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OnPoint! with Cynthia Hardy is an independently owned news talk show broadcasting live Sunday evenings from Columbia, South Carolina on 101.3 WWDM - a 100,000 watt station. The show reaches listeners in more than 80% of South Carolina and parts of Georgia and North Carolina. On the show, Cynthia Hardy has conversation with a panel of newsmakers and thinkers from around the nation. A lively call in audience adds energy and insight to the discussion.


Currently in its 9th year, OnPoint! seems to have its ‘finger on the pulse’ of the community. OnPoint! with Cynthia Hardy dominates in its time slot — consistently garnering #1 ratings. Each week the audience is treated to an engaging hour that keeps listeners locked in. The live, one-hour program is broadcast from 6-7 p.m. EST in Columbia, SC. If you want to take OnPoint! with you, you can download our podcast at blogtalkradio. That way you can listen anytime!

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Upcoming Edition of OnPoint


Radio Show

Children in Foster Care 


Children in foster care face a myriad of challenges. For many, the circumstances that led to foster care involve neglect and in many cases, abuse. Without the right kind of intervention many children in foster care face challenges with school readiness, academic performance, health and wellness, even incarceration.


South Carolina is working to strengthen the effectiveness of its efforts to work with this vulnerable population. This week on the radio show, we look at South Carolina foster care efforts that are working and what the community can do to help.


UMC Reverend Kenneth L Nelson, who grew up in a foster care group home headlines the discussion with Gail Ricks, president and CEO of Growing Home SE, and Carmen Landy, CEO of Helping Hands - a group home in Aiken, South Carolina. 

We broadcast live every Sunday from 6 to 7 p.m. on the Big DM 101.3 FM in Columbia, SC. And don't forget that you can also access the show online at our USTREAM channel.


Television Show

Middle to High School Transition is Harder Than You Think-Especially for Girls

There are a number of transitions in adolescence, each representing a "rite of passage." One that does not get the attention it deserves is the transition from middle to high school. This transition tends to destabilize many students, requiring them to re-establish a sense of their identity in a more mature and demanding environment.


It is also the transition that often signals increased referrals to mental health services; highlights the failure of previously successful methods for academic success to match up with more rigorous workloads; triggers the start of smoking, alcohol, drug, violence, and attendance problems; and damage to self-esteem-especially for girls.


This week on the TV show, we look at strategies for parents to help their girls with this important transition. Dr. Linda Salane, an expert in girls leadership development appears with Alvera Butler, a principal who spent 13 years as a middle and high school teacher; parents Pheshe' Johnson and Gloria Bowman and students 12 year old Sabria Bowman and 13-year old Caitlin Johnson.

 Tune in this Sunday morning, June 30 at 9:30 a.m. to  WACH Fox 57





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