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    Jane Dittmar started her first business when she was a second year at UVa. After graduating with a degree in economics, she launched and ran a number of successful companies and served on numerous non-profit boards.
    Jane’s record of service spans both the state and local level. She served three governors on various appointed councils and was the first women president of the UVa Athletic Foundation.
    Jane is co-founder of numerous organizations including the Thomas Jefferson Partnership for Economic Development (now called the Central Virginia Partnership), the Charlottesville Albemarle School Business Alliance and the Charlottesville Regional Tourism Council, and currently serves on the Advisory Council for Habitat for Humanity.
    A certified mediator and trainer, Jane presently coordinates mediation programs for General District, Juvenile & Domestic Relations and Circuit Courts in Albemarle County as well other jurisdictions in the region.  Before launching her private mediation practice, Positive Solutions Group, fourteen years ago, Jane was President of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce for nine years.
    In November 2013 Jane was elected to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors to fill the remainder of the Scottsville District term, made vacant when Chris Dumler resigned his seat earlier that year.  In January 2014 she was elected Chair of the Board for this year.

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    Join our panel discussion of the biggest stories in politics!

  • Climate Action

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    Host Russell Greene welcomes leaders, experts, and activists working and organizing to halt climate change, protect the environment, promote green and sustainable energy and businesses, and more! 

  • Just Sayin

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    Hosts Mimi Kennedy and Judy Hess are joined by progressive leaders to discuss progressive politics, American politics, culture, faith, demographics, social justice, economic justice, justice, social change, candidates, elections, policy, Congress, and more!

  • Henry Aaron: Social Insurance in the United States

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    Policy economist Henry Aaron is arguably THE leading figure in analysis of American social insurance policies, working at the Brookings Institute since 1968.  He is a member of the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the advisory committee of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and the visiting committee of the Harvard Medical School. He is a member of the board of directors of Abt Associates and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. He was a founding member, vice president, and chair of the board of the National Academy of Social Insurance. He has been vice president and member of the executive committee of the American Economic Association and was president of the Association of Public Policy and Management.
    He and Jay will discuss the current and future states of social insurance policies in the United States.