Peace Fund Radio producer, researcher, and writer Beverly Shihara joins Adrian Paul and Ethan Dettenmaier in the studio today to discuss how Disney’s entertainment empire fits into our ongoing discussion of how movies and music affect children’s perceptions of the world and themselves. We’ll also tell you how our Hero of the Week, Elijah Evans, survived unspeakable physical abuse to become a knight in shining armor for children in the adoption and foster care systems.
Tommy Yune brings his perspectives as a father and an architect of the ROBOTECH franchise to the first part of our ongoing discussion with Adrian Paul and Ethan Dettenmaier about the effects movies and music can have on children. Also joining the conversation is last week’s Hero of the Week, Justin Bachman of Honor Good Deeds, who courageously tells his inspiring tale of turning uncertainty and adversity into advocacy and inspiration for young people everywhere.
On today’s show, Adrian Paul and Ethan Dettenmaier outline the social, economic, and educational factors behind the achievement gap affecting minority students in schools. And in our Hero of the Week segment, we call Think Before You Type co-founder Lauren Coaxum for an update about how she and her sister, Victoria, are battling bullying and encouraging young people worldwide through encouragement and empowerment.