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17 minutes | Dec 13, 2018
Ep. 20 – Loaned Executives
First-time host Shirley Balogh, Interim President and CEO of United Way of Central Florida, talks to two of our 2018 Loaned Executives, or Associates on Loan, from Publix Supermarkets. Listen to find out how the LE program helped Cedrick Minick and Kaylee Konsulis better understand the community as well as helped them grow in their professional lives.
13 minutes | Oct 22, 2018
Ep. 19 – Soar Eagles
Dr. Angela Garcia Falconetti, President of Polk State College, Joins host Alan H. Turner II for his final episode of Talk United. Tune in to discover more about PSC, Destination: Graduation, Student United Way and more!
33 minutes | Oct 5, 2018
Ep. 18 – Caring for our Elders
In this episode of Talk United, Laurie Murphy, NU-HOPE Elder Care Services, and Steve Bissonnette, VISTE, discuss the services available to local seniors and the importance of investing in our elderly.
12 minutes | Jul 26, 2018
Ep. 17 – Making the Grade
Polk County Public Schools Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd joins us this week for Talk United. She and Alan H. Turner, II, President and CEO of United Way of Central Florida, discuss the upcoming Community Partnership School at Crystal Lake Elementary School, UWCF’s ReadingPals program and other initiatives in our schools to help students made the grade.
15 minutes | Mar 23, 2018
Ep. 16 – Maximize Your Impact
Chrissanne Long, CEO of Maximize Digital media and founder of Lakeland Business Leaders, joins Alan H. Turner II for another episode of Talk United. Chrissanne discusses her philanthropic journey; how she learned that you can make a difference in the community, no matter your resources; and the unique way she is bringing small businesses together with LBL to support United Way of Central Florida. Build United is a food drive with a twist. After you and your group register to collect non-perishable food items at uwcf.org/build, we want you to build something. Turn your collected items into a castle, a pirate ship or anything else you can think of. Register by March 29th and have your creation judged by local community leaders as well as be a part of a public vote on the UWCF Facebook Page! For more details or to register, visit uwcf.org/build.
15 minutes | Mar 7, 2018
Ep. 15 – Women Who Lead
This week on Talk United we are discussing the great work that is being done by the women of United Way of Central Florida and our group Women United, a powerful group of women who address key issues affecting women and children in our community. To talk about that, we are joined by Stephanie Colon and Lynn Noris. Build United is a food drive with a twist. After you and your group register to collect non-perishable food items at uwcf.org/build, we want you to build something. Turn your collected items into a castle, a pirate ship or anything else you can think of. Register by March 29th and have your creation judged by local community leaders as well as be a part of a public vote on the UWCF Facebook Page! For more details or to register, visit uwcf.org/build.
1 minutes | Mar 5, 2018
Build United Food Drive!
Build United is a food drive with a twist. After you and your group register to collect non-perishable food items at uwcf.org/build, we want you to build something. Turn your collected items into a castle, a pirate ship or anything else you can think of. Register by March 12 and have your creation judged by local community leaders as well as be a part of a public vote on the UWCF Facebook Page! For more details or to register, visit uwcf.org/build.
16 minutes | Mar 1, 2018
Ep. 14 – A conversation with Mayor Bill Mutz
Lakeland Mayor Bill Mutz stopped by our studio for a great conversation with Alan H. Turner II, President & CEO of United Way of Central Florida, about his time in office so far, his leadership style and how years of volunteering with UWCF helped propel him into a life of public service. To learn more about the work of UWCF, visit www.uwcf.org and follow us on Facebook. On Twitter and Instagram, follow @uwcf.
14 minutes | Feb 22, 2018
Ep. 13 – Stress Free Taxes
It’s a new year and a new season of Talk United! To kick things off, Alan H. Turner II, President & CEO of United Way of Central Florida, is joined by Robert Sansome, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Florida Prosperity Partnership. Rob and Alan discuss how families can file their taxes at no cost and the benefits of offering the service.
10 minutes | Nov 28, 2017
Ep. 12 – ReadingPals
Alan is joined this week by the head of our ReadingPals program, Sylvia Palmer.
12 minutes | Nov 21, 2017
Ep. 11 – Family Fundamentals
This week’s Talk United is all about UWCF’s Family Fundamentals, a Success by 6 resource center. Coleen Pizzuti, Family Fundamental’s new Program Manager, talks about the free services that are available to parents as well as our annual Santa’s Workshop event.
13 minutes | Nov 15, 2017
Ep. 10 – On Loan
This week on Talk United, Alan is joined by two of our Associates on Loan, or Loaned Executives, from Publix Supermarkets, Ashlan Bilbrey and Brittany Crawley. They discuss their perceptions of United Way before coming to work here and what they’ve learned during their tenure.
12 minutes | Nov 7, 2017
Ep. 9 – The Salvation Army
This week on Talk United we have Major Barry Corbitt of Salvation Army of Lakeland and West Polk County, one of five recipients of our 2017 Star Award grants to help implement the Pathway of Hope Initiative.
19 minutes | Oct 16, 2017
Ep. 8 – Combating Dyslexia
This week on Talk United we have Dr. Pam Craven, executive director of the Learning Resource Center (LRC), one of five recipients of our 2017 Star Award grants. She and Alan discuss how LRC is using the Barton System to teach people how to overcome their Dyslexia. Also, The Polk County Sheriff’s Office’s annual Haunted Jail Tour starts this weekend at 455 N. Broadway Ave. in Bartow. The Haunted Jail Tours are from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on October 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th. Tickets are $6 and all proceeds benefit United Way of Central Florida.
23 minutes | Oct 3, 2017
Ep. 7 – Strong, Smart and Bold
Girls, Inc. of Lakeland President and CEO Kay Fields joins us for Talk United this week along with Brad Johnson, Deputy City Manager for the City of Lakeland.
22 minutes | Sep 26, 2017
Ep. 6 – Beth Kanter
Beth Kanter, best-selling author and social media guru, joins us on the phone for this week’s Talk United. Beth is internationally recognized thought leader in networks, social media, and data. Beth has over 35 years working in the nonprofit sector in capacity building and has facilitated trainings for thousands of social change activists and nonprofits on every continent in the world. Named one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company and one of the BusinessWeek’s “Voices of Innovation for Social Media,” she’s the author of the award-winning Networked Nonprofit Books and The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.
8 minutes | Sep 21, 2017
Ep. 5 – After Irma
This episode of Talk United focuses on Hurricane Irma and what United Way of Central Florida is doing to help those affected. Jessica Vecchio, Director of Community Resources, joins Alan H Turner II for the second time to discuss how you can help. For hurricane resources, please visit www.uwcf.org/afterirma. To give to UWCF’s Hurricane Irma Relief Fund, where 100 percent of donations go towards recovery efforts, visit www.uwcf.org/irma. *Talk United previously recorded in LkldTV’s Podcast Studio. Due to the facility’s closing, we are searching for a new recording space and apologize if episode postings become sporadic.
15 minutes | Sep 5, 2017
Ep. 4 – Paying it Forward and Doing Cartwheels
We took a break from recording this week because of Labor Day so please enjoy this classic episode of Talk United! Originally published 07/18/17 Danielle Baker, Director of Resource Development, talks about her new position with UWCF as well as when her family needed a hand up from her future employers. Alan and Director of Community Resources Jessica Vecchio also discuss how 211 can help you when preparing for hurricane season and how United Way is there for you in the aftermath.
19 minutes | Aug 29, 2017
Ep. 3 – Jennifer Kincart Jonsson
United Way of Central Florida’s 2017/2018 Board Chair Jennifer Kincart Jonsson is in the studio this week with Alan. They discuss her goals for the coming year, her extensive history with UWCF and more. Also, details on how United Way is working in Texas after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and how you can help.
18 minutes | Aug 21, 2017
Ep. 2 – United We All Win
Talk United is on a break this week so here is a recent episode we posted on our Soundcloud account for our new campaign. Listen for details on how to get free LEGOLAND Florida Resort tickets. (Originally published 08/02/2017) Alan talks about our 2017 campaign this week with our new Campaign Co-Chairs, Paul and Lynne Noris. They discuss the Campaign Kickoff event on August 30th at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, UWCF’s new tagline, “United We All Win,” and more.
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