articles tagged "Aaron Perry"

The African American Community Health Advisory Committee

Tuesday, 5 February 2013 | buzz
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  Shanda Shrugs, a consultant with the African American Community Health Advisory Committee, spoke with Aaron Perry this morning about the organization. The organization has a mission of raising awareness of large health issues facing African Americans and other diverse communities. They also advocate for health education and a healthy life style. Aaron Perry, the Tuesday host, is so inspired by the work the organization is doing he had pledged to help bring the organization to Madison. Read more about the organizations vision, mission and core values here:       more »

Boys Cry, A Film About The Challenges Of Bullying

Tuesday, 22 January 2013 | buzz
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    Celi Dean, Reggie Anderson and Victor Peacock, contributors to the film, Boys Cry, a film about the challenges of bullying, spoke with Aaron Perry over the phone today about the film. See a preview for the film here. Listen to the interview here: more »

Raynard Jackson And Associates

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 | buzz
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Raynard Jackson, Owner of Raynard Jackson and Associates and political consultant for the Republican party spoke with Aaron Perry by phone on January 15th. They talked about the current state of the Republican party and Aaron Perry was bold enough to asks Mr. Jackson what he believes will come from the White House during President Obama’s second term. Raynard Jackson has been involved in every Republican presidential campaign since George H. W. Bush in the late 1980’s. He has also had a hand in many Republican senate, congress, and Governor campaigns across the country. He is currently based in Washington, DC.   Listen to the interview here: more »

Enis Ragland: Recipient of 2012 Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 | buzz
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On Tuesday, January 8, our host Aaron Perry spoke with Enis Ragland, honored with the Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award, presented by Mayor Paul Soglin. Enis, raised in Milwaukee, has worked for the city of Madison for eighteen years at the Mayor’s Office, the Affirmative Action Department and the Office of Community Services. He encourages young people to participate in politics and be involved with decision making processes that will affect the community. He also speaks about his experiences working for Senator Coggs’ Office and other elected officials.   Listen to the full interview here:   more »

Us Plus Them: Tapping the Positive Power of Difference

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 | buzz
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On Tuesday, January 8, our host Aaron Perry spoke with leadership scholar Todd L. Pittinsky, author of Us Plus Them: Tapping The Positive Power of Difference. Todd looks at the power of positive interdependence and “how people working across group lines create stronger outcomes, products, and learning than when working against group lines.”   He explains that in his research, “we found four hundred measures of racism and negative sentiments towards others, and we couldn’t find a single term to describe positive difference and positive orientation towards difference. The closest we come is tolerance, but being tolerated is not quite the same thing as being appreciated.” In writing about the positive orientation towards someone from another group., he described the [...] more »

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