Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Commerce Clause

 My podcast series would be used to tie classroom material into current events.  The first episode that I created deals with the constitutional law history of the commerce clause of the US constitution.  It examines 4 supreme court cases, their impact and then finalizes by tying it back to current events - specifically the new health care law.

The name of the episode would be "The Commerce Clause". The music came from

Monday, April 23, 2012

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Transferring to a 4 year college.

The topic of my podcast is transferring from a two-year community college to a 4-year college or university. I chose a person who I know is articulate to interview. The topic of this particular podcast is the process of completing your degree at a community college and then transferring to a university.

My goal in this pod was to highlight areas that would help our present students to start thinking about their future and transferring. Esther, the student in the recording brings up excellent tips, advice and real world experiences that will prove invaluable to current students.

One of the problems I encountered was that the person I interviewed was leaving on a trip back to her country of Panama and I had one shot at the podcast. I taped it and then went back and edited in AUDACITY. Not having the ability to ask her to re-record , it was more difficult than I had imagined to edit, amplify areas, paste in the music, re-record a portion that did not come out well with my voice and integrating back into the podcast. I also went the safe route and used Creative Common music, I would of loved to use Springsteen or the Beatles but feared prosecution, heavy fines and up to 5 years in the slammer.

For those who choose to listen, I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Kickball, a Podcast About Kids!

Hi Guys,

This is my very first real podcast. I decided to create a format where kids are interviewed. As a teacher I think it important for children to speak their minds and have people listen. I will be interviewing several children in the next few weeks about their thoughts on their home life, school community and their view of the world! I hope you enjoy the first of the series called, Kickball! This is my son Micah helping me out by being my first interviewee!


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Soup Du Jour

This podcast series is based on one of my favorite hobbies… SOUP! I am looking forward to sharing family recipes and tips that will make your house smell wonderful and taste even better. I feel soups warm the soul, and are great for sharing with family, guests and as leftovers. They can be made as hearty or light as the cook desires, and paired with just about anything. My first episode will be my favorite Taco Soup recipe which is souper easy to make (pardon the pun) as most of the ingredients come from the can. I hope the listener finds this podcast is ummmh good!

Soup Du Jour