Beyond the Headlines

Show topic: Literacy
August 10, 2012 1:23:23 PM PDT
ABC7's Emmy award-winning public affairs show, "Beyond the Headlines," provides in-depth coverage of the topics and issues facing the people of the Bay Area. Throughout the year, "Beyond the Headlines" airs half-hour specials on issues, ranging from Bay Area housing to same-sex marriage.

August 12, 2012
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

This week's episode delves into the issue of literacy in the Bay Area. According to the group "Pro-Literacy", 774 million people world-wide are functionally illiterate. 32 million of those people live in the United States.

We will take a look at various efforts to combat illiteracy. This includes battling the problem early on with inner-city children, as well as helping refugees gain English language skills. We will hear from an adult who is overcoming his illiteracy thanks to a dedicated tutor.

Our guests this week are passionate about empowering individuals through literacy and will share their experiences.

Studio Guests

Bob Dulsky
Literacy Tutor
Project Read, Redwood City Library

Carlos Perez
Literacy Student
Project Read, Redwood City Library

Mike Mowery
Executive Director
Super Starts Literacy

Laura Vaudreuil
Executive Director
Refugee Transitions

Additional Information

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