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Always Relevant, Never Hearsay, Sometimes Argumentative. In each episode of Objections, Adam Klasfeld navigates listeners through the top legal stories of the week with experts in a straightforward, analytical and factual manner. Klasfeld is a senior investigative reporter and editor for Law&Crime. Adam has reported on every corner of the legal system for more than a decade, with datelines from federal courts, state courts, the United Nations, Guantánamo Bay, the Ecuadorean Amazon, and a cou ...
 
Working in an advertising agency, you meet some fascinating people. You also have the power to tell their stories. Agency for Change brings you interviews with people who are using their power to change the world around them in positive ways. Each episode focuses on one of these changemakers: the issue they’re addressing, the programs, products or services they’re providing to drive change, how they’re getting the word out about that change and the impact they’re having on people’s lives. Pr ...
 
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Today's guest is Jeff Yost, President and CEO of Nebraska Community Foundation. We are chatting with him today to learn more about how him and his team are unleashing local assets, inspiring charitable giving, and connecting people to build strong communities in Nebraska. Welcome to Agency for Change Podcast!…
 
Nearly two decades after the Boston Globe's watershed "Spotlight" investigation blew the lid on sexual abuse inside the Catholic Church, one of the key lawyers who brought that scandal to public light has not relented on his clergy accountability crusade. Attorney Mitchell Garabedian, who was depicted in a film about the "Spotlight" series, discuss…
 
Humble, generous, passionate and committed. These are the words that perfectly describe today’s guest, Angie Muhleisen, President and CEO of Union Bank and Trust. Welcome to Agency for Change Podcast!Angie Muhleisen による
 
With the trials of Kyle Rittenhouse and Ahmaud Arbery's accused murderers coming to a head in November, U.S. gun law and policy have captured global attention the same month a new book exposes the inner workings of the National Rifle Association—the most powerful group in shaping these topics. NPR's investigative correspondent Tim Mak's book "Misfi…
 
Today’s guest, Dannette Smith, is advocating for the health of an entire state as the Chief Executive Officer at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Welcome to Agency for Change Podcast!Dannette Smith による
 
Elected in a landslide just months earlier to Wisconsin's highest court, Justice Jill Karofsky vividly recalls the atmosphere of "intimidation" that greeted oral arguments on Dec. 12, 2020, the day that former President Donald Trump's lawsuit seeking to overturn that case landed in her court. The Zoom proceedings captured national attention as Trum…
 
Today's guest is Danielle Conrad, executive director of ACLU Nebraska. Danielle’s been with the organization since 2014 and before that, served as a state senator in the Nebraska Legislature. Welcome to Agency for Change Podcast!Danielle Conrad による
 
Today's guest is Topher Hansen, President and CEO of CenterPointe, who advocates for the importance of accessible treatment for people suffering from mental and substance use afflictions. Welcome to Agency for Change Podcast!Topher Hansen による
 
Today's guests are Matt Marvin and Mark Versen. Matt and Mark are both from Lutheran Families Services. Matt is the AVP, Community Services Refugee & Immigrant Programs and Mark is Chief Development Officer. Welcome to Agency for Change Podcast!Matt Martin & Mark Versen による
 
Today our conversation is with Kathleen Lodl, Associate Dean and 4-H Program Administrator for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Extension. She’s going to talk with us about how 4-H is engaging youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programming. Welcome to Agency for Change Podcast!…
 
Today's guests are Rick Helweg, Community Outreach Coordinator and Whitney Koehn, Health Communications Graduate Assistant. Both are from the Children’s Center for the Child & Community. Welcome to Agency for Change Podcast!Rick Helweg & Whitney Koehn による
 
A few weeks ago, the latest IPCC Climate Change Report was released. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres described the 3,500-page report as a “code red for humanity.” Today’s Guest, Daniel Lawse, the Chief Century Thinker at Verdis Group is going to break this down for us. Welcome to Agency for Change Podcast!…
 
What comes to mind when you hear the words: "old age" or "gray hair" or "senior citizen?" While you ponder that, I’ll let you know that our guest today, Christie Hinrichs, President and CEO of Tabitha, an innovative organization serving seniors, has done a Ted Talk on that topic and how she believes the current “one size fits all” health care syste…
 
Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual celebration of the history and culture of the Latinx and Hispanic communities in the United States. The event, which spans from September 15 to October 15, commemorates how those communities have influenced and contributed to American society at large. To help us celebrate, we’re talking with Ramon Calzada, the …
 
A little more than a week after her landmark $220,000 victory against Hobby Lobby, a transgender manager and her lawyer have confirmed that the conservative Christian-owned crafts company now allows her to use the women's restroom. Hobby Lobby denied frame department manager Meggan Sommerville that right for more than a decade, a policy that an Ill…
 
Today we're exploring the local music scene and nonprofit Lincoln Calling with director, Spencer Munson and Shannon Claire, development and communications manager. Welcome to Agency for Change Podcast!Spencer Munson and Shannon Claire による
 
Today's guests are Jill Heggen and Tiffany Seibert Joekel from the Women’s Fund of Omaha, an organization working on the most critical challenges facing women and girls. Welcome to Agency for Change Podcast!Jill Heggen and Tiffany Seibert Joekel による
 
From his stint on a Ukrainian oligarch's company board to endless conspiracy theories about his laptop, the career path of the president's son Hunter Biden has ignited controversy for years. His recent foray into the art world, however, has put him under fire outside the familiar corners of the political right. Take former President Barack Obama's …
 
Today’s guest is Chris Sommerich, executive director of Humanities Nebraska. Chris has been with this nonprofit organization for over 16 years, helping Nebraskans explore what connects us and makes us human. Welcome to Agency for Change Podcast!Chris Sommerich による
 
Swift and enduring, the impact of the Miami Herald's three-part investigative series "Perversion of Justice" reanimated the Jeffrey Epstein docket, brought survivors from the shadows onto the record, led to the disgraced exit of a presidential cabinet member, and has been credited with sparking two federal prosecutions. Its author Julie K. Brown's …
 
Today's guest is the Executive Director of Lincoln Community Playhouse, Morrie Enders. Listen in to this podcast episode to hear more about the amazing work the organization is doing, along with the recent brand changes.Lyn Wineman による
 
Even by the standards of a feverish post-election cycle, a recently disclosed draft letter by a Department of Justice staffer seeking to undermine the election results in Georgia reached new heights of paranoia. Jeffrey Clark, the former head of the Justice Department’s civil division under Trump, cited an unspecified theory about hackers having ev…
 
Today’s guest is Lyn Wineman, Founder, President and Chief Strategist of KidGlov – a full-service marketing, branding, and advertising agency that serves changemaking organizations. More often than not, Lyn is the one asking the questions during our podcasts but during this special episode it is my pleasure to dive into what made 2020 the biggest y…
 
Soundly defeated in four separate courts, the election-attacking legal monster known as the "Kraken" has been morphing into a different beast. Associated with pro-Trump conspiracy theorists Sidney Powell and Lin Wood, the Kraken took its name from an octopus-like creature of mythology and inserted its tentacles into federal courts in Arizona, Wisco…
 
Today we’re talking with Scott Young, Executive Director of the Food Bank of Lincoln. He’s going to share more about the work his team is doing to help alleviate hunger in the community. Welcome to Agency For Change Podcast!Scott Young による
 
Blockbuster settlements with people and corporations that used to be the biggest names in the opioid industry came in rapid order this July. First, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a $4.5 billion dollar deal that would ban the Sackler family from the trade, and the so-called "big three" drug distributors and a pharmaceutical giant …
 
Today’s guest, Joel Makovicka, knows all about changing paths. From winning collegiate National Championships to playing pro football with the Arizona Cardinals, to President and Founder of Makovicka Physical Therapy, he embraces change left and right. Welcome to Agency for Change Podcast!Joel Makovicka による
 
Today's guest is Dr. Josette Gordon-Simet, Vice President of Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer at Think Whole Person Healthcare, an independent primary care center. The clinic’s goal is to serve the needs of patients with chronic conditions who need ongoing care coordination to keep them on track and out of the hospital. Welcome to Agency for…
 
In the weeks following the 2020 presidential election, public officials across the country who defended the integrity of the vote were subjected to hatred and threats. One of them was Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D), who called out former President Donald Trump and members of the Republican Party for stoking public rage. “Their words and…
 
Today's guests are Maggie Wood, Executive Director and Cammy Watkins, Deputy Director at Inclusive Communities. These two ladies are the pinnacle of leaders inspiring and enacting change in our community. Welcome to Agency for Change Podcast!Maggie Wood & Cammy Watkins による
 
In early June, a man who threatened the lawyer for the whistleblower associated with former President Donald Trump’s first impeachment was sentenced to one year in prison. National Security Attorney Mark Zaid remembers the incident well—because he was that lawyer. In the latest episode of Law&Crime's podcast "Objections: with Adam Klasfeld," Zaid r…
 
In honor and celebration of Pride Month, we are re-airing this amazing podcast featuring Abbi Swatsworth. Abbi is Executive Director of OutNebraska, an organization that makes an impact by advocating, celebrating and educating to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people. Welcome to Agency for Change Podcast!…
 
Warning: This episode involves disturbing subject matter. During a bond hearing in May, a Homeland Security Investigations agent described some of the horrific material allegedly found on the computer of former reality TV star Josh Duggar, who is currently awaiting trial for allegedly possessing and receiving child pornography. The agent testified …
 
Today’s guest is Katie McLeese Stephenson. She is Executive Director at HopeSpoke, an incredible nonprofit organization that inspires healthy futures for children and their families through comprehensive behavioral and mental health services. Welcome to Agency for Change Podcast!Katie McLeese Stephenson による
 
Late last month, a Florida jury awarded a $2.75 million verdict for Dr. Baiywo Rop, a Kenyan-born doctor who won a lawsuit accusing an Adventist Health System hospital of discriminating against him because of his race and national origin. Then, in an unusual development a week later, a judge vacated the jury's multimillion-dollar judgment against A…
 
Today’s guest is Suzanne Wise, Executive Director of the Nebraska Arts Council. Each and every day Suzanne, along with an enthusiastic board and staff, work together to promote, cultivate and sustain the arts for people in Nebraska. Welcome to Agency for Change Podcast!Suzanne Wise による
 
On the morning of Monday, May 24th, the Myanmar government detained a U.S. journalist before he boarded an international flight. Danny Fenster, the managing editor of the independent news outlet Frontier Myanmar, has been held captive there since that time. Fenster’s childhood friend Jordan Acker recounts how the arrest sent shockwaves through the …
 
Today's guest is Sara Dreamer. She works at the leading developer and manufacturer of innovative hair and beauty products as the Vice President of Innovation and Growth at Marianna Beauty. Welcome to Agency for Change Podcast!Sara Dreamer による
 
Despite Senate Republicans voting down the idea of a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6th siege of the U.S. Capitol, there remain multiple avenues for a similar probe to take root. Laying out those alternatives on the podcast, congressional scholar Norman Ornstein notes that any of the remaining options will face unique challenges. "Ev…
 
On the night of Jan. 16, 2017, a Minneapolis mother's then-12-year-old child lapsed into a mental health crisis that left her and family feeling unsafe. She placed an emergency call, seeking help. Instead, she says, she got Derek Chauvin. "I felt afraid for my life, and certainly for my kid's life at that moment, because of the way that [Chauvin] w…
 
In the wake of a cyber attack last week that disrupted operations of a 5,500-mile Colonial Pipeline, the infrastructure reportedly supplying nearly half of the fuel for the East Coast of the United States had to shut down, but former FBI assistant director Frank Figliuzzi noted that the suspected perpetrator—the Russian-based criminal group, DarkSi…
 
Today's guest is Kelly St. John, Founder and CEO of KSJ Collective, a woman-owned, women-led strategic growth consultancy for the beauty industry, specializing in the indie, prestige and luxury segments. Welcome to Agency for Change Podcast!Kelly St. John による
 
Today's guest is Dr. Helen Fagan, Assistant Professor of Practice at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She recently spoke at an online CEO event titled “A Conversation on Inclusive Leadership for Nebraska’s Future.” The event included an informative presentation from Dr. Helen Fagan on the action steps to becoming an inclusive leader. Welcome to Agen…
 
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