Episode 65 – Alvin Irby

The guys are joined by Alvin Irby to learn more about Barbershop Books, https://barbershopbooks.org/, his fantastic program to get boys to read more by placing books in barbershops. We also discuss his first book, Gross Gregg and the accompanying website that lets you do math with boogers! http://www.grossgreg.com/

Books of the week: Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown & The Entitlement Cure – Finding Success in Doing Hard Things the Right Way by Dr. John Townsend

Video of the Week: Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbhz3XcNzGU

Watch Episode 63 with Randy Watson

We are back from winter break with Kansas Education Commissioner Randy Watson http://twitter.com/kscommissioner. We had a great discussion about how he toured the state to help craft the vision for education in Kansas and what his plan is for the future. We also introduce our new website and share a blog post and YouTube channel of the week!

Article of the week: “A better future is possible.” https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-11-15-a-better-future-is-possible-ideo-s-sandy-speicher-on-design-thinking-in-schools

YouTube Channel of the Week: Seeker Stories – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJsSEDFFnMFvW9JWU6XUn0Q

The Other Side of My Flipboard

Many of my Flipboard magazines relate to my job. I started Flipboard as a way to keep up on topics that I needed to know more about. In essence it was a replacement for the social bookmarking that I had been doing. In the last couple years, I’ve allowed my personal side to come out and began to curate a few magazines based off of things that interest me outside of work. I got a note from Clay yesterday mentioning how our Home Field magazine had eclipsed 50 viewers. We laughed that something we came up with watching a Single A baseball game has taken an interest from people! Below are some of the backstories behind my “other” magazines.
tvOS News & Info – we got a 4th generation Apple TV last winter, so I put together a mag with app and device information. It’s been fun to watch how that platform has grown and am excited to see what comes next.
Beautiful Nebraska – I’m a very proud lifelong resident of Nebraska. I find the people fantastic and the views can be breathtaking. I’m no doubt biased, but this is a way for me to share the beauty of the state. The title comes from Nebraska’s state song.
Interestingness – a made up word for all of the miscellaneous things I find on the Internet that I think are kind of cool.
One Night Only – started during a #FlipboardChat, you’ll only find live performance videos in this one. There is some pretty wide variety of artists in there.
Muzik – with a spelling nod to the Muzik Mafia, Muzik is a collection of music-related articles. I’m a huge fan of lots of different types of music, so, like One Night Only, it’s pretty eclectic.
SportsVoxRadio – the title of this sports-related magazine comes from a Voxer group that I’m in.
The Road to Omaha – a magazine all about the College World Series, one of the crown jewels of the Omaha sports scene. It holds a special place in my heart because I worked at the CWS when it was at it’s previous home. This magazine is typically only updated in May and June, leading up to the CWS.
Comfort Over Calories – I’m not a very health-conscious eater and don’t cook a lot, but I do save some recipes in case I get a wild hair and decide to try something new.
Home FieldClay Reisler and I were attending a Cedar Rapids Kernels game together this summer and were talking about our love of old ballparks. So why not make a Flipboard Magazine about them? josh-allen-on-flipboard

Cross posted from my “Noted” blog