2018 Episodes

HIGHER EDUCATION TODAY is a television talk show that connects viewers to contemporary issues, people, and institutions involved in the world of higher education. The show has won seven education Telly Awards and three Excellence in Local Journalism Dateline Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Washington, D.C. Professional Chapter.


HIGHER EDUCATION TODAY runs on UDC-TV; host is educational consultant and author Steven Roy Goodman. Each half-hour episode covers a new education subject.

Episode 146 – Ralph Nader, Princeton ’55 – Guest is Ralph Nader, Consumer Activist and Former Presidential Candidate:

Episode 145 – Quaker Studies – Guests are Tom Hamm, Professor of History, Earlham College, and Laura Kelley, Student, Earlham College:

Episode 144 – Mothers and Artistic Student Paths – Guests are Jenny Bilfield, President and CEO, Washington Performing Arts, and Rebecca Ravenal, Mixed Media Artist:

Episode 143 – Arts Counseling – Guests are Emily Umbarger, Academic and College Counselor, Interlochen Arts Academy; Diane Baribeau, Executive Director, City Opera House; and Shelby Lewis, Teaching Artist and Carnegie Mellon University Graduate:

Episode 142 – Freshwater Studies – Guests are (1) Hans VanSumeren, Director, Great Lakes Water Studies Institute, Northwestern Michigan College; (2) Erica Plesha, Avian Botulism Crew Lead, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, National Park System; (3) John Lutchko, Marine Technology Laboratory Coordinator, Northwestern Michigan College; (4) Renate Schmidt, Marine Technology Student, Northwestern Michigan College; (5) Shane Perkins, Marine Technology Student, Northwestern Michigan College; and (6) Marguerite Cotto, Vice President for Lifelong and Professional Learning, Northwestern Michigan College:

Episode 141 – Affordable Textbooks – Guests are (1) The Honorable Jared Polis (D-CO), U.S. House of Representatives; (2) Kaitlyn Vitez, Higher Education Advocate, U.S. PIRG; (3) Cassidy Chassagne, Former Chief of Staff, University of Maryland Student Government Association; (4) Stephen Kenny, Tactical Coordinator, Affordable Textbooks Campaign, MaryPIRG; and (5) Jonathan Allen, Speaker of the Legislature, University of Maryland Student Government Association:

Episode 140 – Global Health Volunteering – Guest is Judith N. Lasker, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Lehigh University:

Episode 139 – Wellness – Guests are Dr. Irene Kraegel, Director, Center for Counseling and Wellness, Calvin College, and David Gaspin, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Delos:

Episode 138 – Marvin Kalb – Guest is Marvin Kalb, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Edward R. Murrow Professor Emeritus at Harvard University:

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HIGHER EDUCATION TODAY is also carrried/has also been broadcast by Prince George’s Community Television, Voice of America, Africa Today TV, Cape Town TV, SouthEast Education Network, Cablevision-Yonkers, Comcast Channel 98, Verizon Fios TV Channel 19, RCN Channel 19, and university television stations in the U.S. and around the world. Audio versions of select HIGHER EDUCATION TODAY episodes may be accessed on Spotify, Amazon, and Apple Music/iTunes.


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