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Produced by the Weldon Cooper Center Media Team, this podcast takes a look at the most pressing issues facing our community, how public servants of all kinds are trying to address them, and what you can do to help.

Intersections in Public Service Weldon Cooper Center

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Produced by the Weldon Cooper Center Media Team, this podcast takes a look at the most pressing issues facing our community, how public servants of all kinds are trying to address them, and what you can do to help.

    Role of Public Service in the Afghan Refugee Crisis

    Role of Public Service in the Afghan Refugee Crisis

    In this first episode of the second season of Intersections in Public Service, we take a look at the Afghan refugee crisis and Virginia's specific role in welcoming refugees to the United States. We get to hear from two public servants about refugee intake from a structural and individual perspective. Translator Marjan Noori, speaks about the importance of translating as well as her personal ties to Afghanistan. While Andrew Slater who works as the director of Northern Virginia's Emergency Response System takes a broader look at the systems through which the refugees are navigating through once landing in the United States.

    Host, Editor, & Writer: Cassie Deering

    Guests: Marjan Noori & Andrew Slater

    Producer, Researcher & Writer: Bea Webster

    Producer & Project Manager: Claire Downey

    Episode Presentation by Larry Terry, Executive Director of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.

    Organizations mentioned:

    International Relief Council : Charlottesville & Richmond

    International Rescue Committee (IRC)

    Northern Virginia Emergency Response System:

    NVERS

    Lutheran Social Services:

    Lutheran Services in America

    Music & Sound Credits:

    Air Hockey Saloon by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under and Attribution License.

    Licensing | Chris Zabriskie

    Uncertain Ground (Strings Lead) by Blue Dot Sessions
    Arlan Vale by Blue Dot Sessions

    Blue Dot Sessions

    Tendon - Blue Dot Sessions

    Blue Dot Sessions

    Junca by Blue Dot Sessions

    Blue Dot Sessions

    Deixa by Blue Dot Sessions

    Blue Dot Sessions

    Dawn Line Approaching by Blue Dot Sessions

    Blue Dot Sessions

    Plaster Combo by Blue Dot Sessions

    Blue Dot Sessions

    Gtks by Blue Dot Sessions

    Blue Dot Sessions

    Illway by Blue Dot Sessions

    Blue Dot Sessions

    I Recall by Blue Dot Sessions

    Blue Dot Sessions

    Vine Crawler by Blue Dot Sessions

    Blue Dot Sessions

    Boston Landing by Blue Dot Sessions

    Blue Dot Sessions

    • 26 min
    SEASON 1 - Trailer

    SEASON 1 - Trailer

    Intersections in Public Service Season 1 has come to an end, so we want to highlight some of our most memorable episode moments. We have explored topics from cultural preservation, climate change, voting rights of previously incarcerated people, and much more. Take a listen to see how encompassing public service really is.  

    Host & Editor: Ellis Nolan

    Producer & Project Manager: Claire Downey

    Music & Sound Credits:

    Air Hockey Saloon by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under and Attribution License.

    http://chriszabriskie.com/licensing

    • 3 min
    Returning Citizens Pt 3 - Sandra Carter & Esther Eriksson von Allmen - Episode 21

    Returning Citizens Pt 3 - Sandra Carter & Esther Eriksson von Allmen - Episode 21

    In this final episode of a three-part series on returning citizens, media intern Esther Eriksson von Allmen, speaks to Sandra Carter from the Piedmont House, a transition house in Charlottesville, Virginia. Piedmont House provides housing and employment assistance to returning citizens. Ms. Carter discusses her personal experiences working as a peer support specialist and also shares her future plans to become even more involved in supporting local returning citizens.



    Host, Editor, Researcher, & Writer: Esther Eriksson von Allmen

    Guest: Sandra Carter

    Producer & Researcher: Cassie Deering

    Producer & Project Manager: Claire Downey

    Voice Acting: Ryan Thompson



    Music & Sound Credits:

    Air Hockey Saloon by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under and Attribution License.

    http://chriszabriskie.com/licensing

    https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ketsa/the-lost-files/testing Testing by Ketsa is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

    https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Shaolin_Dub/dual-realities/strapped-beat Strapped Beat by Shaolin Dub is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

    Restaurant Frying Sound by Sam Kolber This work is licensed under the Attribution License.

    https://freesound.org/people/SamKolber/sounds/210023/

    Clock Ticking This work is licensed under the Creative Commons 0 License.

    https://freesound.org/people/ST303/sounds/171043/

    Breakfast Noises by Joljo This work is licensed under the Attribution License.

    https://freesound.org/people/Joljo/sounds/174086/

    Phone ringing sound effect: © copyright BBC https://sound-effects.bbcrewind.co.uk/search?q=phone%20ringing&resultSize=20

    Ashes by Jahzzar https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/Ashes_1206 The songs in this album are licensed under:

    CC BY-SA

    • 19 min
    Returning Citizens Pt 2 - Richard Miles & Cassie Deering - Episode 20

    Returning Citizens Pt 2 - Richard Miles & Cassie Deering - Episode 20

    In this second episode on returning citizens, Cassie Deering discusses the ways in which state legislators and governors are taking action to better support returning citizens. Deering focuses on the issue of felon disenfranchisement: it’s history in the state of Virginia, as well as recent reforms to address it. Richard Miles is featured again in this episode to share his personal experience voting for the first time after being incarcerated, and to discuss the importance of voting for returning citizens.



    Host, Editor, & Co-Writer: Cassie Deering

    Guest: Richard Miles

    Producer, Co-Writer, & Researcher: Esther Eriksson von Allmen

    Producer & Project Manager: Claire Downey

    Voice Acting: Quinton Carr Goodwin


    Music Credits:
    Air Hockey Saloon by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under and Attribution License.
    http://chriszabriskie.com/licensing
    Roadside Bunkhouse by Blue Dot Sessions
    https://app.sessions.blue/browse/track/34365
    TwoPound by Blue Dot Sessions
    https://app.sessions.blue/browse/track/34081
    Valantis by Blue Dot Sessions
    https://app.sessions.blue/browse/track/34078
    Automne by Vivaldi
    Automne - Vivaldi
    Cicle Ariel by Blue Dot Sessions
    https://app.sessions.blue/browse/track/34077
    Lupi by Blue Dot Sessions
    https://app.sessions.blue/browse/track/34087
    Copley Beat by Blue Dot Sessions
    https://app.sessions.blue/browse/track/34083
    Three Stories by Blue Dot Sessions
    https://app.sessions.blue/browse/track/34084
    Tricky Pothos by Blue Dot Sessions
    https://app.sessions.blue/browse/track/34085
    JoDon by Blue Dot Sessions
    https://app.sessions.blue/browse/track/34088
    Gondola Blue by Blue Dot Sessions
    https://app.sessions.blue/browse/track/34079
    Hakodate Line by Blue Dot Sessions
    https://app.sessions.blue/browse/track/34082

    • 17 min
    Returning Citizens Pt 1 - Richard Miles & Cassie Deering - Episode 19

    Returning Citizens Pt 1 - Richard Miles & Cassie Deering - Episode 19

    In this episode, Cassie Deering discusses the upward battle that formerly incarcerated people face after being released from prison. She examines the history of mass incarceration, the rights of returning citizens, and the psychological toll of imprisonment. This episode features Richard Miles, the co-founder of Miles of Freedom, a Dallas-based nonprofit organization that assists formerly incarcerated people with their transition back to society. After being wrongfully convicted at age 20, Miles spent 15 years in Texas prisons for a crime he didn’t commit. To see more about Miles for freedom check out here: https://milesoffreedom.org/.



    Host, Editor, & Co-Writer: Cassie Deering

    Guest: Richards Miles
    Producer, Co-Writer, & Researcher: Esther Eriksson von Allmen
    Producer & Project Manager: Claire Downey

    Music Credits:
    Air Hockey Saloon by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under and Attribution License.
    http://chriszabriskie.com/licensing
    “An Oddly Formal Dance” by Blue Dot Sessions
    https://app.sessions.blue/browse/track/27499
    "Space Jam" by Pablo Ribot
    https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Pablo_Ribot/Urban_Metaphor/04_Space_Jam
    “Moody hip-hop” Artist: Shaolin Dub

    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Shaolin_Dub/dual-realities/strapped-beat
    “Scraper” by Blue Dot Sessions
    https://app.sessions.blue/browse/track/27490
    “JoDon” by Blue Dot Sessions
    https://app.sessions.blue/browse/track/25881
    “Testing” by Ketsa
    https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ketsa/the-lost-files/testing
    “Copley Beat” by Blue Dot Sessions
    https://app.sessions.blue/browse/track/27556
    “Put the Hammer Down” by Ari de Niro
    https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ari_de_Niro/20170730112627820/Put_The_Hammer_Down
    “Kid Kodi” by Blue Dot Sessions
    https://app.sessions.blue/browse/track/27560
    “The Yards” by Blue Dot Sessions
    https://app.sessions.blue/browse/track/27557

    • 15 min
    Virginia's Clean Energy Plan - Danielle Cormier & Hannah Boyles - Episode 18

    Virginia's Clean Energy Plan - Danielle Cormier & Hannah Boyles - Episode 18

    On this episode of Intersections in Public Service, we dive into Virginia’s Executive Order 43, an order pledging 30% of Virginia’s energy will be allocated from renewable sources by 2030 and 100% by 2050. To learn more, we talk with Hannah Boyles, an intern at the Center for Economic and Policy Studies. We discuss Virginia’s Executive Order 43 and her research for the resulting Clean Energy Plan, a plan to track Virginia’s progress in the goals set by Executive Order 43. To learn more about the Center for Economic and Policy Studies’ recent research, visit: https://ceps.coopercenter.org/

    Host & Editor: Danielle Cormier
    Project Manager: Claire Downey
    Music Credits:
    Air Hockey Saloon by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under and Attribution License.
    http://chriszabriskie.com/licensing

    • 20 min

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