The Rock Star Principals Podcast jams to all the latest and greatest in educational leadership! Join your hosts, "The Boss" Jon Ross and "The Doctor of Proctors" Nick Indeglio as they bring a unique blend of humor, timely topics, and "real" talk each episode. They bring the "Principal Perspective" to a wide range of topics! Rock out with "twisted steel and school appeal!"

Happy Holidays to all the good little principals and educational leaders!

  • Interview with Kentucky Principal and Facebook Sensation, Gerry Brooks:
    • Gerry has a series of awesome videos on Facebook and his latest have gone viral. They feature "Coupon Book" gift giving ideas for principals to teachers and vice-versa!
    • Find Gerry on YouTube at: Gerry Brooks on YouTube!!!
  • A Holiday Word from Our Fake Sponsors: Staples and the Sno-Bot
  • Our Worst Segment Ever
    • No words can describe it...just listen...or don't...
Direct download: Episode_77-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 10:35pm EDT
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Elli's second birthday song. #NuffSaid

Direct download: Ellis_Birthday_Song_II-Ninja_with_a_Pencil.m4a
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Episode 76 brings the Edu-Awesome-Sauce!

  • "Generations:" The Rock Stars discuss the 6 living generations as defined by the experts, their characteristics, educational implications, and more!
    • Protesting
    • The Anti-Eco Revolution
    • Remote Control or "Clicker"
  • Word from Our Fake Sponsor: Woodsy the Owl 
    • Give a Hoot, Don't Pollute
  • What's Hot in Education: Pension Systems, Teacher Candidate Pool, ISIS, Presidential Race, Technology Leaps and Bounds
  • Word from Our Fake Sponsor: Legendary Talking Yoda: "Become a Jedi"
  • Book Review: "It Happens in the Hallway" by Mark Johnson and Sam Stecher
  • Bonus Cartoon Theme Song: "The Mighty Heroes"
Direct download: Episode_76-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 11:43am EDT
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Jon and Nick bring the goods with some an Edu-Awesome Smackdown!

  • High School and the Transition to College
    • Manufactured Awards
    • Scholarships
    • What Matters and What Doesn't
    • What fields should be pursued in college?
    • Outsourcing
  • Word from Our Fake Sponsors: Warner Brothers "Batman vs Superman"
  • Lawnmower Parents (A Newish Term)
    • Move over Helicopter Parents! Lawnmower Parents usher in our Millenials!
    • What does it mean for education and society?
  • Word from Our Fake Sponsor: Warner Brothers "Creed"
  • Pop Culture Segment: Walking Dead, Creed, Batman v. Superman, Denzel, and More!
Direct download: Episode_75-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 9:05am EDT
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Kindergarten Edition: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast with Talia Toots!

Welcome to a special "Kindergarten Project" Edition of RSP! Nick's daughter, Talia, had a project to share information in any format about a favorite part of the holidays. She chose to share about Christmas Trees! So tune in for some fun "Talia" Chosen commercials and cool facts about Christmas Trees! #ChristmasTrees

Direct download: Kindergarten_Edition-RSP_with_Talia_Toots.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 8:03pm EDT
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Episode 74: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast LIVE at Tech Lab (PA Principals' Association State Conference 2015)

The Rock Star Principals' broadcasted live from PA Principals State Conference 2015 to a packed house about Podcasting Basics 101. We enjoyed some big picture conversation and some nitty gritty podcasting specifics (i.e. USB Microphones and More!)

 

 

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Episode 73: Schoology's LEAP Webinar featuring "The Rock Star Principals"

The Rock Star Principals were Special Guests for the October 2015 LEAP Webinar offered by Schoology. The intent was to help show other administrators how a one-to-one or "BYOD" philosophy can be integrated in the culture and fabric of a school.

Thanks to Bradley Kemp for the invite and allowing us to be a part of the Schoology magic!

 

Visit Schoology HERE on the web.

Follow Schoology HERE on Twitter.

Direct download: LEAP-DrIndeglio.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 3:39pm EDT
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The Rock Star Principals' Podcast is Pumping Out Phenomenal Edu-Content! Listen Now!

In the past ten episodes, the Rock Star Principals have interviewed:

  • Dr. Mike Schmoker (Education Author, Expert, and Speaker)
  • Dr. Douglas Reeves (Education Author, Expert, and Speaker)
  • Dr. James Stronge (Education Author, Expert, and Speaker)
  • Mr. Steve Yu (Director of new movie, "The Resurrection of Jake the Snake Roberts)
  • Mr. Mike Allison (President of NASSP)

Listen in one of the following ways:

Follow us on Twitter, too!

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Episode 72: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast

Today's episode continues the awesomeness from the PA State Principals State Conference where the President of NASSP, Mike Allison, breaks the big news that NASSP will join with NAESP in 2017 for a join National Conference in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, PA!

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Welcome to a double shot of Edu-Fame and expertise from two true Rock Stars in the field of K-12 education. Today's episode features two interviews live from the PA Principals Association State Conference 2015 :

  • Interview with Dr. James Stronge
    • Dr. James Stronge discusses the importance of hiring in K-12 education along with the best ways to go about making decisions.
    • Visit Dr. Stronge's website at strongeandassociates.com
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: CBS "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"
  • Interview with Dr. Mike Schmoker

Join us next time for more awesome-sauce from the 2015 Conference as we share our live "Rock Star Principals" broadcast during the "Tech Labs," an interview with NASSP President, Mike Alison, and more!

Direct download: Episode_71-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 11:50am EDT
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Read the "Digital Implementation Essay" submitted by the Rock Star Principals as part of their nomination for the prestigious NASSP Digital Principal Award. Their entire digital portfolio is available on their website at rockstarprincipals.com.

Direct download: NASSP_Digital_Principal_Essay-RSP.pdf
Category:News -- posted at: 10:34am EDT

Episode 70: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast (Interview with Director Steve Yu)

Jon and Nick were honored to follow-up our movie review of "The Resurrection of Jake the Snake Roberts" by interviewing the movie's director, Steve Yu.

Steve's story is a fascinating one full of hard work and cosmic cooincidence. Now that he's created his first award-winning documentary, Steve is looking to continue inspiring others to make positive changes in their life.

This interview offers insights into Steve's view of the world and how the making of the movie, along with his time spent with Diamond Dallas Page, Jake Roberts, and Scott Hall impacted him.

This is a must listen for all educators and those wishing to inspire others!

Keep up with Steve on Twitter @docusteve

Facebook

jakethesnakemovie.com

Direct download: Episode_70-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast_with_Steve_Yu.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT

Episode 69: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast Movie Review: "The Resurrection of Jake the Snake Roberts"

The Rock Star Principals were honored to join Diamond Dallas Page, Jake Roberts, Scott Hall, and Steve Yu at the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, PA for one of the limited national screenings of the new documentary movie, "The Resurrection of Jake the Snake Roberts." In this episode, you'll hear the "Doctor of Proctors," Dr. Nick Indeglio, Zero Gravity himself, deliver the verdict on the film! You'll also be treated to some clips from the Question and Answer session that took place after the movie with all the stars of the film. As always, Jon and Nick keep it real and work in some funny anecdotes from the wacky world of education and profesional wrestling.

Just like the movie itself, you won't want to miss this episode!


The Rock Stars are back with a hot episode full of fun and edu-awesomeness!

  • Article Review: Delaying Kindergarten to Age 7... by Valerie Strauss from the Washington Post
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: The PA Principals' Association State Conference
    • 10/18/2015 to 10/20/2015
    • Featuring James Strong, Justin Baeder, Mike Schmoker, Jay Paterno
  • Special Segment for Our Friends at PaTTAN: Social Media Basics
Direct download: Episode_68-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 11:27pm EDT

Episode 67: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast

The Rock Star Principals bring you their most focused and intense interview to date as Dr. Douglas Reeves, founding partner for Creative Leadership Solutions and author of over 30 books along with 80 educational articles, joins the podcast for an in-depth interview. Dr. Reeves brings his experience as a Harvard University Distinguished Author and the Brock International Laureate to help educators take their game to the next level. 

The Rock Stars and Dr. Reeves discuss all the following and much much more:

  • Dr. Reeves' new book, "Inspiring Creativity and Innovation" Buy Here!
  • His upcoming follow-up book, "Elements of Grading: A Guide to Effective Practice" Pre-order here!
  • Grading: a case against giving zeroes
  • Using data effectively
  • John Hattie and Mike Schmoker
  • How can creativeleadership.net
  • What would Dr. Reeves choose as his superpower? (you'll never guess)

Don't miss this one!


Episode 66: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast

We were just re-tweeted by Burt Young, the real star of the "Rocky" Saga (@burtyoungartist)! We are thrilled. It's a life-long dream to "meet" (my) Dad's favorite character from the series! Twitter is the next best thing. But we want to get Mr. Young on the Podcast. Why? First, Burt Young's dad was a high school shop teacher. "Teaching" is in his blood. And all of you remember our highly popular segment, "Rocky's Punches of Perspicacity," and "Paulie" is a huge part of that.

Did you know:

  • Burt Young was a REAL professional boxer. In fact, he was 14-0!
  • Burt Young is an artist. The pictures Paulie were painting in "Rocky Balboa" were actually Burt's pictures.
  • Burt Young's art work is actually for sale and you can own it!

So in Episode 66 we discuss Burt's acting credits, his life, "Rocky," what made Paulie so special, and more!

But we need you to help us get Burt's attention again and on the show. Sure, we have 33,000+ listeners in over 105 countries, all 50 states, and on 6 continents, BUT we're hoping Burt will hear your voice! Reach out to him at:

  • Instagram: @burtyoungofficial
  • Twitter: @burtyoungartist
  • Facebook: look for "Burt Young's" Celebrity Page
  • Website: burtyoungartandfilm.com
Direct download: Episode_66-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 1:54pm EDT

"Shootin' the Sh!t with RSP"

  • #RIPfromRSP = Jon's dog, Sandy
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 - Star Wars
  • The Universal Wrestling Federation Facebook Page (this is Nick's action figure wrestling federation from grade 3 til...well, now, actually...)
  • #RIPfromRSP = Reginald VelJohnson and Dennis Franz
    • They aren't dead.
  • We want Ronda Rousey (@rondarousey).
    • ...and Henry Winkler and Mr. Belding
Direct download: Special_Segment-_22Shootin_the_Sht_with_RSP22.m4a
Category:Special Audio Segment -- posted at: 5:36pm EDT

Episode 65 went off the rails quickly, but is still awesome-sauce!

  • Article Review: "Early School Start Times-Bad for Kids Academically and Emotionally" by Diane Schaffhauser
  • A Word From Our Fake Sponsor: Monday Night Football and MacGyver (ABC)
  • "Marc Mero Recap"
    • Marc Mero returned to Pennsylvania and visited 4 different schools including LMS and DMS
    • @marcmero
    • thinkpoz.org
    • Parents attended...what did they think?
    • Jon's kids attended...what did they think?
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: Marc Mero #Choices
  • "PSSA Re-boot: The RSPPA"
    • #RIPfromRSP (Moses Malone)
    • Where PDE and PA went wrong with the PSSA...
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: "Sock 'Em Boppers"
  • "Shootin' the Sh!t with RSP"
    • #RIPfromRSP = Jon's dog, Sandy
    • Disney Infinity 3.0 - Star Wars
    • The Universal Wrestling Federation Facebook Page (this is Nick's action figure wrestling federation from grade 3 til...well, now, actually...)
    • #RIPfromRSP = Reginald VelJohnson and Dennis Franz
      • They aren't dead.
    • We want Ronda Rousey (@rondarousey).
      • ...and Henry Winkler and Mr. Belding
Direct download: Episode_65-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT

Episode 64: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast

The JUMBO-sized Season 3 Premiere is here! "The Boss" Jon Ross and "The Doctor of Proctors" Nick Indeglio bring you an extra wallop of awesome-sauce as they discuss:

  • "A Tale of Two Rock Stars (Getting Pulled Over)" and "Principal Pro" by Kristina Diviny-MacBury.
    • What do the Rock Stars discover after getting pulled over in the same place by the same officer months apart?
    • How does this relate to Discipline and Restorative Practices?
    • Book Intro of "Principal Pro" @educate4hope
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) from Kenner (1980's)
  • "The Dissertation:" Jon and Nick discuss some helpful tips for Chapter 2-The Lit Review
    • Narrow the Focus.
    • Organize Your Way.
    • No One Cares About You.
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: Transformers Ultra Magnus (Hasbro 1986)
  • Pop Culture Round-Up
    • Millenium Falcon Drones on Force Friday
    • Mad Max: Fury Road (Greatest Action Movie Ever?)
    • Fear the Walking Dead
  • A Word From Our Fake Sponsor: GoBots from Tonka
  • An Excerpt from Our First Live "Periscope"
    • Thanks to @MAStewartMA
  • See you next time!!!
Direct download: Episode_64-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 12:43pm EDT

Episode 63: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast

Recently, Jon and Nick had the opportunity to attend a MLB game at Camden Yards with Superintendent Larry Mussoline and Marsh Creek 6th Grade Center Principal, Tom Mulvey. The boys drove with Tom and conducted a great interview focusing on:

  • The challenges of building a single grade center from concept to brick and mortar to opening.
  • Opening a center with an iPad 1:1 initiative.
  • The challenges and opportunities tied to that technology.
  • Breaking old perceptions towards traditional schooling.
  • Building rapport and relationships.
  • Super-Powers.
  • The Grateful Dead.
  • ...and more...
Direct download: Episode_63-_The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 5:38pm EDT

Episode 62: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast

Join the Rock Star Principals for "Story Time." Jon shares some classics from the past and the dynamic duo discuss some summer interviews with candidates fresh out of college!

Direct download: Episode_62-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT

We are numerically out of order because we promised Diamond Dallas Page for Episode 60! That episode will drop next week. For now, enjoy the following awesomeness:

  • Reflections on the "Choices" presentation by Marc Mero (@marcmero) thinkpoz.org
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: DDPYoga
  • Article Review: "What Happens When Students Boycott a Standardized Test?" by Lauren McKenna (@TheAtlantic)
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: Air Supply for Dr. Pepper
  • Story Time with The Boss: What happens when the teacher starts crying?

 

Direct download: Episode_61-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 10:48am EDT

Episode 59: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast (Special Guest-Marc Mero)

The Rock Star Principals bring you their most powerful episode yet as the dynamic duo is joined by world famous motivational speaker and former professional wrestling legend, Marc Mero! Fortune and fame was followed by tremendous personal loss and Marc realized that both his good choices and bad choices shaped his life and had an impact on those around him. 

The Champion of Choices organization was founded by Marc shortly after (thinkpoz.org) and Marc's powerful "Choices" presentation has been to thousands of schools world-wide. Recently, a video from Marc's assembly went viral on YouTube with over 9 million people being inspired by his message.

Jon and Nick strongly encourage all the principals and educational leaders across "Rock and Roll, USA" to listen carefully and consider bringing Marc and his inspirational program to your district!

  • Today's Show:
    • A Special Introduction...
    • Interview Segment Part 1: Marc Mero (@marcmero)
    • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: DDP Yoga (ddpyoga.com)
    • Interview Segment Part 2: Marc Mero (cont.)
    • Original Song by Michael Indeglio: "I Believe"
Direct download: Episode_59-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast_with_Marc_Mero.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 11:25pm EDT

Episode 58: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast

RSP 58 features a discussion from #EdCampDtown with awesome educators about an article by Nina Golgowski-New York Daily News (@glowgow) where an elementary school in New York (PS 116-Principal Jane Hsu) abandoned homework. We interviewed @EricDaney @jonathanblow @DrStaubSTEM

We also get Nick's predictions on "Wrestlemania 31" (he's interviewed by @RFarinaDM who hates pro-wrestling). It's funny and informative. @wwe @wweuniverse #Wrestlemania

 

Direct download: Episode_58-_The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 1:31pm EDT

Episode 57: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast (#EdCampDTown)

The Rock Star Principals are at the first ever Downingtown Ed Camp on the second day of Spring (with 6 inches of snow on the ground)! Giant Kudos to the crew who organized the event: @KristieLBurk @jonathanblow @DrStaubSTEM - 

  • The Mobile Introduction: Snow, Smoothies, Drive Thrus, EdCamps
  • Kristie Burke explains how an EdCamp works
  • Interview with @33megan33 from the Bahamas on "Mystery Skype!"
  • Interview with @christybrenn from Haverford on "Google Hang-Outs!"
  • Interview with @DrStaub STEM about "Eating Your Vegetables" and the "Law of Two Feet!"

Enjoy episode 57 and the excitement of #EdCampDTown will continue in episode 58!

 

Direct download: Episode_57-Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 10:40am EDT

Episode 56: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast

As Jon and Nick braved the treacherous roads on their way to an in-service day, they recorded the podcast on the drive along the way. They risked life and limb for their dedicated listeners. Topics include:

  • The guy at the Dunkin Donuts wearing purple gloves.
  • Dunkin Donuts is hiring and Jon's 16 year old daughter needs a job.
  • The Forbes.com article declaring that the Happiest Job is "Principal."
  • ESEA (No Child Left Behind) and Race to the Top
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor Infomercial: Hyundai and the Sonata
  • Pennsylvania Governor Stories
  • The Law of Diminishing Returns: Can a Great Principal Outlast His/Her Stay?
  • Why don't people clean their cars off when it snows?
  • Cable TV as we know it is dying! Netflix, Hulu, Sling, Amazon Video
Direct download: Episode_56-_The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 10:07am EDT

This week, the Rock Star Principals follow up on their amazing interview with Dr. Larry Mussoline, the Superintendent of Downingtown Schools.

  • Report Review:CRPE ReInventing Public Education-Policy Barriers to School Improvement: What's Real and What's Imagined
    • Todd Whitaker and "Greatness"
    • Jim Collins and the Right Seats on the Bus
    • Bill Parcells and His Personell Philosophy
    • Pro-Wrestling and Style (The Great Samu)
    • Malcolm Gladwell
    • "It's not a money problem; it's an idea problem
  • Fake Sponsor: Sock Em Boppers
  • Blog Review: Robots are Taking Over the Job Market
    • by Frank Sonder
    • Swiss Think Tank W.I.R.E.
    • Chalk v. Paper in 1815
  • Fake Sponsor: He-Man Playset
  • Pop Culture Review: Walking Dead MidSeason Return
Direct download: Episode_55-_The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 2:06pm EDT

Episode 54: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast

This week, Jon and Nick bring a powerful episode to the table that features an interview with their very own Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Larry Mussoline (@lmussoline). This interview delves into the past, present, and future of education in the United States. The barriers to innovation are identified and the bulldozers needed to make these changes are brought to the table as well. Some of the edu-lutionary conversation includes:

  • Mass Customized Learning and Self-Driven Learning
  • Student Choice at All Levels of Education
  • Bring Your Own Device and 1-to-1 Technology Initaitives
  • Ian Jukes (@ijukes) and getting outside the "box"
  • Blended Learning
  • The Auto-Pilot Analogy
  • What a Superintendent Looks for in a Principal
  • What Super-Hero Would You Be?
  • A Word From Our Fake Sponsor: The "Let's Go Mets" 1986 Music Montage

Proceed with caution, Rock Stars. This is a "Mind Blown Zone"!"

Direct download: Episode_54-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 11:31pm EDT

Episode 53: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast

Tons of educational content and pop culture greatness "rocks" this podcast! Follow RSP on Twitter @rckstrprincipal -and- rockstarprincipals.com -and- "Like" our Facebook Page -and- subscribe on iTunes!

 

  • Episode 53
    • Article Review: Discipline Study 
      • Does harsh discipline climate affect good students?
      • @iirpgradschool
      • @rfarinadms
    • Fake Sponsor: Drake's Devil Dogs
    • Article Review: Self-Driven Learning by Katrina Schwartz @kschwart
    • Fake Sponsor: Nntendo's Mike Tyson's Punch-Out
    • Pop Culture Time!
      • Sons of Liberty @History
      • True Detective @TD_HBO
      • American Sniper @AmericanSniper @chriskylefrog
      • The Judge @robertdowneyjr

Eat. Sleep. Rock. Repeat.

Direct download: Episode_53-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 1:36pm EDT

Episode 52: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast

Jon and Nick, the Rock Star Principals return with an all new episode offering advice for teachers who have obtained their first assistant principal's role in the same building they teach! Hear the panel of Rob Farina (3 year assistant principal at Downingtown Middle School @DASD_DMS) and Dave Wiedlich (Brand new assistant principal at Lionville Middle School @DASD_LMS) where both taught prior to becoming principals. 

And, of course, the "Doctor of Proctors" and the "Boss" bring you a "Word from Our Fake Sponsor," which is Shrinky Dinks from Colorform! 

Direct download: Episode_52-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 8:51pm EDT

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