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“EdCast,” the CUNY TV program produced, written, and hosted by Hostos Professor Linda Hirsch, is the recipient of two 2021 Bronze Telly Awards in the Television General-Education category for excellence in television broadcasting. “Returning to Campus During Covid-19” and “Powerful Voices: New Approaches to Stuttering,” featuring Hero High School Student Noel Mullings, were the winning episodes.

In “Returning to Campus during COVID-19” Dr. Linda Hirsch speaks with six college students about their decision to return to campus during Covid-19. Dr. Hirsch holds a frank conversation about safety, social distancing and college life during the pandemic with guests Isabella Bohner (NYU); Azalea Danes (Lafayette College); Frankie Florman (University of Maryland, College Park); Tom Mckillop (University of Edinburgh, Scotland); Anna Park (NYU); and Hridesh Singh (Williams College).

Teenager and Hostos HERO High school student Noel Mullings shared his experiences as a stutterer in “Powerful Voices: New Approaches to Stuttering” and Professor Hirsch spoke with speech pathologist Chaya Goldstein about changing attitudes and treatment for stuttering.

"I am honored to have these two programs recognized. It was especially important for me to contribute to the field of education during these challenging times. “Powerful Voices" held special meaning as it allowed me to reflect on my own experiences as a former stutterer. I am grateful to all my guests for taking the time to appear on EdCast and for the team that helps me produce this show," remarked Professor Hirsch.

About “EdCast”
“EdCast” is a co-production of Lehman College and Hostos Community College and is dedicated to exploring the most pressing education issues of the day.
About the Telly Awards
Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards honor video and television made for all screens and is judged by a group of leading video and television experts from some of the most prestigious companies in entertainment, publishing, advertising, and emerging technology.