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American Graduate Champions are individuals that have taken an active role in volunteering their time, talent, or other resources in their own communities to help youth stay on the path to graduation.

  • RICK DALTON | American Graduate Champion

    College For Every Student founder, Rick Dalton has been helping teenagers graduate high school. His organization helps young people of all ages explore their higher education options. Tune in September 27, at 11 am. more »

  • JOHN JABLONSKI | American Graduate Champion

    Thrive Founder, John Jablonski has the mission to help kids graduate at every stage. His organization charted a roadmap of competencies and experiences to ensure kids were successful from cradle to career. Tune in September 27, at 11 am. more »

  • ALICE SAMPLE | American Graduate Champion

    Journey into Reading Founder, Alice Sample gives children an opportunity to enter school prepared to read. Through her organization she gives free books to children whose parents may not be able to afford it. Tune in September 27, at 11 am. more »

  • JOHA BATTIN | American Graduate Champion

    IMPACTT founder, Joha Battin gives students the opportunity to envision their future career by placing them in their field of interest. This approach has encouraged students on the verge of dropping out of high school. Tune in September 27, at 11am. more »

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OFFICIAL PODCAST: "All Things Natural," a series of nature essays written by Ed Kanze for more than a quarter century, looks at a kitchen-sink full of natural phenomenon in an inquisitive and playful spirit.

  • LISTEN: A Moose On The Loose

    The day was nearly done. My wife was home from her job as Activities Director at an Adirondack retirement community and the kids were fed and homeworked. All that remained was time for a little fun before bedtime. more »

  • LISTEN: Crustaceans Underfoot

    Everybody’s seen them. Little trilobite looking things that scurry for cover every time you pick up an object that’s been left on the ground a few days. more »