• Mother's Day Tribute to Mrs. Marietta Dowdell Daniels.

    A tribute to Mrs. Marietta Dowdell Daniels.

    37m | May 14, 2023
  • Mental Health Awareness

    In this podcast, we will talk about an important topic that affects many children and young people: mental health. Mental health is all about how we think, feel, and behave. It is just as important as physical health and can affect every aspect of our lives.

    We will discuss some common mental health challenges that children and young people may face.

    We will also talk about some ways to cope with these challenges and how to seek help if needed.

    It is important to remember that seeking help for mental health challenges is not a sign of weakness, and it is nothing to be ashamed of. There are many people who can help, such as parents, teachers, school counselors, and mental health professionals.

    1h 4m | Apr 30, 2023
  • Happy Birthday Bernice Presley!

    This episode discusses Earth Day and is a tribute to Bernice Presley.

    54m | Apr 22, 2023
  • Autism Acceptance Month

    In this podcast episode, we explore Autism Acceptance Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness and promoting acceptance of autism in society.

    We will delve into the misconceptions and stigma surrounding autism and discuss the importance of understanding and embracing neurodiversity. Our guest will share inspiring stories of people with autism who have achieved great success and contributed to society in significant ways.

    We will also discuss the role of education, research, and advocacy in creating a more inclusive and accepting world for people with autism. The episode will conclude with practical advice for individuals and organizations looking to support the autism community.

    47m | Apr 17, 2023
  • Easter Presentation 2023

    This episode is a collection of songs, stories, and history on Easter.

    55m | Apr 9, 2023
  • Happy Birthday Mr. Glynnell Presley

    This program is a tribute to Mr. Glynnell Presley, wishing him a Happy Birthday, on April 6th, 2023.

    48m | Apr 6, 2023
  • Primary Education | The Life of Joseph Bologne

    In this podcast episode, we explore the importance of incorporating music and story time into early childhood development. The benefits of music and storytelling for children's cognitive, emotional, and social development are overwhelming. 

    We feature examples of songs that are popular with young children because we believe storytelling can help children develop empathy, emotional intelligence and critical thinking skills. 

    In the final segment of the episode, we dive into the life and legacy of Joseph Bologne, also known as Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Bologna was born in the French colony of Guadeloupe in 1745, the son of a wealthy plantation owner and his enslaved mistress. Despite facing discrimination due to his mixed race, Bologne excelled as a musician and became a renowned composer, violinist and conductor in 18th-century Europe.

    We explore Bologne’s early years in Guadeloupe, his education in France and his rise to fame as a musical prodigy. We also delve into Bologne’s role as a cultural figure in pre-revolutionary France, where he was a favorite of Queen Marie Antoinette and a prominent member of the Parisian social scene. Despite facing racism and discrimination throughout his life, Bologna preserved and broke down barriers in the classical music world, paving the way for future generations of Black musicians. 


    The Extraordinary Life of Joseph Bologne -- The VITA Chevalier Project

    Gracie’s Corner

    1h 13m | Apr 2, 2023
  • Women's History and Spring

    Join Bernice Presley as she discusses Women's History and the season of Spring on this new episode of Hour of Excellence.

    53m | Mar 21, 2023
  • Honorary Historian - Mary Hightower

    Mary Hightower is a historian who has a deep knowledge and passion for the history of Lake City, Florida. Whether you're a lifelong resident or a newcomer to the area, this episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the history and culture of this fascinating region of Florida.

    24m | Mar 5, 2023
  • Rev. Dr. Rodney Brown - Outstanding Dignitary and Trailblazer

    First Student to Integrate Lake City Junior College and Forest Ranger School in 1964.

    Former Secretary of the Moderators Auxiliary of the Florida General Baptist Convention, Retired Baptist Pastor, the first student to integrate Lake City Jr College (LCCC) and Forest Ranger School in 1964.

    Outstanding Dignitary from Lake City, FL.

    56m | Feb 26, 2023
  • Young Dignitary - Suwana Jean Janvier, Esq.

    Suwana Jean Janvier, Esq. was reared in Lake City, Florida, by her mother Thelma Jean and father Napoleon Jean, a Haitian immigrant, Suwana graduated from Columbia High School and matriculated to the “highest of seven hills”, Florida A&M University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.

    She earned a Juris Doctor, Law from Florida A&M University in 2022. Her activities and societies included  Student Bar Association (SBA) President 2021-2022, Student Bar Association (SBA) 2L Representative and Secretary 2020-2021, National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) National Parliamentarian 2021-2022, Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Chapter Vice-President, 2020-2021, If/When/How Reproductive Justice Treasurer, 2020-2021, Office of Admissions and Recruitment Student Ambassador.

    41m | Feb 18, 2023
  • Young Dignitary - Mr. Alonzo Brinson

    Alonzo Brinson is the senior class president from Columbia High School in Lake City, FL. In this episode Mr. Brinson shares his accomplishments, goals, and perspective as a Gen Z student, highlighting the necessity of love and respect in today's world.

    41m | Feb 15, 2023
  • The Heart: The Vital Organ in the Body

    This episode details the workings of the heart in the human body.

    44m | Feb 10, 2023
  • World Cancer Day

    This episode of Hour of Excellence discusses World Cancer Day.

    29m | Feb 4, 2023
  • Tribute to Chad Everett Cray

    This episode is a tribute to Chad Everett Cray. Rest in peace.

    46m | Jan 26, 2023
  • Dr. Martin Luther King by Aaron Randolph

    Aaron Randolph as he discusses his advice for the youth.

    57m | Jan 19, 2023
  • Tribute to Barbara Perry - Birthday Celebration

    A tribute to Barbara Perry from Lake City, Florida.

    1h 0m | May 26, 2022
  • Tribute to Bernice Presley - Birthday Celebration

    A tribute to Bernice Presley from Lake City, Florida.

    1h 1m | Apr 20, 2022
  • Tribute to Glynnell Presley - Birthday Celebration

    A tribute to Glynnell Presley from Lake City, Florida.

    48m | Apr 6, 2022
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