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Common sense instilled with sass characterizes everything Shirlee does, including the television show that’s been running since 1994. While the technology is public access, Shirlee’s approach is confidence, creativity and, of course,  controversy, in a “Hey, you should have seen Shirlee’s latest show”  kind of way. Most importantly, her messages ring loud and true with parents, the very people whom she’s all about connecting with.

And connect Shirlee does: A favorite show with science fiction writer Octavia Butler, “Inspiring Creativity,” found Butler giving credit to her mother’s influence of reading to Octavia during her early childhood years. With Jack Scott, Chancellor, California Community Colleges, who, on the show, “Parenting Philosophy,” said, “We want to hear a child‘s perspective, but it’s not an equal vote,” when it comes to the final decision. Guests include a mix of professionals and parents.

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The late Octavia E. Butler, Science Fiction writer, in a 1995 interview, talks about her early childhood and how her creative genius evolved. Fulll 30 minute interview available for purchase.

Dr. Jack Scott, distinguished educator and public servant recently selected to lead a multimillion-dollar fundraising campaign for Pasadena City College, in this “Classic” 1995 Interview, shares his parenting philosophy.

Katrina survivor, Shawane Miller and her family were, Katrina victims. Are Hurricane Nate and all the other recent ones what she experienced? Talk About Parenting with Shirlee Smith “Classics” brings back her story.

Educator, Beverlee Bruce, Ph.D, provides a unique perspective regarding student achievement and the path to higher education.

With recent, 2017, Pasadena Police beating of a young black male, Talk About Parenting Classics is airing a 2009 interview with Bernard Melekian, Former Pasadena Police Chief. Long before Ferguson and the rash of police misconduct The Chief shares his thoughts on parents and their kids.

The late Roberta Lauderdale, daughter of the well known writer, journalist and author, Bob Lucas focuses on the cultural and ethical environment her father established for her.

Hometown Video Festival
Dallas TV Crystal Awards
Western Access Video Excellence (WAVE)

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