Introducing Ashwini Prasad (Episode 31)

Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 31 of It’s About Language is Ashwini Prasad, “The Inclusive Screenwriter,” who has dedicated herself to uncovering bias and making untold stories heard.

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 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

Introducing Arthur Padilla (Episode 28)

Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 28 of It’s About Language is Arthur Padilla, whose life and work honor, empower, and include those of all cultures and voices, broadly and powerfully defined.

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 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.

Introducing Ricky Adamson (Episode 23)

Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 23 of It’s About Language is Ricky Adamson, world language educator, supervisor, trainer, publisher, and a man who knows the power of inclusion to change lives.

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.

Episode 20 – Journey to a Dream: A Conversation with Maria del Pilar Garcia

Maria del Pilar Garcia, educator, author, and founder of Pillar of Dreams, talks with Norah L. Jones about following dreams, overcoming obstacles, and inspiring and empowering others to do the same.

Episode 19 – Multiplier Effect: A Conversation with Sheri Spaine-Long

Sheri Spaine-Long of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) talks with Norah L. Jones about the innovative ways the organization creates a powerful support system and vital communities in challenging times.

Episode 18 – Common Bond: A Conversation with Lisa Fore

It’s About Language guest Lisa Fore provides insight into the connections of all humanity through seizing opportunities to reach out in respect to other languages and cultures.

Episode 17 – Early Language Access and Equity: A Conversation with Ines Lormand

It’s About Language guest Ines Lormand makes a compelling case for language-learning in general, and early childhood language classes and opportunities in particular.

Episode 16 Reframing Language Perceptions: A Conversation with Edgar Serrano

It’s About Language guest Edgar Serrano guides us, through stories and reflections, to reframe perceptions about ourselves, others, and the world.

Episode 15 – Language and Social Justice: A Conversation with L.J. Randolph

It’s About Language guest Dr. L.J. Randolph explores how language, identity, and social justice are inextricably linked.

Episode 12: No “Drive-By Victims” of Language: A Conversation with John De Mado

It’s About Language guest John De Mado invites us to a joyful experience and exploration of the enigma of language and identity.

Episode 11: Pathways to Understanding: A Conversation with Sharla Zwirek

It’s About Language guest Sharla Zwirek takes us on a personal and publishing journey to understanding ourselves and others through language and culture.

Introducing Sharla Zwirek (Episode 11)

This week’s guest on It’s About Language is Sharla Zwirek, who provides an insight into how we approach learning about the language and culture of others – and ourselves.