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Brought to you by the University of North Texas System, WE ARE NORTH TEXAS focuses on innovation, compassion, ideas and accomplishments in our home region of Dallas-Fort Worth. Hosted by UNT System Chief Communications Officer Paul Corliss.

The UNT System is the only university system based in DFW and includes the University of North Texas, UNT Health Science Center and UNT Dallas. With our heart in North Texas, we transform lives and create economic opportunity through education.

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Brought to you by the University of North Texas System, WE ARE NORTH TEXAS focuses on innovation, compassion, ideas and accomplishments in our home region of Dallas-Fort Worth. Hosted by UNT System Chief Communications Officer Paul Corliss.

The UNT System is the only university system based in DFW and includes the University of North Texas, UNT Health Science Center and UNT Dallas. With our heart in North Texas, we transform lives and create economic opportunity through education.

    Episode 16- Dale Petroskey, President and CEO of the Dallas Regional Chamber

    Episode 16- Dale Petroskey, President and CEO of the Dallas Regional Chamber

    In this episode, Dale Petroskey, President and CEO of the Dallas Regional Chamber, joins Paul Corliss to talk about how the chamber has had to pivot during the coronavirus pandemic. Petroskey said the chamber has focused on communicating with its membership during these challenge times. The Chamber has also created a new employment campaign and job board in partnership with the Dallas Citizens Council and Downtown Dallas, Inc. to help laid off or furloughed workforce get back to work.

    • 26 min
    Episode 15- Former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk on Race Relations in America

    Episode 15- Former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk on Race Relations in America

    Ron Kirk, the first African American Mayor of Dallas, former U.S. Ambassador and member of President Barack Obama’s cabinet, visits with Paul Corliss to discuss race relations in American in the wake of George Floyd’s tragic death. Ambassador Kirk passionately shares his experiences and perspectives as a black man and what it will take for America to truly change.

    • 41 min
    Episode 14- Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins and Health & Human Services Director Dr. Philip Huang

    Episode 14- Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins and Health & Human Services Director Dr. Philip Huang

    Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins and Dallas County Health & Human Services Director Philip Huang have led Dallas County’s emergency response to coronavirus and join Paul Corliss to provide a newsworthy update on how Dallas and greater DFW are doing in their efforts against COVID-19. Jenkins, the top elected official for Dallas County, also discusses police reform and how to safely protest in the wake of George Floyd’s tragic death. Huang, the county’s top medical expert, shared what COVID-19’s impact on North Texas might be this Summer or Fall and reviews the UNT System’s basic steps for reopening its campuses.

    • 38 min
    Episode 13- Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price Discusses COVID-19 and Partnership with UNTHSC

    Episode 13- Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price Discusses COVID-19 and Partnership with UNTHSC

    In this episode, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price joins Paul Corliss to discuss how the nation’s 13th-largest city has dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic and shares how businesses can strategically re-open to the public. The Mayor also touts Fort Worth’s partnership with the UNT Health Science Center's and praises HSC’s public health leadership during the pandemic.

    • 32 min
    Episode 12- UNT's Colleges of Engineering and Visual Arts & Design Collaborate to Fight COVID-19

    Episode 12- UNT's Colleges of Engineering and Visual Arts & Design Collaborate to Fight COVID-19

    In this episode, UNT Vice President for Research & Innovation Mark McLellan provides an insightful look at research efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic and shines the light on an exciting new collaboration between the College of Visual Arts & Design (CVAD) and the College of Engineering. CVAD Fabrication Labs Manager Jenna Richards and Cesar Chavez, a doctorate student in Mechanical Engineering, join the podcast to share how they came together to help produce hundreds of clear plastic face shields and visors to help protect the UNT community against COVID-19.

    • 36 min
    Episode 11- HSC's Dr. Microbe Helps Keep Public Informed

    Episode 11- HSC's Dr. Microbe Helps Keep Public Informed

    Armed with a jumbo-sized coffee mug labeled "Dr. Microbe" and decades of experience as a microbiologist and epidemiologist, UNT Health Science Center's Diana Cervantes is becoming a media sensation for all the right reasons. She's providing accurate, science-based information on the coronavirus to the general public through dozens of media appearances -- conducted in both English and Spanish. Dr. Diana Cervantes, Assistant Professor and Director of the Epidemiology Program at UNTHSC, discusses her role in helping the university better educate Fort Worth and Tarrant County, and she also re-visits her past work in mitigating bio-terrorism threats.

    • 30 min

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