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Lessons in Education

We hear from two teachers who have insights to education and some of the challenges they face with students.   One college student shares about being a first year student and another college student who is inspired to help others and learn through studying abroad on Survivors.   Barbara is a seasoned educator who shares…


Stories Recall Surviving War

Bill recalls being in World War II with high ranking officials of the military and riding in a jeep!  It was a close call for him that he didn’t realize the danger at the time.  Listen to his story of survival on Passages by clicking on the link below.     Ken was poor and…


Tornadoes and Disaster Relief

From the Midwest throughout the Southeast severe weather with tornadoes has brought disaster to many communities leaving a path of destruction.   We have stories from a farming community hit by a  tornado from our Passages library of real life stories.   Lee tells about a close call in escaping to the cellar from what…


Fear & Hope

If you fight terrorism, it is based on fear. If you promote peace, it’s based on hope. – Greg Mortenson Taking time to reflect on what happened in Manchester, England concert bombing! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/23/manchester-arena-attack-22-killed-suicide-bomber-ariana-grande/ “Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong.” ― Mahatma Gandhi, The Words of Gandhi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonviolence   Renu shares how she helps people in…


Behind Razor Wire – Prison Stories

Behind razor wire is an experience that fortunately many of us never have to face in our lifetime. After decades of stability from the 1920s to the early 1970s, the rate of imprisonment in the United States more than quadrupled during the last four decades. The U.S. penal population of 2.2 million adults is by…


The Struggle for Justice – Kate’s Story

You heard on the previous post “Relationships Turn Violent” part of the story about Kate. She lives in an abusive situation with her mother. A violent father has Kate turn to alcohol and drugs at 15 years of age to escape from an awful family situation. Listen to her tell about how the abuse stems…


Relationships Turn Violent

The most dangerous call out for police are domestic calls that can turn violent. Unfortunately many officers killed in the line of duty are from domestic violence calls. On Passages we talk to a divorced man and the anger he feels in his situation yet knowing he needs to control his emotions. Listen to Chuck’s…


Earth Day – Dayton and Story of the Eagle

Celebrating Earth Day with a Native American Story from Dayton about the Eagle!   Earth Day 2017 | Environmental & Climate Literacy | March for Science Education is the foundation for progress. We need to build a global citizenry fluent in the concepts of climate change and aware of its unprecedented threat to our planet….


What Can A Song Do?

Bruce Springsteen and his band are helping people answer the question, what can a song do? The question came up in “A Conversation with Bruce Springsteen,” earlier this year at Monmouth University in West Long Branch.   Robert Santelli moderated a conversation that Springsteen had with members of the audience.   A young man asked…


The Right Attitude is part of being a Steelers player!

There are many great Steelers with a number of them in the the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Besides being talented players on the field there were other qualities that the organization shaped by the Rooney family and Chuck Noll in the 1970s looked for too.  Gary Anderson who came from South Africa as a…