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WOODSON INSTITUTE PODCAST | CGWA

WOODSON INSTITUTE PODCAST | CGWA

By Carter G. Woodson Academy-LEX
The Woodson Institute for Leadership, Education Equity, and Race Relations in America presents -The Institute Podcast-. This podcast seeks to Demonstrate the Counter-Narrative of males of color in public education, Honor Diverse Experiences, Motivate Community Stakeholders to Promote Positive Change, Dismantle Negative Stereotypes, and Train Emergent Leaders. This is a product of the Carter G. Woodson Academy in Lexington Kentucky.
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S3 | Episode 1: This is America! #BlackLivesMatter
>>Black Lives Matter Series
01:04:26
June 4, 2020
S2 | Episode 26: Is Social Media Ruining Society | (Lunch Bunch)
Scholars Jalen Givens, Jarvis Byrd, + Devin Whitfield discuss the possibility that social media is ruining our society.
31:05
May 21, 2020
S2 | Episode 25: What is this Cancel Culture? | (TEEM)
Scholars Marcus Bean, Toney Wright, + Caleb Mensah discuss the power of the “cancel culture”.
30:49
May 21, 2020
S2 | Episode 24: Parenthood | (VMW)
Scholars Victor Rawls, Miles Warfield, + Williams Alexander discuss parenthood with special guest Mrs. Sonia Fullwood (middle school math teacher).
30:46
May 21, 2020
S2 | Episode 23: Recapping the Decade "A Teen View" | (Good Vibes Only)
Scholars Dalen Cozart, Zaydan Fergeson, + Eric Taylor, Jr. recap the decade from the teen perspective.
29:52
May 21, 2020
S2 | Episode 22: The Current State of America | (VMW)
Scholars Miles Warfield, Williams Alexander, + Victor Rawls discuss the current state of America from their perspectives.
30:25
May 20, 2020
S2 | Episode 21: Can you date someone that doesn't like your family? | (TEEM)
Scholars Marcus Bean, Toney Wright, + Caleb Mensah discuss dating someone that doesn’t have a good relationship with your family. Special guest Mrs. Boble.
30:00
May 20, 2020
S2 | Episode 20: How to Handel Rejection in a Relationship | (Lunch Bunch)
Scholars Jalen Givens, Jarvis Byrd, + Devin Whitfield discuss the best ways to cope with rejection.
30:05
May 20, 2020
S2 | Episode 19: Teen Relationships | (Good Vibes Only)
Scholars Dalen Cozart, Zaydan Fergeson, + Eric Taylor, Jr. discusses high school “relationships”.
25:35
May 20, 2020
S2 | Episode 18: Cultural Faces | (TEEM)
Scholars Marcus Bean, Toney Wright, + Caleb Mensah discuss cultural faces + code-switching.
27:58
May 19, 2020
S2 | Episode 17: Mainstream America Demonizing Black Hair
Scholars Miles Warfield, Williams Alexander, + Victor Rawls discuss Black Hair with Shaun Anderson.
30:05
May 19, 2020
S2 | Episode 16: My UK Experience w/ Andre Givens | (Lunch Bunch)
Scholars Jalen Givens, Jarvis Byrd, + Devin Whitfield interview Andre Givens. Andre attended the University of Kentucky and discusses his experience and choice to attend UK.
25:30
May 19, 2020
S2 | Episode 15: College Life | (Good Vibes Only)
Scholars Dalen Cozart, Zaydan Fergeson, + Eric Taylor, Jr. discuss their admissions for college life.
21:30
May 19, 2020
S2 | Episode 14: Best T.V. Shows + Movies of All Time - Part 2 (VMW)
Scholars Miles Warfield, Williams Alexander, + Victor Rawls talk best t.v. shows and movies with Scholar Hezekiah Robinson.
30:31
May 19, 2020
S2 | Episode 13: From The Dominican Republic to the States | (Lunch Bunch)
Scholars Jalen Givens, Jarvis Byrd, + Devin Whitfield interview Scholar Kaleb Aleman. Scholar Aleman is a senior at CGWA and discusses his family’s journey from the Dominican Republic to the US and what it has meant to him.
29:03
May 19, 2020
S2 | Episode 12: School Lunches | TEEM
Scholars Marcus Bean, Toney Wright, + Caleb Mensah discuss ((SCHOOL LUNCH)).
17:41
May 19, 2020
S2 | Episode 11: Rap Influences | (Whatchamacallit)
Scholars Jathan Briscoe, Ty Bryant, Caden Johnson, + Anthony Jackson discuss their views on Rap Music and its influence on Culture.
29:37
May 19, 2020
S2 | Episode 10: Frederick Douglass Baseball w/ Zateece Kennedy | (Good Vibes Only)
Scholars Dalen Cozart, Zaydan Fergeson, + Eric Taylor, Jr. interview Scholar Zateece Kennedy. Zateece is a member of the Frederick Douglass High School Baseball team and speaks to his leadership on and off the field.
26:45
May 19, 2020
S2 | Episode 9: Body Modifications | VMW
Scholars Miles Warfield, Williams Alexander, + Victor Rawls discuss body modifications in the 21st Century.
30:00
May 17, 2020
S2 | Episode 8: Is Goal Setting Important | TEEM
Scholars Marcus Bean, Toney Wright, + Caleb Mensah discuss the importance of goal setting.
25:01
May 17, 2020
S2 | Episode 7: Time Management | (Good Vibes Only)
Scholars Dalen Cozart, Zaydan Fergeson, + Eric Taylor, Jr. discusses the importance of developing good time management skills at this point in their lives.
30:01
May 17, 2020
S2 | Episode 6: Greek Life w/ Mr. Hairston
Scholars Marcus Bean, Blaike Tevis, + Tony Wright interview Mr. Taquay Hairston. Mr. Hairston is the Family and Community Liaison for CGWA and discusses Greek Life as a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc + Graduate of an HBCU.
32:00
May 15, 2020
S2 | Episode 5: Clout vs. Influence | (VMW)
Scholars Miles Warfield, Williams Alexander, + Victor Rawls discuss Cultural Clout + Influence in Black Entertainment.
30:06
May 15, 2020
S2 | Episode 4: Should the ACT be required for college admittance? | TEEM
Scholars Marcus Bean, Toney Wright, + Caleb Mensah interview Ms. Jasmin Perry.  Ms. Perry is an English teacher at CGWA and discuses with the Scholars her views on the ACT.
29:15
May 15, 2020
S2 | Episode 3: HBCU Status | Whatchamacallits
Scholars Jathan Briscoe, Ty Bryant, Caden Johnson, + Anthony Jackson discuss their views on HBCU’s in the 21st Century.
27:50
May 15, 2020
S2 | Episode 2: College Decisions- Making The Right Choice | (Lunch Bunch)
Senior Scholars Jalen Givens, Jarvis Byrd, + Devin Whitfield discuss their college choices and the importance of taking educational aspirations to the next level.
30:00
May 15, 2020
S2 | Episode 1: My TSU Experience w/ Shaun Anderson| (Good Vibes Only)
Scholars Dalen Cozart, Zaydan Fergeson, + Eric Taylor, Jr. interview CGWA Alum Shaun Anderson. Shaun is a student at Tennessee State University (HBCU) and discusses his experience and why he choose to attend a Historical Black College and University.
26:46
May 15, 2020
S1 | Episode 21: Life Enrichment a Women's Movement (WI)
Scholars Blaike Tevis, Devin Whitfield, + Jalen Givens interview Mrs. Tammy Williams.  A passionate and results-driven personal growth consultant- Tammy has a degree from the School of Hard Knocks. She studies from the lessons life has thrown at her and used the experiences to grow tremendously in a positive way. Through the creation and execution of self-development programming focused on self wellness and leadership development, Tammy uses public speaking as a platform for change. She is the Executive Director of C.A.R.L. THE MOVEMENT, Inc. a personal development company, specializing in women’s empowerment, youth activation, and civic engagement.  Listen to this great interview concerning the work she does in the Atlanta area.
26:31
January 11, 2020
S1 | Episode 20: SHEROES | (WI)
Scholars Jamarion Gaines, Joseph Edmonds, + Marcus Bean talk with Ms. Francene Gilmer a dedicated member of the Frankfort/Lexington Chapter of The Links, Incorporated about the organizations national project honoring women that have served in the armed forces called "SHEROES".  Ms. Gilmer also discusses the new partnership established between the Links and the Carter G. Woodson Academy.
27:08
December 29, 2019
S1 | Episode 19: Thompson's End of Season Thoughts | (WI)
Scholar Devin Whitfield recaps the Frederick Douglass High School 2019 football season with Scholar RaMarcus Thompson. Thompson also gives his predictions for Douglass fall + spring sports season outcomes. Scholar Envyus Clark joins in the conversation as well.
22:40
December 28, 2019
S1 | Episode 18: Is a Toxic Parent Better Than an Absent Parent | (TEEM)
Scholars Marcus Bean, Caleb Mensah, + Tony Wright discuss parenthood with Mr. Hopson and the importance of being a great example for children to follow.  "A Child's shoulders were not built to bear the weight of their parents choices".
30:00
December 27, 2019
S1 | Episode 17: Best T.V. Shows + Movies of All Time - Part 1 (VMW)
Scholars Miles Warfield, Williams Alexander, + Victor Rawls talk best t.v. shows and movies with Scholar Hezekiah Robinson.
30:18
December 26, 2019
S1 | Episode 16: Home Town Hero
Scholars Jarvis Byrd, Jalen Givens, + Devin Whitfield talk with champion long jumper Scholar Christian Lewis about his high school track and field career, highs and lows of life, and future plans. Scholar Lewis is a senior at Carter G. Woodson Academy.
30:51
December 25, 2019
S1 | Episode 15: Should College Athletes be Paid for their Talent?
Scholars Dalen Cozart, Eric Taylor, Jr. + Zaydan Fergerson talk college sports. There is a nationwide uproar concerning college athletes and the opportunity for endorsements and traditional payment for not only their talent but the revenue their skill brings to campus. Should they be compensated?
26:06
December 24, 2019
S1 | Episode 14: My HBCU Experience (WI)
Scholar Blaike Tevis- Student Director of the Woodson Institute talks with two Carter G. Woodson Academy alum, Scholars Zion Walker + Shaun Anderson about their HBCU experiences. Walker is a Sophomore at Hampton University and Anderson is a Sophomore at Tennessee State University.
31:13
December 24, 2019
S1 | Episode 13: MANHOOD | (The Lunch Bunch)
Scholars Jarvis Byrd, Jalen Givens, + Devin Whitfield discuss their growth as young men and the stumbling blocks they’ve overcome in the process. They give practical advice for growth and development for those in their position or transitioning. Scholar Marcus Bean joins in the conversation as well.
29:53
December 24, 2019
S1 | Episode 12: Teen Catastrophe (Good Vibes Only)
Scholars Dalen Cozart, Eric Taylor, Jr., + Zaydan Fergerson talk with Scholars Jasin Burnam + Micheal Proctor about some of the issue that arise in their lives as teenagers. They also give practical insight on laws and cultural practices in America.
30:17
December 23, 2019
S1 | Episode 11: Why Can’t We Put Our Phones Down? | (TEEM)
Scholars Marcus Bean, Caleb Mensah, + Tony Wright discuss the notion that society has been forever changed due to cell phones. Are we on them way too much?
29:26
December 23, 2019
S1 | Episode 10: Living in America While Hispanic | (VMW)
Scholars Miles Warfield, Williams Alexander, + Victor Rawls talk with Scholar Kevin Pena about his experiences as a Hispanic American Male in today’s America. Scholar Pena is a Senior at Carter G. Woodson Academy.
30:08
December 23, 2019
S1 | Episode 9: KYSU-Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Academy for Males of Color | WI
Scholar Blaike Tevis- Student Director of the Woodson Institute talks with leaders of the Kentucky State University Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Academy for Males of Color about their work in the program and college experience at KYSU.  Middle School Scholars from the Carter G. Woodson Academy and other Fayette Co., Jefferson Co., + Franklin Co. schools participate in this dynamic program geared toward STEM projects.  Scholar Marcus Bean + Jamarion Gaines join in the conversation.
28:54
December 22, 2019
S1 | Episode 8: Is There a War on the Black Family- Part 1? (ADV. Citizenship)
Scholars from Mr. Hopsons ADV. Citizenship class content from a unit (The Debate Over Slavery and the Declaration of Independence) highlighting the systematic structure of the disenfranchisement on black and brown people in America to argue “The War on the Black Family”.  Scholars Jamarion Gaines + Caden Richardson vs. Scholars Carter James + Adalberto Fernandez. NOTE- these Scholars are not skilled nor trained debaters, the task is to use as much evidence from the unit to support the argument.
22:20
December 22, 2019
S1 | Episode 7: The Christmas Spirit | (The Lunch Bunch)
Scholars Jarvis Byrd, Jalen Givens, + Devin Whitfield discuss family traditions around the Christmas Holiday.
31:09
December 22, 2019
S1 | Episode 6: Navy Veteran Turned Educator | (VMW)
Scholars Miles Warfield, Williams Alexander, + Victor Rawls interview Dr. Demetrit Rushin about his experience as an Officer in the US Navy. Dr. Rushin is a business teacher at Carter G. Woodson Academy.
30:07
December 22, 2019
S1 | Episode 5: Should Birth Control and Other Feminine Care Products be Free? | (TEEM)
Scholars Marcus Bean, Tony Wright, + Caleb Mensah discuss the controversy of the cost of feminine care products in America with Mrs. Karla Gilmore.
29:32
December 22, 2019
S1 | Episode 4: Supporting the "GAP" | (WI)
Scholar Blaike Tevis- Student Director of the Woodson Institute talks with Ms. Deidra Hightower about her role with the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) as a Continues Improvement Coach.  Her office works closely with districts and schools in supporting their “GAP” populations across Kentucky. Scholars Marcus Bean and Jalen Givens join in the conversation and further discuss her educational experiences and advice to Scholars for life after high school.
30:46
December 22, 2019
S1 | Episode 3: From Delaware to Kentucky | (Good Vibes Only)
Scholars Dalen Cozart, Eric Taylor, Jr., + Zaydan Fergerson interview Scholar Sydney Stewart about his transition as a student from Delaware to Kentucky.
26:23
December 22, 2019
S1 | Episode 2: What Does Christmas Mean to You? | (WI)
Scholars Ty Bryant, Caden Johnson, Anthony Jackson, Jr, + Jathan Briscoe share their thoughts on the Christmas Holiday.
30:00
December 20, 2019
S1 | Episode 1: Why We Exist | (WI)
This is the Inaugural Episode and lays the foundation for what our listeners will receive from this platform.
30:31
December 20, 2019
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COMING SOON | DECEMBER 22, 2019
01:24
December 13, 2019