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The Ohio State University Inspire Podcast
22 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Onward: Building diversity on American campuses
As college students, they struggled against a system that often made them feel inadequate. Now Ohio State leaders, Ayanna Howard, James Moore and Don Pope-Davis are creating change and showing how everyone benefits from diversity on campus. Click here for transcript
28 minutes | May 19, 2021
Missed genius: When gifted students are overlooked
A Black boy from Brooklyn flew under the radar in American schools. Now he’s a professor and researcher of underrepresentation in gifted education. How many others are left behind? Find transcript here
23 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Not your model minority: Asian students speak out
Attacks on Asians and Asian Americans have escalated, but students at Ohio State University are not taking it sitting down. Asian American and Pacific Islander students and faculty speak up, shedding light on 150 years of oppression. Click here for a transcript of this podcast.
16 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
Schooled in racial bias: Unraveling harm in K-12 education
Disparities in discipline and academics have for decades hurt students of color. Now communities are ending the silence about racism in K-12 education. We talk to scholars and educators about addressing a history of wrongdoing toward marginalized students. Click here for transcript.
17 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
A couture dress in a thrift store, a story about race
A thrift store debutante gown turns out to be a creation by Ann Lowe, the first Black designer and maker of Jacqueline Kennedy’s wedding dress. Behind the exquisite stitchery, a tale of race and daunting odds. Click here for transcript. Sign up to see the dress March 16.
20 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
Racial Reckoning: Black students tell their stories
Five Black Ohio State students tell the shocking stories of racism they've endured, and how "emotionally exhausting" being young and Black in America can be. How educators can help, and how these students intend to turn the tide through education.
25 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
Fighting hunger through science
She grew up sheltered from poverty in her comfortable home in Ghana. But when Irene Hatsu came face-to-face with extreme hunger, she decided to do something about it. At Ohio State, the associate professor of nutrition teams up with a top researcher to help a vulnerable population in novel ways.
28 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
Year of upheaval and innovation: 1968
Michael Allen came to Ohio State in the late ’60s expecting to study under leading experts in human engineering. Instead, he pioneered computer-based educational technology at the university, commanding the attention of IBM, Apple and other technology heavy-weights.
24 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
Throwing the shackles off mathematics
Mathematics works to hold some people back: Children fitting a stereotype are encouraged to think; others are told to follow. 9/11 changed Associate Professor Theodore Chao’s purpose. He’s out to prevent math trauma by helping children engage in mathematics in “amazing and deep ways.”
19 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
Awakened to privilege: ‘Rich, white guy’ finds the sweet spot
Higher education expert and Flesher Professor Matthew Mayhew believes that college is "the great intervention" that motivates students to understand difference — in race, religion and world view. How did an evangelical Christian who grew up with packaged privilege come to that conclusion?
24 minutes | Jul 14, 2020
Black and gifted: A trailblazer's backstory
Nationally recognized expert Donna Ford tells her backstory on being gifted, black and poor in East Cleveland, and how it motivated her to create change for gifted children of color. -Robin Chenoweth is a writer for The Ohio State University's College of Education and Human Ecology. She spoke to Dr. Donna Ford, a professor of special education. The Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology is a tapestry of people with fascinating stories to tell. Individually and collectively, faculty, staff, students and alumni are led to improve lives, create change and help those outside privilege — often led by their own personal experiences to make change. Here are their stories
4 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
The Ohio State University Inspire trailer
Where does the spark to innovate come from? Faculty, alumni and students at Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology tell how they discovered their calling, sometimes against incredible odds. Despite the curve balls thrown at them, these pioneers are led to improve lives and create change for those outside privilege. Our monthly Inspire podcast tells their stories.
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