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Celebrating unity and navigating uncertainty with the Class of 2023

A tassel with 2023 on it is seen on a graduation cap during Howard University's commencement in Washington, Saturday, May 13, 2023.
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A tassel with 2023 on it is seen on a graduation cap during Howard University's commencement in Washington, Saturday, May 13, 2023.

It's college commencement season for the class of 2023. This hour, we'll explore the history, benefits, and questions surrounding Affinity-based celebrations with Dr. Crystal Garcia. And local graduates discuss their challenges in finding a job with Economist, Harry Holzer.

GUESTS:

  • Dr. Crystal Garcia: Assistant Professor, Educational Administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Harry Holzer: John LaFarge Jr. Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy

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Wayne Edwards is a freelance producer at Connecticut Public contributing to multi-platform productions, including ‘Disrupted’, ‘Where Art Thou?’, and ‘Cutline in the Community’.<br/><br/>
Kevin Chang Barnum is a producer for Connecticut Public Radio’s weekly show Disrupted. Kevin grew up in Connecticut and started his radio work at his graduate university’s radio station, KUCI. He has also worked for HRN, a network of food and beverage podcasts.
Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean is an award-winning scholar at Wesleyan University, author, and host of 'Disrupted' on Connecticut Public.
Meg Dalton is the deputy director of storytelling for Connecticut Public where she provides editorial support for the station’s talk shows and podcasts, including the limited series 'In Absentia'.
Catie Talarski is Senior Director of Storytelling and Radio Programming at Connecticut Public.