Pamela Ballard, CEO of the Community Service Council, discusses the essential work of the council in serving vulnerable people in the community through all their needs – housing crisis, utility bill crisis, a lack of food, homelessness, and any other hardships in their lives. This interview was produced in partnership with RSUTV in Oklahoma.
Keith Green , Operations Coordinator of the Muscogee Creek Nation Reintegration Program and Kristen Harlin, Executive Director of Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries, discuss what life after prison could look like for many ex-convicts and what their organizations do to help these individuals reintegrate into their communities, breaking the cycles of incarceration. This interview was produced in collaboration with RSUTV.
Donna Grabow, Executive Director of Safenet Services, discusses the importance of services for victims of abuse and stalking and the importance of breaking the cycle of abuse patterns within families. This interview was produced in collaboration with RSUTV.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on ending gun violence with Margot Bennett, Executive Director of Women Against Gun Violence; Renée Hopkins, CEO of The Alliance for Gun Responsibility and Maisha Fields Gun Violence Survivor & Vice President of Organizing at Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
Veronica Maturino, CEO of ONABEN, discusses harnessing the tool of storytelling to guide members of native tribes in reaching their professional and personal goals. This interview was produced in collaboration with RSUTV.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on supporting Hispanic/Latino owned businesses and its leaders during the pandemic with Laura Murillo, President & CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Carmen Castro, Executive Director of Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber in Portland Oregon.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on serving the LGBTQ community with guests: David Heitstuman, CEO of the Sacramento LGBT Community Center; Nate Rhoton, Executive Director of One N Ten; and Jorge Valencia, CEO of the Point Foundation.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on supporting the blind and visually impaired with guests: Christine Benninger, President and CEO of Guide Dogs for the Blind; Kirk Adams, President & CEO of the American Foundation for the Blind and Chris LaFollette, President & CEO of Arizona Industries for the Blind.
Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on what needs to be done to help people experiencing homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area during and after this pandemic with guests: Louis Chicoine, CEO at Abode Services in Freemont, CA, Jennifer Friedenbach, Executive Director of the Coalition on Homelessness in San Francisco, CA and Anne Quaintance, CEO of Conard House.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on how domestic violence affects American families with guests: Esther Peralez-Dieckmann, Executive Director of Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence and Tricia Swartling, CEO of the Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on creating a fair and just market place with: Consumer Reports’ Chief Scientific Officer, James Dickerson; Chief Research Officer, Kristen Prucell, and Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Leonora Wiener.
Mark Oppenheim leads a conversation on the modern civil rights movement with guests: Tafeni English, Director of the Civil Rights Memorial Center at the Southern Poverty Law Center; Kevin Jennings, CEO of Lambda Legal and Dorian Spence, Director of Special Litigation and Advocacy at Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law.
Emily Edison, Executive Director of SOAR Careers, discusses building self confidence within workers by encouraging them to use the skills they already possess in order to build their careers. This interview was produced in collaboration with WDSE/WRPT.
Emily Edison, Executive Director of SOAR Careers, discusses how the organization helps struggling individuals build lifelong careers in Duluth and the surrounding areas. This episode was produced in collaboration with WDSE/WRPT.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on human rights with guests: Silvia Argueta, Executive Director of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and John Echohawk, Executive Director of the Native American Rights Fund.
Mark Oppenheim and special guest James Cheydleur, Director of Leadership Giving of Goodwill of Southern California lead an open-mic discussion on using media to generate support for nonprofit organization.
Mark Oppenheim leads a conversation on educating the next generation of law enforcement officers with guests: Noel March, Lecturer of Justice Studies at University of Maine at Augusta; Ramona Prieto, Retired Deputy Commissioner with the California Highway Patrol, and a Deadly Force Review Board Member with the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation; Obed Mangy, CEO of Mangy Leadership and Police Officer of the Sacramento Police Department; and Jonni Redick, Adjunct Faculty at University of San Diego.
Mark Oppenheim leads a conversation on on food insecurity in Oakland and Alameda County with the executive team of the Alameda County Community Food Bank with guests: Suzan Bateson, Executive Director and Allison Pratt, Chief of Partnership and Strategy.
Mark Oppenheim leads a conversation on homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area with guests: John Eckstrom, CEO of Shelter Inc; Beth Stokes, Executive Director of Episcopal Community Services; and Shari Wooldridge, Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco.