Embracing Joy: A Deep Dive into Cultivating Resilience and Authenticity

In this poignant episode of Culture Stew, host Maria Morukian engages in a profound conversation with Danne L. Johnson, Kai Stowers, and Wendy Moomaw. Together, they explore the multifaceted nature of joy, offering insights on how to cultivate resilience and authenticity in challenging times. Through personal anecdotes and reflections, the guests delve into the deeper […]

Cultivating Change: Embracing Growth with Veronica H. Moore

  In this episode of Culture Stew, hosts Maria Morukian and Roger Moreano meet with Veronica H. Moore, a dedicated professional with a profound passion for enhancing educational experiences and fostering inclusive environments. Veronica shares insights from her diverse background, spanning leadership, program development, and community advocacy. She discusses the importance of mental, physical, and […]

Empowering Mental Wellness: A Conversation with Dr. Dominique Pritchett

Empowering Mental Wellness: A Conversation with Dr. Dominique Pritchett In this episode of Culture Stew, hosts Maria Morukian and Roger Moreano engage in a dynamic conversation with Dr. Dominique Pritchett, a mental wellness strategist, speaker, therapist, and podcast host. Dr. Pritchett’s extensive expertise spans from clinical psychology to social work, guiding organizations and individuals towards […]

Equity in Education: Navigating Challenges and Building Lasting Change with Dr. Ayanna F. Brown

In this episode of Culture Stew, hosts Maria Morukian and Roger Moreano engage in a thought-provoking conversation with Dr. Ayanna F. Brown. Dr. Brown shares insights into her upbringing, highlighting the powerful messages she received at an early age. They delve into the importance of Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) in education, discussing its evolution over […]

Navigating Identity, Education, and Social Justice: A Dialogue with Scott Tharp

In this engaging episode, podcast hosts Maria and Roger delve into a multifaceted conversation with Scott Tharp, an esteemed scholar-practitioner and educational interventionist. With a rich background in social work, curriculum design, and program evaluation, Scott shares profound insights into the early messages and values that have shaped his personal and professional journey. Early Messages […]

Unraveling the Threads of Identity: A Journey with Diana Cutaia

In this episode of Culture Stew, hosts Maria Morukian and Roger Moreano engage in a thought-provoking conversation with Diana Cutaia. Together, they explore the intricate layers of identity formation, challenging gender norms, and reimagining success through the lens of peace-building. Join us as we unravel the threads of identity with Diana Cutaia. Navigating Personal and […]

February 2024 Newsletter: Fending Off Attacks on Black History

Fending Off Attacks on Black History It’s hard to fully honor Black History Month when politicians are outlawing teaching Black history. The backlash against diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and anti-racism continues to threaten learning and honest discourse in public institutions.  Education Week reports that since 2021, 44 states have introduced bills or other actions […]