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finlos

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  1. This week I discuss the struggles of how we balance all the things we juggle in our daily lives.
  2. This week I discuss transitioning away from summer and from teaching as well as Amazon Prime's the Wheel of Time.
  3. This week I discuss liminal spaces, the James Webb Telescope, and Netflix's Archive 81.
  4. Finlos Asks is a show about how people live and grow amidst impermanence. Interviews feature people who have encountered cultural shifts and life changes and explore how they have endured and flourished in life's constant changes. My guest for this episode is Alice Motes, a long-time friend. We discuss growing up in multicultural Miami, the impact of multi-origin parents, and international perspectives on life in America.
  5. This week I discuss long-term relationships, threats to civil democracy, and Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi.
  6. Finlos Asks is a show about how people live and grow amidst impermanence. Interviews feature people who have encountered cultural shifts and life changes and explore how they have endured and flourished in life's constant changes. My guest for this episode is Bobe McBride, a friend and fellow educator. We discuss growing up in rural southern Georgia, the impact of his parents on who he became as an adult, and how education and teacher training could make changes for the better, especially in a post-covid period.
  7. A brief show to mark the arbitrary count of 20 episodes, as well as a quick review of the first four episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
  8. Featuring Adam Tritt Finlos Teaches is a show that explores practical classroom experiences, policy matters, the the teaching experience from educators in the field. In this episode I discuss concerns and potential consequences relating to challenges of books in public schools and libraries. This topic was recently brought to the fore for Adam Tritt, a teacher and elected official in Brevard County, Florida, when his Gofundme project raising money to purchase challenged books was discovered by a local activist group and posted online. On one side, supporters of Moms for Liberty accused Tritt of being a groomer and encouraging inappropriate content, and on the other his supporters have now donated over $20,000. I had the chance to interview him for this episode.
  9. Finlos Asks is a show about how people live and grow amidst impermanence. Interviews feature people who have encountered cultural shifts and life changes and explore how they have endured and flourished in life's constant changes. My guest for this episode has impacted many lives throughout his career. Harry Nerenberg has been involved in education since he graduated from college. Whether teaching in an inner-city school in Philadelphia or an alternative school in Miami, or as a guidance counselor to a generation of graduates, harry has never questioned his chosen work. And unlike many who leave education exhausted or jaded, it took a pandemic to finally get him to accept retirement. Even now, he can be found volunteering on campus or advising young people in his community as they work through the college admission process. In this episode you’ll hear about his unwavering belief in the worth of all children, his dedication to his lifelong partner, and about the importance of having a comfortable seat in your office.
  10. Finlos Loves is a show about relationships and how they work, or don't work. We offer our honest stories with guidance from professional and personal experience as therapist, teacher, and two decades of being in relationship. This episode focuses on patterns of communication and how those patterns can become barriers. The conversation is broken into several segments, the third of which finishes the the discussion about the Disney film Encanto, the complications when language can serve as a colonizing force, and offering some tools to help strengthen communication.
  11. Finlos Asks is a show about how people live and grow amidst impermanence. Interviews feature people who have encountered cultural shifts and life changes and explore how they have endured and flourished in life's constant changes. In this episode I interview Tom Flanigan from Tallahassee's WFSU Public Radio station. We discuss his varying experiences in broadcast radio, the relationship between newscaster and audience, and that time he almost became a rock star.
  12. Finlos Teaches is a show that explores practical classroom experiences, policy matters, the the teaching experience from educators in the field. Recent data indicates that teachers are exiting the profession at an alarming rate. Common reasons are burnout, lack of pay, lack of respect, and an expectation that what can be asked of teachers is limitless. In this episode I have a conversation with Jen DeRemer. She is a fifteen-year classroom teacher veteran, and recently made the difficult decision to leave the classroom. Her experience is like so many others as teachers reach their limits.
  13. Finlos Asks is a show about how people live and grow amidst impermanence. Interviews feature people who have encountered cultural shifts and life changes and explore how they have endured and flourished in life's constant changes. In this episode I interview Justin David about his career as an actor, his pursuit of the arts against the wishes of his parents, and his ability to "bullshit just about anything."
  14. Finlos Loves is a show about relationships and how they work, or don't work. We offer our honest stories with guidance from professional and personal experience as therapist, teacher, and two decades of being in relationship. This episode focuses on patterns of communication and how those patterns can become barriers. The conversation is broken into several segments, the second of which addresses barriers to communication, causing harm, and the connections between communication in relationships and the Disney film Encanto.
  15. Finlos Loves is a show about relationships and how they work, or don't work. We offer our honest stories with guidance from professional and personal experience as therapist, teacher, and two decades of being in relationship. This episode focuses on patterns of communication and how those patterns can become barriers. The conversation is broken into several segments, the first of which addresses families of origin, the tendency for some partners to lose the thread of the story of their relationship, and the experience of talking, but not always being heard.
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