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  • 01:01

    Book 'em Danno: Digital Publishing and eBook Readers

    in Education

    An ‘e’ in front of any word changes our expectation of that item. eBooks exemplify that point… what makes an eBook a book and what makes it ‘e’lectronic? In pK-12 most learners have expectations of how they interact with these digital assets based on their home life and their familiarity with the Internet, browsers, and dynamically generated content. Here two cultures collide… the organized structure of school and the dynamic nature and expectations of digital assets. In this show we will discuss the tug-of-war between the the market requirements and the user expectations, the changing nature of those expectations, and the evolving technical and business challenges. The discussion should elucidate some of the key issues so you know what you’re getting into when you say “eBook ’em Danno!”


    Guests at the table:



    Tzviya Siegman, Digital Book Standards & Capabilities Lead at
    Wiley
    Michael Ross, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Education at Encyclopaedia Britannica
    Gail Lewis, Director of Product Strategy at myON

  • 02:00

    Computer America - Hoopla Digital; Teensafe

    in Technology

    Computer America


    Hour one: Hoopla Digital. Jeff Jankowski, Owner and Founder of Hoopla Digital.


    Bringing you hundreds of thousands of movies, full music albums, audiobooks and more, hoopla is a revolutionary digital service made possible by your local library.  From Hollywood blockbusters to best selling artists and authors – not just the hits, but the niche and hard-to-find as well – you’ll soon discover that hoopla provides you the freedom you've been searching for to experience, explore and enjoy what you want, when you want, and where you want. Simple to access and use, without the hassle of having to return the items you’ve borrowed, all you need is your library card, a web browser, smart phone or tablet to get started. The freedom you want is here, now.


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    Hour two: TeenSafe. Rawdon Messenger, CEO.


    TeenSafe is a monitoring service that allows parents to monitor their child's iPhone or Android smartphone as well as view activity on Instagram, WhatsApp and Kik Messenger. When you sign into TeenSafe, your teen's smartphone data will be available for you to view. TeenSafe offers complete security. Only you can access your child's data.

  • 01:01

    Develop Your Digital Marketing Strategy and Generate Sales

    in Business

    Create a strategy to generate sales in your business. Digital marketing can be intimidating for many in business, we will discuss how to create a strategy and execute and eliminate the fear. I am your host Melody Tune and I am a Digital Marketing Strategist with for over 17 years experience working in corporate as a digital marketer. I ran several lead gen programs using Marketo to help nurture sales initiatives. When you are empowered with the knowhow and understand how to develop a solid strategy to nurture a lead, the sale comes naturally.


    I have worked with Fortune 100 and 500 clients and I’ve owned over 100 websites. I am here to share my knowledge and help you develop innovative digital marketing programs that drive traffic and generate sales. All you need is focus patience and a desire to sell. I am also Certified Ziglar Legacy Coach and will keep you inspired and motivated to generate more sales. Find me at DesignWrx.com and sign up and get your free copy of the Essential Blogging Tools, Join me on Facebook at Melody Tune - Ziglar Certified Trainer/Coach and get inspired to do what you've always dreamed of doing and be successful.

  • FREEDOM’S GATE: Christian civil rights call to action movement for America

    in News

    Joining Kevin Fobbs, host of Standing at Freedom’s Gate, will be Rebecca Mahan and Hallie Neill. 


    They will discuss whether the criminalization of Christianity is the new reality in America, how it may impact every place of worship in America and what Christians need to do to defend and protect their civil rights. Join the call to action for American Christian Civil Rights on the next Standing at Freedom’s Gate podcast.


    For many Christians the criminalization of Christianity was launched when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay marriage in June. This decision for many Christian leaders as well as four dissenting justices represented a possible disenfranchisement of Christian civil rights and was in direct confrontation with the U.S. Constitution.


    The American Christian Civil Rights Movement (ACCRM) arose from the aftermath of the decision. ACCRM’s goal is the uniting of churches and Christians to defend and protect Christian civil rights. Hallie Neill, ACCRM’s director of media and communication, stressed that the organization is mounting an organized national effort to protect Christian faith, freedom and rights provided in the First Amendment.

  • Graceland: The Case Against Welfare with Dr. Jerome Huyler

    in Politics

    Anti-poverty programs that were put in place as a safety net have instead created a cycle of generational dependency we call the welfare state. Government assistance is no longer a temporary condition, but has become a way of life.


    At the same time, big government spending has created $18 trillion dollars in national debt and there appears to be no end in sight. Entitlements and government spending are on an unsustainable course.


    The easy answer to this problem is to stop spending.


    Many will say that America needs tax reform or a balanced-budget amendment. Although these are good ideas, Dr. Jerome Huyler, explains in his book, "The Case Against Welfare," the best way to correct the problem is to defund Obamacare and dismantle the welfare state. This includes anti-poverty programs, earmarks, business bailouts, farm subsidies and many other entitlements.


    Join Graceland with Jennifer Meadows and TJ O'Hara and their guest Dr. Jerome Huyler

  • 01:06

    FREEDOM’S GATE: Sing It America’s National Anthem celebration update

    in News

    WASHINGTON, August 19, 2015 – On September 14, 2015 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., Sing It America will bring those that love our Star Spangled Banner together to celebrate the past year's "National Thanksgiving for the Star Spangled Banner."


    Last year, Sing It America, officially partnered with the government commission Starspangled200 and Friends of Ft McHenry to secure passage of U.S. Senate Resolution 550. Resolution 550 designated the period of September 2014 through September 2015 as the year of National Thanksgiving for the Star Spangled Banner.


    The senate resolution encouraged, “All state and local governments and the people of the people of the United States to observe this period of thanksgiving with appropriate ceremonies, activities, educational outreach and reflection.”


    All Americans from every corner of the nation are being encouraged to sign up and register right now with Sing It America to join in the historic festivities that day, according to Selena Owens, Sing It America’s Communication’s Director.


    A special request is being made to supporters to lend financial support to the historic event.


    Joining Standing at Freedom’s Gate host Kevin Fobbs to discuss an update on the event and the exciting plans in store for event attendees is Selena Owens Communications Director for Sing It America.


    Owens is also Vice Chair of the Conservative Campaign Committee PAC and author of "The Power Within a Conservative Woman: Engaging America for God Family, and Country.”

  • 02:00

    Computer America - Digital Trends; News!

    in Technology

    Computer America


    Hour one: Digital Trends.  Matthew Smith, Computing Editor.


    Matt Smith is a writer, computing guru, gamer and geek hailing from Portland, Oregon. He is editor of Digital Trends' computing section.  Written in plain English by experts, featuring timely and entertaining coverage of the way technology is shaping our lives, Digital Trends is your authoritative guide to the world around us. They love, live and breathe tech so that they can explain it to you simply and clearly. Tech should be a tool to better our lives and create incredible experiences.  Digital Trends helps get you there.


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    Hour two: News, brought to you by SlimWare Utilities!


    Craig and Ben do Computer and Technology News, brought to you by SlimWare Utilities, the Official Optimization Software of Computer America, and answer your computer questions!

  • ​FILLING CURRICULUM GAPS WITH NEW DIGITAL CONTENT DELIVERY SYSTEMS​

    in Education

    FILLING CURRICULUM GAPS WITH NEW DIGITAL CONTENT DELIVERY SYSTEMS


    Our guests are, all the way from Lincoln, NE, Mary Reiman, Director of Library Services for Lincoln Public Schools and Mitch Coulter,Product Manager for E-Books at Follett Learning

  • Freedom's Gate: Protecting life and family values in the public square

    in Politics

    It appears that pro-life and pro-family GOP voters in delegate-rich Florida have another weapon in their arsenal. Florida Family Policy Council’s John Stemberger and his organization have been relentless in advocating on behalf of families in Florida who face challenges to their pro-family stances. Those challenges include protecting human life, traditional marriage and family concerns, legal and judicial issues and education issues.


    Joining Standing at Freedom’s Gate host Kevin Fobbs will be John Stemberger, president and general counsel to the Florida Family Policy Council, to discuss pro-life and pro-family issues and solutions. Stemberger will also explain how Trail Life USA, a Christ-centered scouting program for boys which launched on Jan. 1, 2014 and which he co-founded, is helping its 20,000 members in over 500 troops chartered in 48 states.

  • 01:01

    Finding love in the digital age

    in Relationships

     


     


    Finding "the one" is a centuries-old quest; but neither Adam nor Eve had to log in to an app to make a love connection, and Tarzan found Jane without ever having to swipe left. And though Romeo and Juliet certainly had their share of obstacles, losing a WiFi connection was never one of them.


    If you’re looking for love, you have probably heard that many people are using Facebook, Skype, IM, Chat, Second Life, Tinder and other on-line dating apps/sites to connect with a current or hopefully new love!  So, this begs to ask, is love in the digital age as fun, flirty and exciting as traditional friendships and relationships? Can finding love on-line lead to a long lasting and committed relationship or is it just a recipe for disaster.


    Tune in to our inaugural episode, Friday, June 12, 2015 @ 9pm where we will explore these questions and talk to people who have managed to find love online.

  • 00:23

    Parenting for the Digital Age

    in Parents

    Bill Ratner chats with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, along with education expert Bobbi DePorter, about his new book ‘Parenting for the Digital Age: The Truth Behind Media’s Effect on Children, and What To Do About It.’ Bill Ratner is an author and top Hollywood voiceover on TV affiliate news promos, movie trailers, Discovery documentaries, and the voice of “Flint" in Hasbro’s syndicated TV cartoon G.I. Joe, Family Guy, Community, and Robot Chicken. Bill is a nine-­time Moth StorySLAM Winner, National Storytelling Festival Slam Teller, Best of Hollywood Fringe Festival Extension winner, as well as a published short story writer, essayist, and playwright.

    This interview originally aired on June 12, 2015, as part of Big Blend Radio's Quality of Life show that broadcasted live from the Quantum Learning Network Conference Center in Oceanside, California.