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Host Larry Woodard, the veteran adman behind the Oprah Car Giveaway, talks to interesting guests from the ranks of business, professional sports and entertainment. The shows are sincere, thought provoking and always interesting.
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Bill Lester, one of only a handful of black men to race in NASCAR's Cup Series talks about his new book Winning in Reverse, chasing dreams and the importance of gratitude.
Media executive and publishing entrepreneur, Keith Clinkscales puts his award-winning career into perspective in this candid conversation about how HBCU's, hip-hop and social unrest helped to shape his career.
My guest is Joseph Wooten, keyboard player and vocalist for the Steve Miller Band, front man for his own group The Hands of Soul.  Speaker, author and philanthropist. We discuss his activism and his holiday music.
Jesse Iwuji talks about chasing dreams. College football, Naval Officer, NASCAR Driver, Entrepreneur. You will understand why his hard work and positive attitude are allowing him to live the dream.
My guest is Technologist, Media Entrepreneur, Author and Film Producer  B Keith (B.K.) Fulton talks about his media company Soulidifly Productions, the importance of controlling your own narrative and why companies should do good while doing well.
My guest is Pepper Miller, a recognized market researcher, author, thought leader and Black American subject matter expert. Pepper holds nothing back as we get into issues on race, the advertising industry and our current racially charged environment.
This week's guest Jack Belsito is a beverage industry veteran having worked at P&G and Pepsi and led Snapple, RC Cola, Motts and VOSS. He is currently Managing Partner at First Beverage. He shares insights on the industry and our far-reaching talk covers Race in America, the COVID-19 pandemic and everything in-between!
My guest this week is Ben Kennedy, Managing Director of Racing Operations and International Development for NASCAR and great grandson of NASCAR founder, Bill France, Sr. Ben talks about being born into racing's first family, becoming a race car driver and how the sport is navigating during the COVID-19 pandemic and racial tensions in the U.S.
Renetta McCann is Chief Inclusion Experience Officer for the Publicis Groupe. She is one of the leading innovators and most influential executives in the advertising, marketing and media industries, with a global reputation for not only building brands, but also the organizations and leadership to sustain them. Renetta credits her remarkable sense of discovery, curiosity, a solid support system and a stubborn streak with helping her succeed in the Advertising and Media business.
David Altschul, President and Founder of Character is a gem of a guest.We discuss how character and story are at the heart of every great brand but also a handy way to make sense of the world we live in.What a smooth ride when David's behind the wheel. You don't want to miss this special episode of ADmire!
Actor, Producer, Activist Gina Belafonte is Executive Director of Sankofa an organization started by her father: singer, songwriter, activist actor, Harry Belafonte. Gina discusses growing up and her journey in her quest to be of service. We also talk about self care in this COVID-19 pandemic. You can support Sankofa by donating at www.sankofa.com 
Roosevelt Bouie has had a storied career in basketball from winning 4 consecutive High School Titles at Kendall, his winning ways at Syracuse University where as a 7' Center and ½ of the Louie and Bouie Show, to professional basketball in Italy where he played in Italy’s top league for more than a decade winning both a league and European championship. He has gone on to be an entrepreneur, a sports broadcaster and one of Syracuse’s great sports ambassadors. Roosevelt talks about playing for Syracuse, the young Kobe Bryant, the competitive Italian League, on being a person of character and coping during the COVID-19 pandemic.
My guest is Gender Economist Katica Roy, the CEO and founder of Denver-based Pipeline, an award-winning SaaS company that leverages artificial intelligence to identify and drive economic gains through gender equity. Join me as Katica discusses the steep climb ahead as companies move toward gender equity and how Pipeline software is part of the solution.
I'm joined on the podcast by Ed Lewis, Magazine publisher and entrepreneur, he co-founded Essence, a magazine specifically targeted to black women and went on to serve as CEO and publisher of Essence Communications, Inc. for three decades. In the 1980s and 1990s. We talk about his early years, founding the magazine, its success, the pandemic and its disproportionate effect on people of color and self care. 
As a PGA Tour player, Larry Rinker played in over 500 tour events, played in all of the majors, Join us as he discusses the Tour then and now, his experience playing with Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and others and his role in the band Jake Trout & The Flounders which included Peter Jacobsen, Mark Lye and the late, great Payne Stewart.
John Rogers is Chairman, Founder, Co-CEO and Lead Portfolio Manager of Ariel Investments and investment firm with over $10 Billion under management. John discusses his background, passion,how he's coping during the pandemic, companies he's keen on post pandemic. We even get in a little politics. Don't miss this episode of ADmire!
Paula Boggs served as an officer in the U.S. Military, she also was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington, and a partner at the first of Preston Gates & Ellis. She was a Vice President at Dell Corporation, as well as Executive Vice President, General Council and Secretary of the Starbucks Corporation.She is on the board of Avid Technologies a voting member of The Recording Academy and a recording artist, front-person for her group The Paula Boggs Band. We stuff as much as we can into our half hour conversation. Check out her music at http://www.paulaboggsband.net/
I welcome to the show NC State's Dereck Whittenburg who recounts his early development, winning national championships in high school and college, coaching, producing, philanthropy and focusing on what's important during these trying times. 
My guest for this special extended episode is Bernie Swain. He is the co-founder with Paula Swain and Harry Rhoads Jr. of Washington Speakers Bureau, a lecture agency which represents many prestigious authors, politicians, journalists, athletes, and business leaders. He is author of the book What Made Me Who I Am. He talks about his humble beginnings, starting the company, exceptional clients, leadership, character and honesty.
My guest, Nancy Hill, is the founder of Media Sherpas, and a former President and CEO of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A's) We talk diversity and gender inclusion, agencies weathering the storm and keeping sane during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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