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Conversations that Matter is a social change initiative leading conversations that unite communities through our commonality versus dividing us because of our differences. Join the conversation!

Conversations That Matter with Ron Gray Ron Gray

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Conversations that Matter is a social change initiative leading conversations that unite communities through our commonality versus dividing us because of our differences. Join the conversation!

    Episode 22 - Beyond the Mask

    Episode 22 - Beyond the Mask

    Beyond the Mask: How a Mask Project in a Pandemic Became MoreI recently sat down with Sandy Shafer, Catherine Kamei and Denise Findley to discuss how they answered a call of service when the Coronavirus hit our communities earlier this year. My guests’...

    • 46 min
    Episode 21 - Conversations with Judge Julie Goodman

    Episode 21 - Conversations with Judge Julie Goodman

    In this episode, I sit down with Judge Julie Goodman to get to know her and discuss important issues she sees in the courtroom.

    • 43 min
    Episode 20 - Conversations with Judge John Reynolds

    Episode 20 - Conversations with Judge John Reynolds

    Judge John Reynolds and I talk about his personal life growing up around horses to his law practice and current judicial experience. We got deep on important issues from opioid abuse + treatment to responsible gun ownership.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 19 - On the Move Art Studio with Josh Nadzam

    Episode 19 - On the Move Art Studio with Josh Nadzam

    We are an American society divided by race, culture and wealth. We are seeing an escalation of gun violence, especially in inner-cities. Suicide is at a generational high. We are broken with little community or political leadership. Where are the voices of faith leaders, fathers are absent, mother’s are over-worked and tired. It is the sad and hard truth. Yet, we long to connect.
    Our humanness calls us to be part of something, whether good or bad. Young people, especially, need a safety net. I found one in my community. Meet Josh Nadzam. He’s a social change entrepreneur who brings connection and belonging to kids through art. He’s a survivor of his own childhood. He’s a masters prepared social worker destined to create change for the next generation. He is the co-creative genius behind On The Move Art Studio, a nonprofit mobile art room created in a refurbished vintage trailer that travels to underserved neighborhoods to host free arts classes for kids. Josh and On The Move have served over 25,000 in just 4 years!
    Josh is a champion of marginalized and underserved kids in Lexington and around KY. On The Move Art Studio is growing and needs your support. They have acquired a second trailer that will expand their reach to kids around KY, but it needs some TLC. They are $1,000 from their first fundraising goal. Conversations that Matter will match the first $500 we raise in the next 7 days. You can be part of connecting kids with youth advocates who are creating an environment that will help elevate the best of the next generation of kids. Go to this link to help us reach our goal of $1,000 for On The Move!https://www.gofundme.com/2ndtrailerforonthemoveartstudio
    Please share my conversation with Josh and help us honor the great work he and his team are doing!

    • 40 min
    Episode 18 - Gun Violence Prevention

    Episode 18 - Gun Violence Prevention

    I’m excited to share my recent conversation with Anita Franklin and Lynsey Sugarman. In episode 18 of Conversations that Matter, we have an important conversation on gun violence prevention and the upcoming WEAR ORANGE Peace Walk. Anita and Lynsey are...

    • 54 min
    Episode 16 - Fatherhood after Divorce with Steve Adams Part 2

    Episode 16 - Fatherhood after Divorce with Steve Adams Part 2

    In this episode we continue our discussion with a single dad and author, Steve Adams as we discuss  parenting as a single dad and his upcoming book "Now What? A Divorced Dad's Guide to Parenting Excellence." We are also joined by a previous guest and...

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

chrisoc233 ,

Great discussion of current affairs

Great discussion on many current issues facing the US.. Ron is a very astute and empathetic interviewer. I hope that this podcast inspires all of us to have more conversations that help unite our country.

Troonie867 ,

Important to get to know the people behind the issues. Those affected by suicide and gun violence

Looking forward to more episodes.

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