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  • 00:30

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    in Finance

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has virtually unlimited jurisdiction over consumer finance. Michael Benoit and Scott Samlin, speakers at the upcoming TBA Bankers Legal Conference, discuss what actions the CFPB has taken since it was founded in 2011 with TBA vice president and general counsel John Heasley.
     

  • 01:09

    Freedmen's Bureau Records with Sharon Batiste Gillins

    in History

    Join genealogist, Sharon Batiste Gillins for a discussion of Record Group 105 of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands. She will share her experiences in locating records in this rich genealogical resource available at the National Archives.


    The Freedmen's Bureau was established in the War Department by an act of Congress on March 3, 1865. The life of the Bureau was extended twice by acts of July 16, 1866 and July 6, 1868. The Bureau was responsible for the supervision and management of all matters relating to refugees and freedmen, and of lands abandoned or seized during the Civil War.


    Sharon Batiste Gillins is a native of Galveston, Texas with paternal ancestral roots in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana and maternal roots in Fort Bend County, Texas. A life-long interest in her family's history led to an active involvement in researching African American family history over the past 25 years. While researching her own family, she developed an in interest in unique and under-utilized record systems and record groups.  Some of her more recent work focuses on strategies researchers can use to analyze Louisiana’s Freedmen’s Bureau field office records for revealing, often personal information on freedmen ancestors.



    Ms. Gillins is a member of the Galveston Historical Society, National Genealogical Society, and Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society.  A retired Associate Professor at Riverside City College, she frequently calls upon her career background as a college educator to present workshops or deliver courses at regional and national conferences and genealogical institutes.   She is also a member of the adjunct faculty at Samford Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research in Birmingham.  

  • 00:44

    NBPTS and their partnership with The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)

    in Education

    ?THE NATIONAL BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS?


    NBPTS and their partnership with The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)


     

  • 01:15

    Freedmen's Bureau Records with Selma Stewart

    in History

    Finding Your Ancestors in the Freedmen Bureau Records between 1865-1872.


     Selma Stewart  will discuss and provide examples of what is available and how to use Virginia Freedmen Bureau Records that are digitized and available on-line at www. FamilySearch.org.


    Selma Stewart is an avid family researcher and genealogist. She is the current President of the Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society Hampton Roads Chapter and serves on the Board of the Virginia Genealogical Society. In addition, she is the former National 2000-2002 Corresponding Secretary for Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society.  Her work on numerous transcription projects include the Brantley Association Southampton County Virginia Project and Whispers from the Dust - Virginia Freedmen's Project Freedmen Bureau Record Group 105.


     


     


     


    Theme music - Sweet Mello Spice by composer / producer Alvin K. Alexander. (Pianist Ayako Higuchi)

  • 00:29

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Overview

    in Education

    Organization: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)


    Guests: Holly Petraeus


    Hosted By: Dustin Luce, VAREP Co-Founder


    Show Description: The Dodd-Frank Act assigns the CFPB’s Office of Servicemember Affairs (OSA) the responsibility to educate and empower servicemembers and their families to make better informed decisions regarding consumer financial products and services. Listen as Holly Petraeus discusses the OSA's responsibilities and accomplishments to date.

  • 00:06

    Why The Better Business Bureau is Worse Than BAD

    in Self Help

    Matthew Lesko of http://leskofreeradio.com/ tells us why the better business bureau is worse than BAD


     


    Watch: http://youtu.be/q_8wLDeaEGY

  • 00:41

    Customer Service

    in Business

    On August 12, my guest will be Claire Rosenzweig, CAE, President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York (BBB), a leading privately-funded not-for-profit 501(c)(6)  organization serving the Metropolitan New York, Mid-Hudson, and Long Island regions of New York State, and The Education and Research Foundation of the BBB, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.  She leads the BBB and its Foundation, working with the Board of Directors and the Foundation Board of Trustees to drive the mission.  She works to create an environment that encourages innovation; where relevant and robust programs and services are developed to meet the ever-changing needs of each organization’s stakeholders.  She is a member of the Council of Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance Board, a member of the Bureau Operating Committee (BOC) a subcommittee of the Council of Better Business Bureau Board of Directors, and a former member of the CBBB Board of Directors.


    Ms. Rosenzweig is a member and Past Chair of the Board of Directors for the New York Society of Association Executives and currently serves as Co-Chair of their Non-Profit CEO Forum. She is also the 2008 recipient of their Outstanding Association Executive Award. In addition, she is a member of the Advertising Women of New York and previously served two terms on its board. Ms. Rosenzweig presently serves as an adjunct member of the Consumer Affairs Committee of the New York City Bar, a mentor for Executives on Campus Mentoring Program at Baruch College/City University of NY, and was a member of the 2011 NYS Attorney General’s Leadership Committee for Nonprofit Revitalization.

  • 00:38

    Making Community Assets Count: Learning to Navigate Census.gov

    in Management

    Ileana Serrano, Data Dissemination Specialist with the Census Bureau, will be the featured guest on Monday’s episode. “People tend to think about the Census as an event that happens every ten years”, Serrano said.  “They would be amazed at the resources we have for small businesses and nonprofits to make plans that will take them to the next level.” The American Fact Finder and Economic Census can help nonprofit leaders and small business owners develop customized data sets to develop business plans, proposals, programs, advocate for their communities and roll out new products.


    The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The U.S. Census Bureau is overseen by the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) within the Department of Commerce. The Economics and Statistics Administration provides high-quality economic analysis and fosters the missions of the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis.


    Call in live at (347) 884-8121. You don't need an account to listen, but, if you want to participate in an online chat, open a listener-only account at https://secure.blogtalkradio.com/register.aspx?type=listener to participate in a live chat.


    Visit http://valeriefleonard.com and http://valeriefleonard.com/nonprofitu


    Follow @VFLeonard and @NonprofitU

  • 00:32

    Our guest, Mark Schulman ~ Drummer, Speaker, Author!

    in Business

    Mark Schulman has enjoyed an unprecedented career over the last 20+ years as a first call drummer for world-class rock and pop artists. He has been voted ‘Top 3 Pop-Rock Drummers’ in the 2014 Modern Drummer Reader’s Poll. Having finished his third record breaking world tour with P!NK (featured in the DVD ‘The Truth About Love Tour’ well as DVDs from her ‘I’m Not Dead’ and ‘Funhouse’ tours) Mark joined CHER for her ‘Dressed To Kill’ World Tour 2014. Mark’s resume reads like a “Who’s Who” of international Rock n’ Roll royalty including acts such as BILLY IDOL, FOREIGNER, SHERYL CROW, STEVIE NICKS, BEYONCE’ and so many other world–class artists.


    Mark's new book, Conquering Life’s Stage Fright: Three Steps to Top Performance arms readers with three core principles: Clarity, Capability and Confidence. These core concepts are explained through entertaining stories and exercises to transform any fear, anxiety or tentative communication into confident peak performance.  


    Music is not Mark's only driving force; he was the chairman of the board of directors of Create Now!, a non-profit organization founded in 1996, to help change troubled children's lives through creative arts mentoring. A cancer survivor, Mark has also motivated children and teens through his work doing seminars with the Ronald McDonald House and benefits for the Teenage Cancer Trust in the UK.


     

  • 00:37

    CITY GENERAL FUND GAINS $249,000

    in News

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    Consider authorizing the City Manager to: (i) assign the duties and functions of the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB) to the Community and Economic Development Department; (ii) allocate one (1) full–time limited term Events Coordinator and one (1) full-time limited term  Administrative Office Assistant III position for a period of one (1) year pending Human Resources review and confirmation of the position classifications; (iii) amend the fiscal year 2015-2016 operating budget to transfer the appropriation of $249,071 from the City Manager’s Office to the Community and Economic Development Department; and (iv) prepare and proceed with an RFP for professional services to recommend and prepare a plan for the reorganization of marketing and promotion of conventions, visitors, tourism and sporting venues. (Funding Source: General Fund)


     •Resolution authorizing the City Manager to assign the duties and functions of the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau to the Community and Economic Development Department.


     •Resolution allocating one full-time limited term Events Coordinator and one full-time limited term Administrative Office Assistant III position to the Community and Economic Development Department for a period of one year pending Human Resources review and confirmation of the position classifications.


     •Resolution authorizing the City Manager to prepare and proceed with an RFP for professional services to recommend and prepare a plan for the reorganization of the marketing and promotion of conventions, visitors, tourism and sporting venues.


     •Resolution amending the fiscal year 2015-2016 operating budget and authorizing the Director of Finance or her designee to transfer the appropriation of $249,071 from the City Manager’s Office to the Community and Economic Development Department.


     

  • 01:30

    A Just Cause - Executive Clemency

    in US Government

    Sam Thurman, Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks of the Colorado exoneration firm A Just Cause, discuss what happens when the wheels of justice trample unbridled over the rights of innocent Americans.  


    Although the American system of justice is the most-respected worldwide, it is still a system designed, and operated, by humans, which means it's not perfect. Sam, Cliff, Lisa and Lamont will highlight ongoing struggles against "the system" to free wrongfully imprisoned people, and what happens when justice miscarries against an actually innocent person.


    A Just Cause is currently campaigning for "FreeTheIRP6," who's been wrongly imprisoned in Florence, CO for a crime they didn't commit. Read full story: www.freetheirp6.org. 


    For more information, about A Just Cause and to Donate to the IRP6 legal defense fund, visit www.a-justcause.com.


    Follow us on Twitter: @AJCRadio, @A_JustCause, @FreeTheeIRP6, @FreeeTheIRP6, and Like our Facebook Pages: https://www.facebook.com/AJustCauseCoast2Coast, and https://www.facebook.com/AJustCauseCO, https://www.facebook.com/FreetheIRP6


    Thank you for your support!