Leveling the Playing Field for LGBTQ+ EntrepreneursLGBTQ+ entrepreneurs can face challenges raising capital and funding and accessing professional networks.
Andres Wydler, Executor Director of StartOut, joins host Tetiana Anderson to discuss a tool that quantifies the unrealized potential of high-growth entrepreneurs and improves job creation for the LGBTQ+ community.
Building an Inclusive 21st Century Infrastructure WorkforceFollowing the federal government’s recent investments, communities across the U.S. are implementing new infrastructure projects.
Andy Van Kleunen, CEO of the National Skills Coalition, joins host Tetiana Anderson to the share the importance of investing in skills training to support an inclusive 21st century infrastructure workforce.
10 Years On: Sandy Hook Mom Inspired by Her Son's CourageTen years ago, 6-year-old Jesse Lewis was among the 20 students and six teachers killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.
Jesse’s mother, Scarlett Lewis, is the Founder and Chief Movement Officer of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement. She joins host Tetiana Anderson to discuss Jesse’s final acts that inspired her to create a program that teaches people to “choose love” and manage their response to any situation.
Advocating for Students with DisabilitiesFor families of the nearly seven million students with disabilities, navigating the special education system can be challenging.
Peter Berns, CEO of The Arc, joins host Tetiana Anderson to discuss an online advocacy curriculum designed to help students and their families effectively navigate the special education system, and advocate for themselves to ensure they receive necessary services.
Indigenous Americans: Healing From a Painful LegacyIn the late 1800s, the federal government established boarding schools for Native Americans, forcibly separating children from their families, homes, and communities.
Erik Stegman is the Executive Director of Native Americans in Philanthropy, and his family is from the Carry the Kettle First Nation of Saskatchewan, Canada. He joins host Tetiana Anderson to provide a historical and personal perspective about Native American boarding schools, the trauma suffered by those in attendance, and a philanthropic approach to healing and reconciliation.
Challenging the ‘Invisibility’ Narrative of Indigenous AmericansA 2018 report, “Reclaiming Native Truth,” found that Native American invisibility in public life drives misconceptions and creates biases among the public and within institutions.
Crystal Echo Hawk, member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma and Executive Director of IllumiNative, joins host Tetiana Anderson to discuss efforts to challenge the narrative about Indigenous Peoples and increase their visibility.
Puppies With a Purpose: Supporting America’s VeteransResearch suggests that trained service dogs can help military service members and veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
John Miller, President and CEO of America’s VetDogs, joins host Tetiana Anderson to discuss ways that service dogs can provide enhanced mobility and renewed independence for veterans, and how some professional sports teams are stepping up to assist with training.
Inspired by The Greatest GenerationOf the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, less than 200,000 are alive today.
Major Gen. Andrew Davis, USMC (Ret.) of the World War II Foundation, joins host Tetiana Anderson to discuss efforts to chronicle personal accounts of the men and women who served in the Allied Forces during the war.
Hidden Helpers: America’s Military KidsChildren who live with, and provide care for, wounded, injured, or ill service members or veterans can face severe impacts to their mental health.
Liz Rotenberry of the Dole Caregiver Fellows program at the Elizabeth Dole Foundation joins host Tetiana Anderson to discuss a campaign to provide a deeper understanding of the personal experiences and needs of military caregivers and their families.
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Students and Allies Join Forces to Support Affirmative Action Policies
Damon Hewitt, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, joins host Tetiana Anderson to share how the rulings can impact the future of affirmative action.
Representation and Justice: Black Women Serving in the Judiciary
Sabriya I. Williams and Kim Tignor, co-founders of She Will Rise, join host Tetiana Anderson to discuss advocacy efforts to advance representation of Black and Brown communities in the federal judicial system.
Korean American Woman Making History in Congress
Rep. Marilyn Strickland, D-Wash., one of the first three Korean American women elected to Congress, joins host Tetiana Anderson to share how her Korean American identity informs the work that she does today, and discusses the progress AAPI elected officials have made regarding increased representation across all levels of government.
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Toxic Exposure: An Expansion of VA Benefits
Katie Purswell, Director of Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation with the American Legion, joins host Tetiana Anderson to discuss the PACT Act — legislation recently signed into law that expands the eligibility of veteran benefits to those who have served in areas of known toxic exposure.
Expanding Indigenous Civic Engagement and Digital Equity
Janeen Comenote, citizen of the Quinault Nation and Executive Director of the National Urban Indian Family Coalition, joins host Tetiana Anderson to discuss efforts to encourage civic engagement among Indigenous Peoples living in urban communities, and the need for digital equity.
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