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Two People Podcast
20 minutes | 3 years ago
#39 Ross Rides the Bus!
Ride the Pulse with transit expert and local excitable person: Ross Catrow.
35 minutes | 3 years ago
#38 Jason Kamras
Jason Kamras is the Superintendent of Richmond Public Schools. He shares about his early experiences as a teacher in Washington, DC and reflects on the first 100 days of his tenure in Richmond. This episode is sponsored by Village Bank.
44 minutes | 3 years ago
#37 Kelli Lemon
Kelli Lemon is a social entrepreneur. She does it all: radio DJing, PR/hosting, throwing parties. You name it, she does it. Kelli shares the story of moving to Richmond, what she learned building student culture at VCU, and helping get Mama J's off the ground. She also reflects on the importance of building bridges, what it takes to be a neighbor and what you can expect from her new venture, the Urban Hang Suite. This episode is sponsored by Village Bank.
40 minutes | 3 years ago
#36 Burt Pinnock
Burt Pinnock is an architect at Baskervill. He’s worked on designing some of Richmond's most unique community landmarks, including the Black History Museum, the Richmond Slave Trail and the new design for the 17th St. Farmer’s Market. He reflects on his upbringing in Tuskegee, Alabama and shares his perspective on what design can do for the life of a community.
46 minutes | 3 years ago
#35 Courtney Lynch
Courtney Lynch serves on the Henrico County Board of Supervisors. She shares about how her experience in the Marines shaped her view of leadership, what caused her to run for public office and the importance of authenticity.
23 minutes | 3 years ago
#34 Murphy’s Kids – The Show
A special episode taking you inside the experience of a live Murphy's Kids show. Featuring interviews and music--you get a snapshot of the friendship that started the punk/ska band, the antics of a frontman onstage and a sense that maybe things will be okay if we stand for tomorrow.
55 minutes | 3 years ago
#33 Murphy’s Kids – The Interview
John Charlet is the frontman of Richmond ska/punk band, Murphy’s Kids. Today on the show he sits down for an interview. He tells the story of about how the band came to and we hear their sound evolve over time. John talks about how his day job in education connects to his passion for music. He also sheds light on what makes for a great music scene and why it’s great in Richmond right now.
34 minutes | 3 years ago
#32 David Bailey
David Bailey is dedicated to racial reconciliation. He's the Executive Director of Arrabon, a ministry in Richmond that trains churches and ministries on practices of racial reconciliation. David shares
60 minutes | 3 years ago
#31 Allison Jackson
Allison Jackson is an expert on how childhood trauma affects people. She defines what trauma is and why understanding it is so important. She reflects on her own story of becoming whole, the passion that drives her work and the importance of human connection to healing. Dr. Jackson also reflects on how the stories we tell ourselves shape the role we play, with an eye for what it might look like for a neighborhood or a city to tell a new story.
62 minutes | 4 years ago
#14 Craig Dodson [Redux]
*We're re-airing one of our favorite conversations. Craig has been busy since we sat down to talk. He made CNN Heroes Top 10 in 2016 and continues to lend a helpful voice to what happens with young people in public housing. Craig Dodson is a bike guy. He runs Richmond Cycling Corps, an organization that works with youth from public housing-- training them in the art of competitive cycling and helping them navigate life. Craig shares about the ways his father shaped him, the first time he visited Creighton Court and how he's seen Richmond grow.
57 minutes | 4 years ago
#30 Chris + Blaine
Blaine hosts the show and Chris handles the technical stuff behind the scenes. They talk about how and why Two People became a thing, along with their favorite episodes and moments. They make dumb jokes and share some mistakes they've made along the way. The show will be on break for a few months because Chris and Blaine are both becoming dads. Take our survey here: http://bit.ly/2oLM9Bg
49 minutes | 4 years ago
#29 Juliellen Sarver
Juliellen Sarver is the Community Relations Manager at Stone Brewing. But she lived in Fulton for years before the brewery came to town. She shares about her love for cities, the history of Fulton and the importance of neighborhood engagement. We talk about beer things: What brought Stone to Richmond, their partnerships with other local breweries and what we can expect from the new restaurant that’s coming to the Riverfront. Hint: it shall be glorious.
41 minutes | 4 years ago
#28 Barbara Given
Barbara Given owns Stoplight Gelato Cafe in Jackson Ward. She talks about how the gelato shop became a reality after losing her son to cancer and how the community helped bring it to life. Barb also sheds some light on her early days growing up in a railroad family, her career in education, and where her tenacity comes from. She even shares her thoughts on the end of life. At 81, Barb is still going strong.
47 minutes | 4 years ago
#27 Dwight Jones
Dwight Jones is the Mayor of the City of Richmond. He reflects on his early days, including a cross-country train ride with his parents and the first date he went on after moving to Richmond. We talk schools, baseball, Redskins training camp and how economic development is connected to poverty alleviation. He looks back at his last 8 years in office and offers some advice for the future.
54 minutes | 4 years ago
#26 Brian Cannon
Tired of the polarized politics? If so, Brian Cannon is your guy. He runs an organization called OneVirginina2021, aimed at redistricting reform. He shares a bit about his personal story-- how he made the shift from high school football to student government, how he used music to teach high school history and about his tenure as Mark Warner's body man. We dive deep into the nuts and bolts of gerrymandering (27:50). Then Blaine challenges Brian to a mock debate (41:10). One Note: This episode was recorded before the election, but is still relevant after it. Democracy shall endure.
52 minutes | 4 years ago
#25 Jack Berry
Jack Berry is the former Director of Venture Richmond and he's running for mayor. He reflects on how his parents example of service in Lynchburg shaped him. He talks about what it was like in his early days working in the city of Richmond and what he accomplished as the Administrator in Hanover County. Jack shares his vision for what our city can be and about the time he drove a bus in college.
64 minutes | 4 years ago
#24 Levar Stoney
Levar Stoney is the former Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia and he’s running for mayor. He reflects on his early educational experiences, how his grandmother shaped him, his relationship with his dad and how he got into politics. He talks through some specific questions about the city (37:00). At the end, Levar answers a moderately paced round of questions (53:05), where we get some solid fashion tips.
50 minutes | 4 years ago
#23 Jon Baliles
Jon Baliles serves on Richmond City Council and is running for mayor. He reflects on how growing up in a family dedicated to public service shaped him at an early age. He talks about how Richmond's street art festival came to be and what it taught him about collaboration. He also shares his perspective on some of the city's issues and what he'd do as mayor to address them. At the end, Jon plays a game of Q&A where he reveals whether he uses product on his great head of hair.
50 minutes | 5 years ago
#22 Brittanny Anderson
Brittanny Anderson is the chef and co-owner of The Metzger, a German Bar & Butchery in Church Hill. She tells the story of what drew her to cooking and how The Metzger came to be. Brittanny also talks about the new Swiss chalet themed restaurant that’s coming to Scott's Addition. At the end, she plays a game of Q&A where we learn that she enjoys the simple things in life.
46 minutes | 5 years ago
#21 Alfred Durham
Alfred Durham is Richmond's Chief of Police. He talks about what it was like growing up in DC and his early experiences with the police. He talks about working as a police officer in Washington DC during the crack epidemic, how he got to Richmond and how losing his brother to gun violence impacted him. He shares about how he approaches his work, the importance of having conversations and how he broke the record at the SWAT team obstacle course.
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