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Coming up on Connections: Wednesday, September 16

Sep 16, 2020

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First hour: Marvin Stepherson on possible changes within police structures

Second hour: How to address children's social, emotional, and educational needs during the pandemic

The death of Daniel Prude has led to questions about how police are trained to handle a variety of situations. Marvin Stepherson retired as a police sergeant with 25 years of service in local law enforcement. He now teaches at Roberts Wesleyan, and comments regularly on police-community relations. Stepherson talks about how he sees the Prude case and what kind of change is possible within police structures. Our guest:

  • Marvin Stepherson, professor of criminal justice at Roberts Wesleyan College, and retired police sergeant 

Then in our second hour, experts in child health and education say the pandemic will have lasting effects on children's social and emotional needs and their overall wellbeing. Effective in April 2021, the Children's Institute will be ROC the Future's new anchor entity. Representatives from the two organizations say the partnership will enable them to better focus their work on the intersectionality of health and education. We talk with them about how parents and teachers can help children navigate this unprecedented time. Our guests:

  • Jackie Campbell, director of the ROC the Future Alliance
  • Shaun Nelms, chair of ROC the Future, and superintendent of East High School
  • Ann Marie White, executive director of the Children's Institute
  • Elizabeth Devaney, director of the Whole Child Connection