Examining Equality: LGBTQ Pride Month

Throughout LGBTQ Pride Month, Comcast Newsmakers examines today's equality movement. Discover efforts to boost digital inclusion for members of the LGBTQ community in rural America; learn how the United States' bustling LGBTQ economy is fueling growth in communities nationwide; and hear how one woman's history-making journey has inspired the movement for transgender rights.

WHERE TO WATCH

Coverage runs throughout LGBTQ Pride Month here on ComcastNewsmakers.com. Comcast customers can also watch through Xfinity On Demand – just say "Comcast Newsmakers" into your X1 Voice Remote. Join the conversation on social media by tagging @ComcastNewsmkrs.

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Korean Americans and the Homeland

Korean Americans, like many other Asian Americans, are recent immigrants to the United States, emigrating in large numbers after 1965. As first and second generation Americans, many still have close ties with their homeland, where family and friends still reside. A discussion with Sam Yoon, Executive Director of the Council of Korean Americans on the Korean American community, including their ties to both North and South Korea.

The Future of Giving

Workplace giving through payroll deductions has become a key method of fundraising for non-profit organizations. On this edition of Comcast Newsmakers, Brian Gallagher, President and CEO of the United Way Worldwide discussed the next phase of workplace giving, the Philanthropy Cloud, which will encourage engagement through digital technology.

Business and the 2020 Census

The United States Census Bureau provides data about the nation’s people and economy. While that data is used by our government for planning and redistricting purposes, there are private sector applications as well – especially for businesses. DeVere Kutscher, Principal with Public Private Strategies discusses the importance of census accuracy and its effect on businesses making informed decisions.

Cultivating Artistic Futures

Underserved children in West Palm Beach are getting a chance to tap into their artistic potential thanks to the public service outlet, The West Palm Beach (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. The organization hosts a 6-week program for children in 3rd to 5th grade to cultivate foundational skills to prepare for middle school arts programs, ultimately building up their artistic abilities and their self-confidence. Interview recorded: May 5, 2018.

The Outdoors and Recreation

Vermont State Parks works to serve and interpret on behalf of the people of Vermont, their natural, cultural, historic, and scenic heritage; thus providing recreational opportunities, economic and health benefits. Craig Whipple joins Newsmakers.

PTSD Research and Treatment

The National Center for PTSD works to advance the clinical care and social welfare of Veterans or others who have experienced trauma or stress-related disorders or PTSD, through research, education and training in the science. Dr. Paula Schnurr explains.

Anti-Bias Education

The Anti-Defamation League Connecticut Chapter provides high quality anti-bias education in communities and schools across the state. ADL Connecticut Regional Director, Steven Ginsburg, joins Eric Clemons to discuss overcoming bigotry and hatred.

Transforming Communities Through Design

The BSA Foundation is dedicated to sustaining Greater Boston as a vibrant, healthy, equitable, and innovative place for everyone to live, work, and play. BSA Foundation Board Member, Ted Touloukian, discusses community building through community design.
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