About the Host:
Jose L Cruz began his work in literacy in 1985. The San Diego Council on Literacy was formed one year later. Since then, both have worked to unite the San Diego community to support literacy. Jose has worked in collaborations for literacy at all levels. He has a 26 year history with the SDCOL, the last 12 years as CEO. The pride of the SDCOL is its network of 27+ affiliated literacy program partners that annually serve over 179,000 San Diego residents of all ages at no cost. Everyday, these partnerships help emerging readers, students, parents, heads of households, and workers function and thrive through the power of literacy.
The theme for today's segments are...literature and reading opportunities for teenagers who are at-risk, reluctant readers. Crystal Culhane was our first guest. She is a site coordinator for Juvenile Court Book Club (San Diego), an organization that goes into teen detention facilities and hosts book discussion groups with teens who are incarcerated. Crystal values the [...]
We dedicate a full hour to interviewing Zachary Hebert, Founder, Collaboration Jam. The Collaboration Jam organization hosts writing competitions, known as "jams", both in-person and over the Internet. Collaboration Jam is the only writing jam organization in the world that specializes in team-based writing. Participants are challenged to work together to produce an original fiction [...]
Our show today features Thao Pham, Literacy Instructor, Deaf Community Services of San Diego County. With great clarity, Thao explains the process and challenges that come with bringing language, literacy, and communication to a clientele who are deaf or hard of hearing. The content of this show provides listeners with rare insight into how literacy [...]
11/21/19 Britfield & The Lost Crown, a real world literary experience; The Oceanside Public Library!
We are happy to bring back Chad Stewart, author of "Britfield & The Lost Crown". Chris has just returned home from his 2019-20 Britfield Creativity School Tour. He has driven 5,500 miles, through 12 states and presented at 113 schools to over 13,000+ students. The second Britfield book is completed!...and the Britfield fan base is [...]
Standing in for our regular host, Jose Cruz, was Elisabeth Jacobsen, Program Representative for the San Diego Council on Literacy. This was her first experience as a radio show host and she nailed it. Her guests were Emily Moberly, Founder & CEO, Traveling Stories, and Christelle Jones, Director of Outreach & Partnerships, also from Traveling [...]
Our guests for these segments are Cindy Dunlevy, Coordinator, Library Media Services for the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE), and Jessica McCreary, an executive leadership coach with a specialty in training and guiding public school principals. Both Cindy and Jessica work under the SDCOE service categories of Learning & Leadership. Cindy shares about [...]
Meet graphic novelists and researchers, Meryl Jaffe and Talia Hurwich, who are creating literature with visuals and providing teachers with tools to promote and teach visual and verbal literacies. Together they have written a book: "Worth a Thousands Words: Using Graphic Novels to Teach Visual and Verbal Literacy". On our show, they share more about [...]
With all of our information outlets, truth and facts are vulnerable to manipulation and abuse. Information is power. Our colleges, like UCLA are engaging in work that looks at the role of information in our lives and confronts issues of trust, validity, and equity. Our guests, Esther Grassian and Dr. Jeff Share, both from the [...]
Dr. Leslie Shelton, long-time advocate for adult literacy students, shares her history and important information related to the needs of all students. She highlights the importance of working with students from their strengths vs. deficits; the seven intelligences, and her findings as they relate to the role that emotions play in learning. In this interview, [...]