Rhian’s Hope is a weekly podcast, hosted by Rhian Rogan, about those who are using their platform to inspire hope in others. Each episode is an exploration of the challenges and opportunities that paved their path and the hopes they have for the future.
Me: The Future of Women in Sports at the UCLA Anderson Up Next Conference
A few weeks ago, UCLA Anderson Center for MEMES put out a call for Student Campfire Talks at their Up Next Conference. I waited until the last minute but submitted my proposal to discuss The Future of Women in Sports. Listen in as I recap my family's history in basketball, explain why everybody is lying when they say they watch men's sports because it's a better product, and present some options for the way forward. #whyanderson
Sisters for Service: Chelsea and Tiffany
Back from an extended hiatus with two very typical teenaged sisters, Tiffany and Chelsea, who between schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and making mukbang videos, started a charity. Sisters for Service recently raised hundreds of dollars to buy Christmas toys and the duo have big plans for 2019 and beyond. Listen in to learn about life at school, at home, and online.
Sheila Powell: Reporter*
The way we consume the news is constantly changing.
Certain words are/aren't being used to describe malicious behavior, important events aren't getting enough coverage, and recently, the news reporters have become the news.
For some insight into the reporter experience, I talked to Sheila Powell* about life in the newsroom, why reporters can't just call people on their BS, and who ultimately what decides what stories are told.
*Sheila Powell is an alias.
Todd Cook: Promote the Vote Michigan
In an era where voting rights are at the forefront of many minds, I talked to Todd Cook about a joint effort between the ACLU, NAACP, and League of Women Voters known as Promote the Vote that got a ballot measure approved that will make voting easier by: implementing automatic voter registration, expanding absentee ballot allowances, making it easier for servicemembers to vote, allowing same-day voter registration, and more. Let's take this nationwide!
Philip Olson and Julia Lorenz-Olson: Two Cents and The Art of Finance
Philip and Julia are actors turned money people. The husband & wife team are the creators of the PBS Digital Series "Two Cents" and owners of their own financial advisory firm, The Art of Finance. We go through some lessons learned from the show and the biz beyond dollars and cents budgeting: breastfeeding isn't free, the cash over debit card to save money study doesn't exist, how to get the most from your employee benefits, and a sneak peek into talking to your retirement age parents about money.
Shannon Smith for Detroit Public Schools Community District Board
Shannon Smith, Detroit native, University of Michigan graduate, and Global Philanthropy Associate at JPMorgan Chase, is sharing his story as he enters the homestretch of his campaign for a seat on the Detroit Public Schools Community District Board.
We run through the 5 W's of Shannon's life and campaign including the influence of his family on his decision to stay in Detroit and work to improve the city.
His vision for the future of Detroit is inspiring. Listen and donate what you can!
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