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  • 00:16

    The CGAP Explainer: Mystery Shopping for Financial Inclusion

    in Current Events

    Consumer protection is a serious issue for financial inclusion advocates. When working with low-income people who are often financially inexperienced, it's critical that when they do seek out financial services, they have a positive interaction. While many governments are expanding their consumer protection policies, there is often a significant gap between what's required by law and what's happening in practice. Mystery shopping is one research technique that enables policy makers to truly understand what's happening in the financial product sales process. In India and Mexico, staff proved unwilling to offer low-cost savings accounts, even when they were a good match for customers. In Kenya, banking agents skimmed extra money and took sensitive account information from custoemrs. In Mexico, prospective customers received different amounts of information about the costs of financial products depending on how sales staff perceived their experience level. And across the board, financial product information remains difficult to understand and explain. 

    For more information, please visit www.cgap.org/mysteryshopping

    Intro/Outro music courtsey of: Podington Bear, "Peas Corps"


  • 02:00

    Inclusion- Affirming the LGBTQ Community Into Your Church!

    in LGBT


    A Man approached a Parishioner and said:

    “Can I come to your church? I'm gay."

    If not, why? Are Christians afraid of what others might think, say or do? Are they afraid they might somehow disobey or disappoint God by loving and welcoming gay people into their faith communities? If that were the case, I couldn’t step foot in the church—because I am a sinner. It’s not that I was a sinner. I am a “notorious sinner” who is immersed in the grace Jesus sacrificed His life to provide for me—just like every Christ-follower.  

    Millions of gay people around the world are also deeply religious. In some of the major religions, lay organizations have grown up to help serve LGBT parishioners who might struggle to reconcile their identities with the teachings of their faith traditions.  As public support for marriage equality continues to increase, support for the LGBT community within religious bodies is also on the rise.  Our guests this evening come with different perspectives on why they support or do not support the Welcoming, Affirming movement of "Inclusion" of the LGBTQ community in our houses of faith.


  • 00:33

    Inclusion is More Than a Program

    in Family

    Gary Brucker, Program Director for Courage for Youth Association and Lauri Swann Hunt, founder of Ollibean, are guests at our roundtable this week.  The topic we are discussing is the notion that inclusion is more than a program and is based on attitudes and belief systems. In addition, it is important that schools must foster these attitudes through emotional and relational development in students.  This is a discussion you won't want to miss!


  • 02:04

    The Illusion of Inclusion

    in Education

    The inclusion is still largely an illusion for many working-class and under-priveleged Afro-Descendants. Join us as we expose the manipulation techniques used to keep us dormant as well as the solutions and actions we are taking and need to take to make a change that will improve our positions in life. Open discussion (Round-Table Format) is when everyone that tunes in can chime in at anytime by pressing the number #1 on the touch pad of our phones or just listen in........You dont wanna miss this show !

  • 00:43

    The Illusion Of Inclusion

    in Culture

    Hosted by Amen Re MenetHoupe. The Neter Sesen Book 2 Verses 80-81: But I giving thanks and blessing the Father of all things rose up, being enabled by him, and taught the Nature of the Nature of the whole and having seen the the greatest sight or spectacle. And I began to Preach to men, the beauty and fairness of Piety and Knowledge.

  • 00:31

    A Parent's Guide to Inclusion

    in Family

    Confused about inclusion?  Listen to The Inclusive Class Podcast this week and learn what parents need to know about inclusive education. You will understand what inclusion is, how schools become inclusive, options for inclusion, and how to work with staff to create a more inclusive environment for your child. Lauri Swann Hunt from the site, Ollibean and Amanda Morin, author of The Everything Parent's Guide to Special Education will be at our roundtable this week.

  • 01:10

    The Gospel of INCLUSION: Converting to Compromise

    in Religion

    Has the Body of Christ gone too far or radical in its method of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. How secular has the BOC become?Join Truth Talk @ 6:00 PM for the discussion topic, The Gospel of  Inclusion.

    Inclusion is defined as the coming together within a group or  structure (Webster-Merriam Dictionary, 2014). Tonight, we will observe certain trends in the Body of Christ used to reach the unchurched and secular society. Three areas highlighted on the blog will be church worship, music ministry, and the media. As always, tune in and share your perspective and views. Don't miss it, call 347-945-7377 or www.blogtalkradio.com/pgincministries.


  • 00:43
  • 00:30

    Pro soccer players coming out? Gay N.C. athlete. NY Giants build inclusion.

    in LGBT

    There are rumors swirling around the English Premier League that gay pro soccer players may be coming out publicly soon. Should we believe the speculation? And have these kinds of rumors panned out in the past?

    The New York Giants have been ahead of the curve on LGBT issues for almost a decade. Now they add a You Can Play video with several Giants players to their inclusion portfolio.

    We first met Harrison Wilkerson last year when he was still in high school, the star kicker of his school's football team, closeted and scared. He had been the target of some bullying and feared what the repercussions would be if he came out to his friends and teammates in North Carolina. Since Outsports ran his story earlier this week, he has been inundated with supportive messages, even getting a wonderful Facebook post from his grandmother. He's also heard from some people struggling with depression as he once did.


  • 01:20

    INCLUSION, the Backbone for the CEO of Me, Inc.

    in Jobs

    The CEO of Me, Inc. must find a way to capture the insights and visions of people who reflect the growing diversity of their business partners that span the globe. They must learn to harness the collective ideas of their diverse & inclusive global network to drive business success and secure long-term revenue stream.

    1. We are faced with great uncertainty from a variety of forces, both economic and natural

    2. We are faced with convergence of technology and new thought processes being brought to the workforce by the younger Gen Y who want to participate, not just execute

    3. We are faced with the need to continually innovate and use all of our assets to keep up with domestic and global competition

    4. We are faced with radical demographics changes, both in the U.S. and globally, that affect our competitiveness and our markets.

    * Engelmeier, Shirley, Inclusion: The New Competitive Business    Advantage, Minneapolis:InclusionINC Media, 2012

  • 00:23

    Talking With Dr. William Blackwell about Inclusive Education

    in Education

    For the first episode of  Illinois TASH: Inclusion for All, we are talking  with Dr. William Blackwell, Assistant Professor at Lewis University’s College of Education about inclusive education in Illinois,  his upcoming presentation at the National TASH Conference entitled “Teaching Inclusion with Literature: When Teachers and Their Students Linger in Text” and his relationship with Illinois TASH. 


    William Blackwell has published articles and presented on topics that focus on the impact of federal education policies on children with disabilities and their families, charter school services for children with disabilities and special education advocacy and conflict resolution.

    Learn more about Dr. Blackwell's research in the articles below:

    Blackwell, W., & Rossetti, Z. (2014). The development of individualized education programs: Where have we been and where should we go now? SAGE Open, 4(2), 1-15. doi: 10.1177/2158244014530411.

    Blackwell, W. (2013). An era of charter school expansion: An examination of special education in Massachusetts’ charter schools. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 24(2), 75-87. DOI: 10.1177/1044207312455061. 

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