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7 Generations Radio: John and Jennifer Glymph–Jefferson County Teachers–5/7/2016

Host:  Joe Gray

Guests:  John and Jennifer Glymph, Teachers at Washington High School in Charles Town, WV.  John teaches History and Contemporary Studies.  Jennifer teaches English, Art and Special Ed and was recently voted Teacher of the Year.

Discussion:  John and Jennifer discuss what it is to be a high school teacher in today’s environment.  They discuss their degree of freedom in selecting classroom material and in conducting discussions.  They talk about the their approach to teaching a diverse population of students some of whom have special needs.  They address the drug epidemic and the role of schools in educating teens about it.  They also address budgetary issues facing WV schools.

This show was broadcast on WSHC Shepherdstown, from the campus of Shepherd University on May 7, 2016.

The views expressed herein are those of the host and guests and do not necessarily represent the views of Shepherd University or the radio station.

7 Generations Radio: Ronda Lehman–Teen Court 4/16/16

Host:  Joe Gray

Guests:  Ronda Lehman, Jefferson County Teen Court Coordinator, Teen Court Participants:  Zach Poma, Samantha Mincin, Chloe Edwards and Tyler Edwards.

Discussion:  We discussed the structure, purpose and function of the Jefferson County Teen Court.  Teen participants discussed their experiences as defendants, attorneys, judge and jury for the Teen Court.  They described the operation of the court, the types of cases handled, how they felt about the court and how participation had affected them.

Originally broadcast on 89.7 FM, WSHC, from the campus of Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV.

7 Generations Radio: Reed Brown Sr., Oglala Lakota Herbal Healer–Feb 10, 2016

Host:  Joe Gray

Guest:  Reed Brown Sr., Oglala Lakota Herbal Healer, with Rob Shaw, Genealogical Researcher and relative of Reed Brown.

Discussion:  Lakota spiritual beliefs, herbal medicine, native traditions, mineral rights, ancestry, generational change, matriarchy, community, sweat lodge, education, drugs, the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.  I think you will find this audio very interesting and insightful.  We were honored to have Mr. Reed speak to us.

The audio is approximately 30 minutes long.  Unfortunately the remaining 30 minutes failed to record and the audio cuts off midstream.  We hope to have Mr. Reed back again to continue the discussion.  The show was broadcast on WSHC, Shepherdstown, from the campus of Shepherd University on Feb 10, 2016.

7 Generations Radio: Jan Hummer and Amanda Adkins, Open Minds–Nov 7, 2015

Host:  Joe Gray

Guests:  Jan Hummer and Amanda Adkins of Open Minds

Discussion:  Amanda opens with a breathing exercise to calm the mind.  Jan calls in from the Leadership and Mindfulness Conference in DC and describes the workshops she is attending.  She lists ten attributes of a mindfulness leader.  She and Amanda discuss their work with special needs children using mindfulness and compassion.

Broadcast from the Campus of Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV on November 7, 2015

7 Generations Radio: Mindfulness–Jan Hummer and Michele Blumberg–October 3, 2015

Host:  Joe Gray

Guests:  Jan Hummer of Open Minds and Michele Blumberg, teacher, Naropa University

Discussion:  Mindfulness, emotional education, self-love, loving kindness, anger management, child behavior and emotional development, alienation and violence.

Radio Broadcast on WSHC, Shepherd University on October 3, 2015


7 Generations Radio: Open Minds–Jan Hummer, Amanda Adkins and Bonnie Hamberger–April 4, 2015

Host:  Joe Gray

Guests:  Jan Hummer, Amanda Adkins and Bonnie Hamberger

Discussion of the goals and activities of Open Minds, a non-profit organization.

Topics include the Mindfulness Summit on April 18, 2015, the goals of social and educational transformation, community strengthening and partnering to achieve goals.

7 Generations Radio–Shep Ogden talks farms, soil, diversity, sustainability June 7, 2014

7 Generations Radio:  Shep Ogden, author, teacher, farmer, agricultural expert talks farming, biodiversity, soil, climate change. Recording of broadcast at WSHC Radio, 89.7 FM, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV

Host:  Joe Gray

Guest:  Shep Ogden

June 7, 2014