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People always ask me how do I do what I do and live my best life. I tell them to believe in something that they would never think could happen. Planting that seed is already the first step in living your dreams. As a kid, we all have fantasies and dreams, as an adult we have the capability of fulfilling those dreams. This podcast is designed to inspire others to put their goals into action, help individuals find their purpose and passion, and empower these same individuals to take the necess ...
 
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Community Ecology Institute

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Are you tired of the doomsday climate scenarios, overwhelming forecasts, or general bad news? Join us for refreshing, inspiring, and hopeful stories from real people in different communities working to protect the environment, educate those around them, and improve the health of their communities. Community Blooms is a podcast by the Community Ecology Institute (CEI), non-profit organization with a mission to "cultivate communities where people and nature thrive together."
 
Do you want to step up and do something epic? Follow your dreams, take action, change the world? In The Call, former political strategist Erica Williams Simon hosts intimate conversations with women who have answered their own call. What are the costs and challenges of taking the leap, of living your politics, of being unapologetic? How do you go from wishful thinking to real impact? What is the journey really like? Tune in, get inspired.
 
Hosts Rapsody and Big Tigger, along with co-host DJ Nyla Symone, bring you the ultimate rap video countdown show, featuring exclusive interviews with your favorite artists, one-of-a-kind live freestyles, the hottest music videos, and more.
 
The “heart of America” may not be as warm and loving as you think. Join Alli and Beth—native Iowans—as they share stories of murders and cold cases across the state of Iowa, one county at a time. And the best part? Taps, our anonymous former homicide detective/lawyer, is there to answer all of our loosely-related questions about the case.
 
Caroline Hobby got her start in the Country Music scene as a member of the trio Stealing Angels. She then competed and was a finalist twice on CBS’s “The Amazing Race,” and now is an Entertainment Host and Correspondent. Each week on the podcast, Caroline sits down and talks to the wives of your favorite country artists. In every episode, she gives you an inside look of what it’s like to be married to Luke Bryan, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhet ...
 
Interested in staying safe online or a cyber security professional? Leading cyber security consultant and advisor, Beverley Roche talks to global experts, academics and researchers to provide insights on the issues impacting the cyber security profession and our connected life. If you're interested in updates on current professional practice or protecting your online experience against criminal or unauthorised access, this podcast will help you with tips to protect your online identity and data.
 
In the South, we take our sports very seriously. The BOSS podcast explores things from the field to the front office. Business is, of course, dollars and deals, but it is also what play gets called on 3rd down and 8! We'll talk with the the movers, shakers, and players about Southern sports, and we'll also laugh along the way with engaging, personality-driven conversations.
 
The Powerful Brand is the new podcast, created and hosted by speaker and brand strategist Adrion Porter. The show's mission is to amplify the voices and the stories of people, organizations, and movements that are creating massive value and meaningful impact on the world... as purpose-driven, powerful brands. The podcast is also the namesake to Adrion’s signature model: The Powerful BRAND Framework™, in which he has distilled five actionable pillars for accelerating your personal, profession ...
 
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Minna Salami's book Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone (Amistad/HarperCollins, 2021) is a collection of thought provoking essays that explore questions central to how we see ourselves, our history, and our world. -What does it mean to be oppressed? -What does it mean to be liberated? -Why do women choose to follow authority …
 
John is joined by co-host Jason Garcia for a conversation with Aisha Chughtai, who's running for Minneapolis City Council. We start with an inappropriate degree of fawning from an uninvited special guest. Aisha wants to know how long this show will go (we have no good answers). Aisha talks about balancing work and running for office as she enters t…
 
Welcome to The Academic Life. You are smart and capable, but you aren’t an island and neither are we. So we are reaching across our mentor network to bring you podcasts on everything from how to finish that project, to how to take care of your beautiful mind. Wish we’d bring on an expert about something? DM us on Twitter: The Academic Life @Academi…
 
October 28, 1991. Wheeling, Illinois. A 911 dispatcher receives an anonymous call from a payphone by a man asking for medical attention for a woman. When paramedics arrive at the address the caller provides, they discover the unconscious body of 27-year old exotic dancer Jamie Santos on her bedroom floor and it turns out she has been suffocated wit…
 
Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb is the author of Race Unequals: Overseer Contracts, White Masculinities, and the Formation of Managerial Identity in the Plantation Economy, published by Lexington Books in 2021. Race Unequals takes a look at the complex relationship between enslavers and overseers in order to explore the ways in which the “white South” was n…
 
John has a conversation with Minneapolis City Council candidate Katie Jones. We talk about the incredibly high stakes for this election while Katie sits on the floor of her attic. In a time like this, why disrupt your life to become a candidate? John chides Katie the engineer for not laughing at his jokes and expresses frustration with election yea…
 
Today’s Postscript (a special series that allows scholars to comment on pressing contemporary issues) engages the latest chapter in American abortion politics as the United States Supreme Court has just allowed a Texas statute banning abortions after 6 weeks to go into effect. Lilly Goren and Susan Liebell have assembled a panel of experts in polit…
 
Shlomit Naim Naor’s poetry is a unique voice in Israel. She is inviting the readers to delve deeper and engage in a dialogue with the Jewish religion and texts which are relevant to the most banal, everyday life. In her poetry, Naim Naor searches for places to which the Divine is NOT welcome, like abortions or the Oncology Department. She openly sp…
 
Erica has spent over a decade of her life traveling and creating timeless designs for the Nashville community. In doing so, she has created many lifelong relationships and friendships with some of Nashville’s top artists and families. For the last two years, she has shifted focus from her career to this thing called motherhood! Erica is prioritizin…
 
On a new episode of OFF TOP, Young Dolph & his cousin Key You have performanceGlock sits down with hosts Rapsody and Big Tigger to talk still being independent, being a hustler, being cousins with the late Juice Wrld, importance of managing your money, new music, and not wanting his son to make music.…
 
Women performers played a vital role in the development of American and transatlantic entertainment, celebrity culture, and gender ideology. In Starring Women: Celebrity, Patriarchy, and American Theater, 1790-1851 (U Illinois Press, 2020), Sara E. Lampert examines the lives, careers, and fame of overlooked figures from Europe and the United States…
 
On a new episode of OFF TOP, Erica Banks sits down with hosts Rapsody and Big Tigger to talk shooting the video with "Toot That," her single Buss It going viral, the "Buss It" challenge, how she started writing poetry at a young age, being from Texas, her plans to have open a nail salon, and what's next for her career.…
 
Today I talked to Angelica Malin about her new book She Made It: The Toolkit for Female Founders in the Digital Age (Kogan Page, 2021). Female entrepreneurs don’t tend to receive the same funding assistance as do their male counterparts, but in turn they have the advantage of often connecting more effectively with their target markets. It’s their s…
 
Cortney LaCorte makes cheese boards for a living. You read that right. CHEESE. BOARDS. She’s known for her show stopping boards, that all of Nashville and it’s elite enjoy. She’s also a mom of two who has built, Cheese Gal, from the ground up - all with a baby on her hip, and occasionally with a martini in her hand. In this conversation between Car…
 
November 7, 1997. New York City. 54-year old Michael Sullivan and his 36-year old girlfriend, Camden Sylvia, vanish without explanation from their loft in Manhattan and are reported missing six days later. Suspicion falls upon the couple’s landlord, Robert Rodriguez, who was involved in a dispute with them prior to their disappearances and refuses …
 
Join Kaitlyn & Erica this week as they discuss the death of another rap legend: Biggie Smalls, a.k.a The Notorious B.I.G. These crazy conspiracies lead the ladies to feel pretty strongly about one suspect. Listen to learn about Biggie's childhood and talents, as well as his tragic death. . . . Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MotMSpodcast Fo…
 
Maiko Masquerade: Crafting Geisha Girlhood in Japan (University of California Press, 2021) explores Japanese representations of the maiko, or apprentice geisha, in films, manga, and other popular media as an icon of exemplary girlhood. Dr. Jan Bardsley traces how the maiko, long stigmatized as a victim of sexual exploitation, emerges in the 2000s a…
 
In Between Subjects: A Critical Genealogy of Queer Performance (Routledge, 2021) is a study of the connected ideas of "queer" and "gender performance" or "performativity" over the past several decades, providing an ambitious history and crucial examination of these concepts while questioning their very bases. The book traces how and why "queer" and…
 
If you want to feel confident in your own skin and promote a radiant complexion, this episode is for you. Our guest, Dr. Keira Barr, is an integrative dermatologist, life coach, global speaker, and best selling author. Tune in to learn about the connection between hormones and skin, the best diet for clear skin, and her top anti aging tips.…
 
On the thrilling conclusion of BET Candidates Week: Steve Brandt. John begins by asking Steve to give his assessment of where Minneapolis stands after the events of the past year or so. How would Steve explain the BET to a normal human being? What would Steve do if the Council needed his help raising the tax levy to fund alternative public safety p…
 
There are two problems that are typically siloed in the era of #MeToo and mass incarceration: sexual and gender violence, on the one hand, and the state’s unjust, ineffective, and soul-destroying response to it on the other. Is it possible to confront the culture of abuse? Is it possible to hold harm-doers accountable without recourse to a criminal…
 
June 29, 2001. Marysville, Ohio. After completing her shift at the Honda automotive plant, 29-year old Patti Adkins clocks out in order to leave on what she claims is a vacation to Canada with her boyfriend. When Patti fails to return after a week-and-a-half, she is reported missing, but her boyfriend denies this trip took place or that he was even…
 
Pine Salica is our first guest for BET Candidates Week! We start off with the basics. What is the BET? Why do you want this job? Are you a fiscal conservative or are you willing to provide budget flexibility to fund essential city priorities? We talk about the public safety charter amendment and the recent ballot language controversy. Pine tells us…
 
In Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women (Penguin Random House, 2021), Cornell philosopher Kate Manne offers a radical new framework for understanding misogyny. Ranging widely across the culture, from Harvey Weinstein and the Brett Kavanaugh hearings to “Cat Person” and the political misfortunes of Elizabeth Warren, Manne’s book shows how privil…
 
Zac Brown just asked Caroline to join him and his band on his Comeback Tour to play, sing and entertain along side him. She plays and wails on about 7 instruments, has a voice of an angel, is sassy, sexy, and confident to do her career HER way. She’s always been about the long game. Building a grassroots solid fan base for who she is as an artist r…
 
On a new episode of OFF TOP, DDG sits down with hosts Rapsody and Big Tigger to talk his past Youtube vlogs, being on the XXL Freshman cover, inspiration behind "Moonwalkin' in Calabasas," being valedictorian of his high school, how he got into boxing, relationships and his upcoming tour with Kevin Gates.…
 
Ella L. J. Bell Smith and Stella M. Nkomo, Our Separate Ways: Black and White Women and the Struggle for Professional Identity (Harvard Business Press, 2021) Ella Bell Smith is a professor of business administration at the Tuck School of Business. She’s also the founder and president of ASCENT: Leading Multicultural Women to the Top. Stella M. Nkom…
 
Why We Lost the Sex Wars: Sexual Freedom in the #MeToo Era (University of Minnesota Press, 2021) helps us to understand not only the history of the “sex wars” in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, but it also helps to guide our understanding of the contemporary #MeToo Movement and the complexity of critiques about sex positivity in historical and current…
 
In Queering Femininity: Sexuality, Feminism and the Politics of Presentation (Routledge, 2019), Hannah McCann asks, “how can we consider femininity in a way that best attends to people’s experiences of, and attachment to, feminine styles?” McCann takes readers through popular and scholarly feminist commentary to understand, and critique, how embodi…
 
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