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Everyday adversities, trending injustices, and overlooked heroes/sheroes. Get inspired, face your truth, and find the tools to overcome the everyday obstacles in your way.

The Adverse Effect Kenneth Cheadle

    • Mental Health
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Everyday adversities, trending injustices, and overlooked heroes/sheroes. Get inspired, face your truth, and find the tools to overcome the everyday obstacles in your way.

    Ep.59 | Transportation, Civil Rights and Opportunity with Henry L. Greenidge

    Ep.59 | Transportation, Civil Rights and Opportunity with Henry L. Greenidge

    Decades-old housing policies, which included redlining, have had a detrimental and lasting effect on American society.  

    As with housing, did you know that all communities do not receive the same benefits from transportation advancements and investments in the USA? 

    On today’s The Adverse Effects, Henry L Greenidge talks to us about the often-forgotten role that transportation plays in regard to mobility and opportunities. 

    Henry covers the historical link in the design of the transportation and housing systems that promoted racial segregation and keeps black Americans away from opportunities. 

    Discover how transportation has played a pivotal role in the context of civil rights. Also, learn about the actions that can be taken to initiate change for the better. 

    Henry L. Greenidge is a dynamic attorney and government affairs professional with over ten years of experience in policy advising and legal advocacy. His areas of expertise span infrastructure issues such as broadband, energy, sustainability, and mobility—including autonomous transportation. Greenidge is currently the Director of Partnerships & Head of Public Affairs at REEF Technology and a Fellow-in-Residence at the NYU McSilver Institute. 

     

    “Transportation can be used to keep us down or give us opportunities.” — Henry L Greenidge 

    “When you pivot be ready to feel like you don’t belong, but it doesn’t mean those feelings are true.” — Henry L Greenidge 

    “...there’s a point in time you need to recognize that in order to get to the next level you need to leave some things behind and unfortunately sometimes that means people...” — Henry L Greenidge 
     

    Today on The Adverse Effect: 

    How to tackle the imposter syndrome   Working in the Obama Administration 

    Transportation and mobility  How transportation can affect mobility   Civil rights and transportation  Implementing change 
     Resources Mentioned: 


    The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University 
    Connect with Nubia Young: 

    Henry L. Greenidge  Henry L. Greenidge, Esq on Linkedin 
     


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    • 50 min
    Ep.58 | It's Never Too Late for New Dreams with Nubia Younge

    Ep.58 | It's Never Too Late for New Dreams with Nubia Younge

    Have you ever just wanted to pack up and travel the world? 

    Did you immediately think about all the reasons why you couldn’t? Finances, family, work?  

    Well, in today’s episode of The Adverse Effect we meet Nubia Younge who did just that and found a way to address all those reasons not to go. 

    As a single mother of two, turning forty and recently laid off from her job, it was time for drastic change. Nubia had been doing everything she was supposed to, except fulfilling her own dreams. 

    Tune in as Nubia shares how she prepared to conquer Asia and her struggle to find social media representations of herself — a Generation Z woman of color. 

    Discover fantastic tips on how to avoid negativity deterring you from fulfilling your own dreams and, most importantly, that it’s never too late.  

    Nubia has lived in Thailand, Colombia, and, most recently, Mexico; she is on a mission to embolden and encourage professionals over thirty-five to stop waiting for permission to chase their dreams and to get out of their comfort zone and explore the world. 

     

    She is the creator and co-host of Chronicles Abroad, a travel podcast that inspires individuals to live their lives with passion and purpose.  She is also the travel curator and director of Up In The Air Life, a luxury travel company. Last but not least, Nubia has newly launched an ex-pat coaching program called Novice 2 Nomad —  helping Gen Z to transition abroad.[Text Wrapping Break] 

     

    “I’m always building bigger and build better and always expanding and it’s not meant for everyone to come along on this journey.” — Nubia Younge 

    “It’s never too late and you’re never too old.” — Nubia Younge 

    “...the 3 things that specifically hold people back: family, fear and finances .” — Nubia Younge 

     
    Today on The Adverse Effect: 

    Leaving people behind  The travel bug  Things that hold us back from traveling   Embracing the now Dealing with naysayers 

     
     
    Resources Mentioned: 

    Novice 2 Nomad   Chronicles Abroad Podcast  Up In the Air 

    Connect with Nubia Younge: 

    Nubia Younge: Novice 2 Nomad  Novice 2 Nomad on Facebook  Nubia Younge on Instagram  Nubia’s Nibbles  

     

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    • 1 hr
    Ep.57 | Part 2 | The Police Conversation We're Not Having with Sergeant G.Michael

    Ep.57 | Part 2 | The Police Conversation We're Not Having with Sergeant G.Michael

    "We have a problem with us that we can’t be honest with each other.” 
    - G. Michael,Police Sergeant in South Side of Chicago 

     
    The Conversation: Creating Solutions in a Complicated World 

    If you watch the news, you hear from the protestors, from the press conferences, from the reporters, the commentators, and the “experts”  

     ….but how often do we hear from the viewpoint of the police? 

     In Part 2 of this two-part special, Ken again talks with Sergeant Michael about the changing relationship between the police and the community. They go over police reform, gun control, accountability, and figuring out our next step in police reform. 

    Insights 

    Personal Accountability vs Society  Life as a police officer...Why it’s not what you think  Do police officers need tanks? Personal responsibility vs Society Do police need more support? Education & resources...Helping society fix crime before the police are called Defund the police or no? 

     
     


    Takeaways of the Conversation 

    Accountability is key to healing You need to understand what to fix before you heal it.

    Politics affect every part of our police work  Any solution for police reform must include an understanding of the politics behind police work. 

    Stopping crime is not an easy thing  Police reform must address the concerns communities have about police in a way that keeps police and the communities they work in safe. 

     

    The Homework: Understanding the Other Side of the Police Debate 

    This year has made our society confront difficult questions about police. As the media and social media spotlight increases on the police, now can be an important time to understand what’s going on in your own neighborhood. 

     

    Take a moment to find the website of your local police department. Does it provide the information you’d expect? How much citizen involvement is encouraged? What does the police department focus on? How do they hire and recruit? 

     

    Your goal here is to get an impression of the police in your community. As someone who lives in the community you probably already have a perspective, but you might not be aware of what the police department says about itself.  

     

    Compare what you see on the website with your own interactions with the police or others in your community.. 

     

    Have a question about the police? Check out the resources for more information. 

     

    Websites 

    Police Locator 

    Behind the Badge: Examining 10 Types of Police Officers 

    Policing 101 

    Reporting Crime and Complaints (USA.gov) 

    Criminal Arrests and Interrogations FAQ 

    Your Rights When Dealing With the Police 

     

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    Thank you for joining us on today’s episode of The Adverse Effect! If you like what you hear, remember to rate us highly on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. 

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    Don’t forget to check out our website, or hang out with us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on what’s in store for you! 

    The Adverse Effect podcast with Ken Cheadle is proudly produced by Podcast Wagon. 

     

    • 53 min
    Ep.56 | Part 1 | The Police Conversation We Need with Sergeant G. Michael

    Ep.56 | Part 1 | The Police Conversation We Need with Sergeant G. Michael

    "People can lead you in any direction they want to...” 

    - G. Michael,Police Sergeant in South Side of Chicago 

     

    The Conversation: Where is the Justice? 

    In this time of increased media attention about the use of deadly (and sometimes fatal) force, many Black people are asking: 

    “What is going on?” 

    Many Black people have turned to expressing their outrage over this question through protests, marches, petitions, social media posts, songs, artwork, dance, and more. 

    But in the midst of answering this question, are we having the right conversation? 

    In this powerful episode of the Adverse Effect, Ken talks with a Black sergeant about policing in 2020 and the difficult conversation that our society is grappling with right now. 

     Insights 

    Is “Chi-Raq” an accurate view of Chicago?  The power of media to create negative stereotypes 

    Unequal education = unequal access   Dealing with PTSD  What does it take to be a police officer?  Obstacles in a more diverse police force  Understanding police...from a police’s view 

    Police brutality and police reform  Is the media unfair to the police?  What is the right way towards reform? 
     

    Takeaways of the Conversation 


    Be careful what you feed your brain: The media you watch influences the thoughts you believe.

    Quick conclusions lead to shallow answers: Effective solutions require more than quick conversations.

    Reform cannot happen without accountability: You can’t fully fix a problem until you define what went wrong. 

     
    The Homework: Switching Up Your Comfort Zone 

    This podcast went into highly emotionally charged territory. When the media portrays stories of brutality and excessive force, it can be hard for everyone.  

    For today’s homework, let’s take a step back, away from the news reports and the social media posts….and let’s try something different. 

    Sergeant Michael talked about the importance of understanding the viewpoint of people who think differently than you. 

    Take a moment to think about what you believe and how you typically act. Are you someone who watches FOX or CNN? Are you someone who normally reads non-fiction, try fiction. 

    Give yourself just 5 minutes and try something different to expand your perspective. If you are someone who regularly watches Fox, try watching CNN or MSNBC for at least 5 minutes. If you’re someone who regularly watches CNN, try watching Fox. 

    If you don’t want to use the news for this experiment, try some other part of your life. Read a fiction book if you normally non-fiction (or vice versa).  

    It could even be as simple as drinking Pepsi if you’re a dedicated Coke fan. 

    While the point of this 5-minute exercise is not to make light of the important issue, it is a small experiment in a very important principle in the conversation: Opening your perspective 

    As Sergeant Michael pointed out, our perspective can be really limited (even when we think it’s not!) and that can lead us to close out anyone who thinks differently. This doesn’t help us understand what’s really going on.  

    Stepping out of your comfort zone, even if it’s just for 5 minutes, is a way to practice growing your perspective so you can understand more of what’s going on. This makes you more informed and more powerful, regardless of what you think. 

    Need some help? Check out the resources below. 

     

    Websites 

    International Day of Listening:  Listening with Empathy 

    Listening to the people who think we are wrong 

    The Importance of Reading Books and Articles That Challenge Your Views 

    5 Benefits of Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone 

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    • 58 min
    Ep.55 | Stay Curious, Be in Alignment, and Achieve Your Goals with Callie Chamberlain

    Ep.55 | Stay Curious, Be in Alignment, and Achieve Your Goals with Callie Chamberlain

    On today’s The Adverse Effect, we delve into the adventurous life of ordained doula and Reiki master, Callie Chamberlain, whose commitment to healthcare and well-being for all has taken her across the globe.   

    From a young age, Callie knew that she wanted to help people but wasn’t quite sure how. When she realised that her corporate life and core values did not align, she had a big decision to make. 

    Callie takes us through her journey - from her refugee humanitarian efforts on the Greek island of Lesbos to her involvement with an award-winning documentary. She also talks about her launch of Minnesota’s largest progressive leadership and development program dedicated to building a network of Millennials working across various sectors to advance equity in the region plus more.  

    “There is a deeper connection between mind and body which is not present in how we think about healthcare” — Callie Chamberlain 

    “I need to pursue these curiosities because this is what’s  going to help me become the person I need to be and show up to lead in the ways that I need to lead...” — Callie Chamberlain 

    “...you’ve got to be in alignment to your values, you’ve got to manage your life in a way that feels good for you” — Callie Chamberlain 

     

    Today on The Adverse Effect: 

    Callie’s early years   Breaking out of corporate life   Humanitarian work  How to attain your goals and set core values  

     Resources Mentioned: 

    New Leaders Council - Twin cities  Award-winning documentary - Refugee is not my Name - filmed by the Refugee Relief Project 
    Connect with Callie Chamberlain: 

    Callie Chamberlain on Twitter 

    Callie Chamberlain on Instagram  Callie Chamberlain on LinkedIn 
     

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    • 45 min
    Ep.54 | The Only Gateway Drug is Trauma with Conor Miller

    Ep.54 | The Only Gateway Drug is Trauma with Conor Miller

    The details of a person’s addiction journey may vary from another’s, however, the path to recovery will often follow the same trajectory – they hit “rock bottom” followed by a pivotal moment of action.  

    On today’s The Adverse Effect, we meet 26-year-old recovered heroin addict turned entrepreneur, photographer, and filmmaker, Conor Miller. 

    With brutal honesty, Conor takes us through his harrowing journey from destruction, despair, and a life filled with drugs, crime, and alcohol, to his road to recovery filled with purpose. 

    Whilst his peers were going on to lead normal lives, Conor was graduating to more serious drugs, falling in and out of jail, and surviving alcohol-induced near-death experiences.   

    Listen as Conor talks through his lessons of toxic relationships, the power of unresolved trauma, and that it's okay to discover your own path to recovery. 

    Conor is now married with a baby boy. He runs a transportation company called ArdentX which specializes in the transportation of goods throughout America. 

    “I tried drugs intravenously for the first time at 17 ...by the time I was 21 I had been to jail 5 times.” — Conor Miller 

    “Recovery is not universal; it is different for everyone.”  — Conor Miller 

    Today on The Adverse Effect: 

    Early years and childhood trauma   Escalating drug use  Rock bottom  Accountability and the right recovery path 

    Counseling and mindset   Abandonment and being vulnerable 
    Connect with Conor Miller: 

    Conor Miller on Instagram 
     


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