Posts Tagged: American


On Wednesday, April 11, 2012, Amanda Reddington & Melissa Radzimski spoke with Dr. Terry Epperson, the TCNJ Social Sciences Librarian and adjunct professor. Dr. Epperson holds a special interest in ethnographic analysis of cyberspace and collaborate learning. He also teaches under the African American Studies Department at TCNJ. 

This interview covers a wide array of topics including Trayvon Martin, frisking, the NYPD, social justice, race-related crimes, and much more.


On Wednesday, April 4, 2012, Melissa Radzimski and Amanda Reddington had the opportunity to talk with Kim Pearson (Associate Professor in the English Department at The College of New Jersey and the Chair of the African American Studies Department at The College of New Jersey). 

A graduate of Princeton University and New York University, Kim Pearson is a well-established civic media researcher and journalist. During this program, she dissected ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) from a technical perspective and even touched upon the history of the Internet and computers. The conversation ended on a broad overview of modern day journalism and Internet activism. 

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Dr. Aref Assaf is the founder of the American Arab Foundation and a regular writer for He focuses on Arabic, Muslim, and Middle Eastern topics. 

On February 29, 2012, Melissa Radzimski & Amanda Reddington had the opportunity to talk to him about the recent NYPD scandal. Dr. Aref Assaf explained that the actions of the NYPD are quite damaging and have negatively affected the many Muslim Americans who were spied on in New Jersey and beyond.


Alan Karam is an Iraqi-American currently living in Utah. He spoke with Amanda Reddington and Melissa Radzimski about the hardships of immigrant life in America, his father’s involvement with the CIA in a Hussein-ruled Iraq, and the post-9/11 world. 

He also is heavily involved in volunteer work with refugees and immigrants and teaches English to Asian immigrants in Utah.