2019 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 158 – The Music Business – Guests are Rebecca Loebe, Singer-Songwriter, and Ralph Jaccodine, Music Business/Management, Berklee College of Music:

Episode 157 – Historic Preservation – Guests are Delaney Daly, Salve Regina University, Class of 2020; Isabella Margi, Salve Regina University, Class of 2021; and Dr. Jeroen van den Hurk, Assistant Professor, Cultural and Historic Preservation, Salve Regina University:

Episode 156 – Peter Yarrow on Cornell, Empathy, and Survival – Guest is Peter Yarrow, Folk Singer and Social Activist (Peter, Paul and Mary):

Episode 155 – Connections with Ancestors – Guests are Heather MacAlister, Genealogical Researcher, Ancestors South Africa; Bonita Bennett, Director, District Six Museum; and Christie van Zyl, Sangoma (Traditional/Spiritual Healer):

Episode 154 – Suicide on Campus – Guests are Sister Nosipho Cwele, Social Worker and Religious Sister in Cape Town, and Rebeka Rain, Author and Singer-Songwriter who lost her son to suicide:

Episode 153 – Storytelling – Guests are Omar Badsha, Photographer, Artist, and Founder of South African History Online; Mae Sithole, Pan-African Musician; and Stephen “Sugar” Segerman, Protagonist, “Searching for Sugar Man” and Former Owner of Mabu Vinyl:

Episode 152 – Occupational Therapy – Guests are Matumo Ramafikeng, Ph.D., Lecturer of Occupational Therapy, University of Cape Town, and Mapheyeledi “Maps” Motimele, Lecturer of Occupational Therapy, University of Cape Town:

Episode 151 – Classical Music and Opera in South Africa – Guests are Bongani Tembe, Chief Executive, KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra and Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra; Angelo Gobbato, Former Director, UCT Opera School; and Mteto Maphoyi, Aspiring Opera Singer:

Episode 150 – Journalism, Academics, and the Armed Struggle (MK) – Guest is Felicity “Muff” Andersson, Former Regional Commander, Umkhonto we Sizwe:

Episode 149 – Cultural Entrepreneurship – Guests are Martin Humphries, Director, The Cinema Museum, and Ashley Evenson, Goldsmiths, University of London, Postgraduate Class of 2017:

Episode 148 – Living in Social Media – Guest is Daniel Miller, Professor of Anthropology, UCL:

Episode 147 – Is the U.S. an Empire? – Guests are Dr. Michel Gobat, Associate Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh, and Kiki Skagen Munshi, Former U.S. Senior Foreign Service Officer:

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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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