The Social Workers Radio Talk Show
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The Social Workers Radio Talk Show airs live on UAlbany's WCDB 90.9FM in Albany, NY. Our mission is to use the medium of radio to educate and enlighten our university and extended communities about social work trends and current practices provided by social workers.

The Social Workers Radio Talk Show was conceived as a unique opportunity for the University at Albany's School of Social Welfare students to explore media opportunities in radio hosting, production and prep.

Hosted by Dr. Eric Hardiman and Alyssa Lotmore, LMSW.

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    Stopping Sepsis with Al Cardillo, LMSW

    Al Cardillo, a lecturer in the School of Social Welfare, is leading the efforts to stop sepsis in at-risk patients being cared for at home, and was recently honored for his work. He is a 1981 LMSW alum of the School.

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    Occupational Safety and Health with Rossana Coto-Batres

    Rossana Coto-Batres is the Education and Training Coordinator at the Northeast New York Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (NENYCOSH). She has a background in social work and has worked to train refugees and immigrants around nutrition, health and safety topics.

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    Alzheimer's Services with Jennifer Harvey

    Jennifer Harvey is the Education Specialist at Eddy Alzheimer's Services. She shares her expertise on Alzheimer's and resources for caregivers.

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    Educate Me Too

    Anna Fields, Elisa Donato, Angela Grimshaw and Yvonne Garcia are 2nd year UAlbany MSW students. They make up the Capstone project group called, "EducateMeToo", and are dedicated to increasing awareness in their community about rape culture and toxic masculinity in light of the #MeToo movement. They will be holding a film screening and panel discussion on the new documentary film, The Bystander Moment: Transforming Rape Culture at it’s Roots, presented by Jackson Katz.

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    End of Life Decision Making

    Robert N. Swidler, Esq. is the Vice President of Legal Services for St. Peter’s Health Partners. He discusses End of Life Decision Making and how individuals can best prepare. This is a past live segment, now available via podcast.

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    Women Inspiring Confidence: Student Capstone Project

    Laqueena Fernandez, Michelle Knightes, Jill Holland and Christina Hess Al-Junaid speak about their experience creating the RISE Leadership Conference for Women. This conference is part of their MSW Capstone Project.

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    Social Media in Social Work with Sean Erreger

    In this past live segment, now available on podcast, Sean Erreger, LCSW discusses his use of blogging and social media in social work, particularly with the topic of suicide prevention. Sean also explains how social media platforms, such as twitter, can be used for professional development, advocacy, networking, and much more. You can find more about Sean's work on twitter @StuckOnSW and at

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    Domestic Violence Awareness with Barbara Rio-Glick

    This episode was recorded during October's Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Barbara Rio-Glick is the Assistant Director of the BSW program at UAlbany's School of Social Welfare. Her area of expertise is in Domestic Violence.

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    Discussing Discrimination with Dr. Victor Asal

    Dr. Victor Asal, of UAlbany Rockefeller College, discusses his work on discrimination. Asal’s research focuses on the choice of violence by nonstate organizational actors as well as the causes of political discrimination by states against different groups such as sexual minorities, women and ethnic groups.

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    Critical Conversations: A New Student-Led Journal

    Critical Conversations is the new student-led journal at the School of Social Welfare. The editorial team sat down with 'The Social Workers Radio Talk Show' to discuss how this journal came to be, the process to make this idea a reality, and what we can expect in the first issue. The team includes PhD students: Amanda Aykanian, Nurul Widyaningrum, Catherine Kramer, Andrea Onstot, Dewi Kartikawatiningsih and Kirsten DiNicola.

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