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Topic: Teens, Social Media and Fake News 

The phrase “fake news” was declared the official Collins Dictionary Word of the Year for 2017. Nearly 1 in 4 Americans visited a fake news site in the month leading up to the 2016 presidential election. With technology and social media becoming nearly a ubiquitous part of our children’s lives, what do parents and educators need to know to help students navigate this new media landscape? Also on this week’s show, we introduce you to North Carolina’s new Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green.

Guests:

Dr. Adria Shipp Dunbar, Assistant Professor, College of Education, NC State University

Dr. Meghan Manfra,  Associate Professor, College of Education, NC State University.

Jaki Shelton Green, North Carolina Poet Laureate

Resources

EdLines

NC School Boards, Districts Plan Lawsuit Over State Funds
https://www.wral.com/nc-school-boards-group-filing-complaint-over-longstanding-lawsuit-against-state/17727143/

State Superintendent unveils major reorganization at DPI
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article215450915.html

Tempers flare at UNC Board of Governors Meeting
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article215590130.html

Interview Segments

Pew Research study: Teens, Social Media & Technology 2018
http://www.pewinternet.org/2018/05/31/teens-social-media-technology-2018/

News Stories – Jaki Shelton Green
https://www.newsobserver.com/living/article213581684.html
http://www.wfae.org/post/jaki-shelton-green-north-carolinas-new-poet-laureate#stream/0

Poetry Out Loud Website
https://www.poetryoutloud.org/

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Keith Poston

Keith Poston is the president and executive director of the Public School Forum of North Carolina.