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Future of Israel and Palestine

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

On Dec. 6, 2017, President Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel reversing a multi-decade long policy. Will this delay or even derail the peace process between Israel and Palestine? What does this portend for other peace talks in the Middle East? Michael Robinson talks with Professor John Quigley about the future of peace in the Middle East.
And when the last time you’ve had Christmas carolers come a-knocking on your door? A group of people in festive garb singing holiday songs. Caroling has a long history but it seems to have become less popular over the years. Michael talks with Leslie Ann about this holiday tradition.

John Quigley – professor of law, Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University; author, “The Statehood of Palestine“
Leslie Ann – owner/artistic developer, Merry Christmas Entertainment

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Space: The Future of Humanity

Saturday, December 09, 2017

When you look up and see the multitude of stars you can’t help but to feel awestruck and perhaps a little small. The Moon LandingsVoyagerHubble telescope, the Curiosity rover and much more have all expanded our knowledge and understanding of the solar system and the universe. What will be our next step on our our journey into the complex theatre of space? Exploring Mars? What technologies do we need to develop to help humans reach and explore past our moon? Is there a mysterious ninth planet we haven’t detected yet? What about life beyond our solar system? Michael Robinson poses these fascinating questions and helps expand our knowledge as he talks with his guests Rachel Kraft, Prof. Renu Malhorta, Prof. Sara Seager and Phil Larson.

Rachel Kraft – public affairs specialist, NASA
Prof. Renu Malhorta – planetary scientist, University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
Prof. Sara Seager – astrophysicist; planetary scientist, MIT
Phil Larson – assistant dean, College of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Boulder

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The Future of Business with New Startups

Saturday, December 02, 2017

We’ve said it before, small business drives economic growth in the United States. And with the rapid pace of technology creating new vistas for opportunity, startups are taking advantage to capitalize on the moment. Technology is a great job creator according to a Deloitte study covering 144 years of data. So what does this mean for small business? Michael Robinson talks with entrepreneurs Beat Raemy, Paula Phillips and Trent Edwards on how they’re utilizing technology in their business. And did you know that since 2007, the number of women-owned firms has increased by 45 %? Michael talks with Claudia Newcorn about why women are more and more seeking to chart their own way in the business world.

Beat Raemy – VP corporate development North America, SCT Materials AG
Paula Phillips – president, Kombucha Wonder Drink
Trent Edwards – VP of product, STRIVR Labs; former NFL quarterback
Claudia Newcorn – president/founder, Acorn Enterprises; author, Zipline to Success

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The Business of Fashion

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The plus-sized market generates more than $20 billion a year. With such an opportunity, why aren’t more plus-sized models seen on the runway at the fashion shows? Why isn’t there more diversity visible in the industry? Michael Robinson tackles this issue by talking to industry insiders and finding out what is going on in the fashion world. He talks to designer Karina Gómez Herrera, fashion columnist Rod Hagwood, model Ashley Brooke and photographer David Bravo.

Karina Gomez-Herrera – designer; CEO, Karnna Fashion Lab
Rod Hagwood – entertainment columnist, South Florida
Ashley Brooke – plus-sized model
David Bravo – photographer, David Bravo Creative

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Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Small businesses drive economic growth in the United States. They provide the majority of jobs, make up 99.7% of employer firms and generate more 50% of GDP. They are the lifeblood of the economy. But just what exactly is considered a “small business“? According to the SBA, it’s a company with less than 500 employees and the US Department of Commerce says it’s a company making less than $20 million a year so this is quite a range. So it’s important to support small business. Michael Robinson talks with Jonel Hein of the SBA about what the agency does, the many resources they provide, and how they can help s small business to succeed. Then Ryan Salazar stops by to talk with Michael about his company’s business model and challenges in reinventing publishing.

Jonel Hein – deputy district director, SBA, South Florida office
Ryan Salazar – editor-in-chief, Broadcast Beat

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Philanthropy in Business

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

What is going on in the world of philanthropy? Billionaires, private foundations, corporations, public non-profits are all part of this ecosystem so where is their money going? Michael talks with David Callahan on the power shift in philanthropy.
For some, Thanksgiving dinner with the family can be stressful with clashing of different personalities and perspectives. Robb Lucy talks with Michael and shares tips on how to navigate the dinner and also how to take stock in creating your own legacy.
Being well encompasses a whole range of issues from minding your diet to taking care of your psychological and emotional growth. Michael talks with Jaya Jaya Myra about how we can better take care of ourselves.
A National Alliance for Caregiving 2015 study shows that up to 25% of caregivers are millennials, spending up to 34 hours in this role. The time, financial and emotional investment can be more than expected. Michael talks with Dr. Camille Superson as she shares advice on being a caregiver.

David Callahan – founder/editor, Inside Philanthropy; author, The Givers
Robb Lucy – producer; speaker; author, How Will You Be Remembered?
Jaya Jaya Myra – founder, Gita for the Masses; wellness expert; author, Vibrational Healing
Dr. Camille Superson – founder/owner, Caregiver Resource Inc

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The Business of Music

Thursday, November 16, 2017

What does it make it as an artist in today’s music industry? With the advances new ways to distribtre content, it’s a bold new world. But what challenges face the modern artist and how can they overcome them? Michael Robinson talks music business, inspiration and spirituality with his guests Chris Goyzueta and Anthony Hall.

Chris Goyzueta – founder/owner, ONElive Music Group; adjunct professor, FIU School of Music
Anthony Hall – singer, songwriter

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Crowdfunding & New Innovations

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Have an idea and need some startup capital? Crowdfunding has increasingly become a way to get those initial funds or get more capital to further your strategic plans. Crowdfunding consultant Alex Daly talks with Michael Robinson about the benefits of crowdfunding and shares tips and on how to make it work for you.

Holly Gleason has put together a book full of personal stories from an array of woman country music artists. She talks about her book with Michael and shares how their stories can move and change your mindset and life.

Innovation in business drives the economy. Small businesses coming up with new ideas and exploring different ways to solve problems help fuel the economy. Michael talks with IAOIP president Brett Truskp about what he sees the future holds and what industries may become obsolete.

Alex Daly – crowdfunding consultant; author, The Crowdsourceress: Get Smart, Get Funded, and Kickstart Your Next Big Idea
Holly Gleason – writer; editor, Woman Walk the Line: How the Women of Country Music Changed Our Lives
Dr. Brett Trusko – president/CEO, International Association of Innovation Professionals

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