Chalkboard Chat | Julia James - Education and Investigative Reporter
Julia James is an education and investigative reporter for Mississippi Today. Dr. Wren sat down with her to unpack various topics that have been at the forefront of K-12 education conversations this past year. James expresses her passion for being a student of her craft and being able to help tell the story of Mississippi’s education system in an impactful way.
Correction: In this podcast, James shared that Mississippi ranks 35th in education. The actual ranking is 39th.
Slate Session 406: Kaleb Thompson - Love for Music
Kaleb Thompson, an eighth grader at Ocean Springs Middle School, loves music and he has some vinyl records to back that up. He listens to, plays, and studies music. Listen in as Kaleb talks to me about his passion for music.
Slate session 405: Natalie Ford - Mental Health Matters
Natalie Ford, a ninth grader at Warren Central High School is passionate about being transparent concerning mental health challenges. Natalie shares her personal story and encourages open communication and its importance in helping others cope.
Slate Session 404: Nadiya Gary - Birdie Talk
Chirp! Chirp! is the sound Nadiya Gary hears often at home. Nadiya, an Ocean Springs Middle School student from Mississippi, has taken on the joy and challenges of being a pet bird owner to two birds. Dr. Tara Y. Wren talks to Nadiya about her flying friends.