In an educational environment where 43-45% of public school children graduate high school, Qaadirah Abdur Rahim's Future Foundation in Atlanta graduates 100% of its students providing a nearly unlimited horizon. Here, we talk about her personal journey and the challenges presented to her organization by our current crises.
John Waldron is the state representative from Oklahoma District 77. He's a career educator who transitioned his fight for the students of his district to a cause for the students of his state. Here, we talk about family, a vocation in education, and how one makes the change from history teacher to state-house politico.
Derrick Jackson is a veteran of the New York digital agency world who lives in Jackson Heights, Queens, NYC, overlooking Elmhurst Hospital. Here, he provides a unique glimpse into what living in the epicenter of the epicenter working from home feels like.
Self-employed and living the life of a successful musician in Nashville, Jody Nardone talks to us about what inspired him to his career, the journey of his business and creative life, and how the Caronavirus health crisis is impacting him, his family, and his community.
Author and historian Susan Kingsley Kent gives us a historical perspective on what's going on today by looking at the experience of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic that killed an estimated 50-100 million people worldwide.
We talk to Dave Johnson, Meet Director of the Penn Relays. Cancelled for the first time in it's 126-year history.
Checking in on the news from California and on the job market during a global pandemic.
Dr. Cristina Carter of Carter Smile is a pediatric dentist and orthodontist in Morristown, NJ, who is as dedicated to her team as she is to her patients, her profession, and her family.
We sat down with these great Irish entertainers to discuss the Friday the 13th before St. Patrick's Day this year when all manner of entertainment heck broke loose under pandemic threat.
Melissa Joy Crawford is the Production Wardrobe Supervisor for the Broadway musical COME FROM AWAY. And with Broadway basically shut down, we have a chat about her career in costuming, the effect of the current pandemic situation on her profession, and the incredibly uplifting message behind the show she says she'd love to work on for the rest of her life.
Dr. Margaret DeLong, or Peggy, as I know her, is a psychologist, author, and all-around excellently generous human being. We talk about her business and career trajectory, the challenges she's overcome in her life and those she's addressing during this time of global pandemic and what we all can do to alleviate some of the fear, anxiety, and pressure that's putting on all of us.
Your introduction to The Story Forge Podcast. Listen to a brief summary of what the podcast is about and all those incredible small business people we're talking to to learn about how they've built their businesses and thrived in a chaotic world.