Episode 32 – The Language and Culture of Living Well: A Conversation with Cristina DiGiacomo

In Episode 33, Cristina DiGiacomo, a professional philosopher, joins Norah Jones of It’s About Language to chart a pathway to understand the everyday use – and need – for philosophy in our lives.

Episode 31 Inclusive Storytelling Begins with Listening: A Conversation with Ashwini Prasad

Anti-racist screenwriter and educator Ashwini Prasad converses with Norah Jones of Fluency Consulting on the critical need for and value of representation, especially in the field of film and media. Ashwini shares the power of evoking identity through storytelling, and the thrill of bringing breakthroughs through her workshops focused on writing for inclusion.

Episode 30 – The Language of Leadership: A Conversation with Bob Pizzini

In Episode 30, Bob Pizzini joins Norah Jones of It’s About Language to share insights and stories on the language of leadership and the culture of enabling the growth of others.

Episode 29 – Words Reveal and Conceal: A Conversation with Dan Goodwin

In Episode 29, Dan Goodwin of CYA Consulting joins Norah L. Jones of Fluency Consulting. Dan makes us aware of the variety of ways words are used (or not used) to strengthen, clarify, guide, and help all of us who use them

Episode 28 – Exploring and Questioning Bias: A Conversation with Arthur Padilla

In Episode 28, Arthur Padilla, Senior Managing Partner of StrataGWorks joins Norah L. Jones of Fluency Consulting for a wide-ranging conversation on community impact work. How do we each empower all society’s members? How do we discover even hidden biases so we can move to a more just and inclusive community, country, and world?

Episode 26 – What They Could Hear Was My Heart: A Conversation with Patrick Moynihan

Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 26 of It’s About Language is Patrick Moynihan, whose stories of learning Haitian Kreyol by immersion as a teacher are humorous, touching, and insightful for all our lives.

Episode 25 – Changing Perspectives on Language: A Conversation with Krista Chambless

Dr. Krista Chambless brings fresh, research-based approaches and world-embracing perspectives to today’s language teaching and learning. Norah L. Jones of Fluency Consulting explores with her the ways that language teachers can transform how they teach.

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GUEST: Dr. Krista Chambless | kristachambless@uab.edu

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Episode 24 – Supporting Heritage Languages and Cultures: A Conversation with Joy Peyton

Joy Peyton, PhD, a national leader in language education, talks with Norah L. Jones about the critical role of heritage language schools and education in the U.S.

Episode 23 You Are a Bridge to Inclusion: A Conversation with Ricky Adamson

Ricky Adamson, PhD, language educator and consultant, talks with Norah L Jones about the linguistic and cultural roots from which grow inclusion and respect.

Episode 22 – Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning: A Conversation with Toni Theisen

Toni Theisen, award winning educator, talks with Norah L Jones about culturally-responsive teaching, providing equitable access for students of all cultures.

Episode 21 – Connect the World to the Classroom: A Conversation with Akash Patel

Akash Patel, educator and founder of Happy World Foundation, talks with Norah L Jones about how directly connecting youth to individuals around the world develops the empathy to transform lives.