Episode for November 4, 2021
SE Cupp on Mental Health and Politics and Dr Watt L Black Jr. education, schools,teachers and learning
26 minutes in I start with S.E. Cupp is the HLN host of “SE Cupp Unfiltered,” a primetime program covering contemporary issues, and a CNN political commentator. She is a practical conservative with a fierce independent streak who brings her distinct outlook to each network’s programming and special political coverage. Cupp joined HLN in April 2017 and hosts a 5 p.m. panel show live out of New York with radio personalities, political pundits, comedians and journalists on the most topical stories impacting the country. Leveraging her experiences as a frequent contributor on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel and C-SPAN and programs like Real Time with Bill Maher and The View, Cupp delivers her passionate voice and fresh perspective on everything from politics, media, sports to popular culture.
Leading up to her move to HLN, Cupp was the host of “S.E. Cupp’s Outside With Insiders,” a digital series on CNN.com in which she took political insiders to the great outdoors. From 2013 to 2014 Cupp co-hosted “Crossfire” on CNN, the relaunched political debate program with panelists Newt Gingrich, Stephanie Cutter and Van Jones. Prior to joining CNN as a host and political commentator, Cupp co-hosted MSNBC’s roundtable show, “The Cycle.”
Cupp continues to be a nationally syndicated political columnist, culture critic and author. She regularly writes for the New York Daily News, Glamour and CNN.com. Cupp penned “Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media’s Attack on Christianity” and co-authored “Why You’re Wrong About the Right” with Brett Joshpe. She was previously a consultant for HBO’s hit series, “The Newsroom,” contributor to TheBlaze’s “Real News” and contributing editor for Townhall Magazine.
A native of Massachusetts, Cupp relocated from Washington, D.C. to Connecticut and works out of the CNN New York bureau. She is a graduate of Cornell University and earned a master’s degree from New York University. In her free time, Cupp enjoys hunting, fishing and camping with her family. She is married with one son. Read all of S.E.‘s columns on NYDailyNews.
56 minutes Watt Lesley Black, Jr. is a Clinical Professor in Education Policy and Law. He teaches classes in the Accelerated School Leadership Program, the Urban School Leadership Program, and the K-12 and Higher Education Ed.D. programs. He accepted a full- time appointment to the SMU faculty in 2012 after a more than 20-year career as a teacher and administrator in public schools.
Dr. Black specializes in legal and policy issues in K-12 and Higher Education. He has researched and written about the First Amendment expression rights of both students and teachers, Fourteenth Amendment Equal Protection analysis, affirmative action and diversity in the public schools. He has also published work in the area of principal development and school reform.
Dr. Black has presented for the Education Law Association, the American Association of School Personnel Administrators, University Council for Educational Administration, and the Texas Middle School Association. He is a certified provider of school board member training in the State of Texas. He has served on SMU’s university-wide Education Programs Council, the Simmons Academic Affairs Committee, the Simmons Committee on Assessment and Accreditation and the Simmons Diversity Committee.
Dr. Black earned his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of North Texas in 2002. He teaches courses in the Accelerated School Leadership program, the Urban School Leadership Program and in the Ed.D. programs for both K-12 and Higher Education. He is the married father of two children and an avid runner and guitar enthusiast.
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