Fresh voices and diverse perspectives on culture, community, business, and more brought to you in this weekly conversation hosted by Stuart Chittenden, founder of the conversation consultancy Squishtalks and co-founder of the creativity and design thinking consultancy Gilbert+Chittenden. From the Midwest and beyond, fascinating guests share compelling stories spanning the fields of politics, business, media, community activism, arts and humanities, philanthropy, and more. On air since January 2017, Lives Radio Show & Podcast is broadcast and streamed by the community radio station Mind & Soul 101.3FM in north Omaha, housed at the Malcolm X Center.
Lives Radio Show & Podcast – Edison Red Nest III
Edison Red Nest III is a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. After pivotal experiences in his life, culminating in serving a prison term, Edison learned a growing appreciation for his rich cultural heritage and traditions, which led to him founding Native Futures in 2013. Native Futures is a for-profit entity dedicated to supporting the flourishing of Native peoples and is the only native-owned and operated business in Nebraska’s Panhandle. As well as being an entrepreneur, Edison is a keen lacrosse player and owner of a drive-in movie theater!
Lives Radio Show & Podcast – Adam Morfeld
Senator Adam Morfeld is the Civic Nebraska (https://www.civicnebraska.org/), which he founded in 2008 while an undergraduate. Senator Morfeld talks with me about formative influences in his life, including being raised in a single parent household with his working mom occasionally using government subsidies and food support when times were tough. Senator Morfeld also discusses avoiding the corruption of power, how legislation gets made, working with elected officials across the aisle, and his aspirations for Civic Nebraska's efforts.
Lives Radio Show & Podcast – Mary Fraser Meints
Mary Fraser Meints, currently Executive Director of Youth Emergency Services (YES) in Omaha, has spent her life advocating for at-risk youth. Meints has spent thirty-five years in the world of child welfare and juvenile justice including leadership roles with Uta Halee Girls Village and The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. In our conversation, Meints shares the work of YES and some of the powerful stories of the youth served, as well as her own life andmotivations.
Lives Radio Show & Podcast – Jenny Green
Pole vaulter Jenny Green was predicted by Team USA’s trainers at WELCOA (https://www.welcoa.org/), Jenny shares the empowering story of her athletic, professional, and personal rise, fall, and rise again.
Lives Radio Show & Podcast – Rebecca Rotert
Award winning author and poet Last Night at the Blue Angel (http://www.rebeccarotert.com/aboutnovel) and its themes of motherhood and ambition, relationships, love and sacrifice, and masculinity. Rebecca also offers some advice for aspiring writers, reads from her epic poem Understory, and shares some of her own personal history and understory.
Lives Radio Show & Podcast – Craig Moody
As co-founder and co-owner of Omaha Public Power District (https://www.oppd.com/) board of directors and currently serves as the chair of the board. We speak about the rigors of campaigning and of fulfilling the obligations of public service. Craig also shares the personal story behind his becoming an organ donor to his brother and one or two other surprising moments.
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Health humanities episode is amazing!
Great questions and even better guests! I want to hear more from Dr.Beth Culross. So interesting!!
Lives host Stuart Chittenden is superb at both interviewing and nurturing thoughtful conversation with his guests. A consistently outstanding program!
Stuart is a great listener and thoughtful interviewer. He has unique guests covering a wide variety of topics. His captivating podcast is sure to please and has something to offer for everyone. I always come away having learned something new. I highly recommend!