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2016-17 Season

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Episode 250 (Season Premiere)
Original Broadcast: Week of September 5, 2016

By popular demand, today we’re going to start the season off with our viewer’s favorite episode from last season. If you are a football player in high school or college and aspire to make it in the NFL, you’ll want to tune in! Gracey will find out what your chances are of making it to the
NFL and what the draft process is like. We’ll also get a look into the daily routine of the football players and coaches along with some great advice.

Episode 251
Original Broadcast: Week of September 12, 2016

Today, we’re going to bring back some viewer favorites from last season. Though they may seem totally different, they have one thing in common: They are all careers in the medical field. We’ll start by taking a look back at Shawn’s interview with a plastic surgeon and see how the work he does helps his patients feel better about themselves. Torn between a music career and a career in the health industry? We’ll show you how you can do both when we give you an encore of Alecsa’s interview with a Music Therapist. The applications for 3D printing are amazing. We’ll bring you back Shawn’s interview with an engineering student. He’s part of an innovative team that uses 3D printing to create prosthetic arms for children (,

Episode 252
Original Broadcast: Week of September 19, 2016

Alecsa will start us off at the hospital where she meets with a radiation oncologist. She learns how he uses advances in medicine and technology to treat cancer patients. Did you know The Salvation Army was founded in 1865 in England? Shawn talks to an area commander and gets some insight into the international organization, its mission and opportunities available. What happens when you merge the talents of an artist with the technology of a computer? Alecsa will find out when she meets up with a digital artist.

Episode 253
Original Broadcast: Week of September 26, 2016

Have you been wondering about what our field reporter, Alecsa is really like? Well, wonder no more because Shawn is going to start off the show interviewing Alecsa. We’ll get to know both of them better! Then, Alecsa will take it from there and introduce us to a dental hygienist. We’ll see how this is a job that works well for someone who wants a career in the dental field and wants a flexible schedule as well. Plus, Alecsa will visit the classroom of a second grade teacher and learn why she is passionate about her career teaching young children and making a difference in their lives. 

Episode 254
Original Broadcast: Week of October 3, 2016

Alecsa is going to start us out by introducing us to an artist who uses her talent to design and market beautiful greeting cards, adult coloring books and more unique creations. We’ll also meet a woman who is the CFO, COO and deputy director of a non-profit organization. What is that, you ask? You’ll have to wait and see. Plus, we’ll meet a woman who wanted both a career in law enforcement and one working with kids at a school; she found her niche as a School Resource Officer.

Episode 255
Original Broadcast: Week of October 10, 2016

Wonder what a hedge fund is? Alecsa will find out when she speaks to a hedge fund manager. She’ll learn that it takes more than financial knowledge to successfully manage people’s investments. Then, if you’re into basketball, you’ll want to see our second career. Shawn meets up with an NCAA basketball referee and learns how he got his job and what goes into officiating college games. Finally, Alecsa will meet a woman who, after she lost her husband at a young age, realized she had a gift to offer of herself. She started a non-profit organization to empower other widows.

Episode 256
Original Broadcast: Week of October 17, 2016

Alecsa will meet a character artist who designed some of the famous Disney merchandise you see in stores and at the Disney parks and resorts. You’ll want to see what he’s doing now. And we’ll also meet another type of artist when Shawn visits a nail technician and learns how she uses her steady hand to make people’s fingers and toes beautiful. Or maybe you’d rather have a job where you get paid to eat and travel. Alecsa will talk with a AAA hotel and restaurant inspector and see if his job is all that one would imagine.

Episode 257
Original Broadcast: Week of October 24, 2016

Shawn will meet a woman who is a Special Agent for IRS Criminal Investigation. Her job is to catch people involved in financial crimes such as money laundering and tax fraud. Then, Alecsa will talk to a licensed massage therapist and learn how massage is not just for relaxation but is also beneficial to healing. The thought of catching an alligator doesn’t appeal to most people – especially women. But, Alecsa met up with a woman who loves the thrill and excitement involved in her job of trapping nuisance gators.

Episode 258
Original Broadcast: Week of October 31, 2016

Alecsa will start us off at the dentist’s office where she speaks with a general dentist. She learns what he spends most of his time doing and why he loves working with families. Developments in engineering are happening at warp speed. Shawn will learn about what’s hot in the engineering field and how advances impact so many aspects of our world. And Alecsa will meet with an inventor who created a safer type of skateboard. He’ll give her an introduction into the process of inventing a product and getting it on the market.

Episode 259
Original Broadcast: Week of November 7, 2016

Shawn starts us out by meeting up with a sound designer. We’ll hear about how he integrates music, sound and effects into films, TV and plays. It makes a world of difference in the finished production! Then Alecsa will visit a university and speak with the head volleyball coach where we’ll learn that coaching involves a lot more than teaching volleyball skills. Then, we’ll find out about the different skills needed to guide students not only academically and career wise but also socially and personally when Alecsa talk with a high school counselor.

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