Disinvested is a podcast about the resilience of an American city and how we can build a stronger, more inclusive community from the ground up.
Episode 8: Normal Doesn’t Work (Special Episode)
In this special episode of Disinvested, we examine how the COVID-19 crisis has exposed longstanding racial and economic disparities across the country, and what we can do to rebound from the pandemic as a stronger and more resilient country.
Episode 7: What Does it Mean to Be Part of a Community?
For our final episode, we asked nearly 100 people the same
question: What does it mean to be part of a community? As you might expect, we
received a wide array of answers. People shared what their community means to
them, and what they view as their obligation to their community. Throughout
this series, we’ve talked about building stronger and more inclusive
communities. In this episode, we’ll discuss why community matters, and offer
suggestions of what we might do to repair the social bonds that have been
deteriorating for decades.
Episode 7: Transcript
Episode 6: Arts & Culture
Arts and culture are not just nice… they’re necessary. They contribute to economic growth, build skills for the modern workforce and create community across generations. In this episode, we’ll explore how arts and culture can do even more for our region.
Episode 6: Transcript
Episode 5: What is a Basic Human Need?
When we think of basic human needs, we usually think of food and shelter. And while those are critical, it’s time we expand the definition of a basic human need. How do we offer people the supports they need to overcome barriers and become fully productive members of society?
Episode 5: Transcript
Episode 4: College vs. Non-College
When we were growing up, students were divided
in two paths: College and Non-College. That type of thinking has changed. How
do we ensure that everyone gets a quality education and goes on to a successful
career and life? We talk to educators, researchers and students and attempt to
challenge some assumptions about education.
Episode 4: Transcript
Episode 3: Careers, Not Jobs
A number of people in our region face barriers to employment that prevent them from reaching their full potential. In this episode, we’ll talk about Skill Attainment and Workforce Development. How do we help people find not just jobs, but careers?
Episode 3: Transcript
So well produced and articulated. So proud to have this about our beloved Hartford.
Very interesting content
This podcast is very well conceived and produced...