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The commonality in the human experience is the same. We have the same sorrows, and the same triumphs. Joy is joy is joy. - Oprah Winfrey
Conversations that Matter is a social change initiative leading conversations in public forums & through podcast interviews that unite communities through our commonality versus dividing us because of our differences and elevates the humanity of those affected by the biggest challenges in life.
Beyond the Mask: How a Mask Project in a Pandemic Became More
Sandy Shafer, Catherine Kamei and Denise Findley
I recently sat down with Sandy Shafer, Catherine Kamei and Denise Findley to discuss how they answered a call of service when the Coronavirus hit our communities earlier this year. My guests’ groups have made well over 20,000 face masks for hospitals, First Responders, nursing facilities, military members, schools, family & friends.
Conversations with Judge Julie Goodman
Judge Julie Goodman
Judge Goodman is currently a District Court Judge and is the second candidate running in a special election for Circuit Court Judge in Lexington on November 5th. Judge Goodman has deep roots in Lexington and has a storied career in law and the courtroom. In my interview you’ll learn more about her and her love for Lexington, the contrast between District & Circuit court and some of the biggest challenges our community faces from the courts perspective.
Conversations with Judge John Reynolds
Judge John Reynolds
Judge Reynolds was appointed to the bench in early spring by the recommendation of a special committee due to a vacancy. He and I talk about his personal life growing up around horses to his law practice and current judicial experience. We got deep on important issues from opioid abuse + treatment to responsible gun ownership.
On The Move Art Studio
Josh Nadzam is a social change entrepreneur who brings connection and belonging to kids through art. He’s a survivor of his own childhood. He’s a masters prepared social worker destined to create change for the next generation. He is the co-creative genius behind On The Move Art Studio, a nonprofit mobile art room created in a refurbished vintage trailer that travels to underserved neighborhoods to host free arts classes for kids. Josh and On The Move have served over 25,000 in just 4 years!
Gun Violence Prevention
Anita Franklin and Lynsey Sugarman
In episode 18 of Conversations that Matter, we have an important conversation on gun violence prevention and the upcoming WEAR ORANGE PEACE WALK. Anita and Lynsey are two of the most committed people I know bringing community together and understanding the challenges that lead to gun violence.
Steve Adams, Part 3
Steve Adams and Pete Buecker
This is the 3rd and final part of our 3-part series on Fatherhood after Divorce with dad and new author, Steve Adams. We discuss parenting as a single dad and review the 8 principles highlighted in his upcoming book "Now What? A Divorced Dad's Guide to Parenting Excellence." We are also joined by our previous guest and single father, Dr. Pete Buecker.
Steve Adams, Part 2
Steve Adams and Pete Buecker
In this episode we continue our discussion with dad and author, Steve Adams, as we discuss parenting as a single dad and his upcoming book "Now What? A Divorced Dad's Guide to Parenting Excellence." We are also joined by previous guest and single father, Dr. Pete Buecker.