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Turning down the noise of what we are hearing in the news cycle, social media, and the discourse to get to the information on culture, politics, and the issues of the day we need to properly discern the times we live in.

Hosted by Andrew Donaldson

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Turning down the noise of what we are hearing in the news cycle, social media, and the discourse to get to the information on culture, politics, and the issues of the day we need to properly discern the times we live in.

Hosted by Andrew Donaldson

    We Are Doing News Media and Social Media Wrong, and What To Do About It w/ Andrew Donaldson

    We Are Doing News Media and Social Media Wrong, and What To Do About It w/ Andrew Donaldson

    Your Heard Tell Show is turning down the noise of the news cycle and getting to the information we need to discern our times by talking about news media and social media, and how we consume it. Host Andrew Donaldson uses his own experiences as a writer and talking head on news programs to talk about the changing ecosystem of news media, Pew data on local vs national news, how social media changes everything about our information intake, affirmation vs information, and some practical things everyone can do to take charge of their news feeds, social media timelines, and information rotation.

    All that and more on this episode of Heard Tell.

    The Pew data Andrew talks about can be found here:

    https://www.pewresearch.org/journalism/2024/05/07/americans-changing-relationship-with-local-news/

    The End on a Good Note story about Major can be found here:

    https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/indiana-dog-cried-endlessly-shelter-gets-good-news-video-reaches-thousands-facebook

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    Local POV of President Biden's Morehouse Speech, His Black Community Support & more w/Donnell Suggs

    Local POV of President Biden's Morehouse Speech, His Black Community Support & more w/Donnell Suggs

    Your Heard Tell Show is turning down the noise of the news cycle and getting to the information we need to discern our times by talking about President Joe Biden's trip to Atlanta to campaign and deliver the commence address at Morehouse College, which brought national media attention and ongoing narratives. We skip all that and turn to Donnel Suggs, Editor-in-Chief of the Atlanta Voice who covers the black community in Atlanta that President Biden was seeking to reach out and campaign to. Donnell explains the background of Morehouse College and why it carries such significance in the black community, the protests and narratives that came from the president's speech and campaign stops, takes us behind the scenes of being in the reporting pool for a presidential visit, and talks the differences between local coverage and national reporters who come just for the big story. Plus, we talk about the importance of local journalism during an election year, ask if the black community is getting talked to or talked at by the campaign, the importance of HBCUs in that community, and how to cover a growing place like Atlanta undergoing generational and rapid change.

    All that and more on this episode of Heard Tell.



    Read Isiah Singleton's piece on President Biden at Morehouse here:

    Read Donnell Suggs coverage of Spelman College here.

    Read Laura Nwogu piece on Georgia Tech graduation here.

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    • 39 min
    Standardized Testing, Teachers, Students, & Texas-sized Problems in Education w/ Garion Frankel

    Standardized Testing, Teachers, Students, & Texas-sized Problems in Education w/ Garion Frankel

    Your Heard Tell Show is turning down the noise of the news cycle and getting to the information we need to discern our times by talking standardized testing in Texas with Garion Frankel. Writing in the Houston Chronicle, Garion talks about the STAAR testing and integration of automatic grading as a touch point to discuss how testing is dominating school policy, teaching methods, funding, and the power struggles inside the big business and high profile K-12 education system. Garion also talks post-COVID education, how losing things like the arts and vocational programs hurts students, the secondary-to-college pipeline, and how above all else the in-classroom teachers are getting a raw deal and pressure from all sides that prevent them from properly educating students.



    All that and more on this episode of Heard Tell.



    Read Gary's full piece on Texas STAAR testing here:

    https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/staar-ai-texas-test-19422246.php

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    Sorting All The US Presidents Into Hogwarts Houses From Harry Potter w/Sarah Stook

    Sorting All The US Presidents Into Hogwarts Houses From Harry Potter w/Sarah Stook

    Your Heard Tell Show is turning down the noise of the news cycle and getting to the information we need to discern our times by having a little fun with history as Sarah Stook returns to Heard Tell to explain the how and why of her listing of all the Presidents of the United States sorted into Hogwarts Houses from the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Sarah explains the four houses and their characteristics, why certain chief executives wound up where they did, how not everyone turns out how folks think they will - in Harry Potter or in real life - and which US Presidents would be most representative of the beloved characters of the world wide phenomenon that is Harry Potter.

    All that and more on this episode of Heard Tell.



    Read Sarah's full piece sorting the presidents here:

    https://ordinary-times.com/2024/05/09/us-presidents-sorted-into-hogwarts-houses/

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    • 51 min
    UK Local Elections: What They Do/Do Not Mean, What To Know, & What‘s Next w/ Harrison Griffiths

    UK Local Elections: What They Do/Do Not Mean, What To Know, & What‘s Next w/ Harrison Griffiths

    Your Heard Tell Show is turning down the noise of the news cycle and getting to the information we need to discern our times by heading across the pond as Harris Griffiths returns to Heard Tell to talk the recent UK local elections, what the results may mean for the looming general elections, changing political coalitions, futures of PM Rishi Sunak and soon-to-be PM Keir Starmer, breaking down the current state of the major parties, and more. Harrison also uses his knowledge of American political history to use some comparisons between American and the UK to explain what is different, what is similar, and why everyone everywhere should be paying attention to the changes politically and culturally inside the UK like the post-Brexit realignments, rise of "sectarian" voting, economic issues, a general British weariness of politics, and how both hard times and good times can give rise to extremism minus strong leadership.

    All that and more on this episode of Heard Tell.

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    Insider Perspective On Congress Beyond The Headlines w/ Congressional Reporter Eric Garcia

    Insider Perspective On Congress Beyond The Headlines w/ Congressional Reporter Eric Garcia

    Your Heard Tell Show is turning down the noise of the news cycle and getting to the information we need to discern our times by going beyond the headlines and into the halls of congress with Eric Garcia, the Washington bureau chief and senior Washington Correspondent at the Independent. Eric explains the current changes in congress that saw the foreign aid bills passed, the apparently sideline-ing of Marjorie Taylor Greene and the chaos caucus's constant threats of removing Speaker Johnson, how the looming elections are affecting the politics on Capitol Hill, generational change coming to the US Senate, simmering internal strife with the Democratic Party, and what the post-election congress might look like. Plus, we end on a good note with the story a immigrant who already had an incredible story of coming to America and battling cancer, and that was before he hit a billion dollar lottery prize.

    All that and more on this episode of Heard Tell.

    Reporting referenced in this episode:

    Marjorie Taylor Greene’s exercise in vanity has failed

    Democrats say they would save Republican speaker amid ouster attempt

    The intra-Democratic feud on Israel will not stop anytime soon



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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

FAMJRPE ,

My Favorite Podcast

I really enjoy the opening monologue that Andrew does. Don’t always agree, but it causes me to consider.

This is a great show. It’s relevant, personal, and deeply informative. It’s my go-to show with my morning coffee

Trainedmoose ,

Great podcast

Great to listen to for down to earth discussion. Love the lighthearted end segments.

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Podcast for grownups.

Andrew and his crew bring on guests that not only know what their talking about, but are able to “turn down the noise” as Andrew says that has the tendency to drown out those that know and understand and replace them with vitriol and sound bites. Neither a Jacobean Revolutionary nor a rabid cult follower, Andrew brings a refreshing down the middle appeal to the podcast and allows the facts of the topic to stand on their merits. Give it a listen, you won’t be disappointed.

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