Exclusive Interview with Jamar Hebert, Author, and Businessman, as he honors his Mother during Mother’s Day Weekend

This exclusive interview with Jamar Hebert, author of “The Only Black Man in the Room” and “Dream It, Plan It, Do It” on Power Station Power 92.1 FM, is a must-listen for anyone interested in college culture and success stories. Dr. The interview with Jamar is filled with interesting and insightful conversations about Jamar’s personal life, including his love for music and his mother’s impact on his life.

Meet the Trailblazing Scholars at the Helm of Akwaaba Freedom School in Gainesville, Florida

The Akwaaba Freedom School in Gainesville, Florida is a remarkable institution led by two exceptional University of Florida scholars, Dr. Taryrn T.C. Brown and Dr. Chonika Coleman-King. The school provides culturally responsive education to Black children, drawing from the traditions of the Civil Rights Movement and the Freedom Schools of the 1960s. The leaders of this school are committed to advancing equity-centered educational initiatives, and their work is rooted in Black girlhood studies, Black feminist thought, and critical qualitative methodologies.

P.E.A.K. Literacy Executive Director Leah Galione shares the solution to improve our kid’s reading outcomes

We are pleased to have a conversation with Mrs. Leah Galione, P.E.A.K. Literacy Executive Director. When Mrs. Galione discovered that Alachua County Public Schools had the largest disparity of reading levels between Black and white students in the state, according to data from the Florida Department of Education, she sought to do something about it. “It’s our job to help all of our students achieve the reading gains necessary to compete in a global economy and contribute to the workforce,” said Galione.

Determined to Be a Doctor Someday Founder Dr. Christina Rosenthal creates a legacy of Doctors

We are delighted to spend time with Dr. Christina Rosenthal, founder and CEO of Determined to Be a Doctor Someday. Dr. Rosenthal has paved the way to equip toddlers and teens to become doctors. The organization was recently featured on Good Morning America for its work with Dr. Q, a DDS graduate who is now a practicing dentist that has helped numerous patients, including rap superstar Glorilla.

College Talk Radio Interviews are now on iHeart Radio, Spotify, and Anchor

College Talk interviews are now available on iHeart Radio, Spotify, and Anchor. The all-new Power Station 92.1 is home to the ‘College Talk’ radio show by Carjie Scott, Jason Hurst, and Krysi Johnson. Broadcast locally on FM 92.1 in Gainesville, FL, AM 900 in Ocala, FL, and nationwide at powerstation92.com, the mission of ‘College Talk’ is to continue the college-going culture in Greater Northern Central Florida and nationally by highlighting the people, organizations, and businesses that equip our middle through high schoolers with the tools they need to thrive after graduation.

Noble Sheep Owners, Asley and Jose, Reflect on Brotherhood in Business on ‘College Talk’

Asley Pollas and Jose Alvarez own Noble Sheep, LLC. An organization that inspires students through leadership and professional development. “I met Jose while serving at Take Stock in children. We were immediately drawn to each other and quickly realized that we shared a common bond,” said Asley Pollas.

Nasseeka Denis, College Advisor, wants to help your high school senior pay for college on ‘College Talk’

Nasseeka Denis is the Post-Secondary Coordinator at Aces In Motion. In her role, she focuses on strengthening positive outcomes for AIM alumni. Nasseeka also works as an Independent College Advisor, assisting students and families in understanding the college application process, searching for scholarships, and transitioning from two to four-year institutions.

CEO Patrice Crooms, PC Virtual Tutoring and Educational Solutions, discuss learning strategies, confidence, and empowerment of students on ‘College Talk’

Patrice Crooms has been an educator for over 12 years with various school districts in the sunshine state of Florida. She has had the opportunity to impact student achievement across the country via her online tutoring services. At 8 years of age, while in the 2nd grade, she started tutoring kindergarten and 1st grade students in reading and math in Jacksonville, Florida, but never thought in a million years that she was developing skills and expertise to pursue her calling. “Well it is over 25 years later, and I am still here and loving every minute of it,” said Patrice.

Dr. Tarcha Rentz, Education Entrepreneur, says its time to celebrate the grace, culture, and civic involvement of our young people on ‘College Talk’

Dr. Tarcha Rentz is an educator, speaker, educational consultant, and entrepreneur. She began teaching at Ft. Clarke Middle School in Gainesville, Florida in 1996 until 2001 when she began doctoral studies in special education at the University of Florida.  There she worked as a graduate assistant in East Alachua County schools studying reading disabilities and teacher preparation.  From that experience and a breast cancer diagnosis, Tarcha’s focus shifted to African American teachers’ perceptions of special education referral and the importance of mentoring black students in higher education. 

Principal Curtis Peterson, Caring and Sharing Learning School, says strong family engagement is a critical part of student success on ‘College Talk’

Curtis Peterson assumed his current position as Principal at the Caring and Sharing School in Gainesville, Florida in 2008. While serving in the DeKalb County School System in Georgia as a successful school administrator, he was recruited by the Caring and Sharing School board to return to his hometown of Gainesville, Florida. In doing so, he was hired by the board and tasked to take the school to higher levels by expanding buildings, decreasing classroom sizes, and improving academic skills and student performance.