Ronald Kessler, Author Of The Trump White House: Changing The Rules Of The Game Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Ronald Kessler-Donald Trump The unvarnished and unbiased inside story of President Donald Trump and his White House by New York Times bestselling author Ronald Kessler Based on exclusive interviews with the president and his staff, The Trump White House: Changing the Rules of the Game tells the real story of what Donald Trump is like, who influences him, how he makes decisions, what he says about the people around him, and how he operates when the television lights go off, while portraying the inside story of the successes that have already brought solid results as well as the stumbles that have turned off even longtime supporters and undercut his agenda. The [...]

David Cay Johnston, Author It’s Even Worse Than You Think: What The Trump Administration Is Doing To America Chats On DrAlvin.com

Click Here To Listen David Cay Johnston The Trump administration is remaking the government. It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America tells us exactly how it is making America worse again. Bestselling author and longtime Trump observer David Cay Johnston shines a light on the political termites who have infested our government under the Trump Administration, destroying it from within and compromising our jobs, safety, finances, and more. No journalist knows Donald Trump better than David Cay Johnston, who has been following him since 1988. It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America goes inside the administration to show how the federal [...]

Steve Phillips, Author Of Brown Is the New White: How The Demographic Revolution Has Created A New American Majority Chats On DrAlvin.com

Click Here To Listen Steve Phillips-Brown Is The New White The New York Times and Washington Post bestseller that sparked a national conversation about America’s new progressive, multiracial majority, updated to include data from the 2016 election With a new preface and afterword by the author When it first appeared in the lead-up to the 2016 election, Brown Is the New White helped spark a national discussion of race and electoral politics and the often-misdirected spending priorities of the Democratic party. This “slim yet jam-packed call to action” (Booklist) contained a “detailed, data-driven illustration of the rapidly increasing number of racial minorities in America” (NBC News) and their significance in shaping our political future. Completely [...]

Cass R. Sunstein, Editor Of Can It Happen Here?: Authoritarianism in America Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Cass Sunstein Can It Happen Here With the election of Donald J. Trump, many people on both the left and right feared that America's 240-year-old grand experiment in democracy was coming to an end, and that Sinclair Lewis' satirical novel, It Can't Happen Here, written during the dark days of the 1930s, could finally be coming true. Is the democratic freedom that the United States symbolizes really secure? Can authoritarianism happen in America? Acclaimed legal scholar, Harvard Professor, and New York Times best-selling author Cass R. Sunstein queried a number of the nation's leading thinkers. In this thought-provoking collection of essays, these distinguished thinkers and theorists explore the lessons of history, [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Talia Lomax-O’dneal

Talia Lomax-O'dneal was appointed Metro Director of Finance in October 2015, shattering two glass ceilings by becoming both the first woman and the first African American to occupy this post. As the Director of Finance, Talia has focused her efforts in four key areas: accountability, transparency, innovation and professional development. Among her proudest achievements is the Innovation Investment Fund which encourages collaborative, outcomes based private-public partnerships known as Public Investment Plans or PIPs. Whether helping the public better understand how the department works through a new Finance Foundations video series or engaging the community in the budgeting process with Balancing Act—Talia believes in empowering the Finance team to try new, innovative ways to make the [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading Women 2018: Lillian Campbell Stewart

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Lillian Campbell Stewart As a lifelong resident of downtown Franklin and a sixth generation descendent of settlers of Franklin and Williamson County Tennessee, I attended Franklin Elementary School at Five Points and the Harpeth Hall School in Nashville for my high school years. I hold an undergraduate degree and a Masters of Teaching Arts degree in the French language from Vanderbilt University. After twenty years of teaching French at the high school and college level, I was elected and served one term as Alderman on the Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Thereafter I was elected Mayor and served one term from 1987-1989. I was an [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading Women 2018: Paula Harris

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Paula Harris Paula E. Harris is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Barge Design Solutions, Inc., an architecture and engineering firm based in Nashville. Paula has been with the firm since 2001, guiding efforts in civic activities, strategic initiatives, proposal development, marketing materials, and public relations activities. She is also the Client Service Leader for Williamson County, City of Franklin, Town of Thompson’s Station, and Metro Nashville Government entities. Paula earned her Bachelor of Science Degree (magna cum laude) from Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, where she was a member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and was the recipient of the Engineering [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading Women 2018: Mindy Tate

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Mindy Tate Mindy Tate has been Executive Director of Franklin Tomorrow since 2011, having previously served the non-profit community visioning organization as a board member and president during her almost 30-year career in the news media. A native of Indiana, Tate grew up in Nashville, attending David Lipscomb High School before pursuing a journalism degree at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. She first came to Franklin and Williamson County in 1982 as a summer intern at The Review Appeal and returned full-time as a staff writer and photographer in 1983. After five years at The Review Appeal, she joined the Brentwood Journal as News Editor, [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Dr. Shanna L. Jackson

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading African Americans Dr Shanna Jackson Dr. Shanna Jackson serves as the Associate Vice President of the new Williamson Campus for Columbia State Community College.  As COO of the Williamson Campus, Jackson provides oversight for facilities, programming, services and community engagement. Prior to this role Jackson served as the Dean of Extended Services for the college providing leadership for the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the Clifton, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Williamson County campuses.  Jackson also has administrative academic responsibility for the Commercial Entertainment, Film Crew Technology and Hospitality Management programs. Jackson began her career in manufacturing working for The Pillsbury Company and General Mills. Her 20 [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Ashford Hughes, Sr.

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Ashford Hughes Ashford Hughes Sr., in November of 2015 was appointed by newly elected Mayor Megan Barry to serve in her administration as Senior Advisor to Workforce, Diversity and Inclusion through the Office of Economic and Community Development. In this role he seeks to engage, convene and lead in developing workforce strategies that connect residents with training opportunities that lead to career pathways to success. His portfolio is also focused on identifying disparities in city programs and services, and helping create ways for city departments to address these gaps. This role will also work with community groups and organizations to ensure equal access to city [...]