20-01 Segment 2: The Pitfalls Of Social Media As An Athlete

20-01 Segment 2: The Pitfalls Of Social Media As An Athlete

Being a college or professional athlete is hard enough. Throw on top of that the constant commentary online and it can sometimes be impossible to look away from what people are saying. Two football players offer up their thoughts on the pros and cons of social media and how to stay focused and positive on and off the field.

19-36 Segment 1: Gender & Sports: How Do These Distinctions Shape Who We Become?

19-36 Segment 1: Gender & Sports: How Do These Distinctions Shape Who We Become?

When we think of a typical high school football player, most of us imagine a sweaty, muscled teenage boy in a uniform. One of our guests this week is K-Lani Nava, the first female football player to play, score and win in a Texas high school state championship game. She, along with Dr. Christia Spears Brown, both discuss the importance of breaking gender stereotypes to play the sport you love.

19-29 Segment 1: Navigating Collegiate Financial Aid

https://youtu.be/6LySDVWrTCw Student loan debt is set to skyrocket to two trillion dollars by 2022. We talk two students about their differing perspectives on financial aid and debt. We also speak with Mike Bartini, the director of student aid at Bowdoin College, about how important it is that students and families take time to focus on …

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18-15 Segment 2: The Overblown Importance of What College You Attend

When a high school student isn’t accepted into the college of their dreams, it can be devastating. But we look at whether college choice really matters as much as we may think.

17-40 Segment 2: Non-Traditional Students

College is thought of as a ticket to a better life. Non-traditional students- those who go to college later in life- can face an uphill battle to obtain that ticket.

17-34 Segment 2: The Overlooked Importance of College Professors

  When choosing which college to attend, we often consider things like the school’s graduation rate or how successful its graduates are at landing jobs. Georgetown University Professor Jacques Berlinerblau says it’s even more important to examine professors -- what their roles are, how they interact with students, and the involvement in their curriculum. Berlinerblau …

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16-49 Segment 1: Does Where You Go To College Matter?

We discuss the myths surrounding acceptance to an “elite” college and how high school counselors can better serve diverse and often financially strapped students.

15-33 Segment 2: Kids and Financial Intelligence

  Synopsis: Millions of young people will soon head out on their own for the first time to attend college or start their first job. It will also be the first time that many of them are in charge of their own finances. How literate are they about banking, spending, saving, and credit? We talk …

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15-23 Story 2: The Empty Nest: How to cope when the kids leave for good

Synopsis: When the last child leaves home for college, marriage or that first job, parents are often sad and at loose ends about how the rest of their lives will progress. We talk to a therapist and author who’s experienced her own children leaving home, about the emotions of “the empty nest” and what parents …

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