The Sounding Board

Where School Counselors Share Ideas

About the show

The "Save the Kids" Podcast delves deep into the challenges and joys of the parent-child connection in today's tech-driven world. Under the leadership of our dynamic host, Nate Webb, the podcast offers a platform for interviews with experts spanning a variety of fields, including parenting, mental health, and safe technology use. Through engaging discussions, Nate aims to equip listeners with knowledge and strategies to nurture stronger bonds with their teens and kids. While honoring its roots with founder Collin Kartchner, the podcast's primary focus is the present, connecting with today's generation and addressing their unique challenges. Discover actionable insights by joining us on this enlightening journey. For more, visit and connect with us on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


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    Episode 25: Bloomsights with Adam Rockenbach

    April 4th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  17 mins 35 secs
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    On the podcast this week, Hill talks with Adam Rockenbach from Bloomsights - a cool tool to help gather your SEL data and more!

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    Episode 24: SchooLinks

    March 28th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  16 mins 58 secs

    Wouldn't it be cool if Counselors had all their things organized into one system like teachers have for Canvas? Well, that thing is SchooLinks. Today , Nate talks with them all about why it is such an incredible tool, and why all counselors need it

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    Episode 23: Summit Counseling Solutions

    March 21st, 2022  |  Season 1  |  29 mins 25 secs
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    On the podcast this week, Hill interviewed Kristin Nielson from Summit Counseling Services - a great wrap-around service provider. Plus, you can get some insight on what counseling support looks like outside of the school setting.

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    Episode 22: Safe Ut

    March 14th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  14 mins 56 secs

    This week, Nate talks to Ashley from Safe UT and talk all about their wonderful program and how it saves the lives of students all over

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    Episode 21: Staker Parson (USCA Conference Sponsor)

    March 7th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  14 mins 53 secs
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    On the podcast this week, Hill interviews Maggie O'Brien and Vicky Yang from Staker Parson. There's more to careers in construction than you thought!!

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    Episode 19: Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation

    February 21st, 2022  |  Season 1  |  37 mins 27 secs
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    Hill interviews Barbara Wirostko, Nicole Blumin, and Charlie Matthews from the Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation - Helping students with Dyslexia to succeed!

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    Episode 18: Talking Trade Careers

    February 14th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  18 mins 43 secs

    Nate talks to Dave Hill from UPHCA all about trade jobs and the amazing opportunities that lie within them.

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    Episode 17: Legislative Updates 2-7-2022!

    February 7th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  12 mins 17 secs

    School Counseling Utah Legislative updates for 2-7-2022!

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    Episode 16: Starting Little, Ending Big #3

    January 24th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  29 mins 9 secs
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    It's another epsiode of starting little, ending big! This week, our elementary school counsleors and Nate sit down and talk about College and Career Readiness and what that means at each level! You will for sure want to check this one out when it drops monday morning.

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    Episode 15: January Legislative Updates

    January 10th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  4 mins 42 secs
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    Legislative Updates! The Legislative Session is almost here - we will keep you updated on relevant school counseling legislative items as they come up for the 2022 Legislative Session.

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    Episode 14: Talking elementary school counseling with Kate Staker

    December 13th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  22 mins 15 secs

    USCA podcast hosts, Hill & Nate, interview [Cami Clark from the Odyssey House]. Recorded on [11/20/2020].

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    Episode 13: December State School Board Meeting Sound Bites

    December 6th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  5 mins 59 secs
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    Don't have 8 hours to spare to attend the State School Board Meeting? No problem! Get updates on the latest Utah State School Board meeting in this bite-sized episode.

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    Episode 12: Starting Little Ending Big #2

    November 29th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  45 mins 48 secs

    USCA podcast host, Hill talks with some elementary school counselors about anxiety

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    Episode 11: USCA President Brian Barnum talking self care and tips

    November 22nd, 2021  |  Season 1  |  16 mins 14 secs

    USCA podcast host Nate Webb interviews USCA President Brian Barnum and discuss self care, and tips for new counselors

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    Episode 10: Grad Student Insights with Camille Odell (Utah State University)

    November 15th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  23 mins 33 secs
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    Nate interviews Camille Odell from Utah State University as they discuss the graduate student program and process. (Recorded in 2020.)

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    Episode 9: USBE State School Board Meeting - Sound Bites & Summaries #1

    November 8th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  7 mins 6 secs

    Enjoy some Monday morning mobile PD this week as Hill gives you some quick updates from Thursday's (11/4) State School Board Meeting.

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