Find out how technology and their partnership with Cox communications, helped one drama class in Henderson Nevada to connect by turning their canceled school play into an original animated film called Drawn Closer. Candy Wilder the middle school drama teacher of Thurman white middle school of the performing arts and eighth grader Ava Batencourt, star of Drawn Closer, are my guests.
Lynette Kahlfani-Cox joins me to talk about tools needed to better understand your credit and financial health. She will explain the facts and dispel the myths around credit scores and discuss how to develop a plan to achieve your financial goals and the “FICO Score Open Access” program, which enables over 200 financial institutions to share free access to FICO Scores used by lenders in credit decisions.
The issues of diversity and inclusion in the workplace remain at the forefront of the national conversation. The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed and heightened glaring inequalities around the world, especially when it comes to income and employment, access to health care, protection under the law, and political inclusion. My guest today is Carla Grant Pickens, IBM Chief Diversity Officer and we are going to talk about neurodiversity and how to bring new perspective and talent to your team by embracing a rainbow of thought.
Across the span of his career, Norman Bacal, a retired entertainment attorney and founder of the Toronto Office and former national co-managing partner of Canadian law firm Heenan Blaikie noticed a void between what he was taught in law school and the practical skills he later developed that actually made a difference in building a successful career. Last week we spoke about his book, Take Charge, The Skills to Drive Professional Success. I asked him to come back to talk about how to tackle fear, failure, and risk.
Across the span of his career, Norman Bacal, a retired entertainment attorney and founder of the Toronto Office and former national co-managing partner of Canadian law firm Heenan Blaikie noticed a void between what he was taught in law school and the practical skills he later developed that actually made a difference in building a successful career. He joins me now to talk about his book, Take Charge-The Skills to Drive Professional Success.
In 2011, author Norman McCombs stood outside the East Wing of the White House before receiving the National Medal of Technology from President Obama, he asked himself a simple question: How did I come from the circumstances of my birth to the steps of the White House? After losing his wife to a battle with Alzheimer’s, McCombs was left devastated until a chance encounter with a sharp, compassionate librarian named Suzy Hamilton on the steps of the New York Public Library shakes him from the throes of grief, and encourages him to research his ancestry. The result? A Reason To Be, his historical novel, a poignant tale of loss, hope and the transcendent power of the love that binds us to one another.
According to the FDIC, 7.1 million U.S. households were unbanked in 2019, meaning they do not use banks or banking institutions at all, and nearly 12 percent were STILL utilizing expensive methods like check cashers, money orders, and bill pay services to access the cash they need. My guest is Craig J. Lewis, Founder & CEO of Gig Wage – a fast-growing FinTech start-up exclusively focused on bringing better financial tools to the 65-75 million people in the gig workforce.
The pandemic has kept many of us at home, making our furry friends some of the happiest members in the household. On the flip side, some of our pets are probably counting down the days until kids go back to school and offices reopen so they can have the house to themselves again! Either way, as we look to leave the house more, it’s important for families to start preparing their pets for this transition period. Pet Behavior Scientist at Purina, Dr. Ragen McGowan has tips to help address separation anxiety and create a smooth transition into the post-pandemic world.
The recent wave of attacks against Asian Americans is extremely troubling. A coalition of The Asian American Business Development Center, US Black Chambers, US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and 100 Black Men issued an open letter to America’s CEO’s along with a CEO Pledge to address the issues rise in hate crimes, discrimination and harassment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. My guests are John Wang, President, Asian American Business Development Center, and Aldrin K. Enis, President of 100 Black Men of NYC.
Nutrition expert Katherine Brooking has tips to help us get moving and de-stress.