Readin' Writin' and Reason | Episode 91

Special Interest Groups

Dom Giordano, WPHT host and former teacher, has dedicated much of his daily show toward parents who are taking it into their own hands to push back against school boards that have a negative impact on their children. This has culminated in a weekly podcast on education, Readin', Writin', and Reason, which has allowed wonderful relationships to develop between Giordano, educators, and parents throughout the country who are speaking out against overbearing school boards.

First, Dana Hunter joins the podcast to discuss our local school districts and how special interest groups are circling the boats waiting to strike with a lawsuit over policies implemented into the schools. One policy, in particular, is over the use of flags and how they should only be displayed to teach topics relevant to the class subject.

Then, Dom welcomes in Oscar Buynevich, a Temple University Senior, who’s been investigating the understaffing in Temple University’s police force. First, Buynevich explains why he personally has chosen to stay at Temple, saying that it’s not that he and other students are necessarily ‘scared,’ but many have become completely desensitized to the violence and open-air drug use on Temple’s campus. Buynevich takes us through what he learned about the struggle for Temple to offer its students a safe campus, explaining what Temple President Jason Wingard needs to do, including a focus on police officer retention and actually speak with his officers after many refusals to meet with union and officials on the force.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Dom Giordano