Entries by Joe Miller

Ep 51: How Tech Can Help Get Black Men the Health Care They Deserve with Jermane Bond

Ep 51: How Tech Can Help Get Black Men the Health Care They Deserve with Jermane Bond

My guest today is Jermane Bond (@JermaneBond) — Senior Fellow at the National Collaborative for Health Equity where he leads efforts to address the determinants of health for boys and men of color. His research interests include men’s preconception health and reproductive life planning, paternal involvement in pregnancy outcomes and racial and ethnic disparities in infant mortality. With funding from the Office of Minority Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Bond formed …

Ep 50: How to Promote Counter Narratives to Hate Speech with Jessica Gonzalez

Ep 50: How to Promote Counter Narratives to Hate Speech with Jessica Gonzalez

My guest today is Jessica Gonzalez (@JGonzalezNHMC), Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the National Hispanic Media Coalition. Jessica oversees all NHMC operations from headquarters in Pasadena, California. Jessica has testified before the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and has been interviewed on television and radio. Additionally, she played an …

Ep 49: Women: TV vs. Reality with Jennifer Pozner

Ep 49: Women: TV vs. Reality with Jennifer Pozner

My guest today is Jennifer Pozner (@jennpozner), founder and executive director of Women In Media & News (WIMN), a media analysis, education and advocacy group. She’s also the author of Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV. A widely published journalist, Jennifer serves on the board of editors of In These Timesmagazine. Her work has appeared in corporate media outlets such as Newsday, Chicago Tribune and the Boston Phoenix, independent magazines such as Ms…

Ep 48: On Which New Front will Net Neutrality be Assaulted Next? with Matt Wood

Ep 48: On Which New Front will Net Neutrality be Assaulted Next? with Matt Wood

My guest today is Matt Wood (@mattfwood)—Policy Director at Free Press. Matt helps shape Free Press’ efforts to protect the open internet, prevent media concentration, promote affordable broadband deployment and safeguard press freedom. He’s served as an expert witness before Congress on multiple occasions. Before joining Free Press, he worked at the public interest law firm Media Access Project and in the communications practice groups of two private law firms in Washington, D.C. Before that, …

Ep 47: How Policy Professionals Can Tell Better Stories with Data with Marcus Jiménez

Ep 47: How Policy Professionals Can Tell Better Stories with Data with Marcus Jiménez

My guest today is Marcus Jiménez. Marcus is Founder and CEO of Sticky Docs—a content creation, data visualization and publishing platform for enterprises of all kinds. In 2014, Sticky Docs was the winner of the Tabby Business Award for Best Enterprise Marketing app. Marcus has also been recognized by Agency Post, the American Marketers Association, the Art Director’s Club, The Society of Publication Designers, and the ADCOLOR® Industry Coalition, where he was honored as a Change Agent Award …

Ep 46: How the National Science Foundation Trains Teachers in Computer Science with Melissa Rasberry

Ep 46: How the National Science Foundation Trains Teachers in Computer Science with Melissa Rasberry

My guest today is Dr. Melissa A. Rasberry (@MelRasberry). Melissa is senior technical assistance consultant at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), where she serves as the principal investigator for the CS10K Community, an online community of practice for computer science teachers sponsored by the National Science Foundation. She has created and facilitated over 35 virtual communities throughout her career, providing effective online professional learning experiences for educators. Dr…

Fintech and Venture Capital with Viola Llewellyn (Ep. 45)

Ep 45: How Fintech is Changing the Landscape of Venture Capital with Viola Llewellyn

My guest today is Viola Llewellyn (@VALlewellyn), co-founder, President and CEO of Ovamba Solutions Inc. Based in Chevy Chase, Maryland, Ovamba matches global investors to qualified African Small and Medium Sized Enterprises who need short term funding. Ovamba is backed by Crowdcredit in Japan, Courtyard Capital in the UK, and GLI in Guernsey who themselves are backed by Blackrock Global, AXA Investment Managers, and Barclays Wealth. Average size investments in businesses across …

Ep. 44: Reducing Alcoholism in the Tech Sector and User Interface Design for Policy Professionals with Victor Yocco

Ep. 44: Reducing Alcoholism in the Tech Sector and User Interface Design for Policy Professionals with Victor Yocco

Victor Yocco (@VictorYocco) is a User Experience researcher working for EY Intuitive out of Philadelphia. He has written several articles for the likes of A List Apart and Smashing Magazine and has recently written a book about user experience research called Design for the Mind: 7 Psychological Principals for Persuasive Design, which will be available this month. He earned both his undergraduate degree and PhD at Ohio State. In this episode, we discussed: The 7 key psychological …

Ep. 43: Congressman Bobby Scott (Remarks) and Ximena Hartsock on How to CRUSH Your Limitations

Ep. 43: Congressman Bobby Scott (Remarks) and Ximena Hartsock on How to CRUSH Your Limitations

Opening Remarks Hon. Bobby Scott United States Congressman Representing Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District Ranking Member, Committee on Education and the Workforce Ximena Hartsock (@ximenahartsock) is co-founder and President of Phone2Action. Phone2 Action’s digital grassroots platform makes it easy for your organization to attract and engage supporters. Social media, calling and email advocacy tools connect supporters to elected officials at every level, from city council to …

Ep 42: Media and Race with Joe Torres

Ep 42: Challenging the Media’s Racial Narrative with Joe Torres

My guest today is Joseph Torres (@JosephATorres), Senior External Affairs Director at Free Press. Joseph advocates in Washington to ensure that our nation’s media policies serve the public interest and builds coalitions to broaden the movement’s base. Joseph writes frequently on media and Internet issues and is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media. He is the 2015 recipient of the Everett C. Parker Award, which …