Bill Harris hosts this important Town Hall, call-in event, originally broadcast on Thursday, November 4th at 8:00 p.m. The program explores how in Lucas County there are huge disparities in birth weight outcomes based on where a mother lives. Suburban newborn weights are within healthy ranges; however mothers in Toledo's inner-city neighborhoods have increased rates of low birth weight births. These babies are at higher risk for physical and developmental problems.
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Bill Harris hosted this live program that examines one of the most pressing issues facing our community - the problem of low literacy rates among preschool aged children. Children entering school with high literacy skills are "ready to learn" and move to the head of the class. Children with weak reading skills begin school at a disadvantage, a gap that may grow wider as their educational experiece proceeds. How can we break the cycle?
"The depth of our financial ignorance is startling...and at a time when we're borrowing more than ever, most Americans can't explain what compound interest is." So wrote journalist James Surowiecki, whose column about business and finance appears each week in The New Yorker.
WGTE addresses the important issue of financial literacy for students in this live Town Hall program, hosted by Bill Harris. Expert panelists answer questions and give advice for parents and educators on the importance of teaching financial literacy to young people, as well as how to do so effectively.Read more
WGTE Public Media presented this live Town Hall hosted by Bill Harris. This one-hour television special connected people facing mortgage foreclosure to the local organizations that can help them stay in their homes.
Panelists and mortgage specialists, including Richard Alston, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality; Mike King, Consumer Credit Counseling Service; Pam Mayer, Neighborhood Housing Service; T. Mari Taoka, Lucas County Common Pleas Court Judge; and Keith Foster, Fair Housing Center answered questions during this live broadcast.Read more
Familiarizes citizens with the different types of hazards they face, so they can learn how to protect themselves and find out how our public and private organizations prepare for natural disasters, chemical spills, terrorism and biological events.
Presented in conjunction with the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, the local Metropolitan Medical Response System, the University of Toledo Health Sciences Campus and Owens Community College, this original WGTE production explores in-depth the question: "What can I do in case of an actual emergency?"Read more