We’re devoting this show to the topic of racial justice and use of police force. We’ll focus on protests and national debates that have arisen in the wake of the Grand Jury decision in the case of the death of Eric Garner and the internal investigation by the NYPD in that case. We’ll also discuss the events in Ferguson, Missouri and possible police misconduct in Cleveland, Ohio.

Original airdate: Dec 05, 2014

Dr. Neil Capretto, Medical Director at Gateway Rehabilitation, joins Michael Bartley to discuss the issue of addiction in our area and how he’s working to find solutions to the overdoes epidemic.

Original airdate: Dec 03, 2014

The topics of discussion for this episode of 4802 include President Obama’s Immigration plan, the sexual abuse allegations facing Bill Cosby, and a cost of living increase for top Pennsylvania officials. We’ll also talk about the Pennsylvania Turnpike “Pay to Play” scandal and the grandmother sentenced for selling marijuana.

Original airdate: Nov 21, 2014

WQED’s Portrayal & Perception documentary series focuses on African American men and boys in positive roles. Young African American men score below their counterparts in other racial and ethnic groups when it comes to graduation rates, literacy rates and college preparedness. Yet sometimes it is the success story that inspires other young people, and encourages community leaders to work for change. The tenth documentary in the series focuses on teenagers excelling in school, volunteering as mentors and working hard to make a difference among their peers.

Original airdate: Nov 20, 2014

Michael Bartley is joined by Shawn Robinson and Wes Lyons to talk about what they are doing to try and make a difference in the lives of at risk youth.

Original airdate: Nov 19, 2014

We begin this discussion with reports of a possible lawsuit against the state of Pennsylvania over school funding. The panel will also talk about the suspension of all Greek life activities on the WVU campus, Rich Fitzgerald returning his county-issued vehicle as Attorney General Kathleen Kane works from home while under medically ordered travel restrictions that prevent her from going to her office near the Capitol. We’ll end the discussion with the controversy over the Richard Mellon Scaife trust.

Original airdate: Nov 14, 2014

This web-extra includes conversation recorded in the WQED studios after the televised event o the iQ smartparent episode on "Flipped Learning."

Original airdate: Nov 13, 2014

Digital badging provides an opportunity for learners of all ages to acquire skills and credentials in a variety of settings both within and outside of the classroom. This episode of iQ: smartparent shares ways that digital badges are being used by parents, students, teachers, and in the workplace.

Original airdate: Nov 13, 2014

Educators are finding innovative ways to modernize learning spaces and incorporate technology into their teaching practices. This episode of iQ: smartparent explores the Flipped Learning approach and what parents need to know about re-designed classrooms.

Original airdate: Nov 13, 2014

This web extra includes conversation recorded in the WQED studios after the televised iQ smartparent episode on "Digital Badging."

Original airdate: Nov 13, 2014