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My Conversation With Saho Witton: Leading Immigrant Who Made Nashville

Saho Hirose Witton was born in Shimane, Japan. She grew up in the countryside of Japan with her younger brother, parents and grandparents. Her mother and father owned a construction and rock quarry company. She was raised in Japan so her first language is Japanese, but she also speaks English meaning she is bilingual. She attended Kobe Women’s University for college where she obtained her bachelor's degree in Literature and education. Then she went into teaching and even taught at the school that she attended when she was younger. She met her future husband, who was an American teacher, in Japan. After she and her husband married, they moved to California in the United States. [...]

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My Conversation With Nissan Foundation President Scott E. Becker

Click Here To Listen Scott Becker The Nissan Foundation is awarding $730,000 in grants to 29 nonprofit organizations for its 2018 grant cycle. The nonprofit recipients are located in Southern California, North Central Texas, Middle Tennessee, Central Mississippi, Eastern Michigan and the New York and Atlanta metro areas. Over its 26-year history, the Nissan Foundation has awarded more than $10 million to approximately 120 organizations promoting respect and understanding among cultural and ethnic groups. “The Nissan Foundation has a proud history of recognizing and supporting organizations working to promote the value of racial, ethnic and cultural diversity,” said Nissan Foundation President Scott Becker, who is also senior vice president, Administration, Nissan North America, Inc. “We’re [...]

My Conversation With James & Deborah Fallows, Authors Of Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into The Heart of America

Click Here To Listen James & Deborah Fallows A vivid, surprising portrait of the civic and economic reinvention taking place in America, town by town and generally out of view of the national media. A realistically positive and provocative view of the country between its coasts. For the last five years, James and Deborah Fallows have been traveling across America in a single-engine prop airplane. Visiting dozens of towns, they have met hundreds of civic leaders, workers, immigrants, educators, environmentalists, artists, public servants, librarians, business people, city planners, students, and entrepreneurs to take the pulse and understand the prospects of places that usually draw notice only after a disaster or during a political campaign. The [...]

My Conversation With Benjamin Carter Hett, Author Of The Death of Democracy: Hitler’s Rise To Power And The Downfall Of The Weimar Republic

Click Here To Listen Benjamin Carter Hett A riveting account of how the Nazi Party came to power and how the failures of the Weimar Republic and the shortsightedness of German politicians allowed it to happen. Why did democracy fall apart so quickly and completely in Germany in the 1930s? How did a democratic government allow Adolf Hitler to seize power? In The Death of Democracy, Benjamin Carter Hett answers these questions, and the story he tells has disturbing resonances for our own time. To say that Hitler was elected is too simple. He would never have come to power if Germany’s leading politicians had not responded to a spate of populist insurgencies by trying [...]

My Conversation With Jonathan Alderfer Author Of National Geographic Kids Bird Guide Of North America, Second Edition (Science & Nature)

Click Here To Listen Jonathan Alderfer-Birds-2nd Edition Fly into the world of birds in the most complete guide for kids to North America's birds, featuring range maps, cool facts, fun activities, and detailed descriptions and drawings by Jonathan Alderfer, one of the country's top avian experts and artists. Kids can soar with peregrine falcons or hop with backyard sparrows or sing with robins in the pages of this engaging guide, perfectly leveled for kids just discovering these fascinating feathered friends. With beautiful photography and habitat snapshots, lots of the fun facts kids love, plus interactive birding activities and crafts, the newly updated and expanded guide is the perfect way to bring the fun and amazement [...]

My Conversation With Henry Alford, Author Of And Then We Danced

Click Here To Listen Henry Alford Equal parts memoir and cultural history, from acclaimed comic stylist and professional hobbyist Henry Alford comes a hilarious journey through the world of dance that will inform, entertain and leave readers tapping their toes. When Henry Alford wrote about his experience with a Zumba class for The New York Times, little did he realize that it was the start of something much bigger. Dance would grow and take on many roles for Henry: exercise, confidence builder, an excuse to travel, a source of ongoing wonder and—when he dances with Alzheimer's patients—even a kind of community service. Tackling a wide range of forms (including ballet, hip-hop, jazz, ballroom, tap, contact [...]

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My Conversation With Mo Vazquez, Author Of This Changes Everything 17-Month Large Planner 2019 (Pipsticks+Workman)

Click Here To Listen Mo Vazquez Shades on, hair up, coffee iced—and finally a planner that’s changing the organization game (we’re talking next-level amazingness) from August 2018 through December 2019. It’s super fun, it’s colorful, it’s customizable—basically it’s the planner you’ve been waiting for. And because stickers make everything better, it’s filled with 1,300+ original stickers, plus other awesome goodies (including a sparkly pouch for storing love notes and pencils!). There are weekly spreads to record each day’s to-dos and meetings. Monthly grids to keep track of your social life, including a color palette inspiration for each month. “Currently” pages to write down what you’re loving, hating, listening to, and making. Plus gorgeous artwork (bubbles [...]

My Conversation With Cornelia Gamlem Author Of The Manager’s Answer Book: Powerful Tools To Build Trust And Teams, Maximize Your Impact And Influence, And Respond To Challenges

Click Here To Listen Cornelia Gamlem Congratulations, you're a manager! Of course you have expertise in the field you're managing, but what about everything else? There's so much more to know! Whether you're a new or seasoned manager, your responsibilities can become overwhelming at times. There are days and new situations that will leave you feeling vulnerable. You don't know where to start or even what to ask! The Manager's Answer Book can help. In question-and-answer format, this easy-to-use guide provides information on many aspects of managing. You will learn about: Getting started: moving from peer to manager, setting goals, managing projects, resources, and much more. Developing your management skills: communicating, delegating, motivating, and facilitating. [...]