Otessa Ghadar: How to Tell Your Story (Ep. 151)
Otessa Ghadar joined Joe Miller to discuss her tips on how to tell your story, the DC independent film scene, and DC’s punk rock roots.
CJ Johnson: How to Live a Global Lifestyle (Ep. 143)
CJ Johnson (https://twitter.com/cjjohnsonjr) is an award-winning photographer and content creator. He co-founded J+J (listed as one of the Top 50 Digital Agencies in Los Angeles), is a GQ Insider, and well-known “Branding Guru”. He’s recognized for his contributions and authority in leadership, creativity, and social media marketing. He’s helped over 100+ startups to Fortune 500 companies all around the world find success and reach new heights.
Sally Culley: How are gig workers classified under the law? (Ep. 129)
Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell Partner Sally Culley joined Joe Miller to explain the state of employment law regarding the classification of gig workers.
Randy Abreu: Tech Policy in the Bronx and Beyond (Ep. 128)
Randy Abreu joined Joe Miller to discuss tech policy’s role in education, broadband access & adoption, and a detour(!) into some New York City history.
Leslie Kantor: Net Neutrality and Sexual Health (Ep. 122)
Leslie Kantor, PhD, MPH (@lesliekantor) is Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Vice President of Education and a member of the faculty of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.
Intro to Cryptocurrencies (Ep. 121)
Elissa Shevinsky (@ElissaBeth) is a successful serial entrepreneur, focusing on cybersecurity and cryptocurrency companies. An early employee at Geekcorps (acquired) and Everyday Health (IPO) she was most recently Head of Product at Brave. Shevinsky is also the author of “Lean Out: The Struggle for Gender Equality in Tech and Startup Culture.” Little known fact: her first job out of college was as a lobbyist in DC, working to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Brian Woolfolk: A New and Relevant Voice for Inclusive Tech Policymaking (Ep. 119)
Brian Woolfolk (@brianpwoolfolk) is the Founding Executive Director of Full Color Future–a new think tank and advocacy organization committed to changing the narrative about people of color in media, tech and innovation. He has been passionate about inclusive tech, telecom and media policy for more than 20 years, since he got his start on Capitol Hill.
Brian served as Democratic Counsel on the US House Judiciary Committee and advised Committee Members on the Telecommunications Act, media ownership diversity, and free speech issues. He also advised members and staff on constitutional, civil rights, antitrust, criminal justice and investigative issues. Prior to his Committee work, Brian served as legislative counsel to Congressman Robert C. (Bobby) Scott of Virginia, currently the Ranking Member of the House Education and Workforce Committee.
Brian has a B.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland and a J.D. from the William & Mary Law School. Brian currently serves as a Member of the William and Mary Board of Visitors (Trustees).
The FCC’s Attack on Civil Rights (Ep. 118)
Carmen Scurato (@carmenscurato) is Vice President, Policy and General Counsel at the National Hispanic Media Coalition, where she leads NHMC’s policy and government affairs office in Washington, D.C. She is responsible for developing policy and legal strategies that encourage open and affordable communications, innovation, competition, and diversity. Carmen represents NHMC in meetings with decision makers in Congress and at federal regulatory agencies. She has spoken extensively on the ways that communications policy impacts people of color and regularly appears in outlets such as Fast Company, Fortune, The Root and the Guardian to highlight NHMC’s policy and advocacy efforts.
Victor Pickard: Why the FCC Should Delay Killing Net Neutrality (Ep. 117)
Victor Pickard (@vwpickard) is an Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication. His research focuses on the history and political economy of media institutions, media activism, and the politics and normative foundations of media policy. Before coming to Annenberg, he taught at New York University in the media, culture, and communication department. Previously he worked on media policy in Washington, DC as a Senior Research Fellow at the media reform organization Free Press and the public policy think tank the New America Foundation. He also taught media policy at the University of Virginia and served as a Media Policy Fellow for Congresswoman Diane Watson.
How to Close America’s Opportunity Gap (Ep. 109)
Karan Chopra (@karchopra) a is Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of Opportunity@Work, where he provides leadership on strategic direction and execution of Opportunity@Work’s priorities and the TechHire initiative. He co-founded Opportunity@Work because he believes that meaningful work is not just a matter of economic wellbeing but of individual dignity.