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 [...]

Keith Koffler, Author Of Bannon: Always the Rebel Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Keith Koffler "By now, everyone in America knows Steve Bannon, the force of nature who has shaped the Trump presidency more than anyone except Trump himself. If you want to know what's behind that force of nature—if you want to know Steve Bannon the man—this is the indispensable book for you." —DAVID HOROWITZ, author of Big Agenda. He helped engineer one of the greatest upsets in political history—the election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States. And he's far from done. Now he wants to restore America—its prosperity, its sense of self, and its ability to survive a perilous twenty-first century. To do that, former Trump White House [...]

Russell Shorto, Author Of Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Russell Shorto From the author of the acclaimed history The Island at the Center of the World, an intimate new epic of the American Revolution that reinforces its meaning for today. Russell Shorto’s work has been praised as “first-rate intellectual history” (Wall Street Journal), “literary alchemy” (Chicago Tribune) and simply “astonishing” (New York Times). In his epic new book, Russell Shorto takes us back to the founding of the American nation, drawing on diaries, letters and autobiographies to flesh out six lives that cast the era in a fresh new light. They include an African man who freed himself and his family from slavery, a rebellious young woman who abandoned her [...]

Gordon S. Wood, Author Of Friends Divided: John Adams And Thomas Jefferson Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Gordon S Wood From the great historian of the American Revolution, New York Times-bestselling and Pulitzer-winning Gordon Wood, comes a majestic dual biography of two of America's most enduringly fascinating figures, whose partnership helped birth a nation, and whose subsequent falling out did much to fix its course. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams could scarcely have come from more different worlds, or been more different in temperament. Jefferson, the optimist with enough faith in the innate goodness of his fellow man to be democracy's champion, was an aristocratic Southern slaveowner, while Adams, the overachiever from New England's rising middling classes, painfully aware he was no aristocrat, was a skeptic about popular [...]

Barbara A. Radnofsky, Author Of A Citizen’s Guide to Impeachment Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Barbara Radnofsky Impeachment is based upon “those offences which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust … as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself.” —Alexander Hamilton A non-partisan guide to a precise understanding of the rules and history of impeachment . . . Spotlighting in particular the precise rules of impeachment—including an explanation of the crucial grounds for impeachment, the famous “high crimes and misdemeanors”—the book also details its origins in British law, the rules as set out by the founding fathers in the Constitution, and their application throughout the history of our [...]

Jeremi Suri, Author Of The Impossible Presidency: The Rise And Fall Of America’s Highest Office Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Jeremi Suri-The Impossible Presidency A bold new history of the American presidency, arguing that the successful presidents of the past created unrealistic expectations for every president since JFK, with enormously problematic implications for American politics In The Impossible Presidency, celebrated historian Jeremi Suri charts the rise and fall of the American presidency, from the limited role envisaged by the Founding Fathers to its current status as the most powerful job in the world. He argues that the presidency is a victim of its own success-the vastness of the job makes it almost impossible to fulfill the expectations placed upon it. As managers of the world's largest economy and military, contemporary presidents [...]

Dr. Bandy X. Lee, Author Of The Dangerous Case Of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists And Mental Health Experts Assess A President Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Dr Bandy Lee The New York Times bestseller! More than two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists offer their consensus view that Trump's mental state presents a clear and present danger to our nation and individual well-being. This is not normal. Since the start of Donald Trump’s presidential run, one question has quietly but urgently permeated the observations of concerned citizens: What is wrong with him? Constrained by the American Psychiatric Association’s “Goldwater rule,” which inhibits mental health professionals from diagnosing public figures they have not personally examined, many of those qualified to answer this question have shied away from discussing the issue at all. The public has thus been left to wonder [...]