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Lives Radio Show & Podcast with Stuart Chittenden
Dec 26, 2018
Lives Radio Show – 2018 Highlights
Play • 56 min
Highlights from 2018’s shows and reasons to be excited for more compelling conversations in 2019.
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A believer in “Black Girl Magic” Ashlei Spivey celebrates black talent, entrepreneurship, community advocacy, and social justice. In this show, Ashlei talks about black women being a moral center and catalyst for society, women and influence, public policy, entrepreneurship, the transformative impact of spending months living and studying in Spain, and more. Ashlei works professionally and personally to create just and equitable communities as a community organizer, philanthropist, and activist. Her current philanthropy professional role is as a program officer with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (noting that the views in this show are Ashlei Spivey's and not the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation). Ashlei is also the cofounder of a high-quality fast food outlet, https://www.facebook.com/bestburgeromaha/ (Best Burger), and the founder of the supportive community endeavor, https://www.ibeblackgirl.com/ (I Be Black Girl) and https://www.ybiomaha.com/ (Young Black & Influential). Noting her efforts, Ashlei was nominated as a 2020 https://blackfutureslab.org/black-to-the-future-policy-institute-2/ (Black to the Future Public Policy institute) fellow.
Sep 8, 2021
Lives Radio Show & Podcast – Jo Giles
As executive director of the Women’s Fund of Omaha, Jo leads a thirteen-member team to address gender-based inequities in the Omaha community. In our conversation, we talk about the work of the https://www.omahawomensfund.org/ (Women’s Fund of Omaha), including the need for responsible, appropriate, and necessary education about sexual and reproductive health literacy, workplace and economic equity, freedom from violence, and women in leadership. Jo also shares her experience in the electoral race for the District 7 seat on the Douglas County Commissioners board and Jo discusses a new statewide, independent digital news outlet called, https://flatwaterfreepress.org/ (Flatwater Free Press). Before joining The Women’s Fund of Omaha, Jo worked with the Coalition for a Strong Nebraska (CSN) helping citizens participate more fully in the public policy advocacy process. She is also an award-winning media relations professional and journalist with experience at the agency Emspace+Lovgren, the University of Nebraska Medical Center public relations department, and as a television reporter/anchor for Omaha’s KPTM Fox 42 News. Jo has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a bachelor’s degree in psychology and African American studies from Washington University in St. Louis, and a certificate in public health from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Jo enjoys community service and is the current board president for the Omaha Public Library Foundation and serves on the Boards of Fontanelle Forest and the Friends of KIOS, a board on which show host, Stuart Chittenden, also serves. She also is a founding board member of the Nebraska Journalism Trust which will soon launch a statewide, independent digital news outlet called, Flatwater Free Press.
Aug 25, 2021
Lives Radio Show & Podcast – Jen Day
Nebraska State Senator Jen Day was sworn into office in 2021 and represents District 49 and the area of west Sarpy County. Born and raised in her home district, she has spent her lifetime building community and advocating for social justice issues. As a business owner, activist, and mother of 2 boys, she initially sought a legislative seat to address the needs of her community, specifically working-class families. She shares with me some of her experiences on the campaign trail and during her first session in Nebraska’s legislative body, as well as her aspirations for a new brand of politics in a polarized time.