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Broadcast from the heart of Detroit, the Today@Wayne Podcast presents insightful interviews with Wayne State University administrators, faculty, staff and other experts about the news, research and issues that most impact our campus, our city and our country. Hosted by Darrell Dawsey, the podcast airs weekly.

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Broadcast from the heart of Detroit, the Today@Wayne Podcast presents insightful interviews with Wayne State University administrators, faculty, staff and other experts about the news, research and issues that most impact our campus, our city and our country. Hosted by Darrell Dawsey, the podcast airs weekly.

    T@W Podcast: WSU music professor and Detroit Jazz Festival director Chris Collins on the ongoing global impact of the Detroit jazz scene

    T@W Podcast: WSU music professor and Detroit Jazz Festival director Chris Collins on the ongoing global impact of the Detroit jazz scene

    This week, [someone], [someone else] and [another person] cover [topic].....

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    T@W Podcast: Father/son research duo Ronald and R. Khari Brown discuss how churches impact the political viewpoints and social activism of their members

    T@W Podcast: Father/son research duo Ronald and R. Khari Brown discuss how churches impact the political viewpoints and social activism of their members

    Episode description
    Ronald E. Brown and son R. Khari Brown, co-authors of Race and the Power of Sermons on American Politics, talk about how churches impact the political views of their members and help shape their sense of activism.

    About
    Ronald Brown
    Ronald E. Brown is an associate professor of political science at Wayne State University. He regularly teaches Introduction to American Government courses, Religion and Politics and Detroit Politics to predominantly undergraduate students. Professor Brown participates in dinner and dialogue sessions with Detroit voters via CitizenDetroit, a nonprofit organization. While the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the in-person dinner sessions, the goal is to resume these vital citizen activities. Professor Brown’s collaborative national survey research projects with R. Khari Brown explore the associative relationships between civil-religious discourse, public policy attitudes and political participation.

    R. Khari Brown
    R. Khari Brown, Ph.D., is an associate professor of sociology at Wayne State University and the president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. He teaches classes and does research on the sociology of religion. His research explores how race impacts the relationship between religion and social-political behaviors and attitudes. He is a co-investigator of National Politics Study, a project funded by the Louisville Institute, Issachar Fund and University of Michigan. The National Politics Study is a biannual study that assesses American political attitudes and behaviors and religious life. He also served as a consultant for the Pew Research Center’s 2020-2021 survey on African American religion.

    Additional resources
    Read the Browns’ recent article in The Conversation: theconversation.com/what-americans-hear-about-social-justice-at-church-and-what-they-do-about-it-168713

    Learn more about the Browns’ book, Race and the Power of Sermons on American Politics: press.umich.edu/9956589/race_and_the_power_of_sermons_on_american_politics

    Follow R. Khari Brown on Twitter: twitter.com/kalebnbrown

    Follow the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) on Twitter: twitter.com/WayneStateCLAS

    Follow CLAS on Facebook: facebook.com/WayneStateCLAS


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    T@W Podcast: Former WSU football standout and current Detroit Lions LB Anthony Pittman on his career, watching a teammate win a Super Bowl, what the future holds for the Lions and himself

    T@W Podcast: Former WSU football standout and current Detroit Lions LB Anthony Pittman on his career, watching a teammate win a Super Bowl, what the future holds for the Lions and himself

    Episode Notes
    Detroit Lions linebacker and former Wayne State University football star Anthony Pittman talks with host Darrell Dawsey about his career, watching a former teammate win the Super Bowl, and what he sees ahead for the Lions and himself.

    About
    Anthony Pittman was born Nov. 24, 1995, in Beverly Hills, Michigan. Pittman played at Birmingham Groves High School, where he was all-league and district as a senior. He played college football at Wayne State, where he was a two-year team captain and two-year All-Great Lakes Conference performer. During his college career, Pittman recorded 181 career tackles and saw action on special teams for the Warriors. After going undrafted in the 2019 NFL draft, he signed with the Detroit Lions.

    On Dec. 4, 2019, Pittman was released from the Lions’ practice squad. He was resigned to the practice squad on Dec. 9, and promoted to the active roster on Dec. 27.

    On Sept. 5, 2020, Pittman was waived by the Lions and signed to the practice squad the next day. He was placed on the practice squad/COVID-19 list by the team on Dec. 22, and restored to the practice squad on Jan. 2, 2021. He signed a reserve/future contract on January 5, 2021.

    In 2021, Pittman starred on special teams and started one game on defense for Detroit. Pittman racked up 18 tackles, including nine solos, one pass defended and one QB hit.

    Additional Resources
    Follow Anthony Pittman on Twitter https://twitter.com/__Pittman__

    Read how Pittman stepped up his workout routine to secure a new role with the Lions https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2021/08/02/wayne-state-product-anthony-pittman-transforms-body-role-under-new-detroit-lions-staff/5458422001/

    Watch Pittman’s “Under the Helmet” video segment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G_8L6pFg68

    Watch Pittman’s Wayne State University football highlights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M727WRzHzM


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    T@W Podcast: Dr. Herman Gray, head of Wayne Pediatrics, shares his family's story to underscore the power of Black history

    T@W Podcast: Dr. Herman Gray, head of Wayne Pediatrics, shares his family's story to underscore the power of Black history

    Episode description
    Dr. Herman Gray, the chair of the Wayne State University Department of Pediatrics and former president and chief executive officer of the DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan, shares his family’s story to highlight the power of living Black history.

    About
    Herman Gray, M.D., M.B.A., is the chair of the Wayne State University Department of Pediatrics.
    Dr. Gray is a former president and chief executive officer of the DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
    Dr. Gray’s history with Children’s Hospital of Michigan dates to the late 1970s, when he served as chief pediatric resident. While with CHM, he also served as vice president of graduate medical education, pediatric residency program director, chief of staff and chief operating officer. Under his leadership, the residency program developed several innovative programs and successfully recruited a significant number of minorities.
    He was named president and chief executive officer of CHM in 2005. He left that position in September 2015 to become president and chief executive officer of United Way for Southeastern Michigan.

    Dr. Gray received his medical degree from the University of Michigan in 1976 and a master of business administration from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 2003. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
    He has served as chief medical consultant for the Michigan Department of Community Health – Children’s Special Health Services and as vice president and medical director of Clinical Affairs for Blue Care Network. A child and family advocate, Dr. Gray has been honored numerous times for his humanitarian efforts related to pediatric health care, particularly for children with special needs. He has served on a variety of state and national committees, and is one of the founding commissioners on the U.S. Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission.

    Additional Resources

    Follow the Wayne State University School of Medicine on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WayneStateMedSchool/

    Follow the School of Medicine on Twitter https://twitter.com/waynemedicine/

    Watch Dr. Gray as he presents the new Detroit facility for Wayne Pediatrics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEie5zrAeyw

    Read more about the WSU School of Medicine’s impact on Black history https://today.wayne.edu/medicine/news/2022/02/01/black-history-month-monumental-moments-at-the-wsu-school-of-medicine-41260

    T@W Podcast: CLAS Dean Stephanie Hartwell discusses a new "prison-to-higher education pipeline" project designed to enable formerly incarcerated individuals to attain college degrees

    T@W Podcast: CLAS Dean Stephanie Hartwell discusses a new "prison-to-higher education pipeline" project designed to enable formerly incarcerated individuals to attain college degrees

    Episode description
    A new criminal justice initiative designed to create a prison to higher education pipeline is sparking hopes for reduced recidivism and improved quality of life for former inmates. Stephanie Hartwell, dean of the WSU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a principal investigator on the project, talks with host Darrell Dawsey about the life-changing potential of this pilot program.

    About
    Stephanie Hartwell became dean of Wayne State’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences — the university’s largest college — in 2018. She is a professor of sociology and an adjunct professor of psychiatry.

    A renowned sociologist, Hartwell conducts both large- and small-scale research and evaluation projects focusing on transitions from institutions to the community, with emphasis on vulnerable populations — including formerly incarcerated people released from corrections and victims of gun violence with mental health and substance abuse issues.

    Hartwell earned her Ph.D. from Yale University in 1995 and was an assistant professor of psychiatry at the UConn School of Medicine prior to joining the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Boston, an institution that shares Wayne’s State’s social justice mission. She was a professor of sociology at UMass Boston for 21 years and was honored to receive the Chancellor’s Medal for Distinguished Teaching in 2012. Additionally, Hartwell was an adjunct professor of psychiatry at UMass Chan Medical School. Prior to joining WSU, she was interim dean of UMass Boston’s College of Public and Community Service while also an associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

    Hartwell has published more than 45 peer-reviewed articles and chapters and has been awarded approximately $8 million in grants to fund her research. She currently serves on the ROCA evaluation advisory board and holds leadership roles with the American Sociological Association, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and the International Academy of Law and Mental Health.

    Additional resources
    Read about WSU’s new higher education program for formerly incarcerated individuals: clas.wayne.edu/news/new-wayne-state-university-program-creates-college-pipeline-for-formerly-incarcerated-individuals-43220

    Follow Stephanie Hartwell on Twitter: twitter.com/SteffiHartwell

    Listen to Dean Hartwell discuss community partnerships during a radio interview: clas.wayne.edu/news/dean-hartwell-talks-community-partnerships-with-wjr-am-43166

    Follow the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) on Twitter: twitter.com/waynestateclas

    Follow CLAS on Facebook: facebook.com/waynestateclas

    Follow CLAS on Instagram: instagram.com/waynestateclas

    Watch videos from CLAS on YouTube: youtube.com/c/WayneStateCollegeofLiberalArtsandSciences/videos


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    T@W Podcast: A conversation with the School of Medicine’s new Vice Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Donovan Roy

    T@W Podcast: A conversation with the School of Medicine’s new Vice Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Donovan Roy

    This week, [someone], [someone else] and [another person] cover [topic].....

    Topics discussed:


    Topic A
    Topic B
    Topic C

    Links mentioned in this episode:


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    This podcast is hosted by ZenCast.fm

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