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?
Bill Harris hosted this live, one-hour special that connects parents with local resources to help them better communicate with their children on the current financial situation including the mortgage crisis. Topics included losing a job and/or home; feelings of insecurity; the concept of want versus need; language and approach for differing age groups; need for security; and much more.
Panelists included Mike King, Consumer Credit Counseling Service; Eric Young, Harbor; and Kristi Hannan, Lucas County Help Me Grow.Read more
Friday, July 16, 2010 at 9:30 p.m.
From Haiti to the Gulf of Mexico to Chile to Northwest Ohio, this has been a year of disasters. Some natural and some man-made. Our region was devastated by tornadoes last month. When a crisis strikes, what determines which agency does what? How do they work? And what can we do to prepare for a disaster? Tim Yenrick, Executive Director of the Greater Toledo Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Bill Kitson, President and CEO of the United Way of Greater Toledo are Jack Lessenberry's guests this week.Read more