Recordings

Listen to radio and podcast interviews with Community Matters Executive Director Rick Phillips, senior SSA trainers and staff.

New Study Shows Cool Kids Get Bullied Too

Community Matters' Executive Director Rick Phillips appeared on KQED's Forum program in conversation with host Michael Krasny to discuss a new study that shows that popular kids in a school, not just socially isolated ones, experience bullying from their peers. Also appearing are Susan Eva Porter, dean of Branson High School and author of "Bully Nation: Why America's Approach to Childhood Aggression is Bad for Everyone", and Robert Faris, associate professor of sociology at UC Davis, and co-author of the study (with Diane Felmlee of Penn State).

Rick Phillips on Free Your Mind Projects Radio

March 30, 2013 - hosted by Jennifer Whitney

In this segment, Rick Phillips discusses the Safe School Ambassadors program and how a climate of safety at school is essential for learning.

Rick Phillips on KALW Radio - Your Legal Rights

May 30, 2012 - Hosted by Chuck Finney.
Rick Phillips and other guests discuss the problem of bullying and cyberbullying in today’s schools.

Rick Phillips on Newsmakers with Tim Bryant

February 14, 2012 - WGAU Radio, Athens, GA

Rick Phillips returns to WGAU to discuss how bullying has changed in recent years, and the role of bystanders in changing the social norms that allow bullying to occur.

News/Talk 1340 WGAU Athens, GA - Liz Dalton Interviews Rick Phillips Part 2

February 3, 2012
Second of two parts - Rick Phillips is interviewed by Liz Dalton on the topic of bullying in our schools and how to stop it.

News/Talk 1340 WGAU Athens, GA - Liz Dalton Interviews Rick Phillips Part 1

February 2, 2012
First of two parts - Rick Phillips is interviewed by Liz Dalton on the topic of bullying in our schools and how to stop it.

Rick Phillips on 848 Chicago Public Radio WBEZ

May 4, 2010 - hosted by Alison Cuddy.

Rick Phillips discusses the role of Community Matters in the Culture of Calm Initiative dealing with youth violence in Chicago's public high schools

Rick Phillips on KQED Forum: Bullying and Schools

March 31, 2010 - Hosted by Scott Shafer.

In the wake of the suicide of Massachusetts teen Phoebe Prince in January 2010, Rick Phillips discusses the resulting increase in anti-bullying legislation across the country, and how school policies are changing in response.

Rick Phillips interview on Speaking of Schools

January 25, 2010 - Hosted by Doug Keel, South Carolina ETV Radio