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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.
     

  • 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.

  • 00:44

    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)

  • 00:06

    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

  • 01:00

    Mapping the Freedmen's Bureau with Angela Walton-Raji and Toni Carrier

    in History


    Did you know that the majority of Freedmen's Bureau records are now digitized and available online for free, as well as the records of other institutions that served newly-freed African Americans during Reconstruction? Angela Walton-Raji and Toni Carrier have built a new website called "Mapping the Freedmen's Bureau - An Interactive Research Guide" (www.mappingthefreedmensbureau.com) to assist researchers in locating and accessing records of the Freedmen's Bureau, Freedmen's hospitals, contraband camps and Freedman's Bank branches. Researchers can use the website's interactive map to learn which of these services were located near their area of research interest. If the records are online, the map provides a link to the records that tell the stories of newly-freed former slaves in the American south. The goal of this mapping project is to provide researchers, from the professional to the novice, a useful tool to more effectively tell the family story, the local history and the greater story of the nation during Reconstruction.


    Angela Walton-Raji is an author, genealogist, guest lecturer and producer of the weekly African Roots Podcast and Toni Carrier  is the Founder of LowcountryAfricana, a free website dedicated to African American genealogy and history in SC, GA and FL.


     


    www.mappingthefreedmensbureau.com

  • 00:38

    Advertising Pitfalls

    in Business

    On May 13 my guest will be Brian Rauer, Executive Director of the Mid-Hudson (NY) Better Business Bureau and General Counsel of the Better Business Bureau serving Metropolitan New York.  Earlier experience includes the Manhattan based law firm of Plunkett & Jaffe, P.C.   Mr. Rauer serves on the Westchester County Consumer Advisory Council and was formerly on the Administrative Law Judge/Hearing Officer roster for the Westchester County Human Rights Commission.  He previously served on the Board of Directors of the NY County Lawyers’ Assn. (NYCLA) and on the House of Delegates of the NY State Bar Association. He is a past Chair of the NYCLA Cyberspace Law Committee. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Association for Conflict Resolution-Greater NY Chapter and the Board of Directors of the NY State Dispute Resolution Assn.  Mr. Rauer formerly hosted/presented a regular segment on a nationally syndicated radio show and has presented an extensive array of programs on hot topics of public interest, including privacy/security, ID theft prevention and ethical business practice.  He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Tulane Law School, receiving the Tulane Law Dean's Medal and selection for the Order of the Coif.  Mr. Rauer earned his B.S. degree, Summa Cum Laude, in Business Administration. 

  • 00:33

    Brian Cohen Strategies of Success Speakers Bureau

    in Business

    Brian Cohen - That is me, Talks about the New Year - That is now.
    Strategies of Success Speakers Bureau - that is us. 


    2006 I joined Toastmasters and have learned much about public speaking and what a truly good presentation should include


    2008 brought a few changes in my day job that prompted me to really reflect on what I want to do, what I am good at and what needs of the community I want to focus on.


    2010 I gave a speech at my Toastmasters club and stated that I wanted to speak to 5000 people over the course of the year, the "evaluation" of that comment asked my why not at one time? Within weeks I was on a radio show speaking to way more than 5000 and I have been growing ever since.


    The question has always been the business. What is the business?


    This program will answer that question and many others.


    Brian Cohen DTM
    Strategies of Success
    Radio/TV Show - Host
    Speakers Bureau - Founder
    briansos@optonline.net
    www.briansos.com
    631-255-3581


     


     


     


     

  • 01:10

    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.  

  • 00:31

    "In the Rough," author, Mellissa Thomas joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Books

    Mellissa Thomas is a Central Florida freelance writer, journalist, author, poet, speaker, and award-winning screenwriter. She lovingly overworks herself authoring several blogs, writing for several publications, and is Chief Editor of Orlando Fashion Magazine. She has also guest blogged on popular blogs, including Under30CEO and James Chartrand's Men with Pens.

    With five years of U.S. Naval service and two college degrees (including one in Film), this introvert has lots of story ideas and practical life advice to share. Find out more at mellissathomas.com.


    Book Blurb: In the Rough


    The first 48 hours in Naples saw International Supremacy Bureau Agents Maia Highland and Roy Chambers face death on more than one occasion. Now, with the help of ISB’s Europe Lead Agent Evan Knightley, the duo’s race to find Tenderfoot intensifies given the untimely murder of Italy’s top ranking military official, who was involved in the case, and the treacherous quest for the truth behind the cryptic video message on Highland’s computer.

  • 00:43

    Kentucky Farm Bureau “Measure the Candidates” forum

    in Politics

    The Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Board of Directors hosts U.S. Senate candidates Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) and Mitch McConnell (R) at a “Measure the Candidates” forum on Wednesday, August 20, in Louisville.  The candidates an opportunity to share their views and solutions for current agricultural and rural issues.“Measure the Candidates” is a forum, not a debate, and open only to the KFB Board of Directors, selected staff and members of the press.