Our show started off with conversation between host, Jose Cruz, and wsRadio president, Wade Taylor regarding the importance of media in promoting literacy.

Our first guest was Pradeep Gidwani, Medical Director of Healthy Development and First Steps Home Visiting Program. He joined us to talk about the American Academy of Pediatrics, Reach Out and Read, and the important role this program plays in educating parents about the need to read to their children and have a relationship with them that carries into the rest of their lives.

Secondly, we were joined by Mark Welling, Senior VP of Marketing & Outreach for Waterford.org. Mark spoke about the aim of Waterford.org to “blend best aspects of learning science, mentoring relationships, and innovative technologies to form community, school, and home programs that deliver excellence and equity for learners.”

1 Pradeep Gidwani, AAP/Reach Out and Read...books and reading to babies
2 Wateford.org with Mark Welling...learning, relationships, technology