Alastair has been working within the Australian visual effects industry for the last 25 years. Alastair started his career in the advertising sector working within leading international agencies such as DDB, McCann-Erickson, George Patterson Bates and Attik as well as Australia's foremost visual effects studios, Fuel VFX, Iloura,The Lab and Engine. He has collaborated with directors, supervisors, producers and artists on a myriad of awarding-winning projects throughout his career. Alastair joined Fin Design + Effects in 2013 as Executive Producer and after six years developing Fin's strategic business plan, expanding its operations and attracting significant international film and television work into the studio, he waspromoted to Head of Visual Effects in 2019. Alastair has been instrumental in securing and managing international productions for Fin comprising: Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok, & Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Twentieth Century Fox's Logan, Fox Entertainment's Cosmos Possible Worlds, Sony Television's Preacher Season 4, Netflix's I Am Mother, and Legendary's Lost in Space 3 Alastair's skill set includes management of large teams of creative and technical personnel, effective client management, clear communication and strategic business growth within a SME. He has a deep respect for, and extensive understanding of, creativity, technology and innovation within the visual effectsindustry. Alastair's professional philosophy has been to share knowledge and support the development and growth of a globally competitive visual effects industry in Australia. Alastair is an active member of the Visual Effects Society and is currently Co Chair of the Australian Section
Pregnancy is a hypercoagulable state associated with increased risk of thromboembolism. Managing anticoagulation during pregnancy has implications for both the mother and the fetus. CardioNerd Amit Goyal joins Dr. Akanksha Agrawal (Cardiology Fellow at Emory University), Dr. Natalie Stokes (Cardiology Fellow at UPMC and Co-Chair of the Cardionerds Cardio-Ob series), and Dr. Katie Berlacher (Program Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship and Director of the Women's Heart Program at UPMC) as they discuss the common indications for anticoagulation and their management before, during, and after pregnancy. In this episode, we focus on management of pregnant patients with mechanical valves and venous thromboembolism. Audio editing by CardioNerds Academy Intern, Dr. Maryam Barkhordarian. Pearls • Notes • References • Guest Profiles • Production Team CardioNerds Cardio-Obstetrics Series PageCardioNerds Episode PageCardioNerds AcademyCardionerds Healy Honor Roll CardioNerds Journal ClubSubscribe to The Heartbeat Newsletter!Check out CardioNerds SWAG!Become a CardioNerds Patron! Pearls- Pregnancy and Anticoagulation Pregnancy is a hypercoagulable state. Pregnancy-associated VTE is a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality.The use of anticoagulation requires a balance between the risks and benefits to the mother and her fetus.The agent of choice for anticoagulation during pregnancy depends on the indication, pre-pregnancy dose of vitamin K antagonist (VKA), and the trimester of pregnancy. For instance, patients with mechanical heart valves, warfarin is generally recommended in the first trimester if the daily dose is less than 5 mg and as the first option for all patients with mechanical valves in the 2nd and 3rd trimester. Use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) has not been systematically studied, they do cross the placenta and their safety remains untested.Warfarin crosses the placenta but is not found in breast milk. LMWH does not cross the placenta and is not found in breast milk. Thus, both these agents can be used by a lactating mother. Quatables - Pregnancy and Anticoagulation “[We] can't highlight enough that good communication and documentation is vital in such situations” says Dr. Berlacher while discussing the role of a multidisciplinary team including cardiologists, obstetricians and fetal medicine physicians in taking care of a pregnant patient on anticoagulation. “What I love about cardio-obstetrics is that we really can help women in a time that is so important in their life…this is one of the most memorable times in their life..” says Dr. Berlacher when asked what makes your heart flutter about cardio-obstetrics. “Knowledge is power...not just for providers, but also for the patients” says Dr. Berlacher emphasizing the importance of clear communication between physicians and patients. Show notes - Pregnancy and Anticoagulation 1. What makes pregnancy a hypercoagulable state? Pregnancy is a hypercoagulable state associated with higher risk of thromboembolic phenomenon. The three components of Virchow's triad: hypercoagulability, stasis, and endothelial injury are all present during pregnancy. This leads to a 5-fold increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) during pregnancy that persists for 12 weeks postpartum. The risk for VTE seems to be highest in the first 6 weeks postpartum, with a higher prevalence of clot in the left lower extremity.There are additional risk factors for developing VTE in the postpartum period besides pregnancy itself, and this includes but is not limited to preeclampsia, emergent c-section, hypertension, smoking, and postpartum infection.Choosing anticoagulant therapies during pregnancy involves a fine balance between the risks and benefits to both the mother and fetus. A multidisciplinary team involving the obstetrician, cardiologist, and maternal-fetal medicine team is critical to guide anticoagulation in pregnanc...
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Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Gary Smith, Sonia Martinez, Saumel Saks PROGRAM NOTES: Psychedelics are becoming more mainstream, but the law hasn't caught up with the culture when it comes to accepting psychedelic lifestyles. In this podcast, we discuss ways the law is changing around psychedelics and how this affects the community, with topics including: Decriminalization: What's protected, what's questionable, and what's still risky?Social Media & Psychedelics: What's safe to say and do online, and where does being cautious still matter?Law Enforcement: Is it true that psychedelic users are low-priority targets for law enforcement, and does this differ according to race, culture, and locality? What are best practices for individuals to ensure safety for themselves and their people?Cognitive & Religious Liberty: What does the law really say about these commonly invoked topics, and how are psychedelic users protected or vulnerable in these areas?When Things Go Bad: What do you need to know if you run into legal trouble? About Our Panel: Gary Smith is a veteran cannabis attorney and general counsel to the nation's oldest non-Native American peyote church and the author of Psychedelica Lex, a pioneering text on the laws governing psychedelics and entheogens. A seasoned litigator, advisor, mediator and arbitrator, Gary focuses his practice on commercial matters, construction, real estate, cannabis and administrative law. Gary is one of the leading cannabis attorneys in the state and was recently appointed to US News & World Reports list of Top 100 lawyers in Arizona. Notably, he served as amici counsel to the former Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services in the Arizona Supreme Court petition State v. Jones, which restored cannabis extracts and concentrates to legal status under the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. He has authored numerous articles about cannabis law, and he is commonly invited to share his expertise with professional association and industry groups. Further, Gary is a founder and current president of the Arizona Cannabis Bar Association, an organization committed to educating lawyers and the public about cannabis law and responsible legislation. Guidant Law Firm Gary Smith's Psychedelica Lex Podcast Sonia Martinez was recently appointed as a Judge Pro Tem for Maricopa County Justice Courts. For the past thirteen years, she has been the principal and owner of her own law firm in Mesa, Arizona. She also works in Indian Country and is licensed to practice in over 8 local tribal courts. She focuses her practice on representing tribal and non tribal members in their private family, dependency and criminal law matters. She has also been working with small businesses and tribal governments respecting issues with the Arizona's Medical Marijuana Act since 2010, and is the Vice President of the Arizona Cannabis Lawyer's Association. Sonia Martinez Law, PLLC Licensed to practice law first in California in 2004, Ms. Martinez is the past Co-Chair of the Arizona State Bar Committee on Minorities and Women in the Law, Co-Chair of the 2015 State Bar Convention, Chair of the 2013 Minority Bar Convention, Past President of the Native American Bar Association of Arizona, and teaches a special seminar class at the ASU Indian Legal Program on representing criminal defendants in tribal court. Ms. Martinez also serves on the Board of Directors and is the Compliance Officer for the United Food Bank, past board member for Whisper & Thunder, and Board Member for MomForce USA. In addition, she is a panel member on the selection committee for the Arizona State Bar Leadership Institute, and presented as a panelist at dozens of educational seminars. She is also a team member for the Maricopa County Superior Court Judicial Performance Review Commission Conference Teams. Most importantly, she is a mother of two daughters ages 24 and 15, and grandmother of two.
Today Crystal is joined by Amy Sundberg, author of Notes from the Emerald City & Co-Chair of the Seattle Committee of People Power Washington - Police Accountability and Shannon Cheng, Chair of People Power WA - Police Accountability. Crystal, Amy and Shannon break down the latest on the Seattle City budget process, the mess that is Washington State redistricting, and talk about a wonderful opportunity to get involved with the Institute for a Democratic Future. As always, a full text transcript of the show is available below and at officialhacksandwonks.com. Find the host, Crystal Fincher on Twitter at @finchfrii and find today's co-hosts, Amy Sundberg at @amysundberg and Shannon Cheng at @drbestturtle. More info is available at officialhacksandwonks.com. References: “Seattle's Divide on Public Safety is Fueling a Fight Over Next Year's Police Budget” by Ben Adlin from The South Seattle Emerald: https://southseattleemerald.com/2021/11/15/seattles-divide-on-public-safety-is-fueling-a-fight-over-next-years-police-budget/ “In Reversal, Council Keeps Durkan's Expanded Police Budget Mostly Intact” by Paul Faruq Kiefer from The South Seattle Emerald: https://southseattleemerald.com/2021/11/19/in-reversal-council-keeps-durkans-expanded-police-budget-mostly-intact/ “Seattle's LEAD program wins accolades, but not everyone is a believer” by Amy Radil from KUOW: https://www.kuow.org/stories/seattle-s-lead-program-wins-accolades-but-some-officials-want-more-options “The Community Responder Model: How Cities Can Sent the Right Responder to Every 911 Call” by Amos Irwin and Betsy Pearl from the Center for American Progress: https://www.americanprogress.org/article/community-responder-model/ “Council Declines to Fund Two Big-Ticket Asks from Homeless Authority” by Erica C. Barnett from Publicola: https://publicola.com/2021/11/17/council-declines-to-fund-two-big-ticket-asks-from-homelessness-authority/ “In a first, court will decide new WA redistricting plan as commission falters” by Melissa Santos from Crosscut: https://crosscut.com/politics/2021/11/first-court-will-decide-new-wa-redistricting-plan-commission-falters Learn more about how you can get involved with Institute for a Democratic Future here: https://democraticfuture.org/ Find the contact for your Seattle City Councilor here: https://www.seattle.gov/council/meet-the-council Transcript: [00:00:00] Crystal Fincher: Welcome to Hacks & Wonks. I'm Crystal Fincher, and I'm a political consultant and your host. On this show, we talk with policy wonks and political hacks to gather insight into local politics and policy in Washington state through the lens of those doing the work with behind-the-scenes perspectives on what's happening, why it's happening, and what you can do about it. Full transcripts and resources referenced in the show are always available at officialhacksandwonks.com and in our episode notes. Today we're continuing our Friday almost-live shows where we review the news of the week with a co-host. Welcome to the program today's two co-hosts - Chair of People Power Washington-Police Accountability and indispensable member of the Hacks & Wonks and Fincher Consulting teams, Dr. Shannon Cheng. And, Amy Sundberg, author of Notes from the Emerald City and Co-Chair of the Seattle Committee of People Power Washington-Police Accountability - an excellent live-tweeter of municipal meetings in Seattle, indispensable informer of all of us, and the person who's happy to take your baked goods for compensation. Welcome to both of you, Amy and Shannon. [00:01:21] Shannon Cheng: Thanks Crystal. [00:01:23] Amy Sundberg: Good to be here. [00:01:24] Crystal Fincher: So I am happy to have you both on here to start talking about the Seattle budget process, the actions that the Council just took - particularly because you both have been instrumental in keeping people up-to-date on where we're at in this process. And this was an eventful week. So what has been happening? [00:01:48] Amy Sundberg: Well, a lot of very long meetings have been happening, especially yesterday's marathon all-day meeting. I signed off at 6:30p and it was still going. So the Councilmembers have been talking about proposed amendments to the Budget Chair's Balancing Package this week. [00:02:12] Crystal Fincher: Okay. In that process, what was under consideration and what ended up getting passed? [00:02:19] Amy Sundberg: I mean, there was a fair amount under consideration. In terms of public safety, there were several proposed amendments that would - basically the Chair's Balancing Package decided to invest a bit less in the police department than what they had asked for in the mayor's proposed budget. And- [00:02:51] Crystal Fincher: So pausing for a second. What is a Balancing Package? [00:02:54] Amy Sundberg: The Balancing Package is basically Budget Chair Mosqueda - she gets feedback from community, she gets feedback from Central Staff about various issues having to do with the mayor's proposed budget, she speaks with her colleagues. They already went through a round of amendment proposing, and then she looks at where she thinks the strong consensus is going to be for the Council in terms of what they all agree on - what should be funded and what should not be funded in the year's budget. And then she puts together a package that funds these priorities and balances to where they think revenues will be for the year. [00:03:46] Crystal Fincher: Okay. So where are the points of likely agreement? What did they end up saying, "Yeah, we're all on the same page."? [00:03:55] Amy Sundberg: I mean, the Balancing Package - and one of the great things I think that was in that package was a huge investment in affordable housing, much more than we've ever seen. So that was very exciting. I would say that's probably the most notable thing that was happening in the budget. But in general they were funding a lot of services for people - so a lot of food assistance. And there were also a lot of district-specific investments - fairly small investments for various projects within a particular district. And obviously that varied a lot, but there were a bunch of those - different parks, different sidewalk projects, different community centers, all of that sort of thing. There was some consensus around public safety, but a lot of the requests for funding for alternatives, like alternative emergency response, for example, or for LEAD to be scaled up, or for mental - [00:05:16] Crystal Fincher: And LEAD is Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion, which is an alternative to incarceration or further involvement in the criminal legal system and trying to give people pathways and alternatives out of the system. [00:05:31] Amy Sundberg: Exactly. Just Care, which helps house people in hotels if they don't have a home or a place to stay. Behavioral health response - all of these things were proposed in amendments and most of them were not fully funded in the Balancing Package. So there was - [00:05:57] Crystal Fincher: And these proposals were making good on commitments that Councilmembers had made to fund alternatives to basically police patrolling the streets, and alternate responses that may be more appropriate to the challenges that people calling 911 are actually calling about. So if someone is having a behavioral health crisis, if someone is unhoused, many Councilmembers have said, "Yeah, actually probably an armed patrol response is not the appropriate response for that." Or certainly isn't able to address some of the root causes to address the issue that's being called about. So having someone with a different set of expertise that may not be armed, that doesn't introduce or escalate a situation in an unhelpful way may be more appropriate in addressing the root cause of the issue and actually solving the problem that's being called about. And the Council collectively had previously signaled and made commitments to move in that direction. Is that a fair synopsis? [00:07:11] Amy Sundberg: Yeah. I would say that's correct and I would even go further and say it's not even particularly controversial. In general, people would like there to be alternate responses. In general, people would like people who are qualified to answer some of these needs and some of these calls - they don't all need to be armed policemen. [00:07:35] Crystal Fincher: And so, these community responses were a number of the ones that you just talked about, but the Council seemed like it changed direction and didn't follow through on there. How did that come about? What were the votes that changed what happened? [00:07:53] Amy Sundberg: I mean, it wasn't voted upon. I mean, that's what happened. The first round of amendments are not voted upon - and basically Chair Mosqueda has to go back and she has to look at all the different proposals, all which cost money. And then, she has to look at how much money is available and she has to make some hard choices about where to spend that money. And she did not find the money to fully fund some of these programs. One of the ones I was personally most disappointed to see not funded was - Andrew Lewis had proposed money for standing up a CAHOOTS-style community-based alternate emergency response for 911 calls. And you know - a couple million dollars. It wasn't, in the scheme of the budget for Seattle which is very large, it was not much money. And $400,000 of that did get allocated to start working on dispatch protocols so that 911 dispatchers can start to figure out how to route calls in alternate ways, which is great. I mean, that is an important step, but the rest of the money was not given to that project to start to actually stand it up. [00:09:14] Shannon Cheng: Yeah. I think it's just been really frustrating that it is kind of generally agreed upon that we want a faster ramp up of alternative responses to armed police, but obviously the money does have to come from somewhere. And this whole budget process has been about SPD digging their heels in - whenever any even tiny amount of money or arguing about semantics about funded versus unfunded positions. And all the energy is being spent on that instead of actually building actual solutions that are going to help all of us. [00:09:52] Crystal Fincher: Yeah. And I mean, there were certainly articles this week and some clarifications that were trying to be made about the funding of 110 police positions and that being - that right now they are positions that are not filled. And so, it's not like they are removing any police from the streets. That was never the proposal and nothing there, even though that had been strongly implied by several of the usual suspects who report on it. But even things like that seem to be caught up in political spin and moving that away from the roots and the crux of what's being discussed. And what the community voted for. And to say that you support moving in a different direction, making a commitment to do that, and then failing to provide any funding to do that is just plain old not meeting the commitment and going back on your words. So I certainly hope that gets addressed throughout the budget process. What are the options to address this further on in the budget process and how can people advocate for seeing a budget that reflects their values? [00:11:10] Amy Sundberg: Well, the budget process is almost over now. It will be done on Monday. So if you want to speak up, now is the time. You can definitely call and email your Councilmembers now. And there will be a chance for public comments on Monday at 2:00 PM. So I guess signups would be at around noon then - right before all the Councilmembers take their final vote on the budget, which will be at the 2:00 PM meeting on Monday. I will say, also, regarding those positions that you talked about in the police department that aren't filled but are funded - not only are they not filled, they cannot be filled. It is literally impossible for SPD to fill those positions because they have a hiring pipeline. They've figured out how many officers they can hire next year - that amount of officers, there's money for that. And then, these are in addition to any officers that they could possibly hire. They probably can't even hire them in 2023, to be frank. So these are not positions that are going to be filled any time in the near term. The fact that this amendment was not able to be passed, even though it's completely about transparency of budget and fiscal responsibility and has very little to do with staffing, is deeply disappointing. [00:12:47] Shannon Cheng: Yeah. I was really frustrated about that one as well, Amy. I guess I was trying to think about how to relate that to a household budget situation. So I was thinking it'd be like you have two people in a household but you only have one car. And so, you're trying to budget money to buy a second car for the second person to get to work, but conditions are currently difficult - used cars are super expensive, maybe you aren't able to get the car. But then it would be like the first person who has the car telling the other person, "No, you can't use any of this money that's been allocated for a car to take the bus to work and you have to walk." And I guess that's just how I feel about these unfunded positions - that SPD gets to hold the money and we don't get to use it for any of the other things that we desperately want and need. And it's just going to sit there. And then, if Council does ever try to take the money back that SPD isn't even able to spend, it just becomes this big messaging spinning from - we've seen already Chief Diaz and others come out and make it sound like we're trying to take money from them. [00:13:52] Amy Sundberg: But even in the dialogue going on right now, we've been talking about these amendments that are going to restore a $10 million cut in the police department. But I mean, it's only a $10 million cut because they had all of this money to begin with for these unfilled, unfillable positions. So then, it gets to be called a cut but it's not actually - the framing of it becomes very convoluted and it becomes harder to talk about it in a really honest and straightforward way. [00:14:23] Crystal Fincher: I mean, there is a City Councilmember who was just elected, a future member who was elected, who talked about finding waste in Seattle and finding money that isn't being used optimally that we can use for other things in the City, and there has to be somewhere. We found the somewhere. We found where money cannot be spent, where money is allocated that is not serving any purpose. These are residents' funds, this is public money. And so, where there is money that cannot be spent, it's not even possible to spend it, and is only there to serve as a budget line because they just solely want a bigger number for vanity purposes and for messaging purposes - that could be used to help the people of Seattle in different ways more directly and be spent on something, instead of just sitting dormant in an account. We found it. It's SPD budget. It is for positions that not only are not filled, cannot be filled. And for some reason there are not the votes at this moment to use that funding for something more productive. It really is mind-boggling. It's disappointing, and I certainly would hope that people listening and those that you know, that you encourage people to call their Councilmembers to talk about this, to ground this conversation in reality and facts. And that we need dollars that are there to be spent on people, on the residents of Seattle, and not sitting in an account because of some political messaging war. It just doesn't make any kind of sense. We are facing too many challenges that are so big and so pressing that we can't let funding get caught up in this pettiness. And it is pettiness. And I'm just very challenged by that. And hope it changes, but yeah, that's been a frustrating conversation to look at. And another frustrating thing was that the Council declined to fund two requests from the Regional Homelessness Authority and Erica Barnett wrote piece about this in PubliCola. But we have had so many conversations about the priority of addressing homelessness - certainly the mayor-elect, who is coming in, made commitments about doing this. The Council has made commitments about this. Residents of Seattle have talked about this being the most important thing. And what we've heard for years really, and heard continuing conversation about is, well, this really needs to be a regional solution. We really have to take action in conjunction with our regional partners. And we all have a role to play in this. And Seattle certainly is the largest city in the region and would be carrying the lion's share of that responsibility with contributions from others. But there is a responsibility from the City of Seattle in this. And the City declined the requests from the Homelessness Authority. As Erica Barnett mentioned in her article, there was a request for a high acuity shelter to help stabilize unsheltered people experiencing health crises. The King County Regional Homelessness Authority asked for $19.4 million. They will receive $5 million of that, with potentially another $5 million from the county to begin work on a shelter. That's supposed to help that, but certainly looking at a quarter of the funding there. And then a $7.6 million request to fund 69 peer navigators, people who have lived experience being homeless to help unsheltered people navigate through the homeless system, won't receive any funding. This one came with a justification that there are several existing providers that provide similar services that may be able to do that without incurring additional expenses and be able to build on their current expenditures and current processes. So that will be interesting to see how that shakes out. And they're looking at certainly coming up with proposals to see how they might be able to address that, but this is something to keep our eye on and just feels a bit counter to all of the rhetoric and a number of the promises that have been made. And certainly the direction of the solution that a number of electeds in the City and people who were just elected have made. It's a bit confusing to hear rhetoric for years - we need to participate in a regional solution. It's like, "All right, regional solution, got everybody on board. Here we go." And it's like, "Yeah, never mind, maybe not so much." But we will see if the City comes up with a better plan on their own or not. But I think that's something to keep our eye on. And also looking at how legitimate is this Regional Homelessness Authority going to be if the charter it's been given and the solutions that they are looking to implement may be dead or disabled on arrival because of a lack of funding. I mean, really a lot of what we talk about in policy - it's great to talk about these policies, it's great to talk about these alternative public safety programs. And it's great to talk about needing to address all of our unhoused neighbors and getting them into housing. It takes money and that money has to be allocated. And when it's not, we're not going to make progress on solving these problems. So I am curious to see what results from this - and what targets they have, how they plan to meet the commitments that they've made. And if not funding this as part of a regional solution is in their plans, what is the regional solution they've been talking about for years and what are they going to do about it? And I'm interested in hearing that from the mayor's perspective and from the Council perspective. Certainly it's an issue that people want addressed. It's an issue that people who are unhoused need addressed and so we will see how that happens. [00:21:24] Amy Sundberg: It's going to be really interesting to watch the transition and see how much power the City of Seattle is willing to cede to the regional authority, because they're used to kind of doing their own thing, right? And so, I think there might be a little bit of resistance there. I also know, for example, that the Council has been very excited about tiny home villages for some time now. And the new CEO of the Regional Homelessness Authority is not so excited about tiny house villages. So you get these interesting kind of policy discussions and power dynamics that I don't think we know how they're going to play out yet. [00:22:12] Crystal Fincher: Yeah. And speaking of things we don't know how they're going to play out yet, we might as well talk about redistricting. Redistricting. So this has been a bit of an eventful, not eventful week in the arena of redistricting. So if you haven't seen, and do not fault anyone for not having seen - this is not a fun thing to be following. But our state has a bipartisan Redistricting Commission that we put in charge of redrawing maps every 10 years in response to the changes in population and demographic compositions that we learn from the Census that is taken every 10 years. In Washington state, we have Democrats appoint two members and Republicans appoint two members. And then there is a different Chair of the organization - that is the Redistricting Commission. They are responsible for collecting public comment and basically balancing the population and composition within districts, which involves adjusting boundaries of different districts to even out population - some districts grow a lot in size, some shrink. And so, from Congressional Districts on down, the boundaries have to be adjusted to balance out - to rebalance - population and representation to make sure everyone is being represented fairly and accurately throughout the state. This process has successfully produced maps every year that it has been in existence, which this current process has been in existence since 1983. Every 10 years they have successfully performed their jobs and produced maps, until the deadline this past Monday, which they missed. And they didn't just miss it, they missed it in such interesting, ridiculous, and we can plug in whatever adjective we want to use their way. [00:24:19] Amy Sundberg: Shady. I would say it was kind of shady. [00:24:23] Crystal Fincher: There was a lot shady about it, and likely straight up potentially illegal about how it happened. Because the deadline was Monday night. Now it is not at all uncommon for a commission to take to nearly the deadline, or any entity to take until nearly the deadline to complete their job. A lot of times a deadline is a helpful pressure point to help people who may be disagreeing negotiate and come to an agreement. And that clock ticking down is helpful in getting that done. However, as the deadline approached, there didn't seem to be any progress. And oddly and troublingly, as the deadline approached, in what was supposed to be a public meeting - because by law, these commissioners and these commission meetings have to be held in public. This is not like the Legislature - this is like most other bodies where their deliberations have to be held in public. And they actually are forbidden by law to meet in groups of more than two to prevent there being any meeting basically that is not in view of the public. However, leading up to this deadline, instead of meeting in view of the public, the commissioners retreated - they said - to meet in groups of two, and they were going to meet and come back and discuss publicly. And then they didn't come back. And then they didn't come back again. And then, the updates were non-updates and the meeting that was supposed to take place in public view did not. And then, there was an update that coming up to the midnight deadline on Monday, maybe there is a vote to be taken. There wasn't. And then, the word came that - they came back just in time to take the vote, to approve - it's still confusing what they did or did not approve and what timeline and this is part of the confusing part. What was presented in public at the time - they said that they voted to approve a framework, just after the midnight deadline, I believe. But that framework did not have any maps attached to it. And so, this was a very confusing time, and it's not quite sure what was approved and they have not clarified much about their deliberations or what was approved. And then, the next day, late in the day, and this was well after the deadline, they published some maps that they said were what was approved in the framework. Both Congressional District and Legislative District maps, which a lot of people - I mean, the first reaction was just, for most people, well these maps are invalid. One, you missed the deadline to vote - that's kind of very cut and dry, that's actually a pretty black and white thing. They admitted they missed the deadline, there doesn't seem to be any disagreement that they missed the deadline. What they do seem to be saying is, "But we voted just after the deadline. And so we put so much work into it that maybe you should consider what we did." However, the maps that they eventually - that the commission eventually published a day later after the deadline passed - it has issues. It has a number of issues, but I think a lot of people are really not even getting into those issues yet at this point in time, just because they missed the deadline and therefore - in a situation where it would've gone to the Legislature to be approved, now it is up to the Supreme Court. If you missed a deadline, it gets kicked over, Redistricting Commission is done. What they have done is basically all null and void because they did not produce what they were supposed to approve and produce in the timeline that they were supposed to do this. And this is prescribed by law, so it's not like someone can just decide to take a little bit more time. And in this process with the Supreme Court, they have until now - April 30th - to approve maps. So what seems pretty clear is that the Supreme Court has no obligation to consider anything that the Redistricting Commission has done. The challenge becomes that the Supreme Court is not a mapping body. This is not anything that is in their - it's not in their job description. [00:29:09] Shannon Cheng: Yeah. And Crystal, isn't that April 30th deadline really problematic? Isn't filing week for a lot of these positions, that people need to know their districts for, the second week of May, usually? [00:29:22] Crystal Fincher: It's so problematic. And that's such a good point. I mean, the reason why the deadline is in mid-November is because we actually moved it up from the end of December. We moved the deadline up because it was such a stretch to implement all of this and have people learn their new districts. And so we said, "Hey, we actually need more time to - once we decide what these maps are, everything that follows the new maps - need more time to implement it." So not having maps now and moving this deadline to April 30th does mean that some representatives do not know which district they are going to ultimately represent. Depending on which version of which map you look at, some representatives are in one district on some maps, they're in another district on another map. They maintain their incumbency according to some maps, they don't according to others. Different candidates who have run four different positions or are considering - are in one district according to some maps, another district according to others. So this uncertainty now goes until April 30th. The candidate filing deadline is May 20th. So there are less than three weeks, fewer than three weeks between the time districts become final and the time that people learn, not just whether if you're an incumbent, whether you're still in your district, but what the composition of your district is. And we know that there are going to be several districts whose compositions meaningfully change. So you don't know what neighborhoods, what areas you're going to be representing or not. As someone who may potentially be a candidate, you don't know where you might end up running, who you might challenge. There may be one person who you're very interested in running against, there may be another person who you're not. This is all up in the air until April 30th. I hear a lot of people say, "Well, maybe the Supreme Court will get done early." And to that I say, what entity has ever gotten done early? There is nothing that has happened in the past that suggests that this would happen early. It could happen. The thing is this is actually a completely unprecedented process and we don't know what's going to happen, but trying to assume upfront that they're going to get done early does not seem like it's the most likely thing, given that, I mean, you have a commission whose job it was just to figure out these maps - who came in and it was on their job description, part of their job description, to get these maps done. They had process, they had staff, they had this whole thing. They were unable to get this process done by the deadline. I don't know why kicking it over to a body that doesn't have any of the preparation that this one had would make us think that they would get done faster. Certainly is possible but - [00:32:16] Amy Sundberg: And weren't there also problems with a lot of the proposed maps in terms of the legality?So I mean, that becomes an issue as well. [00:32:24] Crystal Fincher: Oh there are so many problems. Yeah. There have been several independent analyses, from Harvard to UCLA, I think the League of Women Voters - looked into several of these maps and several of them have pretty blatant Voting Rights Act violations. They appear to be unconstitutional, they appear to be illegal maps. That's certainly a major issue that had been talked about throughout this process. The alleged maps - it's hard to even say - this last map that was published after the deadline, which seems to have several issues even on top of the Voting Rights Act violations. Yeah, that's a problem. And so, the one thing I would say is I would assume, I would hope and I actually would assume from our Supreme Court, our Washington State Supreme Court, that they are interested in adhering to the Voting Rights Act, which would automatically mean, because of that would mean that some of the maps that have been published, that their maps would not look like those. And so, there's going to be a question of where do they start? Because the process is not defined. There are some states who have gone through similar processes. Some would be useful to follow, others may not be good to follow - but that's all going to be determined. But really what we have now is we're in an unprecedented situation for our state. The Redistricting Commission did not complete their job by the time that was required, so the normal process that we are used to following is no longer the process that we're in. We're in a brand new process, we are going to see what happened. Because there is so much - I'm sitting here probably - I still don't get what happened on that Monday, and what they approved, and what they didn't approve, and what happened when. And I probably did a horrible job of explaining that - the reason why, is because we don't know. It is very confusing as to what happened. In fact, the Supreme Court has ordered the Chair of the Redistricting Commission to basically submit a sworn statement about what did happen because no one knows. We are supposed to know. It's supposed to be in public for deliberation. What was the timeline of the events? What happened? When did it happen? And that is due by this coming Monday, the 22nd? I think Monday is the 22nd. So we will hear the Redistricting Commission's sworn version of events and from there we'll see where it goes. But it seems pretty black and white from what they said before that they did not make the deadline for the map. So that basically - question one, the most important question is, did you approve those maps in time by the deadline? They did not. I'm sure they will be like, "But it was only by a little bit." And the thing about when a deadline is prescribed by law - is when you miss it, it doesn't matter whether it's by two seconds or two days. It is missed. And so that's question one, which is why it is now in the hands of the Supreme Court. And we'll see where it goes from here. We will probably have other shows talking about this in more detail, but certainly as we get more information. But this is something to continue to pay attention to and certainly to make sure that you are engaging, especially as we have, these conversations about whether districts adhere - proposed districts - and that's adhere to the Voting Rights Act primarily. And that's important for issues like in Central Washington, looking at places like Yakima - are there attempts, bad faith attempts really, made to dissect that community in a way that eliminates voting power, organizing power that would normally be there because of the population? Or are they looking at that and trying to dilute the power of specifically non-white populations in order to maintain electoral power? And this is the conversation that we see with gerrymandering in so many other states, right? And so we were trying to avoid that here. So we'll talk about this a lot more, but it's a mess. [00:37:10] Amy Sundberg: I think too, that it bears repeating how shocking it is that we don't know what happened. And that it's now Friday and we still don't know what happened. And that these are meetings that are legally required to be within public view. And that all the commissioners felt emboldened - they felt just fine not having to be transparent. [00:37:35] Crystal Fincher: Well, I will be careful in characterizing what all of the commissioners done - I mean, did. I don't know where all of the commissioners were, I don't know if a couple of them felt strongly about this and a couple others didn't. I don't know that, but I do know that the process overall was certainly not ideal. And even that meeting in pairs - it is also illegal if you meet in pairs and then have an intermediary relay information from one of those meetings in pairs to a member of the other pair. You can't pass information back and forth that derives from those smaller meetings, because that in effect is a meeting. That is also specifically illegal. So I think most people are going now - it is not believable to think that this process happened completely behind doors, behind closed doors, there was no agreement beforehand. You come back in time to take a vote, but no one talked to each other, even though we didn't see what you were doing and somehow came to an agreement. No one believes that. [00:38:47] Amy Sundberg: No. [00:38:48] Crystal Fincher: I think we're there. I don't believe that. [00:38:54] Amy Sundberg: And I would say if you're appointed to be a commissioner, one of your tasks is to work towards transparency. So making sure the public does know what you're doing. And I mean, yes, maybe there are circumstances we don't know about, maybe you can just be swept along - but, I mean, transparency is part of what you should strive for. [00:39:18] Crystal Fincher: Part of what we should strive for. And really that issue in itself, whether or not they violated Open Meetings Acts and whether or not they adhere to the law there, even if they would have voted in time, could invalidate that entire process. So there are just so many issues with how this process came to its non-conclusion conclusion, but we will get more information about what the commission says happened by Monday. And certainly we'll be talking about this next week too on Hacks & Wonks. One last thing I wanted to talk about before we left was - we are approaching the deadline for applications to the Institute for a Democratic Future. What's the Institute for a Democratic Future, you ask - I'm glad you asked. It is a fantastic six-month fellowship where you spend about a week in a month immersing yourself in politics and policy on the ground throughout the state of Washington and there's even a trip to DC. But it is an excellent way to get an education on not only a range of policy and politics, but to see how the policy that is passed connects to real-world conditions on the ground for people in different circumstances and in different walks of life. So being in Eastern Washington, being in Central Washington and talking to farmers and talking to farm workers and talking to union leadership and talking to people who are doing environmental work and talking to business organizations and just the full range of people in communities. And how different legislation impacts them, how different challenges are presenting themselves, and what their feedback and perspective is on different things. And it's varied. And especially, I think most of the people who are listening to this podcast are in the King County area, how things look in rural communities is different. How life is experienced in rural and communities elsewhere is different. And it's important to understand how that manifests in order to create policy in a way that actually does help people. This program is for people who are 39 or under. The deadline is approaching, coming up in about a week. So if this sounds like it's something interesting to you, I would highly encourage you - reach out to me on Twitter, I'm @finchfrii, send me a text message, email, send me a message to the website. I'll be happy to talk about it more with you, but this is actually how I got my start in politics. I had a career before I worked in politics - I was in corporate sales, but I knew that I wanted to make a change and do something different. I was pretty naive - I didn't know what jobs and stuff there were in politics, what options were. I had watched the West Wing and knew of those positions there, but really didn't understand the wide variety of positions in politics. But also how that also works together with policy positions, advocacy positions, and there is a rich world that you can work in and contribute to. And it can be in a full-time paid capacity or not, but it's just really useful and helpful to be able to see how policy translates. What type of policies in the conversation, what different people from different areas are saying about their lives and what they're facing. And what is helping and what is not helping. And a lot of it will surprise you. A lot of it may not fit neatly into rhetoric that we're used to hearing. And that's really important to engage with and understand. So I highly encourage you to do that. If you're listening to this and you know me, there's a letter of recommendation required - talk to me. If you know me and we can do that, I'm happy to do that. I've done it before for people, but highly recommend this for anyone interested in being more engaged in the world of politics or policy or advocacy, it really is invaluable. You would not be hearing my voice on this podcast right now if it weren't for the Institute for a Democratic Future. I wouldn't be working in politics. It is just really important and helpful. So if this sounds interesting to you or you think it would sound interesting to any others, you can go to democraticfuture.org. I'll also put that in the show notes so that you can read more about it. But it really is valuable. And for young leaders, young progressive leaders, age 21 to 39, and the program itself runs January through June. And there are 11 weekends between January and June plus a Washington, D.C. week. So give me a chat if this is interesting, but Institute for a Democratic Future is great. And it's also just a great network of people and really helpful and useful network of people to belong to, and you would be surprised how many people have been through this program and who are working there. It has been useful for a ton of us. So that's where I'm at on those. And I thank you all for listening to Hacks & Wonks on today, November 19th, 2021. And thank you to the producer of Hacks & Wonks, Lisl Stadler, who is assisted regularly by Shannon Cheng and our wonderful co-host today - who, hey, Shannon Cheng, the Chair of People Power Washington-Police Accountability, as well as Amy Sundberg, author of Notes from the Emerald City and Co-Chair of the Seattle Committee of People Power Washington-Police Accountability. You can find Shannon on Twitter @drbestturtle, Amy Sundberg @amysundberg and you can find me @finchfrii. Now you can follow Hacks & Wonks on iTunes, Spotify or wherever else you get your podcasts - just type "Hacks & Wonks" in the search bar. 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With policymakers needing scientific evidence to guide their decisions on topics such as public health and the climate, how do we ensure science makes its way into policy? For the month of November, #NextPagePod is going green in support of COP26. We will feature conversations exploring climate issues, youth activism, explore the science behind the policy and of course talk about what role multilateralism plays in the future of our planet. In this episode, we speak to Dr Debra Roberts about the intersection of science and policy, the bridge builders helping open the communication lines between both worlds and what the future of science multilateralism will hopefully look like. Dr Roberts is currently the Head of the Sustainable and Resilient City Initiatives Unit in the eThekwini Municipality in Durban, and prior to this post she established the Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department in eThekwini and was selected as the first Chief Resilience Officer in 2013. She was also involved in both the fifth and sixth assessment of the IPCC report has led the Chapter 8 (Urban Areas) section and contributed to Chapter 12 (Africa) on the fifth assessment report. For the sixth assessment report, she became the Co-Chair of Working Group 2 and her team is looking to release their report next year. She also brings to this discussion several years of negotiating experience having sat on various international advisory boards advising on climate issues. Resources: Find out more about Debra: https://www.ipcc.ch/people/debra-roberts/ Visit the IPCC website: IPCC — Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change View the latest IPCC report: AR6 Synthesis Report: Climate Change 2022 — IPCC AR5 Synthesis Assessment IPCC report: AR5 Synthesis Report: Climate Change 2014 — IPCC The eThekwini Sustainable and Resilient City Initiatives Unit: Durban's Resilience Strategy What platforms to find us on: Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLy Podbean: https://unitednationslibrarygeneva.podbean.com/ Follow us: https://www.facebook.com/UNOGLibrary https://twitter.com/UNOGLibrary Content: Speakers: Dr Debra Roberts & Tiffany verga Host: Tiffany Verga Editor & Producer: Tiffany Verga Social media designs: Tiffany Verga Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva
Led by the League of Women Voters and People for the American Way, Mark joined forces with protestors in Washington D.C. to demand President Biden FIX OR NIX THE FILIBUSTER. You'll hear one-on-one conversations with: April Albright, Legal Director and Chief of Staff at Black Voters Matter Fund; Judith Brown Dianis, Executive Director of the Advancement Project; Rev. Tim McDonald, Chair of the Board for People for the American Way; Senator Lena Taylor of Wisconsin; Cliff Albright, Co-Founder of Black Voters Matter, and Wes Bellamy, Co-Chair of Our Black Party; and a closing word from Rev. Dr. WIlliam Barber II. Executive Producer: Adell Coleman Producer: Brittany Temple Distributor: DCP Entertainment For additional content: makeitplain.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Featuring:Brian Barnes, Partner, Cooper & Kirk PLLCAntonio García-Martínez, Author, Chaos Monkeys, and ex-Advisor, TwitterMichael McConnell, Richard and Frances Mallery Professor, Stanford Law School, and Co-Chair, Oversight BoardChris Pavlovski, Founder and CEO, Rumble.comModerator: Olivia Jackson, General Counsel, Oversight BoardIntroduction: Jonathan Breit, Stanford Law School ’22* * * * * As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker.
After reviewing federal regulators' traditional theory of redlining, we discuss the types of underwriting practices that are likely targeted by Director Chopra's recent comments expressing concern about “algorithmic redlining”, examine how the use of machine learning (ML) underwriting models incorporating alternative data can be more inclusive than traditional logistic regression models and result in more approvals for protected class members and “credit invisibles”, and offer our thoughts on actions that technology and credit providers should take in response to Director Chopra's comments when developing and using ML models. Alan Kaplinsky, Ballard Spahr Senior Counsel, hosts the conversation, joined by Chris Willis, Co-Chair of the firm's Consumer Financial Services Group.
In this two-part podcast, Jackie Johnson, Co-Chair of Constangy's Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Practice Group and Partner in Constangy's Dallas, Texas, office, visits with Bill McMahon about the ins-and-outs of trade secret law. The first part focuses on the trade secret law basics, while the second part looks at best practices for trade secret protection and unfair competition prevention. You will find this Trade Secret Two-Step from our Dallas subject matter expert to be both helpful and informative.This podcast is made available for educational purposes only, to give you general information and a general understanding of the law, not to provide specific legal advice or to establish an attorney-client relationship. This podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state.
Stephanie has a career of service, serving in positions such as: Past Oklahoma Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (OAHPERD) President (2014), and continues to serve the OAHPERD Board and Council as a committee member for Professional Development. Oklahoma National and State Teachers of the Year Chapter President. Southern District, Leadership Council as a Member at Large, and Professional Development coordinator. SHAPE America Physical Activity Leader Trainer Committee member in the development of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in Physical Education (Second Edition, 2014). Program manager for the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Physical Education Committee and the subsequent curriculum framework development committee. Recently she worked with the Center for Curriculum Redesign participating in their Context in Competencies Study for the 21st Century Learner. Currently serving as Co-Chair of the Membership Committee for the National Academy of Health and Physical Literacy. She has also received several prestigious honors and awards: Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Betty Ambercrombie Scholar Award, Oklahoma Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, October, 2018 Virginia Peters Higher Education Award, Oklahoma Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, October, 2016 East Central University Distinguished Alumnae, East Central University, February, 2011 Honor Award, Oklahoma Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, October, 7, 2010 East Central University Education Hall of Fame Inductee, College of Education, East Central University, April, 2008 Shawnee Public Schools Teacher of the Year, Shawnee Public Schools, February, 2007 Masonic Teacher of Today, Oklahoma Masonic Lodge, September, 2007 Certified Employee of the Month, Shawnee Public Schools, December, 2006 Teacher of the Year, Will Rogers Elementary, Shawnee Public Schools, 2006 Best Practices Award, State Department of Education Healthy and Fit Schools, November, 2005
“If you know in your heart of hearts that something just doesn't feel right with the current path that you're on, I think being open and willing to take some pretty drastic changes, for me, has worked out pretty well.” – Jacob Helberg Jacob Helberg (@jacobhelberg) is the author of the recently published book, The Wires of War: Technology and the Global Struggle for Power. He is also Co-Chair of the China Strategy Initiative Working Group at The Brookings Institution, Senior Advisor of the Program on Geopolitics & Technology at the Cyber Policy Center and an adjunct fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Show notes with links, quotes, and a transcript of the episode: https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/jacob-helberg2-outlier-academy-show-notes Chapters Investing in tech and trend-spotting Habits and routines Recommended books and tools On success and failure Sign up here for Outlier Debrief, our weekly newsletter that highlights the latest episode, expands on important business and investing concepts, and contains the best of what we read each week. Follow Outlier Academy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/outlieracademy. If you loved this episode, please share a quick review on Apple Podcasts.
“We have to see the world for what it is, not as we wish it were.” – Jacob Helberg Jacob Helberg (@jacobhelberg) is the author of the recently published book, The Wires of War: Technology and the Global Struggle for Power. He is also Co-Chair of the China Strategy Initiative Working Group at The Brookings Institution, Senior Advisor of the Program on Geopolitics & Technology at the Cyber Policy Center and an adjunct fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Show notes with links, quotes, and a transcript of the episode: https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/jacob-helberg1-outlier-academy-show-notes Chapters Jacob's background and introduction to geopolitics Jacob's book, The Wires of War Defining autocracy Watershed moments in geopolitics The physical infrastructure of the internet, and how it can be manipulated China is a peer competitor The need for US proactivity with autocracies Cold war, grey war, and hot peace How the US should work to preserve democracy Optimism in geopolitics Sign up here for Outlier Debrief, our weekly newsletter that highlights the latest episode, expands on important business and investing concepts, and contains the best of what we read each week. Follow Outlier Academy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/outlieracademy. If you loved this episode, please share a quick review on Apple Podcasts.
Aneela is passionate about encouraging people from all walks of life to ride bikes and she works with individuals, organisations and the cycling industry to encourage wider participation. She works tirelessly to increase diversity in cycling and mountain biking and firmly believes that mountain biking is more than a sport - she's a champion of the wider benefits of mountain biking in building confidence, strength and resilience in everyday life. With 20 years+ diversity and inclusion experience, Aneela is particularly interested in diversity and wellbeing; women in MTB leadership; diversity role models; young girls in sport and promoting mental health. She offers training and workshops; inspiring talks and presentations; diversity audits; participation and engagement activities as well as professional advice and consultancy. ANEELA'S JOURNEY 20 years+ Diversity and Inclusion experience in the public sector Co-Chair, British Cycling's new Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group 10 years+ running Go-Where Scotland 5+ years professional MBL/Level 3 mountain bike guide Board Member and Secretary of Tweed Valley Trails Association Cycling UK Trail Inspector, and, Trail Maintenance Coordinator Cycling UK Outdoor Expedition qualification Masters Degree, Equality and Discrimination, University of Strathclyde Personal Fitness Trainer New episodes of the Tough Girl Podcast go live every Tuesday at 7am UK time - Hit the subscribe button so you don't miss out. The Tough Girl Podcast is sponsorship and ad free thanks to the monthly financial support of patrons. Support the mission to increase the amount of female role models in the media. Visit www.patreon.com/toughgirlpodcast and subscribe - super quick and easy to do and it makes a massive difference. Thank you. Show notes Who is Aneela Her early years Growing up in Glasgow How her parents moved over from Pakistan Visiting Pakistan Her dreams as a little girl Getting into mountain biking Pivotal moments from being on the mountain bike Taking friends out on the bike Her journey of becoming a coach and leader Giving people the opportunity to empower themselves Not having a great experience in childhood Being the only women during the assessment and training Being worried about being the only woman Being supported by her husband Lost opportunities Having to have faith in herself Battling again self doubt Being encouraged by her tutor Having to prove herself in a male environment Changes in the mountain biking industry over the past 10 years Creating empowering spaces Encouraging women to take the next step The lack of role models and how it is chaining slowly Encouraging women to become coaches Being inspired by her friends The FNY Collective and what it stands for… What the word fanny means in Scotland Getting charity status and being able to look for funding How many bikes… Being an ambassador for Juliana Bicycles The power of bikes Working to support refugees Working with Endura Sport Working on a film about - bikes, love and discrimination “After the Storm” premiere at Kendal Mountain Festival Advice for other women for being brave The power of knowing you are not alone Advice to encourage women to try mountain biking Being on a learning journey and why everyone has to start somewhere #Ridemòr (mòr - big and great) Social Media Go-Where | Ridemòr - Scotland's award-winning curator of guided & self-guided bicycle experiences. Advocates for wellbeing, diversity & inclusion. #ridemòr #mòrdiversity www.go-where.co.uk Instagram: @gowherescotlandmtb Facebook: @gowherescotland Personal Instagram @mrsgowherescotland Twitter: @AneelaMckenna MÒR DIVERSITY - From diversity, inclusion and wellbeing to leadership and resilience training - we offer professional services to help unlock the human potential of organisations. Website - www.mordiversity.com The FNY Collective - The FNY collective: a group of Badass women passionate about riding bikes and getting more women sharing the fun on two wheels. Website - www.thefnycollective.co.uk Instagram @the_fny_collective
DNA Today's host Kira Dineen is also the host of the PhenoTips Speaker Series. This monthly live webinar focuses on relevant genetics topics by featuring discussions with thought leaders and experts in genomic medicine. In this podcast episode we are sharing an installment of the PhenoTips Speaker Series, “The Future of Genetic Counseling”.This episode features Past President of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, Amy Sturm, and Past President of the American Board of Genetic Counseling, Erynn Gordon. Amy and Erynn draw on their decades of experience in genetic counseling to prepare for the fast approaching future of genetic counseling. As genomics become common practice in mainstream healthcare, clinical genetics is expected to expand from focusing on rare diseases to common and preventable and/or treatable conditions. While the details and timeframe of this transition is unknown, it is clear that genetic counselors are poised to champion this change and transformation. To prepare for this fast approaching future, PhenoTips invited Amy Sturm and Erynn Gordon to share their experience-based insights.Erynn Gordon is currently the Founder and President of Ripple Genetics Consulting, with prior VP and Presidency roles at Genome Medical, 23andMe, and the Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative. With 20 years of experience, Erynn has been deeply engaged in the genetic counseling community, having served as past president of the American Board of Genetic Counseling and on the Board of Directors for the National Society of Genetic Counselors.Amy Sturm is a Genetic Counselor and Professor within the Genomic Medicine Institute at Geisinger with nearly 20 years of experience in the field of genetic counseling. Amy was the 2019 President of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, and currently serves as the Chair of the Advisory Board to the NIH All of Us Research Program's Genetic Counseling Resource and Co-Chair of the NLA Genetics Working Group. In addition, she is on the NLA Scientific Statements Committee and the American Heart Association's Advocacy Coordinating Committee and Genomic and Precision Medicine Leadership Committee of the Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine.In this discussion with Kira Dineen, Amy Sturm, and Erynn Gordon will draw on their experiences to provide insights on:Historic and current uses of technology in genetic counsellingFuture applications of technology that can shape the practice of genetic counsellingThe role population genetics will play in precision medicineChallenges and barriers to mainstream integration of genetic counsellingThe themes covered in this Speaker Series session were inspired by the Laura Hercher 2020 paper, “Pondering the future of genetic counseling: An adolescent field comes of age”.As an amendment to the chatbots portions of the panel discussion, Amy Sturm would like to clarify that her collaborations with Clear Genetics began in 2017. 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Targeted advertising has become an important marketing tool for many providers of consumer financial services. After discussing the primary screening methods offered to providers for identifying consumers to receive their advertising, we look at claims made in private lawsuits involving the intersection of targeted marketing and anti-discrimination laws and how the courts have responded to such claims, the status of regulatory activity, whether advertisers using targeted marketing are vulnerable to redlining claims, and issues for providers to consider before engaging in targeted marketing. Alan Kaplinsky, Ballard Spahr Senior Counsel, hosts the conversation, joined by Chris Willis, Co-Chair of the firm's Consumer Financial Services Group.
Dr. Michelle Meziere, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital's Medical Staff President and Co-Chair of EEHealth's COVID Incident Response, discusses the latest local COVID information and, in particular, addresses questions about children and the vaccines.
Scholars, practitioners, advocates and students gathered recently at Duke University to examine the topic of redistricting, the process of drawing congressional boundaries. The conference included judges and mathematicians, investigative reporters, and more. Each contributed insights to try and untangle the complex web that redistricting had become. This episode includes comments from: James Andrew Wynn, judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Jonathan Mattingly, James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, Duke University Tyler Dukes, Investigative Reporter, Raleigh News & Observer and Adjunct Instructor in the Sanford School of Public Policy Art Pope, Chairman, John William Pope Foundation Tom Ross, President, The Volcker Alliance and Co-Chair, North Carolinians for Redistricting Reform Guest: Professor Deondra Rose, Director of Polis, the Center for Politics at Duke University.
Welcome to square one powered by FINTECH.TV This week, we go deep into what in the world is going in China. I was joined by Jacob Helberg, Co-Chair of the China Strategy Initiative at The Brookings Institution. Jacob is one of the most respected policy minds on this issue, and I wanted to have him on the program because he has a unique background in policy and technology, previously serving as Google's Global News Policy Lead. We dove into a wide range of topics in this discussion, including; Whether we're in a cold war with China The idea of dual-purpose technologies and how they can change the rules of the game The right policy framework to be thinking about our engagement with China And a host of solutions on what the US can and should do over the next decade.
A State Attorney General's Perspective: Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes joins cohosts Lori Kalani, co-Chair of the State Attorney General Practice at Cozen O'Conner and Richard Levick of LEVICK to discuss how the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and AGs have partnered over the years to combat anticompetitive, unfair and deceptive trade practices and how this relationship is evolving; new developments and anticipated developments under the leadership of new FTC Chairwoman Lina Kahn and the AMG Capital decision that impacted the FTC's ability to seek monetary relief.
The Miracle Worker: Dan Kracov, co-chair of the Life Sciences and Healthcare Regulatory practice at Arnold & Porter, speaks with host Richard Levick of LEVICK about the need for FDA user fee statute reauthorization; the FDA's challenges as it tries to emerge from the pandemic; the likelihood that some FDA pandemic accommodations will remain in place; thoughts on the next FDA Commissioner; accelerated approval of drug products for serious diseases; gene and cell therapies and more. Join us for an inside look at the FDA and the world of life sciences.
“Time for an Awakening” with Bro. Elliott, Sunday 11/07/2021 at 7:00 PM (EST) guest was Activist, Organizer, National Male Co-Chair of N'COBRA, Kamm Howard. We received an update on the reparations work being done by N'COBRA, and what we can do as Black people to help. Also discussion concerning the demand for reparations for African descended people in America and our relationship to the Africans around the world demanding reparations for the damage done to our ancestors, that translates in the condition of our people today worldwide.
Today's interview is with a very special guest, Dr Rosemary Mazanet who is one of the world's leading medical advisors and researchers. Among the many boards she is on, Dr Rosemary is a Charter Trustee at the University of Pennsylvania Health System and is the Co-Chair of the Leonard Davis Institute Executive Advisory Board at Wharton. In today's episode, we are going to really dig deep behind the truth and the history of CBD. CBD burst onto the wellness scene in about 2018 in a massive way and it brought a lot of confusion with it. Does CBD work? What should or shouldn't it be used for? Dr Rosemary is the Chief Science Officer at Columbia Care and one of the most exciting global experts on the subject. It is a huge honour to welcome Dr Rosemary on the podcast to really look into the why's, the what's and the research behind CBD as we know it. Trust me, this episode is mind-blowing!The code for the free product is NOTPERFECTFREE. To get the free product please visit col-care.uk, choose from a 10ml oil in either Peppermint or unflavoured OR the soft-gel capsules. Enter the code NOTPERFECTFREE at checkout, process shipping and Columbia Care CBD will be delivered to you in no time! We can't wait to hear your thoughts. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.Have a look at Columbia Care products we mentioned throughout the episode here: https://www.shop.col-care.uk/shop See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jason Neufeld, Esq. is the founding partner of Elder Needs Law, PLLC which focuses on a variety of Florida Elder Law matters including Estate Planning, Medicaid-Planning, probate and guardianship matters. Jason is consistently recognized as a top lawyer among his peers in Super Lawyers Magazine and Florida Trends Legal Elite. Jason is an author and on the board of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys and Co-Chair of the Broward County Bar Association Elder Law Section. Sponsor: https://www.seniorcareauthority.com
Join our host Lucie Zhang as she speaks with Chris Nyberg, Co-Chair of the Cannabis Group at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, on how cannabis legislation has changed the landscape of the cannabis market across Canada. In this episode, you'll learn how the pandemic has impacted cannabis businesses and the enforceability of force majeure clauses.
Damilola Ogunbiyi is the CEO of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-EnergyMrs. Ogunbiyi has extensive experience in the energy space. Before joining SEforAll she was Managing Director of the Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency, the first woman to be appointed to the post. Before that she was Senior Special Assistant to the Nigerian President on Power and a senior official in the Lagos State Government. Mrs. Ogunbiyi worked for the British Government as a Consultant in the Department for International Development and at the HM Treasury.Mrs. Ogunbiyi maintains a keen interest in mentoring and empowering young people through skills acquisitions. She created the Lagos State Energy Academy to build the capacity of young people in renewable energy technology, and the Energizing Education Programme (EEP) which launched a Female STEM Student Internship Programme to provide hands-on practical experience in designing and constructing power systems for 700 female undergraduates.Mrs. Ogunbiyi is one of the Commissioners for the Global Commission to end energy poverty which is an initiative driven by MIT and The Rockefeller Foundation. She is the Co-Chair of the COP26 Energy Transition Council. She is also a member of the Development Advisory Council of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), member of the clean cooking alliance advisory board and a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Oxford – Future of Cooling ProgrammeMrs. Ogunbiyi holds a bachelor's degree in Project Management with Construction and a master's degree in Construction Management with Public Private Partnership from University of Brighton.Further reading:Official bio:https://www.seforall.org/who-we-are/damilola-ogunbiyiUN's Ogunbiyi on Sustainability Goals, COP26 (July 2021)https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2021-07-02/un-s-ogunbiyi-on-sustainability-goals-cop26-videoDamilola Ogunbiyi on how to bridge the energy gap in Africa (July 2020)https://www.cnbcafrica.com/2020/damilola-ogunbiyi-on-how-to-bridge-the-energy-gap-in-africa/OECD Climate Finance Provided and Mobilised by Developed Countries: Aggregate Trends Updated with 2019 Datahttps://www.oecd.org/env/climate-finance-provided-and-mobilised-by-developed-countries-aggregate-trends-updated-with-2019-data-03590fb7-en.htm
Families living in rural and frontier setting may live hours away from the nearest specialist and have a small pool of therapists and providers from which to choose. How can a support system and work force be formed for these families? Links to Mentioned Content: Telehealth and telepractice regulations vary by state. Therapy-focused national associations track these regulations, by state. AOTA State Actions Affecting OT in Response to COVID-19 Virtual School-based Services via Telehealth ASHA Tracking of State Laws and Regulations for Telepractice and Licensure Policy Telepractice Services and Coronavirus/ COVID-19 ----- The National Bureau of Health Workforce ECHO – Extension for Community Health Outcomes: Find your state Assistive Technology Program F2Fs Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) LEND programs About the Guests: Molly Kimmel, OTR-L & Martin Blair, PhD Molly Kimmel is the Program Director of MonTECH, within the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities in Missoula, Montana. MonTECH provides technology, support, and services that focus on improving the quality of life for individuals with disabilities across the state. After graduating from Gonzaga University and an early career in adult education, Molly decided to pursue occupational therapy (OT) as an avenue to help adults and children more fully participate in meaningful, necessary, and valuable activities. She received her master's degree in OT from the University of Washington in 2010 and has practiced at Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula for nearly 11 years. Molly transitioned to the role of Program Director at MonTECH in April of 2020 and has carried the program forward, managing pandemic-related challenges while still meeting the evolving assistive technology needs of Montana families. In addition to her role at MonTECH, Molly is the Montana State Coordinator and OT faculty for URLEND (Utah Regional Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities), a collaborative and interdisciplinary training program for students and professionals working with children with special health care needs. In April of 2021, Molly was elected as the President of the Montana Occupational Therapy Association. She is passionate about neurodevelopmental rehabilitation, building connections to provide best practices in care, and helping people achieve greater independence in all aspects of life. Understanding a work/life balance is the cornerstone of any good OT, so Molly also spends plenty of time traveling, floating down Montana rivers, and tending her community garden. Dr. Martin Blair began his career as a special education teacher. Following that experience, he spent the next two decades at Utah's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), the Center for Persons with Disabilities (CPD), as director of the Utah Assistive Technology Program, Chair of Utah's Interagency Outreach Training Initiative, the policy director of the National Center on Disability and Access to Education, the Associate Director of the Center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education, and the CPD's Assistant Director for Policy and Development. In these various roles he has built trusting, collaborative relationships with colleagues from a variety of disciplines in university, community, state and national circles. In 2013, Dr. Blair assumed leadership of the University of Montana Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities, Montana's UCEDD. Dr. Blair has presented over 60 papers to national and international audiences and authored dozens of professional articles. He has generated nearly $25 million in grant and contract funds to support his efforts. He currently serves as a Co-Chair of the Public Policy Committee of the Association of University Centers on Disability. Dr. Blair's work is focused on improving the quality of services and supports for individuals with disabilities and their families by working closely with trainees, Center staff, university faculty and administration, state and federal legislators and administration officials, and those who are the primary beneficiaries of the services and supports that he and his colleagues provide.
Hey, there Money Movers! This week we are all about estate planning. Tanya is joined by Lori Anne Douglass, Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section of the New York State Bar Association, to help educate us about estate planning and leaving a legacy. She covers it all from best times to start estate planning, what counts as an "Asset," the difference between a will and a trust, revocable and irrevocable trust, and so much more. If you have not thought about estate planning, trust us, you are going to want to start. Host IG: @itstanyatime The best way to reach Lori is through her email: email@example.com learn more about her services at: drestatecounsel.com/about Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Thousands of employees across the US are on strikes demanding change, and they're hoping that a worker-friendly Congress and arguably the most pro-union president in decades will help them get it. In this episode: Marlena Pellegrino, nurse striking from St. Vincent Hospital (@SaintVincentMA) and Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Nurses Association (@MassNurses) Bargaining Unit Nafisah Ula, Organizing Director of Jobs With Justice National (@jwjnational) Thomas Kochan, Professor at MIT Sloan School of Management Connect with The Take: Twitter (@AJTheTake), Instagram (@ajthetake) and Facebook (@TheTakePod)
Today we step into an alternate, healing dimension: into the realm of the Fungi. We are deeply honored to welcome Giuliana Furci, Foundress and CEO of the Fungi Foundation to SOUNDFOOD. Giuliana is the first female field mycologist in Chile, a Harvard University Associate, Dame of the Order of the Star of Italy, Co-Chair of the IUCN Fungal Conservation Committee, lecturer, author, mother, and a true fauna for Funga. Under her leadership, Chile became the first country in the world to include the Fungi Kingdom in its environmental legislation, thus allowing Chilean funga to be included in the study and evaluation of environmental impacts throughout the country. Giuliana's dedication to research and cultivating awareness around mycology is grounding and activating. She shares why it is crucial to include fungi in our entire framework; beginning with our educational and legal systems; while simultaneously recognizing the ancestral significance of how fungi (and yeast) connect us all through space, time and species. In our conversation, Giuliana also touches upon the breakthroughs which are now emerging in mycology. We honor Giuliana for her leadership and for being able to listen to what the fungi need without inserting her own agenda. Tune in to expand your perception of existence and harmonize with the vast and powerfully interconnected ecosystems beyond our human form! THE FUTURE IS FUNGI. Thank you Giuliana! Mentioned In This Episode: Fungi Foundation The Future is Fungi Giuliana Where to find Giuliana: Instagram | Twitter @FUNGIFOUNDATION @FUNDACIONFUNGI SUPPORT SOUNDFOOD DONATE TO US Everything and anything you can give helps us continue to share these conversations with the world! Episodes Mentioned: A VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS: Film, Farming, Fungi and the Future with Nathalie Kelley THE MAGIC OF MUSHROOMS: Full Spectrum Fungi to Raise the Planetary Frequency with Tonya Papanikolov À LA MODE : The Pursuit of a Passionate, Balanced, and Authentic Life with Vanessa Hong NOURISHMENT PARTNERS Rainbo Mushrooms: Enter SOUNDFOOD15 and enjoy 15% off all medicinal mushroom nourishment on rainbo.com Christy Dawn: Use NITSAC15 and enjoy 15% off their farm-to-closet dresses on christydawn.com Living Tea: Enter SOUNDFOOD for 10% off all tea nourishment from livingtea.net Living Libations: Use the code SOUNDFOOD15 and enjoy 15% off your order from livinglibations.com for high vibrational botanical beauty nourishment MIKUNA: Enter SOUNDFOODFAMILY for 25% off your first purchase and 30% off subscriptions from mikunafoods.com CONNECT WITH US soundfood.space @soundfoodspace JAM SESSION Catch our recent JAM SESSION with Desiree here TELEPORTAL tune in via text for high vibrational updates @ 1-805-398-6661 MERCURIAL MAIL Subscribe to our newsletter HERE Connect with our Host @nitsacitrine Lastly, we would be so grateful if you felt inspired to leave us a review on APPLE PODCAST!
Jon and his wife Kathy moved to the Hilliard Schools community in 1995. And although their sons already graduated, they're staying because Hilliard is a diverse and welcoming community with friendly neighborhoods and outstanding schools. I'm the only candidate who has voted in every school board race for the past 22 years. Hilliard is their home!Passionate VolunteerSince 2012, Jon has been a Board Trustee of the Hilliard Education Foundation and have the longest tenure of current Trustees. He has served in several key leadership positions including Board President. In addition to the Foundation, his community volunteer efforts include serving as Co-Chair of the most recent Hilliard Schools levy campaign, and volunteering with the Pediatric Cancer Unit at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Jon is the only candidate to be appointed to the City of Hilliard's Hilliard By Design Comprehensive Plan Update Steering Committee which will help guide a 12-15 month process to help shape Hilliard's plan for future growth and redevelopment.Educational ExperienceAs a teacher in Upper Arlington with nearly 30 years experience in multiple districts in urban, rural, and suburban settings, and at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, Jon brings knowledge, perspective, and experience no other candidate can offer, which will inform our district's educational policies and decisions. He will also listen to our community to hear their ideas for improving our schools. (Source)Website - http://electjonparkerjones.com/
Host David Hamm, Co-Chair of the In-House Subcommittee of the ABA Corporate Governance Committee, talks with Jacqueline (“Jaci”) Lee is the General Counsel of Flynn Restaurant Group, America's largest restaurant franchisee with over 2,300 restaurants nationwide. In this episode, Jaci shares her path to the role of GC, some thoughts on essential GC skills and characteristics, current GC hot topics and practical and actionable advice for those aspiring to be GCs. Two themes run through the conversation: (1) the joy that she took in each step of her journey and (2) the unexpected nature of her journey to GC. Jaci's advice for aspiring GCs includes expanding areas of expertise, seeking stretch projects in current roles and intentionally working on strengthening (not just expanding) networks.
Host David Hamm, Co-Chair of the In-House Subcommittee of the ABA Corporate Governance Committee, talks with Brady Long, the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Transocean, a leading international provider of offshore contract drilling services for oil and gas wells. In this episode, Brady shares his path to the role of GC, some thoughts on essential GC skills and characteristics, current GC hot topics and practical and actionable advice for those aspiring to be GCs. Two themes run through the conversation: (1) the need to always maintain a focus on adapting and (2) remembering the human element in every relationship. Brady's primary piece of advice for aspiring GCs is to remember the human element as they are developing their networks.
Host David Hamm, Co-Chair of the In-House Subcommittee of the ABA Corporate Governance Committee, talks with Chad Perry, the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., a public REIT and leading operator of upscale open-air outlet centers. In this episode, Chad shares his path to the role of GC, some thoughts on essential GC skills and characteristics, current GC hot topics and practical and actionable advice for those aspiring to be GCs. The theme of curiosity runs through the conversation as it was central to Chad's openness to new opportunities outside of practicing law within a firm, learning the industries where he found himself and growing in areas that are outside his areas of expertise. Chad's advice for aspiring GCs includes not jumping at the first opportunity that comes your way and looking for opportunities in your current roles to expand your perspective and areas of expertise.
Today's Faculty Factory Podcast episode is an uplifting interview with Panagis Galiatsatos, MD, MHS. Dr. Galiatsatos joins us to share some important habits and hacks when it comes to the role that individual faculty and medical institutions play within the community. Dr. Galiatsatos serves as Assistant Professor with Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore where he is a pulmonary and critical care medicine physician. He is also the Director of the Tobacco Treatment Clinic at Johns Hopkins. He is Co-Chair for Health Equity in the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity. And he is a Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Medicine for the Greater Good initiative. This initiative is meant to promote community engagement in order to disseminate health and prevent disease in the community. You can learn more by visiting their website: https://www.medicineforthegreatergood.org/ “It takes time. If someone is eager and wants to do this, the first thing you have to do is make sure the community is behind you,” he told us. “The worst thing you can do is put together an economic plan for the hospital and not have the community's buy-in.” You can also read more about today's podcast here: https://facultyfactory.org/community-engagement/
Tune in as the IIB's CEO, Briget Polichene, joins Philip Berkowitz, U.S. practice Co-Chair of the International Employment Law Practice Group and Co-Chair of the Financial Services Industry Group at IIB Gold APM Littler to talk about vaccine mandates in the workplace, their implementation, exceptions to the rules, and what it all means for FBOs.
Harvard grad and Yale School of Medicine policy advisor Caroline Simmons, State Representative for the 144th District since 2014, has won an endorsement from fellow Democrats Gov. Ned Lamont and former President Barack Obama for her candidacy as mayor of Stamford, one of the wealthiest and fastest growing cities in Connecticut. The Greenwich native is up against baseball legend Bobby Valentine, 71, who's running unaffiliated. Former Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano, former Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence Summers, and Speaker of the House Matt Ritter are a few high profile donors to Simmons' campaign, which has raised $503,122 to date. So what's at stake? The unemployment rate at Stamford is at 6.2%, and the city's labor force contracted by 4,096, from 68,698 to 64,698 in the second quarter of 2021, compared to the same period the prior year. Also, mold in schools, housing affordability, and urban planning as the city continues to grow. GUESTS: Rep. Caroline Simmons: Democratic Mayoral Candidate, Stamford. Co-Chair, Commerce Committee; Member, Committee on Human Services, and Member, Higher Education and Employment advancement Committee, Connecticut General Assembly. Senior Specialist, Policy Innovation and Impact, Yale School of Medicine. Brianna Gurciullo - Politics Reporter, Stamford Advocate Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
CFPB enforcement activity has already ramped up and the pace is expected to increase with Director Chopra now at the helm. We look at the areas expected to be the focus of intensified enforcement activity, such as military lending, fair lending, and treatment of LEP consumers, and new areas under consideration by CFPB enforcement staff, such as machine learning models, use of alternative data, and fair lending related to servicing and loss mitigation (particularly in light of the end of pandemic-related forbearances). Other issues discussed include the CFPB's use of aiding and abetting liability to reach service providers and the implications of a recent 7th Circuit decision on judicial relief available to the CFPB. Alan Kaplinsky, Ballard Spahr Senior Counsel, hosts the conversation, joined by Chris Willis, Co-Chair of Ballard Spahr's Consumer Financial Services Group, James Kim, a partner in the Group, Sarah Reise, Of Counsel in the Group, and Sarah Pruett, an associate in the Group.
Physical therapist, Jessica Cozine-Lehman, earned her undergraduate degree from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ and her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Regis University in Denver, CO in 2004. She joined the team at Great Moves in 2005, and became a partner in 2009.She has continued her education in many areas, including manual therapy, women's health and sport-specific rehabilitation (cycling, running, and triathlon). Jessica had the honor of going to the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece in 2004 as a therapist for the Cycling Team.Jessica has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) since 2001. She has enjoyed volunteering for the Colorado Chapter of the APTA since 2002, and currently serves on the Colorado APTA Board. She is also the Co-Chair of the Professional Development Committee and serves on the Colorado delegation at the National House of Delegates. She is honored to have received the Bob Doctor Service Award in 2008 and was named the Outstanding Physical Therapist of the Year in 2014 by the Colorado APTA.Information on coaching-www.trainright.comKoop's Social Media-Twitter/Instagram- @jasonkoop
If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be?“The common good and how we can all be there for one another. I wish we would reflect on who's talking, who's being talked for and who's missing entirely.” Strap yourselves in because you are about to hear from one seriously outstanding human. I'm delighted to introduce you to the legendary Holly Ransom. Holly is a globally renowned content curator, powerful speaker and master interviewer Holly's belief is that if you walk past it, you tell the world it's okay. She was named one of Australia's 100 Most Influential Women by the Australian Financial Review, she has delivered a Peace Charter to the Dalai Lama, was Sir Richard Branson's nominee for Wired Magazine's ‘Smart List' of Future Game Changers to watch and was awarded the US Embassy's Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Leadership Excellence in 2019. Having interviewed the likes of Barack Obama, Malcolm Gladwell, Richard Branson, Billie Jean-King, Condoleezza Rice, Nobel Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus and the world's first humanoid robot Sophia, Holly fights complexity with curiosity, apathy with empowerment and fear with fact. Holly was identified early as a dynamic thought leader and asked to Co- Chair the G20 Youth Summit in 2014, the United Nations Coalition of Young Women Entrepreneurs in 2016 and was the youngest Director ever to be appointed to an Australian Football Club, the mighty Port Adelaide. An accomplished company director, Holly has compressed a power-packed career into a decade, spanning corporate, nonprofit and public sectors. She's the founder and CEO of consulting firm Emergent servicing some major global clients. She's a regular on The Drum and QandA; a proud champion for diversity and inclusion, as the Chair of Pride Cup Australia Holly's podcast ‘Coffee Pods' was named in the top ten business podcasts to listen to by the Sydney Morning Herald in 2018 and she's currently hosting the Energy Trailblazers podcast which I'm really enjoying. Holly's achievements feel never ending - she's a woman on a mission. As a Fulbright scholar and Harvard Kennedy School Class of '21 fellow, Holly is a recipient of the prestigious Anne Wexler Public Policy Scholarship, allowing her to action social and economic inclusion by connecting people with the decisions that affect their lives. Having released her book The Leading Edge, Holly helps people harness their own potential to lead by asking better questions, thinking beyond biased answers and building collective momentum for change. The Leading Edge is part of Holly's broader belief that we need to democratise leadership learning and break open elite leadership discourse to fire up every individual to catalyse change. Holly has been recognised as a LinkedIn Influencer and a must-read content producer by the Australian Institute of Company Directors. As founder and CEO of consulting firm Emergent, Holly has led real-world results with clients such as P&G, Microsoft, Virgin, Cisco and KPMG. Holly has also been a regular on the likes of The Drum and QandA. As a proud champion for diversity and inclusion, Holly is Chair of Pride Cup Australia, a non-profit organisation (and movement) devoted to challenging LGBTI+ discrimination within sporting clubs - and create welcoming and supportive environments for LGBTI participation and fans. A two-time Ironwoman, Holly loves to cook, dance and sing... despite her complete lack of talent at all three. You'd think that you'd feel a bit inadequate hanging out with Holly -but that's just the thing - she's such a beautiful person, incredibly humble & her curiosity about the world just radiates from her sparkly eyes. Holly is one of the reasons I found my voice with creating the Wabi Sabi Series so I'm absolutely thrilled to get to sit down and chat with her, it was such a delight. Please enjoy this wonderful conversation with Holly Ransom. Connect and find out more about Holly here;-Purchase The Leading EdgeTake the 28 Day ChallengeListen to her PodcastsSign up to the weekly newslettersWatch her showreelCheck out hollyransom.com And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:-https://wabisabiseries.com/Connect with us on Instagram here:- @thewabisabiseriesConnect with us on Facebook here - @thewabisabiseriesIf you have a burning topic you'd love society to talk more about, or know someone who'd be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Game Design, Speaking Up, and Passionate Visions.In this episode of The Outspoken Podcast, host Shana Cosgrove talks to Ashley Guchhait, CEO and Game Designer of Boba Studios and Co-Chair of International Game Developer's Association, D.C. Chapter. Ashley talks all about her company, Boba Studios. We get to hear what it was like finding her team throughout college, at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), how the company was built, and her experience of entering competitions and conventions. Ashley also goes into the details of her game, Squirrely Roo Rabbit. Lastly, we get to hear what Ashley has learned throughout her experiences in the industry and the ways she and her studio have improved. QUOTES “I never raised my hand in class, and when teachers called on me—even in high school—I would be so quiet because you know somebody calls on you and my throat would close up. And I didn't know what to say and my voice would barely come out… Ironically, at this point, I am the person that talks the most at our studio.” - Ashley Guchhait [09:32] “Things that are worth it. They take hard work.”– Ashley Guchhait [29:18] “Sometimes you might get feedback that, you know, it doesn't necessarily apply. But we always really appreciate anybody who will give us critique and talk about it from their perspective. Because all of those things are super helpful and they make what we do clearer no matter what it is. - Ashley Guchhait [38:11] TIMESTAMPS [00:04] Intro [01:53] Meet Ashley Guchhait [03:53] Boba Studios [04:27] Deciding on College [06:47] Managing Self-Talk While Creating [07:45] Maryland Institute College of Art [10:30] Ashley's Studio Partners and MICA Majors [11:30] Life Visions and Welcoming Passions [13:22] Meeting TJ and Kyrstin [18:26] Technology Used [19:57] Boba Studios Entering Competitions [31:45] Making Money After College and Conventions [36:34] Ashley Expressing Her Visions to Others [38:30] Squirrely Roo Rabbit [44:19] Books That Impacted Ashley [47:24] Outro RESOURCES https://winniethepooh.disney.com/ (Winnie the Pooh) https://peabody.jhu.edu/ (Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University) https://www.mica.edu/ (Maryland Institute College of Art) https://soundcloud.com/tj-martin-composer (TJ Martin) on SoundCloud https://www.linkedin.com/in/kyrstincooksey/ (Kyrstin Cooksey) on LinkedIn https://store.steampowered.com/app/1246870/Harvest_Moon_One_World/ (Harvest Moon) https://bobastudios.itch.io/squirrely-roo-rabbit (Squirrely Roo Rabbit) by Boba Studios https://www.dell.com/en-us/gaming/alienware (Alienware by Dell) https://peabodyinstitute.wordpress.com/2018/04/10/tj-martin-and-boba-studios-wins-20000/ (Boba Studios Wins Up/Start Venture Competition) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imangi.templerun&hl=en_US&gl=US (Temple Run) https://www.salisbury.edu/academic-offices/business/shore-hatchery/ (Shore Hatchery) https://ditavonteeselingerie.com/pages/dita-von-teese (Dita Von Teese) https://super.magfest.org/ (Music And Gaming Festival (MAGFest)) https://www.amazon.com/Perks-Being-Wallflower-Stephen-Chbosky/dp/0671027344 (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) by Stephen Chbosky https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1659337/ (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) Film https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0914612/ (Emma Watson) RELEVANT LINKS https://bobastudios.com/ (Boba Studios) https://twitter.com/bobastudios#_=_ (Boba Studios) on Twitter https://www.facebook.com/bobastudiosplay (Boba Studios) on Facebook https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9MVTqbHxxLNb-xYUG2PJ8A#_=_ (Boba Studios )on YouTube https://www.instagram.com/bobastudios/ (bobastudios) on Instagram https://soundcloud.com/user-172176952 (Boba Studios) on SoundCloud https://nylatechnologysolutions.com/ (Nyla Technology Solutions) I'd love to hear from you -- your feedback is important to me and I read all of it. If you enjoyed the podcast, I hope you'll give us 5...
54. Victoria Arlen - Accessible Voices “What am I doing? How do I do this? How do I get out of it? I think it's staying rooted in your empathy, love, joy, and gratitude, and sprinkling your faith amongst it all. I think those are big things...taking yourself out of the ego and being like, What do I want to give to this world? Because we only have a limited time here. So leave your impact, because we're all able to leave an impact here.” Victoria Arlen Guest Info: Victoria Arlen's life drastically changed in 2006 at the tender age of eleven when she developed two rare conditions known as Transverse Myelitis and Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis. This was an incredibly rare scenario and Victoria quickly lost the ability to speak, eat, walk and move. She slipped into a vegetative state in which doctors had written her off as a lost cause. Victoria spent nearly four years “locked” inside her own body completely aware of what was going on just unable to move or communicate. Doctors believed there was little hope of survival and recovery was unlikely. Victoria, however was not ready to give up. In 2010 after almost four years she began the nearly impossible fight back to life. Learning how to speak, eat and move all over again. Victoria went on to exceedingly defy the odds and not only recovered but has since become an accomplished Motivational Speaker, Television Host and Swimmer. Her swimming resume includes three Silvers and a Gold medal from the London 2012 Paralympic Games as well as multiple World, American and Pan American Records. In April 2015, Victoria made the transition from professional athlete to sportscaster and joined ESPN as one of the youngest on air talents hired by the company and reports and hosts across all platforms. In the Spring of 2016 Victoria defied yet another odd and after spending nearly a decade in a wheelchair paralyzed from the waist down was able to learn how take one step after another and eventually not only did she learn how to walk but within a year and a half in the Fall of 2017 she learned to dance as a contestant on Season 25 of Dancing with the Stars. Victoria and her dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy quickly became fan favorites. Victoria is also carrying out her dream of helping others, serving as the Founder and Co-Chair of Victoria's Victory Foundation, a nonprofit that assists those with mobility challenges to achieve their own personal victory. Victoria's book titled Locked In hit stores worldwide in August of 2018 and in April of 2018 ESPN Films debuted a 30 for 30 titled “Locked In” based on Victoria's story at the Tribeca Film Festival. Victoria was a contributing producer for the film. Victoria became the face of Jockey in May of 2018 and debuted her signature clothing line Jockey by Victoria Arlen in September of 2019. In July of 2019 Victoria was announced as the new host of America Ninja Warrior jr, Season 2 which aired in February 2020. In the last year Victoria has branched into more creative spaces in both acting, producing, fashion and hosting with a variety of projects currently in the works. Victoria has become world famous not only for her story and accomplishments but for her message: “Face It, Embrace It, Defy It, Conquer It“ ™ VictoriaArlen.com Favorite Quote: “Face it. Embrace it. Defy it. Conquer it.” — Victoria Arlen R.O.G. Takeaway Tips: Three things for us to model in our own lives: Gratitude Attitude Community Gratitude: Gratitude has been proven to improve our health, wellness, relationships and perspective. What's something you're taking for granted right now? Attitude: Attitude determines altitude. Attitude is everything. Charles Swindoll wrote, “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% what we do about it.” How would you describe – in general – your attitude? Community: Who's in your community? How do they support you? How do you support them? Invest in your communities. They are precious gifts for us – and meet the human need to belong. Resources: VictoriaArlen.com VictoriasVictory.org Locked In - The Will to Survive and the Will to Live by Victoria Arlen Careers at Disney/ ESPN https://jobs.disneycareers.com/espn Coming Next: Episode 55, we will be joined by Mary Ann Newell and Jaylen Dotson from St. Joseph University's Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support. They will dispel some of the myths about autism and share the truth about the talent and capability of people with autism. Don't miss it! Credits: Victoria Arlen, Sheep Jam Productions, Host Shannon Cassidy, Bridge Between, Inc.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 79- Former Florida State Film Commissioner, and longtime DGA member, Paul Sirmons talks about his 40+ year career including his work on iconic television series in the 1980's and 90's before turning his attention to independent feature films with a focus on family and faith-based projects. Now, he's now the Co-Chair of Film Florida's Legislative Committee and the President of the International Christian Visual Media Association (ICVM). Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Co-Founder & Managing Partner David Perez sits down with Jordan Selleck on this episode of Investors & Operators to discuss… David's journey from Cuba, to East Germany, to America Learning to be uncomfortable How to bring meaning into your life and so much more….. David Perez is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Avance Investment Management, LLC. Prior to founding Avance, David was the President and COO of Palladium Equity Partners. Prior to Palladium, he had several senior private equity roles, including Principal of General Atlantic Partners and Atlas Venture and Senior Associate of Chase Capital Partners. David started his career with James D. Wolfensohn and Co, focused on mergers and acquisitions. David earned his B.S. in Systems Engineering from Dresden University of Technology, a M. Eng. in Engineering Management from Cornell University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Co-Chair of the Harvard University Cuba Studies Advisory Group, a member of the Cornell Engineering School Advisory Group, President of the Board of Trustees of the Trinity School in New York City, and a longstanding board member and former President of the Board of Ballet Hispánico. He also served as Chairman of the Board of the NAIC. David lives in New York with his wife and three children.
We discuss recent developments concerning fair lending and ancillary products, including the potential industry-wide implications of recent New York and Massachusetts consent orders and our expectations for future CFPB scrutiny in these areas. We also discuss the CFPB's recent report that looks at whether the variation in interest rates among subprime auto loans can be explained by differences in borrower creditworthiness and share our thoughts on how the report's finding are likely to impact future CFPB activity. Chris Willis, Co-Chair of Ballard Spahr's Consumer Financial Services Group hosts the conversation, joined by Stefanie Jackman, a partner in the Group.
Bill Bartholomew welcomes back RI Political Coop co-chair and Senate District 29 candidate Jen Rourke for a discussion on the so-called progressive civil war and her approach to the 2022 election.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bartholomewtown?fan_landing=true)
In this episode, Naeemah chats with Robyn Reynolds,CPO® about her new role as President-Elect for the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers (BCPO) and what it was like to work on the popular TV show, Hoarders. Robyn founded Organize2Harmonize in 2008 although she has been organizing since she was a child. She is a Certified Professional Organizer® and a long-time member of NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals). She has played an integral role in the NAPO Los Angeles Chapter as a volunteer and Board member and as Co-Chair of the 2012 Organizing Awards and was recently appointed the President-Elect of BCPO (Board of Certified Professional Organizers). In addition to being quoted in the Huffington Post, Today.com, Yahoo.com, Woman's Day magazine, and numerous other publications, Robyn has also worked on the television show Hoarders and is a published author of A to Zen, 26 tips to inspire organization. Her clients literally include everyone from the stay-at-home mom to busy executives to A-list celebrities. Her client base has been built solely on referrals. She has been involved with numerous different local charities that are close to her heart including Dress for Success, Soles for Souls, One Warm Coat, and Kidsave. When Robyn is not organizing and harmonizing her clients, she is spending time with her teenage daughter, whom she treasures, and leads a healthy lifestyle. To find out more information about Robyn, visit her website https://organize2harmonize.com/ For more information about Naeemah, visit her website https://naeemahfordgoldson.com/ Follow Naeemah on social Media! https://www.youtube.com/user/RestoreOrderNow https://www.facebook.com/RestoreOrderNow https://www.pinterest.com/restoreordernow/pins https://twitter.com/RestoreOrder https://www.instagram.com/restore_order_now --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/naeemah-ford-goldson/message
As the speaking season is ramping up (both virtual and in person) and conferences are planning for next year, how can you stand out and get selected as a speaker? Our guest is Sarah Soliman, who's the founder of Soliman Productions, a full video content firm that produces videos and also manages and executes hybrid events and full virtual experiences from start to finish. Sarah is also active with MPI (Meeting Professionals International). Sarah and Diane take you behind the scenes to talk about: What meeting planners look for in speakers What kinds of video clips / sizzle reels to have Getting the best from videography when you're speaking at events The importance of being consistent in your brand and your thought leadership output How you as a speaker can make the conference organizer's job easier Leading with personal story and emotion And more! You can watch the video replay of this conversation that originally happened on our LinkedIn Live show at https://www.linkedin.com/video/live/urn:li:ugcPost:6830560911284166656/. About Our Guest: With over a decade of experience in Broadcast Journalism and Production, Sarah Soliman brings her producing and reporting experience into her own company, Soliman Productions, covering the meetings industry at large. She runs and operates a full video content firm that specializes in all aspects of visual storytelling and has worked with associations and corporations of all sizes to help them tell their story in a compelling way. In addition, Soliman Productions specializes in managing and executing hybrid events and full virtual experiences from start to finish. Sarah serves as the Immediate Past President of the MPI Greater Orlando Chapter and Vice Chair of Chapters for MPI's Global Board of Trustees. She has also served as Co-Chair for the MPI Women's Advisory Board. About Us: The Speaking Your Brand podcast is hosted by Carol Cox. This episode is hosted by our lead speaking coach Diane Diaz. At Speaking Your Brand, we help women entrepreneurs and professionals clarify their brand message and story, create their signature talks, and develop their thought leadership platforms. Our mission is to get more women in positions of influence and power because it's through women's stories and visibility that we challenge the status quo and change existing systems. Check out our coaching programs at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com. Links: Show notes at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/245/ Download our FREE workbook on how to position yourself as a thought leader: https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/guide/. Schedule a consult call with us to talk about creating your signature talk and thought leadership platform: https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/contact. Connect on LinkedIn: Carol Cox = https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolcox Diane Diaz = https://www.linkedin.com/in/dianediaz Sarah Soliman (guest) = https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahsolimandaudin/ Related Podcast Episodes: Episode 244: Behind the Scenes of My Recent Keynote with Carol Cox