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Fresh update on "executive director" discussed on Weekend Edition Sunday
"Small plane carrying a human heart has got to be super rare. I mean, we couldn't find another case like this. But sometimes organs fly on commercial flights, which made us curious to know how often they have problems. It's a question reporter Janelle Alicia of Kaiser health news has been asking ever since December 2018. When a human heart was accidentally left on a commercial flight. The Southwest Airlines flight had to turn around because someone left a human heart on board. When Jonah heard this, she started wondering which organs fly commercial and how often do they get lost? Just like your luggage bike. We teamed up with jonelle and Kaiser health news to find out. And along the way, we stumble onto an open secret in organ donation Here's Janelle. That heart left on a Southwest flight made me curious. Because in more than a decade of reporting on organ transplants, it was the first time I'd heard such a story. It was all over the news. The tissue was left behind, just like a suitcase. It seemed like even the experts were surprised. In 30 years in the field, the director of Sierra donor services says she's never seen anything like this happen. Hearts going to patients for transplant never fly commercial. This heart was headed to a processing center where its valves and tissues would be kept for later use. Still, I wondered if losing organs when they fly commercial really is rare, and my curiosity eventually took me to Orlando, Florida, and the offices of our legacy, a nonprofit organization that manages organ donations in this region. Great to meet you. Come on in. Jenny McBride is the executive director. Her organization mostly works with kidneys and keeps them behind this locked door along with the supplies to preserve them. I forgot the stupid number. 8 four 7. Thank you. So
Justice Douglas Manipulated Facts in Griswold v. Connecticut
"But let's continue here with our train of thought So William Douglas justice Douglas decision not only found a right of privacy in penumbras and emanations He had to manipulate the facts in the case In griswold versus Connecticut And so all those people waving around griswold are waving around a lie and they're perfectly happy with doing it Susan Collins Lisa Murkowski among them Estelle griswold was the executive director of Planned Parenthood league of Connecticut And doctor C Lee buxton the group's medical director gave information and prescribed birth control to a married couple Griswold and buxton not the married couple were later convicted and find a $100 each So in other words the couple that use the contraceptives they were charged with anything You're free to use the contraceptives But under Connecticut law it's the people who distributed them They were not allowed to distribute them The relationship issue then was doctor patient not husband wife Yet Douglas framed his opinion around a presumed right to marital privacy It had nothing to do with marital privacy It had to do with who is licensed to sell these products 60 some years ago
Inflation drives up Passover food prices for US Jews
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Arthur Milikh Offers Analysis of the Current Political Landscape
"Who is the executive director at the center for the American way of life at the Claremont institute, Arthur, welcome to the Charlie Kirk show. Thank you very much, Charlotte. So Arthur, we've been kind of framing the conversation, if you will, right now, around how a majority of the political discourse is around things that are patently insane. The woke, if you will. And that there needs to be kind of a re centering around team reality, and that only conservatives can help make that consolidation possible. What are your thoughts? Well, I think that's true. But, you know, when you look at some of the polling, some of which is honest, I suspect, and you see that there's actually strikingly little support for a lot of these very radical left wing ideologies. And then you wonder, well, how on earth is it that these remain the center conversations of the nation, if they're so little public support? And then you begin to think through how much money and institutional support there is for these causes. And the immense disproportion in power. On the left versus the right. And then you start seeing how many conservatives over the last generation have been snoozing at the wheel. They've been fighting on some very irrelevant issues, one kind of trick that I like to think about is if you implemented the full agenda of many of the think tanks on the mainstream right. Nothing would change about America. A lot of things. It would all be a total domination of the left institutions. And so what we have not thought through is trying to win back territory in real ways. Trying to repeal the immense power of those institutions. We like to do lawsuits. That's fine. But when we lose in the courts, we just say, oh shucks, you know, we'll try again. We'll try to do the same thing again. Whereas when you look at the immense as I keep saying institutional power of the left, they own the universities, which we refuse to defund. They own a lot of K12. These are American tax dollars that are being used against patriotic Americans. It's an astonishing thing. And nobody ever really does anything about it. It's a really interesting
Taxes 2022: Here's how to get an extension from the IRS
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How Derek Khanna Went From the Hill to Bitcoin
"We have Derrick kahana. He is the executive director for the Bitcoin policy institute. For those of you out there might be wondering about Bitcoin today is your day. You've made the right podcast to us because we want to get out because you know my first question is for somebody my age 55 so I talked to him about Bitcoin. I want to know, is that what I used to get out of my cracker Jack box? Is that it? Derek, we're glad to have you on the podcast today. Yeah, glad to be here. Really excited to chat about Bitcoin and answer your questions. And get to learn more about what's going on. Well, that is great. Well, I was also a little bit about how you got there, but you have an interesting we have sort of a similar background. You were on the hill for a while, Republican study committee, doing some things with them. Tell us how you went from the hill to Bitcoin. Yeah, absolutely. I was a house staff for a Senate staffer. I managed technology policy for the House Republican study committee when you were one of our members. You're on one of our task forces task forces that I was involved with. So definitely appreciate your support there. And I had some initial conversations on Bitcoin back in 2011 and 2012 with policymakers. And then since then, I've been more involved teaching lawyers with the federalist society and then founding this organization, which excited I'm excited to talk about, but I definitely had a lot of experience with some of the real battles back in the Obama administration and then afterwards.
Who Is Christopher Cole? FDA Exec Caught on Project Veritas Camera
"65, Christopher Cole says how the approval process for emergency use is less stringent and he admits that COVID is not a risk for the young age groups because it's under COVID, they're able to because it's under the emergency approval process. I just want to stop. I want to give our team credit. Our whole research team. We have been saying this for months and slandered. By the dishonest hacks in the media for spewing anti vaccine propaganda for saying what now the FDA executive director is saying on private camera. Play cut 65. It's an EUA for all these groups all designations. And then you have to get approved by a specific entry space on a study. Do you think it's really an emergency for the toddlers? Well, they're all improved on our emergency efficacy data doesn't have to be as high. His standard is authorization is that it does more benefit than harm. I thought their cases weren't that high. For 6 months to four year olds. They're not, but because it's related to COVID, it's under that approval process. Now I know what you're thinking, how does James O'Keefe keep on getting these guys on camera? CNN, Pfizer and all this. Well, if you were listening to that video carefully, I don't think you should be that surprised. That was probably an attractive woman working for project veritas in a, let's say alcohol filled environment going out to dinner with an aging, old man in power, it's like James O'Keefe read the KGB playbook. And honestly, I love it. What this individual said very clearly, the FDA Christopher Cole was his name, was he said the approval process for emergency use is much less stringent and he admits that COVID is not even a risk. So if you put together
FDA Exec Caught on Camera: Vaccine Is 'Recurring Fountain of Revenue'
"Momentarily, we will be joined by the great James O'Keefe from project veritas dot com, let's play cut 63 FDA executive officer Christopher Cole on hidden camera saying, you're gonna have to get an annual COVID shot cut 63. Biden wants to and I play as many people as possible. So you can have to get an annual shot. I mean, it has to and formally announced it. So you don't want to rile it going up. The food companies, the vaccine companies. They pay us hundreds of millions of dollars a year. To hire and keep the reviewers to improve their products. If they can get every person required at an annual vaccine. That is a recurring return of money. This is a big video from James O'Keefe. This one's not getting as much traction as others and it just seems as if he's doing so many of these videos. It's hard to even comprehend how he gets them. But this is Christopher Cole, who is the executive director of the Food and Drug Administration. He's the guy that's in charge of approving vaccines or drugs. Now, the part that's getting some of the headlines is that you'll have to get your annual shot, okay? That's not very revealing. But the park to hear him actually say out loud. And be so forthright about, he's like, yeah, this is how the companies make their money. It's basically an annuity. If they're able to mandate annual vaccinations, they're able to build their profit models off of
Report: BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors Tied to Other Groups With Spending ‘Red Flags’
"Black Lives Matter But let's cofounder Patrice colliers you remember her the commie Tied to other groups was spending red flags report Black Lives Matter cofounder Patrice colliers who resigned in the wake of a post expose or spending prion lavish homes It's tied to several other fundraising organizations whose finances raise potential red flags according to a new report One of the groups reform LA jails in 2019 collected more than 1.4 million of which 205,000 went to a consulting company owned by colliers in her spouse Janana Khan New York magazine said yeah Kan's about right Another 211,000 was paid to Collier's pal Who co wrote her memoir in about 86,000 was paid to an entertainment clothing and consulting company called trap heels which was started by Damon Turner the father of Collier's child according to the report Sounds like the maxim waters family where she's been following tons of money to her daughter Because she's such a campaign genius Reform LA jails also reportedly paid 270,000 to a consulting company run by its treasure Christman Bowers who's also known to shalom ya Bowers and has signed tax documents as the deputy executive director of Black Lives Matter global network Wow What a fraud the whole thing is a fraud
Which States Look Good for Republicans in 2022?
"Now governor two points political points to close out here. First of all, you've got to tell whoever you're executive director is the poorer person has scheduled a meeting in Washington, D.C. in January. You're going to get a foot of snow today. So I go talk to your executive director and say, you know, you got to get more practical. We really should be out in the west in January, not in the beltway. I don't know who you've got in that job, but really, you've got to talk to them about that. But number two, which states look good for Republican pickups this fall. In the governor House in the state houses. So in terms of the Republican governors association and those races, we always protect our incumbents first, we keep our red states red and Hugh never has there been a greater contrast between Republican leadership and Democrat leadership. So there's a lot of states that are on the map to turn them over. So we're very much on office. You can look at states like Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Kansas, New Mexico, and Nevada, are all on our target list. So we've got a lot of supporters in town for this meeting. People are very excited. They think that people like Gretchen Whitmer have earned the right to be removed from office because of her bad policies during the COVID era and we intend to maximize that.
The Carnage Behind the 'Sterile Curtain'
"Folks welcome back. I'm talking to my friend Ryan health and vine. What kind of a name is health and vine? Sounds German. Ryan health and buying Ryan, you are the executive director of the standing for freedom center at Liberty University. We were just talking about the issue of life and science. And there's tremendous irony in my book as atheism that I keep talking about how science, the more we know from science, the more it points unequivocally at this point to the existence of God. It's a shocking thing. Nobody really saw it coming. They thought science was at odds with faith or whatever. You see the same thing with the abortion issue. The more we know about the human body, the more we know about what is inside a pregnant woman, the more it becomes impossible for anybody paying attention to say, it's not a life. It's just a blob. It's a tumor. It's kind of crazy to me. In this day and age, all you can really do is look away. And that's kind of the challenge, right? Is for people who know this is a human being to try to get people who don't know that just to look over just to look over here, see what we see. Tell me what you think because if you don't see a human being with little arms and legs and a heartbeat, what do you think that is? I think that's the challenge. Absolutely. I think about goebbels back in World War II, which is kind of the Nazi propaganda officer. And the whole idea was to create an ignorant population that didn't understand the full ramifications of what was happening under Nazi policy. And if the majority of the German people fully understood what was happening during the Holocaust, there could have been an insurrection in an upright uprising. And so today, when you see what's taking place, oftentimes it's behind a sterile curtain in a clinic. People don't understand the carnage that is happening
HRW: Democracy must step up as autocrats face turning point
"A a leading leading human human rights rights activist activist says says autocrats autocrats of of facing facing the the turning turning points points the the executive executive director director of of Human Human Rights Rights Watch Watch Kenneth Kenneth Roth Roth says says autocratic autocratic rule rule is is not not on on the the rise rise as as many many people people may may believe believe instead instead Roth Roth believes believes many many desperate desperate need need is is showing showing signs signs of of desperation desperation one one such such example example is is how how many many need need this this hold hold what what he he called called zombie zombie election election some some people people say say oh oh that's that's just just you you know know the the autocrat autocrat be be strong strong in in fact fact it's it's an an act act of of desperation desperation because because these these autocrats autocrats no no longer longer trust trust the the public public to to both both of of them them even even in in a a minute minute related related lecture lecture however however that that the the human human rights rights chief chief noted noted that that to to take take advantage advantage of of that that weakness weakness democratic democratic leaders leaders will will have have to to step step up up their their game game there's there's a a need need for for visionary visionary leadership leadership shoot shoot above above the the magnitude magnitude required required to to address address the the problems problems of of today today Roth Roth criticized criticized many many western western governments governments such such as as Germany Germany he he pointed pointed out out that that the the country country permitted permitted an an investment investment deal deal with with China China even even as as Berlin Berlin condemned condemned China's China's mistreatment mistreatment of of the the week week as as as as a a crime crime against against humanity humanity I'm I'm Karen Karen Thomas Thomas
Eric Adams Demotes Brother From Deputy NYPD Commissioner to Deputy Director of Mayoral Security
"And Eric Adams, he's right along. He goes right along with it all. He hasn't taken on a challenge this whack job prosecutor or district attorney. They've got in New York now. But he did back pedal on a bizarre promotion he gave his brother. He had given his brother who was, I think the assistant director of parking at Virginia Commonwealth university, nothing that is anything wrong with being the assistant director of parking, but I'm not sure you should become a deputy NYPD commissioner. Well, it turns out mer Adams has now already demoted his brother after the pushback, city officials confirmed moments ago that mayor Adams little brother is now going to be the executive director of mayoral security. That's a number of notches lower in rank from his previously. Designated title. He's still going to do pretty well. He's going to get a salary of $210,000 a year. The retired NYPD sergeant, but that's 30,000 less from what he would be getting his deputy police commissioner. So I guess even Eric Adams saw the handwriting on the wall
HumaneWatch Documents Unethical Treatment of Animals by PETA
"Humane watch dot org says it keeps a watchful iron animal rights movement I had their executive director I believe on in 2011 to talk about some of this And I'm looking at their site now February 1320 20 Virginia's Department of Agriculture and consumer services is published statistics of animal shelter records for 2019 The numbers for people for the ethical treatment of animals PETA are shocking According to the report they write Peter killed 1593 dogs cats and other pets last year repulsive 66% kill rate Of the 2380 pets the organization took in only 32 were adopted out several hundred other pets were sent to other facilities Since 1998 Peter has killed over the right 40,000 cats dogs and other animals in Virginia In comparison other private animal shelters are doing much better when it comes to finding homes for animals official records show private animal shelters in Virginia At a youth measure rate of just 5% in an adoption rate of 73% last year And they write Peter was ultimately responsible for 72% of the dogs and cats killed in Virginia's 45 private shelters And they have links ledger PETA's official body count to be found here And they go on It has a history of unethical behavior when it comes to their angel of death Shelter program in 2014 a dog nap the healthy chihuahua of its owners property and it goes on
Executive Director Josh Abbotoy Tells Us About American Reformer
"Folks. I'm talking to Josh ABBA toy. He is the executive director I neglected to mention earlier of American reformer American reformer dot org. Tell us Josh, what is American reformer? Thanks, Eric. American reformer is a journal for Protestant civic and cultural engagement. We launched this Nate Fisher and Aaron wren are the two individuals that launched this over the summer. I joined about two months ago. I was so compelled by the vision. The idea is that Protestant Christians need their own platform for strong emerging voices who take a rigorous approach to the important cultural issues of the day. So you probably are aware of some great magazines that already do this with a broader platform like first things publications like that. We love those publications, but we also sat down and said, okay, we also need to be intentionally cultivating the next generation of thought leaders from the Protestant circles, right? We love our Catholic brethren. But in some ways, the discussion is sometimes more advanced among Catholics. And we want to be encouraging protestants to be engaging on these issues at a very thoughtful level. So that's what we're doing. But it's all with an action orientation. So we want to be writing for people who are in positions to make changes. So pastors, seminary students, seminary professors, lay leaders and people of influence in their local churches. That's really our core
IOC assures teams Winter Olympics in Beijing will go ahead
"The the international international Olympic Olympic committee committee is is telling telling athletes athletes to to be be prepared prepared to to handle handle the the corona corona virus virus during during the the Beijing Beijing games games IOC IOC executive executive director director Christophe Christophe Dubi Dubi says says athletes athletes need need to to follow follow the the virus virus playbook playbook wearing wearing a a mask mask using using a a gel gel why why not not self self testing testing when when when when it's it's possible possible it it is is really really important important that that that that does does preventive preventive measures measures are are in in place place if if an an athlete athlete tests tests positive positive he he or or she she would would have have to to return return to to negative negative test test separated separated by by twenty twenty four four hours hours if if they they test test positive positive before before the the games games start start we we want want to to make make sure sure that that there there is is still still an an option option to to to to come come to to Beijing Beijing operation operation for for many many years years to to to to be be spoiled spoiled at at the the very very last last minute minute this this is is something something we we want want to to avoid avoid at at any any cost cost to to be be says says they they are are very very confident confident about about these these games games and and the the venues venues look look impeccable impeccable I'm I'm at at Donahue Donahue
CAIR's Nihad Awad Insists Israel Capital Should Move to Tel Aviv, Return to Palestinians
"Let me ask you this Have you ever heard Talib or Omar Or AOC or the other marxists in the Democrat party ever criticized communist China Mister producer have you ever heard them criticize communist China Have any of you ever heard them criticize how communist China is murdering raping sterilizing and torturing and torturing excuse me 2 million Muslims You ever hear about that This organization care which is led by somebody named Neha awad Sounds about right Nihad awad made a speech not that long ago That he hopes most of you didn't see or hear We insist that the capital of Israel needs to be moved back to Tel Aviv and eventually Tel Aviv needs to move back to the Palestinians as if it ever was He said there recently He's an executive director the national care CAR CAR This administration talks the care the Department of Justice the FBI work with care the Democratic Party embraces
Judge in Rittenhouse Case Criticized Following ‘Asian Food’ Comments
"The judge in the Kyle rittenhouse case. Ordered Asian food in. I don't know for the jury for I don't know for whom, for himself. And made the following comment, you will now hear it from the judge. So this is now being played on CNN. The judge presiding over KAR rittenhouse's homicidal homicide trial made a strange and offensive joke inside the courtroom today. I want you to listen to what judge Bruce Schroeder said as the court was preparing to take a lunch break. Let's hope for one o'clock. I don't know if the Asian food isn't coming. It's on his not one of those boats and Long Beach harbor. So he appears to be referring to the supply chain backlogs caused by congestion problems in California ports. But his comments were offensive and perceived as anti Asian by some. And as placing blame on Asian people for a catastrophic event happening in this country. John Yang, the president and executive director of Asian Americans advancing justice told CNN that the joke and I quote here, harms our community and puts us in the crosshairs of microaggressions as well as actual physical violence. That's CNN as my producer just said. Where did they find us the Asian action association for justice or something? You see how they lie? I don't lying. Is not an issue to the left. The judge ordered Asian food, and made a crack, I hope it's not being delayed. In the Lake. How is that possibly anti Asian?
NSBA Coordinated With White House, DOJ Before Sending Notorious 'Domestic Terrorists' Letter
"The national school board association of America coordinated with The White House Department of Justice before sending notorious domestic terrorists letter. Fox News reports. Newly released internal emails. People that the national school board association coordinated with The White House and Department of Justice before sending Biden the notorious letter that compared concerned parrots to domestic terrorists. Viola Garcia, the national school board association president, whom the Department of Education later named to a federal board sent a memo to the national school board association of America on October 11th. Providing a timeline of the national school board association's interaction with The White House ahead of the letter to Biden, which the national school board association sent on September 29th. Concern over the current climate for school board members is also a top priority as disruptions at school board meetings grow and members face growing threats, Garcia wrote, the national school board association of America is actively engaged with The White House from justice and Department of Homeland Security and Department of Education Surgeon General and other federal agencies on pandemic issues. But here's the most important thing, is that on September 14th, 2021, the nspo a organization of state directors, they were informed that they had a meeting with The White House. And subsequently on September 17th, the interim executive director emailed noticed to the state association executive directors that indicated a letter requesting federal assistance would be sent. In response to the letter sent by NSPA, on October 4th, 2021, the attorney general announced in a memorandum, widely shared throughout the U.S. Department of Justice that he was ordering all U.S. attorney officers and local FBI offices to reach out to local and state law enforcement officials to coordinate efforts on this problem within 30 days of the memorandum. This also contradicts what Merrick Garland said to Congress on October 27th. When dick Durbin asked Garland if he had second thoughts following the NSPA's apology for the letter, and Garland said quote, the letter that was subsequently sent does not change the association's concern of violence or threats of violence. It alters some of the language in the letter that we did not rely on is not contained in my own memorandum. So basically, here's what happened. Is you had collusion going on with the national school board association of America with The White House privately. They concocted this letter and then they sent the letter publicly that The White House had then the mandate to go to the Department of Justice to go say we now want to go spy on moms and dads, treat them like domestic terrorists and use the Patriot Act against people we don't
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"executive director" Discussed on Front Porch Politics
"Many educators today do not agree with the values of teacher unions. Now your teacher's union may be great for you but you need to know about the alternatives. So today's conservative. Educator podcast is going to be joined by executive director of christian educators association. David schmooze now. This organization has been around since nineteen fifty five. And mr smooch is going to give you great insight and information about why it's important that christian educators and conservative educators. Come together and that we work together to make our school's great again and while this organization will be able to give you protection and provide you with resources as a christian educator into public education classroom that we ourselves today in our schools. Welcome to conservative educator. Podcast a podcast. For conservative teachers in america now is one silenced. Voices join together. They believe making education great again. And now host educations coffee connoisseur david martin and thank you everyone for joining us for another conservative educators podcast. I'm your host. David marks. And i am very glad today to be joined by. They've moose. he is executive director of christian. Educators association international. Mr. how're you doing today. I'm doing very well. David thanks for having me. Yes sir. I'll tell you how i came across your organization. We had done a podcast We had posted to some educators about some of the things going on. It's a conservative group and one of the members of that group actually introduced you to induced your group to me and we had been discussing was we were discussing how much money. Nea had given to a more liberal campaigns in our country so this person was like hey look you need to check out this organization. They are awesome or section. So i wanted to have you come on the podcast to share this information for other conservative teachers. That's that's basically are outrageous. We try to reach those. That work in education have a conservative politically. And of course we do. Lean to the christian. Amman say i'm christie myself and we go into detail about that on our website but just a little bit of information about your organization what you do for educators. Sure thinking david We've been around a long time since nineteen fifty three and we have members in all fifty states and we provide a suite of services for chris and teachers in public schools now. of course many teachers in public schools are used to being represented by their unions but As i'm sure your audience understands Many of us would rather not be represented by unions and have our union going to support the things that they do You know you mentioned some of the funding You know ninety nine percent. Typically of of union funding goes to democrats and go support for liberal causes and so many of our members find that they don't want to be supporting that with their union. Dues so well we do is we. Provide a suite of benefits for.
"executive director" Discussed on Behind The Numbers
"Blu-ray? Hi everyone. Welcome to behind the numbers. I'm Dave bookbinder. And this is the program where we dig deeper to understand what really matters most in business office went to thank you all for watching and listening to behind the numbers really appreciate your support of this program today. I am excited to welcome a friend in a guest of ours who is making a real big difference here in the thought off your marketing. His name is Cory Donovan, and he's the executive director of an organization called impact PHL Corey. Welcome to behind the numbers. It'll be here David. Thanks for having me. It's a pleasure telling the audience thought about who you are an impact PHL and then we'll jump in sure impact PHL is a nonprofit advocacy organization. We encourage and help people and organizations like Stanley offices foundations as well as individuals, whether they have a lot of money or a little bit of money to align their financial assets with their values and the reason we bought That is because we think that by aligning our financial assets with our values is the only way we can achieve a more sustainable more inclusive and more resilient Regional economy. Yeah now aligned a financial Capital with core values is a theme that is super popular and current right now with different concepts ESG investing stakeholder capitalism. We're talking about here. Well smells and feels that can maybe the same thing. It's a little bit different. I want you to maybe make some of those distinctions if you could or the parallels were appropriate. Yeah, so I think the idea here is that we start with this idea as I describe it to people that most of us were either taught or assumed what I call it to pocket version of capitalism. I make money with this hand through Investments through business through employment and I do go with this hand by donating volunteering voting maybe proteges and we don't have to think about what I call one packet capitalism, which is what are the two how did the two come together? Right? So on this end if I'm investing in cigarettes stocks, but I'm donating money because they care about answered or I'm protesting for black lives matter, but with this hand and invested in for-profit prison system, we're encouraging people to take a deeper. Look at what the what what we call I called externalities of where your money and where your financial assets are and what that's causing because on this on the other hand is often difficult to then go back and fix the problems after birth. Sent that makes sense. Yeah, so when you talk about Investors, are you talking about individuals or you talking more of institutional types? I think everyone has a role here whether you have or like I said in foundations family offices and net worth of credit investors, but also anybody who has a 401k. In fact, we recently did a webinar with an organization called as you sell there are not enough research on a shareholder advocacy organization out of Oakland, California, and they have an online tool called investor values that allows you to very quickly and easily see what the mutual funds are invested in and look at what the genius of their tools that they give a letter grade across these different lenses, whether it's gender or Plastics or deforestation or false information prisons c e channel five letter ticker symbol for the mutual fund your own and then you get literally a report card back about what you own and so going back to your question about what is this apply to I think song Interesting everyone and for anybody who has a 401 k or if they work for a non-profit like I do a 403b then you have Financial assets those financial assets are creating outcomes positive or negative and I think everyone should at least know that be aware. Yeah, so let's drill into exactly perhaps how impact PHL is involved in this process. And I know one of the big mantras is regarding thinking local. Great. So I think the call to action for us is be aware of what you want first and foremost, right? And a lot of people aren't that attached to their money. They don't know what stocks down or what mutual funds down and for a lot of people that don't for you know, they have a 401k some of them don't even check those statements, right?.
"executive director" Discussed on WTVN
"The executive director of the NFL referees Association, Scott Green, Told ESPN that the NFL cited costs as a reason to scrap an idea to convert around 10 officials who had expected to have their part time status changed a fulltime. Some officials were made full time in the 2017 and 2018 seasons, but not last year, five on field officials and to replay officials have already opted out on this upcoming scheduled season because of Corona virus concerns. Jared Max. Fox News The Cincinnati Reds in the Kansas City Royals game that was set for today has been rescheduled for tomorrow. The red say the choice was made to allow more covert 19 testing within the organization. Over the weekend. The Reds games were postponed after a player tested positive there. Next games will be a double header scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. Radio 6 10 w TV End Sports Blue Jackets regrouping after losing game for Tampa Bay, they now face a do or die situation. Asian and must win three straight to advanced coach John Tortorella not giving up on his guys. I love our team. I like the way they have handle themselves through the whole time out here in the bubble. Certainly we get some work to do, but we just gotta look to tomorrow and just get a voter business. That's all you can do. A five must win tomorrow at noon on Fox Sports, Ohio. The father, a Buckeye, defensive back, Sean, wait on. Social Media says he's planning a rally. At Big 10 headquarters in Chicago on Friday. Randy wait once commissioner Kevin Ward to be face to face with players to give a better explanation. A wife all football was canceled. Mac McCoy does radio 6 10 W T via this news. The service of a Legacy Retirement group. I'm Allison Wiant stay connected to Columbus on the hour at the half, and as news breaks partly cloudy skies today highs near 80 clear skies tonight It'll be cool..
"executive director" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"The president executive director of the justice action network and talking about of course the coveted nineteen situation behind bars but inevitably that has led to a certain amount of a prison reform discussion as well Bob calls in from Las Cruces New Mexico hello Bob yes Sir thank you very much Jim it's a great pleasure and honor could could double talk you or try to talk to you a month or language what I want to mention was the language that's being used and the county detention center the state prisons all group Inc in the United States what I'm being told and the language is atrocious coming from the guard not all garden gonna be the same gamble again using a different type of discipline as you needed are you there why might be is that you know they will contact you they will fables name in banking at you and you know because you're hearing that you know it's very insulting now it's scary it's all theory but what what I'm trying to say is I ended a meeting at the dynamic county detention center I mean council meeting I thought right away the the actor I went to accountability and it came to a meeting there and the the manager of the county our William Burton bill factor I was gonna tell everyone on the board in the county that they need to change the language when it comes to channel that is a derogatory statement is discriminatory and me are are are you saying that your main complaint with the criminal justice system is in it referring to food as Chow yeah my hearing you correctly yes what what is wrong with the word Chow just well it sounds like dog meat you know well it's a pterodactyl I'm from the military but in any event let me let me simply note as we move on here that it the the biggest complaint you have is the use of the term Chow then the criminal justice system in Las Cruces New Mexico must be doing rather well Holly Harris well maybe this is where where Bob which had it is you know we do have a culture problem and many of our prisons and there is a lot of abuse that goes on in prisons that quite frankly shouldn't and a part of that is a training issue you know a lot of that also is reflective of of poor hiring you see a lot of that in for profit prisons because you know I I hesitate to call them private prisons because their only private because there's not as much government oversight there a hundred percent tax payer funded by it they really hi in a lot of areas in very often you know as the the payment of their employees is one of those areas so obviously if you're paying employees last year paying staff less you're you're gonna get less quality staff and so training is that is a huge issue right here that doesn't move and so therefore I would you to continue the rest of your thoughts including blogs about the quote private prisons in a moment keeping America going and keeping each other safe at Walmart our associates are aiming to do both so we're working to support them while they do by extending our leave policy to protect it so she has a job that they need.
"executive director" Discussed on Nonprofit Everything
"Got something that's been on my mind. I'm guessing that many of our listeners are at home a large majority of the time these days which means they might not be getting the podcast drive time they used to so any ideas and where they can listen to us or when they can listen to us. If it's not in the car so love the idea of like just like turning it on in the house like on the Stereo right disconnect your connect your iphone like jacket in like right into the Stereo. Actually so dear you can actually find nonprofit everything on spotify. So if you've got if you're connected to spotify you can actually look in their podcast section nonprofit everything shows up there so you can actually play like throughout all of the speakers in your house because you really want our voices in every roy out of everybody else in your house would like has the least amount of interest in like random nonprofit geek conversations of big. That's the best thing you can finally do you do when your kids are driving you bunkers and your home schooling or when your spouse won't turn the TV off just put plugging plugging your little your pieces and just listen to us to block out the rest of the world right. It's like your personal escape from everything else going on in your environment do what? I KNEW. Just like point to your headphones in the mouth. I'm on a call. It's a it buys you at least in my house that buys you about minutes if you just boating funds and I'm I'M GONNA call. They'll they'll leave you alone a minute so I also hear people walking their dogs like a gazillion times a day. So you know think of how many podcast episodes you could catch up on just listening to us while you're walking your dog. I think that's a great idea. Yeah so in to. You can find nonprofit everything literally everywhere. Pandora spotify apple music. Google podcasts. Like your favorite podcast APP. It it's iheartradio. It's pretty much everywhere so any any device that you have they can play that kind of thing you can. You can yell at Your Alexa Speaker. You can say Alexa. Play the nonprofit everything podcast. It will do that. You can say okay google to your Google thing and say blaming the profit everything podcast and it'll play that so so really you have no excuse to not be listening to our irritating music over and over and over again and we just know you're GonNa love one of you know an episode so much that of course then. You're going to be compelled to write questions for future episodes. And you're going to be compelled to give us a really superstar rating and sheriff's with all your friends and colleagues so that's probably asking for a lot just one of those things. I'D BE PRETTY DARN HAPPY. Just listened questions. We love questions so one of the problems with with getting questions to is a lot of people do historically listened to the podcast in their car. And since that's not how what happens in. It's the same thing with pledging at for public radio. Right you listen to it and they tell you to pledge until you're gonNA pledge as soon as you get out of the car you completely forget what you were doing because you're out of the car so now that's not happening anymore. So you're you're not in a car you're not driving. It is totally okay to stop what you're doing titus a question we would love you for it..
"executive director" Discussed on Nonprofit Everything
"To hear that. So the what happens on the federal level is that that will actually. You're you're nonprofit will actually convert to a private foundation. So if you can't continue to pass all the tests of being publicly supported charity you end up being a private foundation. Which is is different in. The rules are a lot harder and it costs a lot more money. And it's probably not what you intend when you say nonprofit so you can do it. But that's not that's not what the it's not the best practice and it certainly isn't what the. Irs is going to allow for regular for profit public charity. And then can you get paid because that was another question. I you pay yourself and can you serve on the board. I mean Ah yes there. There's so many caveats with this though right because for whatever you do you shouldn't be the board president or board chair of this because it's a total conflict of interest. I mean one of the birds. Primary roles is right hiring and firing and super and evaluating the executive director so anyways that's just one example of where it gets really messy and if you were like you know the on the board or even the board you said. I want to be the board chair on the founder and the executive director. I'm the I'm the everything because I want to keep that control that you mentioned like it's just it's not gonna fly it's not gonna fly with funders or donors anyone who sophisticated at least it's not gonna fly with irs spike when you go and file for ten year ten twenty three status so like it's just that's not otherwise you then set up your own company. I mean I hate to be crass about it but like one of the things when I hear people say I want control like I want money right I wanNA get donations and get paid for what I do but I also want control like my caution is that it's not first of all. Donations are much harder to get than anybody thinks. And and then secondly if you really want control you're not to have control set up your own business. Set up your own company because you're not GonNa have it if you truly design this the way it should be designed and it's a public charity serving the public good governed by the public meaning a representative diverse body of people on your board. That aren't family you. You don't have control and it's designed by design and even if you can get by with the Absolute Minimum Standard You WanNA maintain control. It's it's absolutely self-limiting. You're never gonna you're never going to grow to be big enough to pay yourself any amount of money Depit DONORS ARE GONNA run from you. Screaming the the board is going to collapse. You'RE GONNA have a miserable time. I mean it's really. It's really better off. The best to announce the best way to have an organization and have control of the organization is to just really be good at it. Bring on people that you trust Give them the authority to make their own decisions. Do everything the right way. Make sure that you're not looking at not not looking at the process is something that's going to enrich yourself but looking at something that's going to enrich the community that it's such a good non-profit idea that people can't not fund it and then and then just rock at it and then you can be the executive director and you won't care that someone else's the board chair because they're so happy with your performance that they're never gonNA say no to anything you want xactly exactly. Andy just said that beautifully imperfectly and and you know my apologies if I sound a bit jaded. I think it's from years of of just. I want to caution people rate from from going down this path without knowing all the facts because they think it's it's very easy to get enamored with the idea of setting up a nonprofit and doing all the things you want to do and it is so much so much tougher than what you know. There's so many laws and legalities and ethics and tax code and everything tied to it. That makes it complicated that it's not impossible. Obviously there's a lot of nonprofits out there but I think many of the ones that are smaller or start up. We'll tell you this is so much harder than I ever thought it would be anti. I've.
"executive director" Discussed on Nonprofit Everything
"A nonprofit board for the last five years in. It's going great but I want to open my own nonprofit. Who as far as relative's can we be related to each other on the board? What board positions do I have to have? Can I be an executive director and pay myself and have a position on the board? What is required under Nevada nonprofit law? The reason I'm asking is that I've been doing what I want to be doing for the last twenty years privately but with everything going on I need financial donations and I WANNA do a great job. I WANNA get paid but I don't WANNA lose control. Oh boy that's about like five questions in one so I read it like it was five questions at once. My my head is spinning a bit here. Well so we can. Certainly I'm GonNa just say Sir we don't get into all the legalese but certainly we can footnote and bookmark the kind of the page on the state website. That will give you a lot of answers. It's very sue from like Nevada nonprofit law standpoint. It's super super basic and easy in our state. Have you ever looked Andy? Compared like you only have one board member and yet then it says Oh but you need to have like a president treasurer and secretary although they can someone can wear one more than one or have more than one role. So I'm like I guess theoretically you could have that one board member that is required by state law. Also be Your Board Chair Secretary Treasurer. The way it's written right which is just a little befuddling so. I guess my first caution to the person who asked this question is please just because state law may give you the bare minimum does not mean the irs when you go to fill out your actual form ten twenty three to become an official get federal tax exemption does not mean there this is going to be kosher with them so just realize that you've got to kind of be able to meet both categories like andy any thoughts on that. You're exactly right. So the Nevada law is less stringent than the the. Irs is rule. So so if you want to you can. Anybody can. Register is a nonprofit in Nevada. But that doesn't mean that you're able to take tax deductible donations so you won't be tax exempt either so you can be a nonprofit but not be tax exempt and that would be the case the one case that you could have one board member. But you're not gonNA let nobody's going to give you any money because it's not tax deductible and you're going to have to pay tax on any excess profits over your expenses so if you want to be a real nonprofit and you. WanNa go get your five. Oh One C. Three you're going to need a minimum of three board members. Yeah and so as far as family members the other thing to keep in mind right is that Irs requires that no more than like forty nine percent of your members are related by blood marriage. You know they they. They want to guard against transactions that you know that are sort of just can be kind of insider ish or misuse of assets or just things that can happen when you have too many people that are connected through business through family right that kind of stuff so you really you really if you're going for this the full-fledged that just talked about you're going to want to be careful with it know a lot of nonprofits start out and they have family on it but they then meet at large enough board that it's not a family right. They meet that forty nine percent test. You Family shouldn't be making majority of your board. I mean I can tell you all the reasons. I don't think it's a good idea to have a whole family on your board but whatever I I'm not sure you. I'm not sure you actually want.
"executive director" Discussed on Nonprofit Everything
"To hire executive directors. And I have two questions as it relates to this I. What do you think of the best questions to ask to get a real look at? What's going on in the organization and are there any questions or comments? The board might ask. I should consider to be a red flag. Oh yeah this is another. That's another this is another juicy one and we've got some juicy ones yet. Could've there's yeah I would love to. I can't wait to hear what you say about the Red Flag questions I think is to get started. I mean I think one of the first questions which is a fair question is sort of. Tell me about why you're hiring an executive director now like I write like that feels like. Is this the first time that they're hiring one? Is it a grant funded position that you have to raise your salary and figure it out within three months? We've all hundred pounds scenarios surprise. Yeah you don't get in you get in and then you find that out but but anyways I think just kind of getting a sense of how many executive directors have have they had over the few years like I mean if you hear like constant turnover than I think the answers to some of your questions are going to be the red flags that you're GONNA now okay. This organization can't key probably an issue here. I think also I would ask what is sort of your strategic direction like is there a strategic plan in place What what is it? I'm always fascinated. I actually served on a search committee Andy. Few years ago and I was fascinated because the organization not surprisingly I mean they had a strategic plan but when they went through this process to hire almost every candidate asked that question and none of the board members could answer it. They were like well kind of and they talked around it and I thought that just doesn't bode. Well that really tells you a really disconnected board that Does it have a clue and didn't even do their homework so to me. I mean I guess I could give a little leeway to that but I don't think that's a great sign either. Yeah you kind of want. Hopefully they know where you're going because if you're if they're going down path a and you're not at all that's not your skill set or your passion. It'd be better to know that during the interview process. Get in there and figure out. Oh crap. They're going in a direction. I don't even agree with right. And if the and that tells you gives you information about how connected or disconnected. The board is from the organization as a whole. Yes if the if the board doesn't know what's going on if they can't answer basic about the organization it tells you that they don't pay attention in board meetings or don't show up or aren't that interested in the board and that's that could be a red flag unless you know that's yeah unless you're one of the things that you're really good at as building boards in. You're like yeah. I want to get rid of this deadweight anyway. I think it would be interesting. So those are sort of typical ones. I think it'd be interesting to ask from. Your vantage point is a board and sort of what you know about the organization and maybe the prior executive director. If there was one like what do you think is the biggest or most pressing challenge? I would face if I got hired like I think it would be fascinating because you're sort of trying to you're asking them to open up a bit and it would be fascinating to see what you'd hear and if they tell you everything is peaches and roses okay. But I don't think anybody should answer that without saying without giving it some thought and saying you now actually think our challenges we really need to diversify our funding or whatever it is I like. There's gotta be something right or am I being too hard and this question stumps me in in a big way. Because I've I've never really thought about it that way. Only because if if the organization is broken like as an executive director. It's it's almost like are you. Are you equipped to fix what is broken? And and if the mission is a good one and the organization if there's if there's stuff that can be salvaged he's like you're looking at a broken piece of equipment and you're like I could fix that right or you're looking at something you're like It looks like I don't. I don't think I'm capable of doing what needs to be done to get this fixed. So so it kind of you. It's so situational based on what? Your strengths are and then fled. The organization really needs going forward. I mean honestly. Are there organizations that I think are irredeemable like? Yes but that's because you know. The Internet left their their business. Model behind twenty five years ago thirty years ago in no one's noticed yet or or they're a brand name with no mission or you know whatever the reason five five through twenty is that there's something fundamentally wrong with the mission like like. Maybe it's a problem that doesn't need to be solved. But if that's the case then then why are you even? Why are you interested in in going after that executive position in the first place so I think I mean it's so situational and I can't think of any I mean if the board members are horrible people and ten to throw the executive director under the bus at a moment's notice your that's probably a situation you don't WanNa get in? How would you find that out? And maybe you talk to the remaining staff like see who still there and say. Hey you mind if I talk to you on interested in this position like you might if we have just an informal conversation about the organization and I think you know staff members for the most part I don't know. Do you think staff numbers would respond well to that? If somebody asked me that when I was when I was an executive if somebody asked me go to lunch because they want to hear about the position I think all my red flags would have immediately gone up like why are you doing an andhra around our process. Yes kind of wear my gutters. I think with all because yeah unless it's a friend because otherwise I'm uncomfortable going. Okay anything I tell you how can I trust? You'RE NOT GONNA go back or if you get hired. Use it against me like that. You can't trust me because just say right that would be presented and say that. But I'm thinking to your point though like Andy you and I you and I are both probably known those people that had astle experience with a nonprofit and they were an executive director or something and they left on bad terms or whatever the situation was and that may be just such a pain point that gun. Shy like okay You know I can't deal with another board. That is like this or this. I feel like this is a great opportunity with these kinds of questions because I do think even though everyone's GonNa put on their best face right. It's like your first date. No one really gets to see your true colors yet but I still think if you ask the right questions you can start to determine a lot like the strategic plan question if they can't answer it then whether it's a deal breaker for you and not is up to you. But like if they can't answer it or they don't really know what their strategic direction is or if they have a plan that tells you a lot about how much they've been engaged in the past like how much work you're GonNa have to do if you actually want an engaged board so so I feel like if you can ask those right like Lever Questions. It can really open it up. And I don't know that's my opinion and yet I also think you. Sometimes you get people who give you right who are great sales people in the interview and tell you all the stuff and you. How many times have you talked to somebody who just got hired as an e says? Why the stuff the skeletons that? I'm uncovering. I mean there's all the basics that you probably already know you know ask for Aspirin Audit and make sure you get the management letter that comes with the audit so that you can see all the stuff that they didn't publish mask return. Copies strategic plan asked for all the DASHBOARDS for financial statements. Ask for just like minutes of the last handful of board meetings like if an organization doesn't want to give that to you that's a huge red flag and then you're GonNa get tons of information if the if the minutes are sloppy and you know like the last three have been cancelled because people aren't showing up. I mean just I mean ask if I think the more information you get of stuff that they should be hanging onto and it's there if it's not there that gives you good idea how organizations run but again it's so situational. Maybe the last executive director was just a sloppy mess. Right who couldn't strategic plan is such a such a terrible thing. Yeah we have one but it's all in Comic Sans and I don't think it makes any sense an you know it it totally could be and you're right at a situation also. It's so tough to tell. I think you can also ask. Like what is the board is their role. And what do they see as the role compared to your role as the executive director because I think the one thing that would scare a lot is if they hear a board. That is way too controlling micromanaging. Most people that's probably more turn off to most incoming E D's and I think the opposite people can figure out what to do about engagement but a board that is like in your business every day. How do you get anything done? And that may be as pain point right. So and then what did they see as the role I would love to know I would ask? What is the role in fundraising? It would be fascinating to hear it because I'd love to see if some boards say what do you mean like? That's not you know we don't need to do that at that's your role Ed right. So W good probing questions find out those kinds of things that things that need you think. Probably need to change and to see where they're out on them. Yeah anyway best of luck to you. Good luck our organization.
"executive director" Discussed on Leadership Looks Like Podcast
"This is what leadership looks like kim. Welcome to the podcast. Thank you for having me. Yeah so we met recently at the wta. Awards has put on by nabo. Business association of southern nevada and water is a women of distinction award. And you're up for nomination correct. I was yes. Yes that's incredible. Congratulations oh thank you. It was in the cat. Gory of nonprofit and philanthropy says it was an honor which we talk about today because of your passion which is running absolutely. When did you start running. Oh goodness oh so. It all started in two thousand eleven. It's interesting so i started running august of two thousand eleven my Dad had passed away in june of that year and running is always something i wanted to do. I just never. That was capable of it. And then after he passed. I was a stay at home. Mom i was sixty pounds heavier. I was very happy in my role. I never thought once about weight or my appearance and then a friend invited me to go to something called hill day which was just running up and down hills for an hour in the morning in summerlin and i was like that sounds horrible..
"executive director" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The executive director of the Mississippi emergency management agency Michelle says crews are still working to assess the widespread damage the damage to bury all we had a number of mobile homes that were destroyed we've got a number of vehicles that were damaged we do know that we're going to have multiple entry spread out across these counties we certainly hope that we won't have anymore for a child please but we don't know that right now governor Tate Reeves has issued a state of emergency for the storms for NPR news I'm Alexander what's in Mississippi there are reports of fatalities this morning in Georgia where a suspected tornado hit the college park area south of downtown Atlanta the corona virus is now blamed for more than twenty two thousand deaths in the U. S. the most of any country New York City accounts for nearly a third of the nation's fatalities and almost sixty nine hundred New York governor Andrew Cuomo says statewide more than seven hundred people died from the virus yesterday the state has seen more than seven hundred for tallies from the virus each day over the last six days the mayor of Washington DC says she wants a thorough examination of why the virus is affecting minorities that larger rates than white Americans across the U. S. and P. R.'s Nell Greenfieldboyce reports preliminary data from New York City shows that the death rate for black and Hispanic people is about twice the rate for white people the mayor of Washington in DC Muriel Bowser told CNN on Sunday that this country has a long standing health disparities we have been dealing with these disparities for generations fueled by several Gration racism sub standard conditions stresses of poverty browser said pre existing conditions like asthma and diabetes seem to play a role in making some communities suffer more severe illness she says there needs to be a national focus on collecting more data on corona virus deaths Nell Greenfieldboyce NPR news the Japanese government says it does not plan to expand a state of emergency that's been in effect in Tokyo in six regions for the past week because of the virus in Russia health officials are reporting more than twenty five hundred new cases of the virus today that's the highest daily total in that country officials in Moscow say nearly one hundred fifty people have died there from the virus this is NPR news from Washington officials in Wisconsin are investigating how hackers interrupted yesterday's online meeting of Milwaukee's Election Commission Keren Powell with member station W. U. W. N. says the hackers posted violent and obscene images Milwaukee Election Commission executive director Neil Albrecht was in the middle of explaining how many absentee ballots had been received and postmarked prior to and after election day last Tuesday when the public meeting was hacked by an unknown source among the images shown were what appeared to be ISIS fighters and racial slurs written across the screen showing **** after Albrecht finished reading his notes assistant city attorney Pat McLean also on the call mentioned the interference could appear that we has been hacked yeah I think at that point Albright suggested ending the call the board rescheduled the meeting for Monday morning using a different computer meeting software for NPR news I'm tearing Powell in Milwaukee in Afghanistan the Taliban say they plan to release twenty captives each of whom works for the Afghan government and P. R.'s DHEA have deeds says the move is meant to jump start peace talks between the militant group and the government Taliban spokesman so how should he said on Twitter that the group would release them into the custody of the red cross it comes after the Afghan government really three hundred Taliban prisoners the prisoner swaps have been to be a gesture of goodwill before talks begin between the government and the Taliban to end of kana sounds for decades of war that's NPR's diaa Hadid in Islamabad I'm Dave Mattingly NPR.
"executive director" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA
"Well if you're a fan of tiger king a you know the time dri sorted tale Joe Exotic well spoiler alert if you haven't made it through That bio pic yet but he's now sitting in jail Having been convicted of federal murder for hire and animal abuse charges enter the wild animal. Sanctuary in Qian's Berg. They have been the salvation for so many exotic creatures thirty nine tigers three bears and that were held at that. Oklahoma and sanctuary made famous by that net flicks Docu series well. Number of them are now enjoying their new digs at the wild animal sanctuary in Kuenssberg. Journ joined this morning by founder Executive Director of the Wild Animal Sanctuary Pack Craig. Good Morning Pat. How are you I? Am All things considered doing? Well how are you everyone safe and sound? Yeah absolutely good good so tell us a little bit about the back story here because again you have been a sanctuary for so many exotic creatures around the world that have been abused. Yeah and the thing trae here. Keenest bird We've been at this location twenty five years but you know operation for forty years and so we've seen this entire evolution of exotic animals in the private sector basis like you know. Joe Exotics Roadside Zoo and many many other places throughout the country like that and so over the years. Here's that's pretty much. What we've done is rescued animals from either private owners that tried to have pets or Really bad roadside zoos. Like Joe's or many other really bizarre places that A Lion Tiger bear ends up. And and so this is what we do on a regular basis. I group of one thousand nine tigers came to the wildlife animal sanctuary on November eleventh Twenty seventeen so are they all residents now. Yeah they're all here and doing well. And this was two groups because obviously rescuing twenty tigers is a lot let alone thirty nine tigers so it was two different Rescue operations where we went down in November and went back in December and got another load from Joe's place For those that are familiar with the story from watching Tiger T- His husband accidentally shot himself and died. So Joe is in a pretty Depressed state at the time and so the first nineteen tigers were part of a legal case on Joe is involved in and so those had the court ordered those to be taken away and the next twenty were. Joe is saying to the time that he wanted to close his operation. Get Out and so. This was just weeks after Travis's husband died And so he took the next twenty hour when the intention was for us to keep going back and taking you know loads of animals out until the place was but within three weeks. This is the first time I've been dying or is this second husband. I should say he was already in a relationship with another guy and married him shortly after that so he kind of bounced back at that point and then reneged on the whole closing so it was unfortunate that we couldn't see more but we were inside that we were able to get to thirty nine tigers out of there just an enormous undertaking. I mean what does that look like in transporting that amount of animals from Oklahoma to Colorado. Yeah it's a different giant undertaking and we have all the equipment vehicles and air conditioned trailers. And you know Health professionals and everybody they go on these rescues to T- take animals like this from All sorts of places and so taking twenty nine or twenty nineteen. I'm at took numerous trailers and trucks and trailers and a whole litany of people that were staff and medical people and everybody else to get there in one of the biggest challenges was Joe ran is roadside Jew. And so he wouldn't let anybody come in to get the Tigers until seven. Am and one of them all out by ninety and when he opened his gates to the public so we had two hours or less to get twenty tigers zoo. That was a a triple challenge. Right there I was thinking. I know it's a murder of crows lion. So how do you integrate the Lions into the community? But you know when we heard about we needed to do it. We only had a week. Or Two's noted so obviously everything was scrambled but we dedicated forty acres to building A number of habitats for these these Thirty nine tigers and so they were already in groups down Gw exotic which Joe's park and so that helped us as far as getting when we brought him back. Here they were already in social groupings. That could live in habitat together So we built a number of different habitats on that forty acres and then brought the animals back and then went through the rehabilitation stage. Where they get used to going into bigger spaces then no small cages. They were handing But now they live in those habitats and they're very happy. Seven Twelve Thirteen Ten K. Aka thirteen ten K. A. K. A. Dot Com Craig Founder Executive Director of the wild animal sanctuary in Kuenssberg. Now of course as a result of the spread of Cova nineteen The wild animal sanctuary now temporarily closed but the need is still great. Yeah that's the thing is you know I don't all nonprofits and other businesses are suffering from people not being able to go to work or or businesses not being able to operate in for us We are open to education on a normal basis and people can come and learn about these animals and where they came from but with this Kobe in the state mandate to stay at home. You know we obviously closed. And but what really really hit us. More than anything was A lot of are donated. Food comes from big box retail outlets and so when people you know kind of Panic and rushed to the stores and bought everything and it was that really impacted our Donations that we would normally get from stores and so that helped kind of feel the need for us to buy more food. Which then have you seen costs more for budget with people donating Alaska's? They weren't really sure how long this is going to take. And the uncertainty adult things so between less donations and having to buy more food It's been a big impact for us. Only now when I reached out to you yesterday to set this up for this morning on news was just breaking that tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City tested positive for covert nineteen might be the first confirmed case of an animal being infected with the virus in the nation. It's a four year old female From Malaysia three other tigers three African lions also developed a dry cough and they believe that it was transmitted from the employees at the Bronx. Zoo obviously something of concern for you. Yeah so anything that could threaten. Our animals is a concern. It's obviously very early. In this case it was just broke yesterday. So you know we did get information from the CDC in the USDA about you know how they look at this case and you know there's so many unknowns at this point They still have to do a lot more testing but for us. You know our collection is in a very rural area away from people in from the CDN and the public is ever allowed down near the animals. Here relegated up on walkways and things like that but that in general even our Amil cares team. has already been practicing. Social Disney king. 'cause they're out working far apart from each other and they do all the protocols to keep everything clean and Shays and sanitized and so there is a chance that this could really End Up being in animal populations around the world but at this early stage and I think that Anybody really knows what the answer is. But we're definitely doing everything we can to make sure that the Tigers and the other animals here protective as well as the keepers in the people who work here so bad how can we support your work at the wild animal sanctuary in Kuenssberg. And I'll tell you what if you've never been there. It is a glorious amazing experience. One that will change your life thank you. That's very kind to Definitely you know if you if people are Able to donate. That'd be an amazing help for us. Obviously we have lots of expenses for food and and taking care of the animals and utilities and we still have to pay for fuel to go pick up the food things like that so donations help the most but people telling other people about our work and going to our website wild animal sanctuary dot org Just so that people can learn more about the problem. The Tiger team Documentary was a great help in one way that it exposed A lot more people to it. There are a lot of problems with this With captive wildlife in the in the United States but at the same time. There's a lot more to the story about. The abuse of the animal suffering and so education is a big part brush. Craig Executive Director Founder Wild Animal Sanctuary in Kuenssberg. Thank you for having such a heart for these exotic creatures..
"executive director" Discussed on Columbus Concerns
"This is Columbus concerns a public affairs presentation of North American Broadcasting. Here's your host Mark News. And thanks so much for joining us this morning on Columbus concerns. Stevo toss here and he is the executive director of the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio. And Steve thanks for stopping by well. Thank you mark. It's a pleasure to be here with you this morning for those who've never heard of the furniture bank and it's going to be kind of tough because you guys have done a lot here in central. Ohio but to tell us What is the Furniture Bank? And what do you do? Oh great well. The Furniture Bank is obviously a nonprofit that tries to work with families who are coming out of poverty who've been evicted from their home or maybe of lost everything in a fire or may be going through domestic violence or homeless situation and so many times folks are starting over but they have absolutely no furniture and so our mission is really determined. Empty House into a home of hope so last year we we served over thirty three hundred families. We provided them basically with a house full of furniture and That equates about ten thousand people so You know in our community mark. A lot of folks don't realize that you know every night we have thousands of kids who were sleeping on a floor We don't think about a table and what it means to family. I mean we eat at the table. We have critical conversations. You know we do homework at the table. We play games at the table and things like that that we need to make a house a home and so that's our our mission is really to take that excess furniture. That's out there in the community and try to match it with families who have a need Before we go any further Steve Do you have a phone number and a website address. We certainly do our phone. Number is six one four to seven to nine five four and our website is furniture bank CEO H. Dot Org and we'd love to have you common Take a look at our website or obviously if you have any furniture if you happen to have bought a new couch recently or new table and chairs where new mattress really. We'd love you to think about us as someplace for that a piece that you no longer need where you located we. We are located at one. Eight South Yale Avenue. It's down in Franklin turn It's about ten blocks west of the former former amount Karma West Hospital and is that where folks bring their donations They can bring it to us there. Yes but the beauty of our services is we'll go out in the community and pick it up so nice every day We have three trucks out in the community Probably stopping at around sixty different Stops to pick up gently used furniture. And so it's a pretty cool model mark where last year we had over eight thousand people donate furniture to us. They donated altogether over sixty thousand pieces. Which is phenomenal phenomenal. And so we go out and and we can pick it up for you for free if you If you like. Are there any things you need more than other things? Yeah we quite honestly mark. We are always in need of mattresses Appliance Sofa as dressers kitchen tables and chairs though those are the big things and we always could use more of those yes and imagine if you were in poverty and you get a new bed or you're going to have to have sheets. I've I imagine you probably take the two We do that. Thank you for bringing that up. Absolutely we can take almost all your household items. I mean the thing to remember is that we're trying to make a house a home and so even things like art work towels pots and pans. Dishes are things that families need to get get started and so If we have a core piece of furniture like a sofa or a mattress We can then pick up other things and and so We've been able to even pick up things a occasionally like exercise equipment and things like that. We have a thrift store up on Morse road where we can sell some of those items that people no longer want that that You know have a second opportunity or for second life and we sell a small percentage of that and that actually allows us to further our mission at the furniture bank which is cool and I imagine you take donations. Oh absolutely cash donation. Well mark why we really have this really unique model. You know we get no government money. Okay it's all based on acts of kindness and so we have about eight thousand furniture. Donors like I said every year and then we have a woodshop where we can build our own furniture. We never get enough dressers or bed frame so we have a phenomenal relationship with solder in. North West Ohio. Oh were they donate their would to us which is used to build Kia product. They donate that would to us and then we have volunteers who help us build dressers and tables which is great. Last year we had about twenty five hundred. Volunteers walked through our door and actually helped us build or fix furniture which is really cool. Then we have about a thousand financial donors so it's kind of these ten thousand acts of kindness that come to the furniture plant that furniture bank and then we are in turn. Give that furniture out to families in need and it's thirty three hundred families last year or about ten thousand people so it's really a cool model. We're able to you know. Keep this furniture. Quite honestly a lot of it would win ended up in landfill so it's really a green effort as well. It's it's not as big of a part of our our mantra our mission but it is very true. I mean we throw away so much furniture in our country Last year I think it will I. I read somewhere where it was like over I WANNA say like a hundred million times now. Don't quote me on that but it was like an unbelievable number of Amount of furniture that we throw away into landfill and quite honestly. We have kids sleeping on the floor. Yeah I I mean we've got. I think a furniture is a way to help. Be a little more Conscientious about our environment as well as benefiting those families in need. Stevo toss here from the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio in their phone number six one four to seven to ninety five forty four and your website. It is furniture bank CEO H. Dot Org and before we I wanted to talk some more about How people get involved but you have an interesting event coming up eastern. Yes we do mark. Thanks so we have a bed race up at eastern in the Barnes and noble parking lot. It's going to be on. May Second Saturday morning. And it's a very fun event where we get someone We have teams register and they have to have some person ride the bed and then for people push the bed. We already have. The beds made their on wheels or folks can make their own and and we asked them to decorate it and wear costumes and how fine. So last year we had teams from the Flintstones we had star wars. But you know it's a great event and the proceeds really help us. You know provide furniture those families in need so we thought a bed race was kind of neat because it relates to furniture. And what we do. Yeah it's it's a lot of fun and so we really encourage folks to come out again. It's May second out at eastern in the Barnes and noble parking lot and we'll probably have forty to fifty teams. We'll have several hundred people there. It's going to be a lot of fun and they just go to your website or call to get involved. Actually you can go to our website. We have a link to the web. right there on our website where you can sign up and actually you can see some video from previous races and some of the different designs that folks have come up with their beds. But it's a great event for a great cause and and we really hope it kind of highlights. The need for mattresses and beds in our community for those kids who don't have a bed to call their own. What a fantastic thing for family or for Corporate Group. A team building effort they get their funds shirts on and then to get dressed up and they come out and do an event like an really help for a good cause it is i. It's it's fun and it's a helps the good guys and so that's the ideas tried to make it both for for Folks Steve. For someone listening. Who is in need of your services? Talk a little bit about who's eligible first of all. Yeah so I The WAY WE OPERATE IS WE PARTNER WITH NONPROFIT Partners as well as the faith based community so we do not really screen. We want To support those they're serving families and so all of our referrals come from either a nonprofit or a faith based organization and if they call us and say that for example John Smith needs you know fifteen pieces of furniture. He just says starting over We accept them but they have to really come in through a partner. Last year we worked with over seventy five different organizations that actually referred somebody to us for furniture. So it's pretty neat. It's pretty neat Tell me about the process. If is just like shopping. People come down and just just pick what. They actually great question. Yes they do. So we have what's called a point system and so every piece of furniture so many points and families come in and get to shop They get so many points that are approved by their partner by partner organization ahead of time and so they might get for example. Forty five points That's equivalent to about fifteen pieces of furniture and so they actually come to our our showroom or warehouse there and actually get to select the pieces of furniture that they want for their home. So it's really pretty cool. And they can get you know. Decorative items for their walls can get those Pots and pans and things like that as well. But the big thing of course is is the furniture and the beds and so they get to select it and then the beauty is. We delivered that very same day. Oh my so you know. We like to say that we can get you furniture faster than any furniture store out there. And that's a good point too because You know if you have nothing. You're not going to be able to deliver that star or pick that stuff up and take it yourself. That's correct and are feeling mark is that you know the sooner that we can get folks off the floor and into a mattress and a good night's sleep the better and when you're thinking about you know kids in school trying to learn it we really feel it's our responsibility to try to get that furniture to them as fast as we can and so we set our system up so that we can deliver it the same day which is pretty neat. Now you talked a little bit about The people that command and help repair the furniture put furniture together or build furniture in some cases What other types of volunteers and volunteer opportunities are there where the most popular obviously is the building furniture which is very very popular. And it's pretty cool. I mean we actually make you make. You can make a bed. You can make tables. We can make chairs we make dressers. It's really cool. And we take Corporate groups as well as a faith based groups. Whatever that come in. We have a volunteer manager that oversees that and so you can can call or reach out to. Us anytime at at Two seven two nine five four four number and ask for volunteer manager and we can set you up for something like that. We also have opportunities where you can help. Families select the furniture. We have volunteers that actually work and go through our warehouse select and then we have.
"executive director" Discussed on FitLabPGH
"Programming. We have a program called venture outdoors again which focuses on our senior community and helping them get outside. We have adaptive programs to help anyone In Our community including those with physical limitations enjoy the outdoors and that includes our water sports. You make a really great point. Kayak Pittsburgh is probably what a lot of people recognize the most. I liked to brag and tell people that you can't look at a photograph of Pittsburgh and not see one of our yellow kayaks out there and that's Kayak Pittsburgh right. So we currently have three locations for Kayak Pittsburgh In downtown Pittsburgh in Aspen. Wollen at North Park. Just north of the city where you can go and rent kayaks or canoes And enjoy the water in a in a safe way and I know I have a special part in my heart for Kayak Pittsburgh. My Dad had just finished Bladder cancer treatment. The first year they had it and he came to visit me and I took them and he was a kayaker and he was really excited to see that he was still able to Kayak and canoe. So it's something that whether you realize it or not you're also affecting people who are not Pittsburgh natives living in Pittsburgh. Yeah that's it's a great way to experience the city to to get out on I mean for for for non Pittsburgh natives and natives alike it is a really amazing way to experience our communities to get on that water and see it from a totally different vantage point. I know with social media these days. One of the things that so great is it so easy to find information one of the things that so terrible is there so much information so somebody may be listening to this. This'll probably era just before the new year comes around where hopefully we'll have a relatively mild winter where you can still get outside. But there's enough snow and there's a lot of things that you can do with venture outdoors. I was looking at your web page this morning. So somebody's kind of saying you know I wanna do something outside I recognize. They're all these opportunities any suggestions as a new executive director. Where do they start? How do they figure out what to do? A great way to start is our website. Go to venture outdoors dot org right on. The homepage is our calendar of events. And you can sort through that calendar based on the type of activity that you're looking for or you could just peruse all of them And just picks and choose something. That's interesting for you. You know I I. I love going to our website and filtering through the family friendly events for my own children right so we have hikes combined with. Moore's and we have you know family friendly trail runs to introduce families together to the idea of trail running right alongside of their little ones so I would start with our website and people are looking at the website and they can see these things. I know one of the questions that people often have when they start new activities is. I don't WanNa be the last person I don't WanNa hold people back or I don't know how to run on a trail only run on the road. What do you say to people like that? Don't worry we've got you covered. We've got all the equipment we bring to the events and we have a really amazing team of volunteer trip leaders that lead these trips for us in these are really knowledgeable. Individuals are well trained They know their craft They're really engaging individuals and they are really the force that makes such a welcoming community we have events for everyone from the novice beginner all the way up to very skilled experts. So don't worry if you don't know exactly what you're doing will ensure that our team can can get you the information you need and I think something you mentioned is really important to emphasize because some of these activities can be pricey to start out. Try and realize the. I really don't like that. I mean if you decide I wanNA cross country skiing. You go by the. Cross country ski package where I was just an Rei before coming up here to interview you and was reminded that. I'm glad I have snowshoes now. But I think the thing that you emphasized. Is You have the equipment so you can as a participant dabble in a variety of events that you would spend literally thousands of dollars for if you said. Oh I want to try all these things. I'm GONNA biophysical exactly. We have the equipment right. So you know you don't need to make a large investment if it's something that you just WanNa dip you're towing or if you know you're only going to get the opportunity to do it at once or twice a year especially if you're talking about things like cross country skiing right not everybody my rougher Brian. Joe League goes up to Canada three or four times a year specifically because that's kind of his event. He loves to Cross Country Ski Question. I think people also want to know. Is you're a Pittsburgh native. You look on the website you say. Oh there's all these neat events we've got the holiday season coming up. Do you have to be a Pennsylvania native or what's the requirement to come and participate in adventure outdoors activity? Is Somebody going to show up and say oh no? You're from West. Virginia your from Ohio. You CAN'T PARTICIPATE. Nope we'll take everyone and that's that's the everyone. Part of what venture outdoors is. That's why we have the equipment that's why we have. You know the well trained staff and well trained volunteers because we want this to be accessible for everyone. We're checking driver's licenses to see you know what region you're from. Yeah were were open community. I KNOW WITH FIT LOT. Pittsburgh and my sister podcast moving to live. I've interviewed quite a few people in one of the things that I often see for. People who are lifelong. Movers is the his somewhere around the age of thirty five and they start to realize in. No it's not just about me. Being the first person across the finish line or having this need experience is being able to do the activity and share it with other people so there are probably people listening her going. You know I really liked venture outdoors thing I know how to Kayaker. I know how to cross country ski. But how can I get involved to be a volunteer and help other? People enjoy what I've enjoyed in. Maybe on the backside have a way to get rid of extra equipment that I just. It's just taking up space and you want a Nice Kayak. Here's a here's a kayak that I'm not using so you can give us a call. Give me a call. We're always looking for volunteers. We're always looking for interested individuals that would like to come and participate with us and you bring up a really interesting point About our outdoor activities. I was just out last week with venture outdoors on an urban hike out in the area so hiking through the village of swiftly but also up in the hills and swiftly heights Through the woods and the pitch black and it's gorgeous but the people who are there aren't just there to get a good you know three and a half hour hike in there also there because that's their social component right there to meet people who are like minded. They're there to meet different people that they wouldn't run into ordinarily So you know yeah. We're Talking Valley Valerie beaker. She is the Executive Director Venture outdoors. We discussed a little bit about the wide variety of activities as a runner. What is the activity that you've participated so far with with venture outdoors that you found the most interesting or hardest? And then as a follow up to that. What's the one activity that you're kind of looking forward to but kind of like this is going to be a pretty big adventure for me? All right won't don't judge me so to help you out before this. I ask a similar question for both podcasts. One person that I've interviewed in the past for my other podcasts. At I took a yoga class once it was enough. So it's different for everybody just because somebody likes to go swim in the river does mean that's what you have to like to do right so. I think there's a big question I I consider myself a runner and a quote unquote strict runner But a year ago Oh man. Three years ago now I was able to go out for the very first time kayaking with venture outdoors on a trip And it was an amazing experience. It was a little nerve wracking for me because I'm not a water sport person and I actually personally don't swim that well But it was it was really freeing to learn that new skill and master relatively quickly enough so that I could really enjoy the physical environment and my friends that were around me. So I think that that was Really surprising I think the most relaxing activity I've been able to do with venture outdoors so far Is this Earlier this spring I went fishing in downtown right So over lunchtime I think a couple times a month We hold a fishing component. We can just come down and cast a line and hang out and just stare at that gorgeous city skyline but I think the question fishermen official women are GonNA WANNA know is. What did you catch nothing? Nothing and win Valerie says that she's putting your arms out about three depart saying it. Was this big question. Zero event that venture outdoors has coming up that you're looking forward to or maybe a little bit nervous about saying this is something I want to try. I think it'll be something I'll talk about in the future. Yeah so this is the. Don't judge me par that I am not a camper am a glamour to be honest with you. I'm so when we didn't wear his mission. We really hopped bed-and-breakfasts in hotels. The hallway up I was not going to camp So I think you know one of the things that I'm most excited about In programming with video is being able to go out with a community of individuals and learn how to camp. And it's something that I'm hoping to be able to share with my children once I figure it out. I my kids. My kids have always asked to go camping. And I'm like no no no but I don't know how to Camp So that's you know the team here. Volunteers are really just providing a wealth of information and experiences. Even to me Let alone the community at large. And I'll let you one tip on that to kind of put in the back of your mind. If any of the leaders offered take you snipe hunting. We'll on the camping trip. Just say no. We've been talking to Valerie Beekman. She is the new executive director of venture outdoors. One final time for people. Who Don't know Valerie? What is venture outdoors again. Then she outdoors is the organization in South Western Pennsylvania. That can help everyone get outside and have fun. Movement is a lifestyle Valerie. Thank you for taking time to talk to fit loud Pittsburgh about your movement adventure and also the things you were doing to help. Other people move is the executive director of outdoors. Thank you very much. Thanks for listening to the latest episode of Fit Lad. Pg H brought to you by moving to live intro. Exit Music is marathon man by Jason. Shaw check out the show notes contact info for our latest guests links to other information mentioned in the episode and links towards sister. Podcast moving to live moving to live as a podcast about moving exercise for professionals and amateur aficionados moving to live offers topics from Career Development to coaching tips education resources to advice for parents of student. Athletes you can subscribe to us and Apple podcasts. Stitcher or Google play for check out our website for other subscription options. Your free subscription. 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"executive director" Discussed on FitLabPGH
"I don't know maybe I just don't like the feeling of waking up without sore muscles I guess I just WanNa keep pushing myself right so you know. I don't want to get to a moment in my life where I say that I didn't try I didn't try to get out there and do as much as I possibly could because there will come a day when I'm told that this kind of movement this kind of activity is impossible for me anymore when we started more as mission at first I was really scared of it right this journey from DC to Pittsburgh So I made my husband and I go to the PCP and get checked out. I was for sure they were gonNA tell me who's to unhealthy like do something like this. And it wasn't him. It was me and they discovered that I had this skipped heartbeat or heart murmur or something and they didn't know what it was but they said you can't run any further than you've already run right now because we don't know what this isn't we don't know what's GonNa Happen to you. We don't know how safe it is for you. Run and it was a couple of months before they figured out there. Pvc's and that everything okay. And here's the plan of attack moving forward to keep me healthy and safe while running but in those couple of months. It was a really hard realization to think. I've already screwed up so badly with my eating habits and smoking and etc that in my early thirties. I'm being told that I can't do this. So when I got the all clear you know the mindset flipped to. I'm just GonNa do this for as long and as hard as I can until they tell me. I can't do you ever or do you. And your husband ever think about the fact that you're setting the next generation your four kids up to hopefully knock on wood not do what you did and say okay. I'm going to start out with my earlier. Smoking and meeting all kinds of junk food just saying exercise. What's that that's the hope rate so back in the day when I had little ones With my first couple and I was still a smoker. You know I'm not. I'm not proud of it. But you know my children would mimic my smoking habits and now my children mimic my running habit and they want to eat runner food and they want to dress like a runner and they want to get on the floor and do the runners stretches with mommy. you know so. I'm I'm really hoping that we're setting a new stage for them for their own health and and we talk about it all the time with them. We talk about how it's so important to care for yourself because when you get older you know everything you do right now today as as an eight year old a six year old as a thirteen year old that is setting the stage for your health and wellness. When you're sixty seventy and eighty and if you WANNA be moving and living on your own and doing fun things in those years we've gotta start now so I'm hoping that that's going to stick with them. But we'll see and the nice thing that you probably realize now is even with running shoes for your kids and for you and for your husband. It's probably still less money over the course of the year than cigarettes absolutely absolutely plus they come in different colors exactly. Yes so you also said that you moved back to Pittsburgh to start your career in environmental nonprofits. What was the impetus to say environmental nonprofits? And actually before you answer that kind of a precursor question what. The Heck is an environmental nonprofit so an environmental nonprofit there are as you know the Pittsburgh region is home to nonprofits and Pittsburgh itself. Is this glorious gritty? Wonderful Hometown city that has had to reinvent itself. Multiple Times over the last couple of centuries right in order to sustain itself and sustained communities that are here at a big part of the evolution in recent decades is that environmental revolution. So there are all kinds of amazing nonprofit organizations that focus You know either narrowly are holistically on the environmental piece. That is our community right so when I moved here in two thousand and eight it really was dumb luck that I fell into the energy sector and that rolled into an energy reduction program working with municipalities which rolled into getting a job of green building alliance and working with building product manufacturers to help them understand the greenness or lack thereof of their products that they were selling to the community or at large for buildings So that's sort of how I landed accidentally in environmental nonprofits in it's just grown from there The journey from D. C. to Pittsburgh was sort of a big step and evolving my personal journey and my career so while. I'm still in an environmental nonprofit here at venture outdoors More of our environmentalism and more of our desire to get people in the physical environment is related to movement. I know in the health field. One of the jokes is the physician who comes in with a pack of cigarettes sticking out of his or her pocket and they're twenty five or thirty pounds overweight and they look at you and they say well you know you really need to watch what you eat or you really need to cut down on your smoking. You really need to exercise. So it's kind of do what I say. Not what I do and I know from interviewing you a few months back in your previous position you kind of practice what you preach and hoping that you bring this venture outdoors and we talked before recording probably a third of the people in Pittsburgh. No adventure outdoors is a third of the people. Don't and maybe a third of the people are kind of aware but don't know exactly what they are. So you're in the elevator. Somebody says what's venture outdoors. What do you tell them? Venture outdoors is the local organization in South West. Pa that has the tools and resources and equipment to help everyone in our community. Get outside and have fun. And I guess some people look at you then and say. Why do they want to get outside and misses? I think a great opportunity to tell people about why you want to get outside. We were talking a little bit before we started recording. It was fifteen degrees this morning. I was in Mingo Creek Park. I saw one other person whereas if it had been seventy five degrees I probably would have seen thirty five or forty. We are so fortunate in southwestern Pennsylvania to have such a beautiful physical environment to enjoy with our rivers and hills and the landscape is gorgeous and we have four beautiful seasons currently another story for another day so getting outside is really about enjoying the beauty. That's around us but getting outside is also a huge part of our health and wellness and our mental wellness right. It's it's free to get outside. It's free to go outside and hike You know a lot of people don't know where to go. Where do I walk? Where do I hike? Where is it appropriate for me to you? Know maybe cross country ski or go snowshoeing fishing. I really am interested in fishing but I don't know how I don't know where we sort of answer that the how. And the where we bring the expertise to you and fill in those blanks so that you can go outside and that you can enjoy the environment without needing to make a massive investment yourself and I know I've been fortunate to. I can't remember what I was an outside and I think when I first moved to Pittsburgh the first time I heard about venture outdoors was the band film festival and that may be some people's only knowledge venture outdoors or they may know about Kayak Pittsburgh which goes both North Park and down in the rivers here in the city but it does more than that. And how did venture outdoors start? I mean you're not you're you weren't the first executive director but I'm sure somebody didn't wake up one day and say hey let's start. This thing called venture outdoors to get more people outside so I do know the founding executive director and I actually worked under him at Green Building. Alliance we stay very connected even to this day and you know twenty years ago. It was a cohort of volunteers and people who were really interested in the outdoors and interested in outdoor activity and saw an opportunity and a market here to help that to the community so back in the day they started with a very small cohort volunteers who would put together outings for individuals and we have just grown since then to providing hundreds and hundreds of outdoor activities for every age range. We have youth.
"executive director" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"E. O. in the executive director of silver state health Ryan Linden thank you so much for coming in thanks for having me silver state health relatively new here in Nevada it is over say health has really been around about two years and two months now we received a grant and late part of twenty sixteen and open the doors in may of twenty seventeen and so we've been at all in our mission just the last two years now we are a nonprofit health care center and basically what that is is it's the standard community health center receive some federal funding and mandated to treat the medically underserved population that might be experiencing some difficulties accessing healthcare navigating that oftentimes confusing system that we have we exist as a nonprofit entity here in Las Vegas really to lift up that population and I'm sure they're served and there are a great deal of people who would fit into that population that you're right if you I saw it in some information about summer state health that you are an F. Q. H. C. yes and what that stands for is a federally qualified health center and that's kind of where the funding comes in and who are overlords are if you will on the people that come and artist every three months and ensure that a quality is at the highest standard of federal and state level and so really that designation means to the community that we take extra time to make sure quality is the highest that we have a board of directors who hires and fires me who's actually fifty one percent are patients of the health center and so it's a really community driven environment and it really helps to maintain that it's community focus and really mir's with the community is always looking for add is an interesting approach have fifty one percent of your board actually be consumers and patients has really keeps the eye on the ball if you will I haven't heard of that before but Ryan this situation here in Nevada when it comes to available health care options handed down here for his mental health services did I read somewhere that we rank fifty first Nevada as number fifty one below somebody who's not even a state yes in spite of Porter Rico's laboring system in hurricane relief they're able to provide better mental health services in Nevada is which is sad and really why we've flip the model of what a federally qualified health center typically does which is her primary care patients first in mental health patients secondly we kind of flip that on its head and primarily serve the mental health community I am back door that health into the primary world and so we're really here to address the primary concerns of Nevada which at this time are really mental health counselling psychiatric needs depression anxiety and all those sorts of issues every time we hear stories about horrendous things happening throughout the country or throughout the world a lot of times they add that little tag line in there we believe it was due to mental health issues or that mental health issues contributed to the problem we're talking with CEO and executive director of silver state health Ryan Linden silver state health your here to serve populations that might otherwise fall through the cracks but you don't just offer mental health services these health centers are really built on a model that we in the industry call integrated care and really to the lay person could be called one stop shopping we really want to make sure that if you take the time out of your.
"executive director" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"He is the executive director of development for the salvation army's Indiana division, we have only a few more minutes left. But I wanted to kind of go back in time a little bit and talk a bit about Christmas because we had an amazing Christmas season. And your department was busy busy busy working seven days a week on on everything that was going on tell us a little bit about what you were doing this Christmas. Well, not sleeping. But anyway at Christmas time, we had an angel tree program where we try to get a lot of money in sponsorships in gifting kinds. And all these things we also had a radiothon that we have every year with WABC that I've been a part of for seven radiothon 's and by the way Sam this is the twenty fifth year. That's right. Is exciting. Kevin started in every year. I've been here knock on wood. We've had last two or three years ago two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. I'm not saying we made it easily. We didn't one year. I was really really worried. However, we've come through every year with our wonderful, donors and supporters. But I hope this year is a slightly unique. Because I hope we go back in time until stories of people that really started this from literally scratch, and where they might have raised a thousand dollars in their first year goal. This is just something special. So anyway, we have more things up our sleeve for the twenty fifth, but the point is at Christmas. There's many many activities that I mentioned we head coach kids at that fall into that season our staff during the Christmas season makes a lot of personal visits store donors. We make a lot of phone calls to our donors. We send them Christmas cards gifts in different things. So so beyond the obvious events that we have we're we're moving and shaking just to the fact we appreciate their support year round. But particularly Christmas. So we gave them a little bit of a preview of radiothon. But what else is is coming up? What's what's on the horizon for the Salvation Army in the coming year the coming years? Well, obviously Donut day's coming up. We have kids angel tree radiothon. The golf outing and the one the main things that we're doing that. I'm doing is capital campaign. We want to have a capital campaign or an early silent. Phase of that. If anyone is interested in there's four major facilities were looking at harbor light eagle creek a RC hidden falls camp. And so we're as we speak. We're getting volunteers together for that initiative. The goals eight million dollars and spread out among those priorities. So. Moral becoming about that later.