteller. Ever since her graduation from Edinboro University, she has changed careers and found new hobbies. But the one constant in her life is connecting a genuine story to a curious audience. And that's what she does for a living now as a communications specialist at Fort Meade – one of the largest military communities by population. She hosts "Fort Meade Declassified," which tells stories of servicemembers and gives updates on the community. She joined "Tartan Talks" for a podcast about podcasting and a communication about communicating. Check out "Fort Meade Declassified" wherever you listen to podcasts (When you're finished with "Tartan Talks," that is.)
59 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
Can We Solve the Opioid Epidemic?
“It’s less about the drug of choice now and more about drug abuse. It’s more of a drug epidemic than it is an opioid epidemic right now. They’ll take anything they can get.” Alan McGill is a Senior Supervisory Special Agent – who has previously worked as an undercover narcotics agent – within Pennsylvania’s Office of the Attorney General. Agent McGill has been a professional investigator for over 30 years with 23 years in law enforcement. Today he joins “Tartan Talks” to discuss his experience as an undercover agent and recovery advocate – and share his thoughts on the future of the opioid epidemic. With more than three decades of experience, McGill earned his bachelor’s degree from Edinboro University in 2020.
42 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
Can Technology Help Us Survive the Pandemic?
If you're listening to this podcast right now, chances are you're quite familiar with technology. Maybe you're streaming on your smart phone, or you're listening to it with headphones on your computer. Whether you've expected it or not (and if you like it or not), technology has changed our lives permanently. And with the COVID-19 pandemic impacting our methods of communication, one area of our lives might never be the same: Education. Dr. Camille Dempsey, from Edinboro University's School of Education – and an education technology expert, joins us on "Tartan Talks" today to discuss how to survive virtual learning and how technological advances could impact our future.
65 minutes | Sep 8, 2020
What Did We Learn This Summer?
As the world addressed the global COVID-19 pandemic, the United States endured one of the most contentious summers since 1968. On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black American man, was killed in Minneapolis, Minn., during an arrest for allegedly using a counterfeit bill. From there, the #BlackLivesMatter movement activated with protests occurring across the country. Edinboro University's Rhonda Matthews, Ph.D. (History, Politics, Languages and Cultures Department) and Professor Julie Barry, MSW, (Social Work) joined "Tartan Talks" to discuss what happened this summer, where we are now, and what the ramifications are for the future. Note: This audio was taken from a YouTube livestream from Edinboro University. For more videos, visit www.youtube.com/edinborou.
13 minutes | Aug 11, 2020
Edinboro University Driving Tour 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Edinboro University's campus visits have shifted to virtual experiences. This tracks will help guide you on your driving tour of campus. To review these locations, visit www.edinboro.edu/tour.
21 minutes | May 5, 2020
Dr. Rachel Levine: Service During Crisis
As the Secretary of Health for Pennsylvania, Dr. Rachel Levine has the been the face of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Each day, she addresses thousands of Pennsylvanians with advice and news related to the virus. In 2017, Dr. Levine received an honorary doctorate from Edinboro and delivered the commencement address. She discussed how to be fearless when making big life decisions. She also advised the Class of 2017 to dedicate their life to service of others. As we celebrate the Class of 2020 and recognize Dr. Levine for her hard work and dedication, let's look back to her keynote address on today's "Tartan Talks."
54 minutes | Apr 21, 2020
A Lifetime of Service
How can you possibly put into words the impact of a lifetime of service to the United States Armed Forces. That's what we're going to try and do today, with interviews of two Edinboro University administrators with nearly 30 years of military experience between them. Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Kavanagh and Major Andrew Matt join "Tartan Talks" today to talk about their "A-ha" moment in the military, what it was like during boot camp and how to maintain lifelong relationships. Military personnel and veterans comprise a giant percentage of faculty, staff and students at Edinboro – and these two individuals represent the best qualities of leadership, commitment and loyalty that makes us proud to celebrate their accomplishments.
44 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
Right in the Middle of the Middle East
Dr. Baher Ghosheh is Edinboro University's resident expert on the Middle East. Born and raised in Jerusalem and educated in the economic development and international relations on the Middle East, Dr. Ghosheh has taught geography and Middle Eastern studies at Edinboro since 1989. In a change to our normal "Tartan Talks" format, Dr. Ghosheh joins us via Zoom to discuss the history of the region and how the United States became involved in the 20th Century. He also discusses how the Arab Spring protests changed the landscape of social interaction and news media in the Middle East. Find out why it's crucial to understanding this oftentimes-chaotic region and what the ramifications are in the near future.
32 minutes | Mar 17, 2020
Breaking the Stigma of Stuttering with Puppets
Actor James Earl Jones. Actress Emily Blunt. NBA all-star Bill Walton. Singer Ed Sheeran. Former vice president Joe Biden. What do all of these individuals have in common?They have a stutter. Stuttering impacts 5% of all children in the United States, and the condition stays through adulthood for 1% of the population. Often misunderstood by the public, stuttering is a disability that affects communication pathways in the brain. More significantly are the social impacts that those who stutter face everyday.Today we spoke with Dr. Mary Weidner, from Edinboro University's Communications Sciences and Disorders program on "Tartan Talks." She explained how she uses puppetry and theater to not only comfort those who stutter, but also to inform the public – and children – about the impacts of stuttering.Music and lyrics by Seana and James Hollingsworth.
36 minutes | Mar 3, 2020
Learning Your True Altitude
When Dr. Korey Kilburn prepares to take flight in his two-seat Cessna, he goes over his flight plan, reviews the maintenance of his plane and checks the weather one last time. Many thoughts run through his head before takeoff. But is he worried? Not necessarily. Dr. Kilburn is a math and computer science professor at Edinboro, and he also has his pilot's license. He joins "Tartan" Talks today to chat about his path to aviation and how he grew up in a family of pilots. Although some might fear flying or might worry about their friends flying planes, this isn't the case for Kilburn – who considers air travel just another form of transportation.
54 minutes | Feb 18, 2020
Black History Month – Maintaining and sharing cultural identity
What does it mean to fully embrace Black History Month? What would you say if someone claims we don't need a month for Black History? This week's episode of "Tartan Talks" features a live chat with LaTessa McClendon, George Morgan III and Pertrina Marrero, from Edinboro University, who share their stories of Black History Month and what it's like sharing a cultural identity with peers and the next generation. This is the first episode with an accompanying video of the interview. Head over to YouTube for the entire video interview: https://youtu.be/zQzITiMX470.
50 minutes | Feb 4, 2020
Architecture and the Art of Space
Wherever you are sitting right now – whether it’s at your bedroom desk or on the couches in the Pogue Student Center – ask yourself why you chose that particular spot. Your physical place in the world is a mixture of conscious and subconscious choices, whether you know it or not. Your location can affect your mood, your personality, your grades and your actions. So what does this mean for a college campus? Dr. Jim Wertz, associate dean of Edinboro University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, joins us on Tartan Talks on Tuesday to discuss the history of Edinboro’s campus architecture and why having a sense of space can alter your outlook. Download Tartan Talks – Episode 10 wherever you listen to podcasts.
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