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Award-winning show bringing knowledge to the digital community! At the Edge discusses ideas, crossing cultural boundaries to expand ideas about art, writing, knowledge, publishing, and production, while contending with challenges about access, virtual space, political context/challenges, and incursion of cyber cultures.

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The importance of information literacy and the role of libraries in diversity and social justice in higher education. Meghan Kowalski is the Outreach and Reference Librarian at the University of the District of Columbia. Previously, she... more

Even scholars take notice of the silence. Listen to Dr. Carl Moore and Dr. Cherie Ann Turpin talk poetry, the mind, the spirit, the self and the collective in the midst of a pandemic moment in human history

Corona Virus: History and Prevention In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, I am hosting a show where you can listen to Lisa Rose Rodriguez, Mph. (University of Connecticut Health) talk about how we got to this place where we are in... more

Words like equity and humanities, as well as phrases like "pathways for a better life" are skeletons of concepts we will unpack and discuss as part of a larger conversation about changes coming to the University of the District of Columbia... more

Learn what I mean by "quantum flow" in the poet's voice--this episode will have you thinking about the power of language. Ronald Mason the spoken word artist who came to Washington DC as an educator from New Orleans returns for part... more

April Massey, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of the District of Columbia, has earned degrees from The Ohio State University, the University of Cincinnati, and Howard University. A speech-language pathologist... more

How many leaders who shape policy in American institutions believe in the racist myth that African-Americans accept gun violence in our communities as a norm? Dehumanizing African-Americans in the justice system and in mainstream media... more

Ronald Mason the spoken word artist who came to Washington DC as an educator from New Orleans returns for part two to talk about poetry, spoken word, and making culture. Poet Carl Moore who hails from Philadelphia will briefly... more

Provoked by mass evictions and the onset of gentrification in the 1970s, tenants in Washington, D.C. began forming cooperative organizations to collectively purchase and manage their apartment buildings. These tenants were creating a... more

President Ronald Mason, who originally hails from New Orleans, Louisiana, came to Washington DC to be the current president of my university, University of the District of Columbia in 2015. Besides his decades of experience as an... more