Doug McMillan, YMCA of the Triangle

Doug McMillan, YMCA of the Triangle

“The health and wellness and fitness activities became areas where we gather people together, thinking about how we might do good in the community.” Tune in to hear from Doug McMillan, CEO of the YMCA of the Triangle, as he discusses the development of the Y movement, community work in Southeast Raleigh, and his own story of being involved with the YMCA from a young age.

Jess Clark, Fletcher Fellow for Education Policy Reporting

Jess Clark, Fletcher Fellow for Education Policy Reporting

“Education is one of the most important parts of our society… People get where they are because of the education they receive… You have this intersection of a lot of different issues in education; you can talk about issues around poverty, race, mental health, funding, politics… there’s so much fodder to dig into.”

Gene Nichol, NC Poverty Research Fund

Gene Nichol, NC Poverty Research Fund

“The truth of it is, poverty in North Carolina is our greatest challenge… our largest transgression …the most worrisome shortcoming that we have.” Gene Nichol joins us this week to discuss poverty in North Carolina, his work to address these issues…

Dr. Tashni Dubroy, Shaw University

Dr. Tashni Dubroy, Shaw University

Tune in to our latest episode with Dr. Tashni Dubroy, President of Shaw University, to hear her personal story and learn about her transformational vision for the university. You’ll also get a sneak peak of a special project happening on campus, which will tie together the university’s important history and exciting future!

Kia Baker, Southeast Raleigh Promise

Kia Baker, Southeast Raleigh Promise

“What we really need in Southeast Raleigh is the opportunity to come together and get creative and work towards solving the problems ourselves. And I think that’s really possible. I think that the residents of this community, given time, space, opportunity, can do some really exciting things to shift the dynamics of housing, education, economic development…

Leah Catotti, 2015-2016 Fletcher Fellow

Leah Catotti, 2015-2016 Fletcher Fellow

We have a special episode this week– we’re switching it up by inviting our podcast producer, Fletcher Fellow Leah Catotti, on to take us behind the scenes at Fletcher Foundation and explain just what it’s like to be a fellow here. Tune in to hear why Leah recommends the fellowship and learn about our ongoing application process, and shoot her an email for more information.