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Jesse Ulrich and Chris Miller, two lifelong friends who have a passion to make their home city and state stronger, tackle the issues, articulate the frustrations, investigate the whys, and cheer the triumphs of the many hard-working individuals and their dynamic organizations who are working to make Tulsa, Oklahoma and the world a more vibrant and inclusive place.
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Jesse and Chris are joined by Professor (don't call him Doctor, he will explain why) Stephen Galoob. Stephen is Chapman Professor of Law at the University of Tulsa College of Law and is heavily involved in working to fix Oklahoma's broken Criminal Justice System. We discuss the importance of District Attorney elections, why Oklahoma puts so many people in prison, and what to do when all of one's cultural references are 20 years out of date. We also want to recognize Tallgrass Estate Planning LLP, as they are the newest corporate partners with Rant9 Productions. We look forward to continuing our podcast network with their support, and we appreciate their efforts in creating a unique and necessary community service in estate planning today. Learn more about Tallgrass Estate Planning LLP, check out http://www.tallgrassestateplanning.com/ (www.tallgrassestateplanning.com) or check out their Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/tallgrassestateplanning (www.facebook.com/tallgrassestateplanning). Please subscribe to Pod4Good wherever you get your podcasts! If you’re not sure where, check out http://www.pod4good.com/ (www.Pod4Good.com)
Chris and Jesse are delighted to be joined by the chief storyteller for the Tulsa Area United Way, Matt Gleason. Matt talks about his time working for the Mental Health Association, who during the early phases of the lockdown, released a podcast episode a day. He talks about how it was actually cathartic working so hard to help others in such a stressful time. In his new position, he gets to tell all the amazing stories and all the fantastic organizations that the Tulsa Area United Way supports and he talks about the upcoming release of Stories of Living United: a Tulsa Area United Way podcast! So make sure to subscribe when it is released. We also want to recognize Tallgrass Estate Planning LLP, as they are the newest corporate partners with Rant9 Productions. We look forward to continuing our podcast network with their support, and we appreciate their efforts in creating a unique and necessary community service in estate planning today. Learn more about Tallgrass Estate Planning LLP, check out http://www.tallgrassestateplanning.com/ (www.tallgrassestateplanning.com) or check out their Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/tallgrassestateplanning (www.facebook.com/tallgrassestateplanning).  Please subscribe to Pod4Good wherever you get your podcasts! If you’re not sure where, check out http://www.pod4good.com/ (www.Pod4Good.com)
Chris and Jesse are joined by T'erra Estes, the executive director and founder of Teach Not Punish. She tells us about her journey to starting this fantastic organization, why our education system sometimes fails to educate instead opting for punishment. We also discuss our own school journeys and how they have made us who we are today. To find out more about Teach Not Punish, visit them on the web at: https://www.teachnotpunish.com/ (TNP: Family & Community Support - Tulsa (teachnotpunish.com)) And if you are listening to this before the weekend of August 14th, please support them by attending their yearly gala! https://www.teachnotpunish.com/2021-gala-event (2021 Gala Event | teachnotpunish) We also want to recognize Tallgrass Estate Planning LLP, as they are the newest corporate partners with Rant9 Productions. We look forward to continuing our podcast network with their support, and we appreciate their efforts in creating a unique and necessary community service in estate planning today. Learn more about Tallgrass Estate Planning LLP, check out http://www.tallgrassestateplanning.com/ (www.tallgrassestateplanning.com) or check out their Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/tallgrassestateplanning (www.facebook.com/tallgrassestateplanning).  Please subscribe to Pod4Good wherever you get your podcasts! If you’re not sure where, check out http://www.pod4good.com/ (www.Pod4Good.com)
Chris and Jesse are joined by Dr. Jabraan Pasha. Jabraan is a professor at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine, a lecturer on implicit bias, having led over 100 workshops over the topic across the world; as well as the host of Lean In With Dr. Jabraan Pasha podcast. We discuss how the brain works, what implicit bias means, and how to ignore the guilt and look past it. He also tells what needs to happen to make sure there are more black doctors in the future.  You can listen to Dr. Jabraan Pasha’s podcast, Lean In With Dr. Jabraan Pasha, at…https://open.spotify.com/show/1V4n0bmXqEC6Dp8F1nV1XF (https://open.spotify.com/show/1V4n0bmXqEC6Dp8F1nV1XF) or https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lean-in-with-dr-jabraan-pasha/id1568564967 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lean-in-with-dr-jabraan-pasha/id1568564967) We also want to recognize Tallgrass Estate Planning LLP, as they are the newest corporate partners with Rant9 Productions. We look forward to continuing our podcast network with their support, and we appreciate their efforts in creating a unique and necessary community service in estate planning today. Learn more about Tallgrass Estate Planning LLP, check out http://www.tallgrassestateplanning.com/ (www.tallgrassestateplanning.com) or check out their Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/tallgrassestateplanning (www.facebook.com/tallgrassestateplanning).  Please subscribe to Pod4Good wherever you get your podcasts! If you’re not sure where, check out http://www.pod4good.com/ (www.Pod4Good.com)
Chris and Jesse are joined by Anneliese Bruner. Anneliese is the great granddaughter of Mary E. Jones Parrish, a survivor of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. Bruner’s great grandmother wrote an account of what she and others experienced during this devastating time in Tulsa, and her writings have been passed down through generations, and into Bruner’s hands. In our conversation, Bruner discussed her level of shock when she was given the book by her father, and she discusses her first experience in Tulsa during the centennial commemoration of Tulsa Race Massacre. We also discuss the importance of primary document historical research, and how the severity of the massacre has been white washed over the years.  The Nation Must Awake: My Witness to the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 by Mary E. Jones Parrish is available at https://bookshop.org/books/the-nation-must-awake-my-witness-to-the-tulsa-race-massacre-of-1921/9781595349439 (https://bookshop.org/books/the-nation-must-awake-my-witness-to-the-tulsa-race-massacre-of-1921/9781595349439) or locally at Fulton Street Books or Magic City Books. We also want to recognize Tallgrass Estate Planning LLP, as they are the newest corporate partners with Rant9 Productions. We look forward to continuing our podcast network with their support, and we appreciate their efforts in creating a unique and necessary community service in estate planning today. Learn more about Tallgrass Estate Planning LLP, check out http://www.tallgrassestateplanning.com/ (www.tallgrassestateplanning.com) or check out their Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/tallgrassestateplanning (www.facebook.com/tallgrassestateplanning). Please subscribe to Pod4Good wherever you get your podcasts! If you’re not sure where, check out http://www.pod4good.com/ (www.Pod4Good.com)
Chris and Jesse are joined by Mike Creef, the Senior Writer at The Black Wall Street Times. Our city and country have just exited a week of remembrance and commemoration, as it was the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. Mike joins us to discuss the impact this massacre has had on our city and how we are all still affected by it. Mike also gives us insight into his education and upbringing, and how he got his spot at The Black Wall Street Times. We also discuss what it means to be a racist today, where we think those tendencies come from, and how radicalizers affect these people. Read some of Mike Creef’s articles at The Black Wall Street Times http://www.theblackwallstreetimes.com/ (website). Keep up to date with The Black Wall Street Times by visiting their http://www.facebook.com/TheBWSTimes (Facebook) or http://www.twitter.com/TheBWSTimes (Twitter). We also want to recognize Tallgrass Estate Planning LLP, as they are the newest corporate partners with Rant9 Productions. We look forward to continuing our podcast network with their support, and we appreciate their efforts in creating a unique and necessary community service in estate planning today. Learn more about Tallgrass Estate Planning LLP, check out their https://www.tallgrassestateplanning.com/ (website), or check out their https://www.facebook.com/tallgrassestateplanning (Facebook). Please subscribe to Pod4Good wherever you get your podcasts! If you’re not sure where, check out http://www.pod4good.com/ (Pod4Good).
Chris and Jesse are joined by Carlos Moreno, Co-Captain of Code for Tulsa and author of The Victory of Greenwood. Moreno recently finished writing The Victory of Greenwood and it is now available for pre-order. Moreno discusses the parallels between the historic race massacres in Greenwood in 1921 and Chicago in 1919 with the eruptions of racial unrest in Minneapolis, Portland, and right here in Tulsa over the past few years. We also discuss generational trauma within minorities, and how it can affect racial issues in America today. But most importantly we talk about the victories that have taken place both before 1921, after 1921, and right now. Moreno also brings light to hidden figures, like Jake Simmons Jr., who brought Philips petroleum to Africa.  Pre-Order The Victory of Greenwood by Carlos Moreno at this https://thevictoryofgreenwood.com/buy-the-book/ (website). Please subscribe to Pod4Good wherever you get your podcasts! If you’re not sure where, check out http://www.pod4good.com/ (Pod4Good). We also want to recognize Tallgrass Estate Planning LLP, as they are the newest corporate partners with Rant9 Productions. We look forward to continuing our podcast network with their support, and we appreciate their efforts in creating a unique and necessary community service in estate planning today. Learn more about Tallgrass Estate Planning LLP, check out their https://www.tallgrassestateplanning.com/ (website), or check out their https://www.facebook.com/tallgrassestateplanning (Facebook).
Chris and Jesse are joined by three special guests. Andrew Spector, co-director and founder of Tulsa Changemakers, and two Tulsa Changemaker alums, Mariana Aguirre and Emily Lara. Mariana and Emily talk about what they learned while becoming Changemakers, why their young voices are important, and what issues they care about. Tulsa Changemakers is a youth-driven initiative that empowers the young people of Tulsa to make meaningful change in their schools and communities. Find out more on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/tulsachangemakers), or on the web (https://www.tulsachangemakers.org) Tulsa Changemakers has three pitch nights this month which will be live streamed on Facebook. May 6th: https://fb.me/e/2tix6WTey May 2th and 26th: https://fb.me/e/50Cdplkyk We also want to recognize Tallgrass Estate Planning LLP, as they are the newest corporate partners with Rant9 Productions. We look forward to continuing our podcast network with their support, and we appreciate their efforts in creating a unique and necessary community service in estate planning today. Learn more about Tallgrass Estate Planning LLP, check out their https://www.tallgrassestateplanning.com/ (website), or check out their https://www.facebook.com/tallgrassestateplanning (Facebook).  Please subscribe to Pod4Good wherever you get your podcasts! If you’re not sure where, check out http://www.pod4good.com/ (Pod4Good).
Chris and Jesse are joined by Marcela Swenson, the Executive Director at Tulsa Responds. Swenson defines Tulsa Responds as mercenaries 4 good. In our discussion, Swenson goes in depth on how Tulsa Responds began, and how it grew in ways that were not expected. Swenson gives us the rundown of what projects have been keeping her busy over the last year and what might come up. We also discuss the importance of small businesses in Tulsa, and how they were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tulsa Responds wants to help in providing the ability to do virtual learning or remote work to Tulsans that do not have access to wifi. Find out if you qualify for free or subsidized internet by visiting the Tulsa Responds http://www.tulsaresponds.org/ (website). We also want to recognize Tallgrass Estate Planning LLP, as they are the newest corporate partners with Rant9 Productions. We look forward to continuing our podcast network with their support, and we appreciate their efforts in creating a unique and necessary community service in estate planning today. Learn more about Tallgrass Estate Planning LLP, check out their https://www.tallgrassestateplanning.com/ (website), or check out their https://www.facebook.com/tallgrassestateplanning (Facebook).  Please subscribe to Pod4Good wherever you get your podcasts! If you’re not sure where, check out http://www.pod4good.com/ (Pod4Good).
Chris and Jesse are joined by Amy Curren, the Executive Director of the Oklahoma chapter of Generation Citizen, which is a program center around action civics and civics education. In this episode, we discuss the importance of educating young people on how to participate in a democracy, and why it is essential that their voices are being used to be heard. While Curren works for the Oklahoma chapter of Generation Citizen, she is adamant about their work in civics showing results on a more universal scale. She expressed her desire for Oklahoma to be a hub for conferences where teachers can come for social studies professional development. Curren urges adults and students to expect more out of their local schools’ civics education in hopes that it will improve on a larger-than-local scale.  Learn more about Generation Citizen by visiting their http://www.generationcitizen.org/ (website) or check out their http://www.facebook.com/generationcitizen (Facebook). We also want to recognize Tallgrass Estate Planning LLP, as they are the newest corporate partners with Rant9 Productions. We look forward to continuing our podcast network with their support, and we appreciate their efforts in creating a unique and necessary community service in estate planning today. Learn more about Tallgrass Estate Planning LLP, check out their https://www.tallgrassestateplanning.com/ (website), or check out their https://www.facebook.com/tallgrassestateplanning (Facebook).  Please subscribe to Pod4Good wherever you get your podcasts! If you’re not sure where, check out http://www.pod4good.com/ (Pod4Good).
Chris and Jesse are joined by Andreya Williams, the Program Director for Tulsa Service Year. Tulsa Service Year is a program created for recently graduated students looking towards a career; graduate students looking to innovate; and graduate students looking to change Tulsa for the better. Williams discusses what the word ‘fellow’ means to their organization, her vision for Tulsa Service Year in the years to come, and the importance of creating an open creative environment for young college graduates.  If you are graduating college soon (or know someone who is,) and looking for a place to start your career path, visit the Tulsa Service Year https://www.tulsaserviceyear.com/ (website) and apply to be a Fellow today!  We also want to recognize Tallgrass Estate Planning LLP, as they are the newest corporate partners with Rant9 Productions. We look forward to continuing our podcast network with their support, and we appreciate their efforts in creating a unique and necessary community service in estate planning today. Learn more about Tallgrass Estate Planning LLP, check out their https://www.tallgrassestateplanning.com/ (website), or check out their https://www.facebook.com/tallgrassestateplanning (Facebook).  Please subscribe to Pod4Good wherever you get your podcasts! If you’re not sure where, check out http://www.pod4good.com/ (Pod4Good).
Chris and Jesse are joined by Laurel and Riley Carbone Kern, founders of Tallgrass Estate Planning LLP. Laurel and Riley are adamant about people in the minority demographics getting the appropriate estate plans in place for future inheritors. In this episode we discuss why they started this business, the inefficient education of estate planning towards minority groups, and how white supremacy exists in estate planning today. They mentioned a book that talks more about these issues, The Color of Law, you can find that book here: https://bookshop.org/books/the-color-of-law-a-forgotten-history-of-how-our-government-segregated-america/9781631494536 (The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (bookshop.org)) We greatly appreciate Tallgrass Estate Planning LLP, as they are the newest corporate partners with Rant9 Productions. We look forward to continuing our podcast network with your support, and we appreciate your efforts in creating a unique and necessary community service in estate planning today. To learn more about Tallgrass Estate Planning LLP, check out their https://www.tallgrassestateplanning.com/ (website), or check out their https://www.facebook.com/tallgrassestateplanning (Facebook) Please subscribe to Pod4Good wherever you get your podcasts, if your note sure where, check out https://open.acast.com/shows/5d8d133ab8ba57ae71fc96ea/episodes/www.rant9.com (www.rant9.com), or https://www.podpage.com/pod-4-good/ (Pod 4 Good)
Chris and Jesse are joined by Marco Herrera and Colin Sato, chefs at the Vintage Wine Bar in downtown Tulsa. Marco and Colin talk with us about their recent project called “Food For The Screwed”, a program designed to help feed and support their colleagues in the local restaurant business, as they have struggled like many of us during the COVID-19 pandemic. Marco and Colin discuss the dishes they create, the drinks they offer, and join us in a fun and communal effort to support each other’s small businesses during these times.  To learn more about “Food For The Screwed” and how to donate, or to learn about Vintage Wine Bar, visit their https://www.winebartulsa.com/donate (website), or their https://www.instagram.com/vintagewinebartulsa/ (Instagram). Please subscribe to Pod4Good wherever you get your podcasts, if your not sure where, check out https://www.pod4good.com/ (www.Pod4Good.com)
Chris and Jesse are joined again by the Rev. Dr. Gary Peluso-Verdend, executive director of the Center for Religion in Public Life at the Phillips Theological Seminary. They discuss the capital insurrection, the role that white supremacy and white Christian supremacy played in that, and how the entire history of western civilization is sadly tainted by white Christian supremacy and racism. More importantly however, they also discuss what you can do to fight it. Check out Dr. Gary Peluso-Verdend's blog here: https://www.ptstulsa.edu/rpli_category/blog-posts/ (Blog Posts Archives - Phillips Theological Seminary (ptstulsa.edu)) Subscribe to his podcast, Committing Faith in Public, anywhere podcasts can be found, or check it out on their website: https://www.ptstulsa.edu/rpli_category/podcast/ (Podcast Archives - Phillips Theological Seminary (ptstulsa.edu))
Chris and Jesse are joined by Dr. View (Dr. Stevie Johnson), the creative director for the Fire in Little Africa project, a multimedia project geared towards healing social injustices and exposing local talents. Dr. View talks with us about what the project entails and what people can expect; he discusses the cultural scene that has developed within Tulsa’s Greenwood District in recent years; he also discusses the racial issues that are still effecting the country today.  To learn more about the FILA project, you can find them here https://fireinlittleafrica.com/ (website), or on https://www.instagram.com/fireinlittleafrica/ (Instagram) You can find Dr. View's dissertation here: https://shareok.org/handle/11244/319608 (CURRICULUM OF THE MIND: A BLACKCRIT, NARRATIVE INQUIRY, HIP-HOP ALBUM ON ANTI-BLACKNESS & FREEDOM FOR BLACK MALE COLLEGIANS AT HISTORICALLY WHITE INSTITUTIONS)  Please subscribe to Pod4Good wherever you get your podcasts, if your not sure where, check out https://www.Pod4Good.com (www.Pod4Good.com)
Chris and Jesse are joined by Lindsay Jordan, who is the Founder & CEO of https://www.facebook.com/WriteOnFundraising/ (Write On Fundraising). Her company helps nonprofit organizations meet their fundraising goals by providing expert-level grant writing, policy design, research and evaluation, and program development services. They talk with Lindsay about how Write on Fundraising came to be, how fundraising itself has changed during the Covid-19 pandemic and why nonprofits often fail at keeping talented employees. Follow Write on Fundraising on https://www.facebook.com/WriteOnFundraising (Facebook) or check out their https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwriteonfundraising.com%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR2ZPNVpk073CHwNge8ZD_cjSMCWEdIEgN1gNQONhZACzTifJlDORiOoZX4&h=AT1V8mNy__fpletzLEoxgi7Xap_WQQm7HutKsgqMwYCeplAZVz180Sunf0KFVf6QkiXHzUUCoTjVNxmWtbCt3CRt_0GwRWA88LGT8de5C-USaDipeFt0_WPdXLMF85xPWg (website). Please subscribe to https://www.podpage.com/pod-4-good/ (Pod4Good) anywhere podcasts can be found
Chris and Jesse are joined by Ken Levit, Executive Director of the George Kaiser Family Foundation to talk about what the Foundation did to pivot during the pandemic, what their plans are for 2021, and most importantly, what secrets can he reveal from his time as General Council for the CIA. Please check out our end of 2020 episode to hear all about what has Ken excited for 2021. To learn more about GKFF check out their https://www.gkff.org/ (website), Or on https://www.facebook.com/GKFForg (Facebook) Please subscribe to Pod4Good wherever you get your podcasts, if your note sure where, check out https://open.acast.com/shows/5d8d133ab8ba57ae71fc96ea/episodes/www.rant9.com (www.rant9.com), or https://www.podpage.com/pod-4-good/ (Pod 4 Good)
Jesse and Chris are joined by Executive Director of TYPROS (Tulsa Young Professionals) Andrea Pemberton. Andrea talks about her journey to Tulsa, how TYPROS got her where she is today, and what they are building towards in 2021. She gives Pod4Good an exclusive preview into a new program, that will help young professionals learn about what they will need to run for public office. She discusses what she has been doing to stay sane during the pandemic, and what this economic downturn has done for young professionals. Check out TYPROS either on their website https://www.typros.org/ (https://www.typros.org/), or Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/typros, or Twitter, https://twitter.com/TYPros (https://twitter.com/TYPros), or Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/typros/ (https://www.instagram.com/typros/) Please subscribe to Pod4Good wherever you get your podcasts, if your note sure where, check out www.rant9.com, or https://www.podpage.com/pod-4-good/ (Pod 4 Good) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Chris and Jesse are joined by Kuma Roberts, Vice-President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce. She tells us about how she became a DEI expert, what she has learned in that time, what does DEI look like when it comes to businesses and the Chamber of Commerce, and how to learn from your own biases. Kuma is also the Executive Director of Mosiac. Mosiac will educate, lead and influence businesses on creative diverse and inclusvie workforce cultures to enhance their competitive advantage. Mosaic holds regular meeting on the third Tuesday of every month from 8:15-9:30 a.m. at Oklahomans for Equality, 621 E 4th St. (Currently on Zoom, check their Facebook page for more info.) Individuals and corporate representatives are all welcome! Mosaic on the Web: https://mosaictulsa.com/ (Home - Mosaic (mosaictulsa.com)) Mosaic on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mosaictulsa (Mosaic Tulsa | Facebook) Great Quotes:  “it made me think a lot more about the way I say things and that I too have my own biases and my own things that I say that are uncomfortable and make people feel some kind of way.” Please Subscribe to Pod4Good anywhere podcasts can be found: https://www.podpage.com/pod-4-good/ (Pod 4 Good) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Chris and Jesse are joined by Obum Ukabam, who by day is the Head of Admissions & Marketing Manager at Holberton Tulsa, but by night is a leader and volunteer for so many organizations that Jesse actually had to increase his own speech rate to name them all. Hear him discuss his passion for the https://www.tulsadebate.org/ (Tulsa Debate League), https://www.fctulsa.com/news_article/show/1119170 (FC Tulsa partnering with the Dream Center), and Holberton, of course. With Giving Tuesday coming up, we at Pod4Good are asking you to help Obum raise money for the Tulsa Debate League. You can help students learn all the useful skills debate offers and help train the next generation of leaders. https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?id=1&name=E254799 (Please Donate Here) and follow them on https://www.facebook.com/tulsadebateleague (Facebook). Please Subscribe to Pod4Good anywhere podcasts can be found, follow us on https://www.facebook.com/Pods4Good/ (Facebook), https://twitter.com/Pods4Good (Twitter), https://www.linkedin.com/in/jesse-ulrich-b37b4511/ (LinkedIn) and the https://www.instagram.com/rant9/ (Grams)! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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