Readin', Writin', and Reason with Dom Giordano | Episode 45

Forced Masking

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, Chris Tremoglie, writer for the Washington Examiner and longtime friend of the Dom Giordano daily show, joins Readin’, Writin’, and Reason to discuss an exclusive interview he had with a Penn University swimmer, discussing the locker room climate at Penn in the shadow of Lia Thomas, the transgendered swimming star setting collegiate records. Tremoglie tells that the anonymous swimmer he spoke with told him that Lia has been comparing herself to revolutionary figure Jackie Robinson, taking pride in the controversy surrounding her entrance into women’s swimming.

After that, Jessie Bradica and Jennifer Miller, mothers with North Penn Stronger Together, join the podcast to tell the story behind their photo which went viral, showing a teacher in the North Penn School District taping a mask to the face of a student. First, Jessie tells us the backstory to the photo, telling why she and the organization posted the photo, and reveals that another student took the picture. Jennifer Miller, a mother of 4 in the district, tells what emotion was evoked after seeing the photo, and tells why she felt the need to get involved herself.

After her interview with Giordano, Bradica spoke at the North Penn school board meeting addressing the situation. Giordano plays back what she had to say to the school board, then welcomes her back in for a post-discussion, telling what she hopes to see from the school board moving forward.