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This podcast is devoted to empowering us all to better understand each other's differences...one story at a time. Emmy Award-winning journalist, Linda Lorelle, guides guests through insightful, unexpected conversations that reveal our common humanity. This show is not about politics; it is about finding a way to reclaim civility in the context of the contentious times in which we live, by sharing our personal and professional stories, in hopes that others might find a glimpse of themselves.This launch episode with Neil Bush was recorded on October 31, 2018, one month before the death of his father, the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush.

This podcast is devoted to empowering us all to better understand each other's differences...one story at a time. Emmy Award-winning journalist, Linda Lorelle, guides guests through insightful, unexpected conversations that reveal our common humanity. This show is not about politics; it is about finding a way to reclaim civility in the context of the contentious times in which we live, by sharing our personal and professional stories, in hopes that others might find a glimpse of themselves.This launch episode with Neil Bush was recorded on October 31, 2018, one month before the death of his father, the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush.
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This podcast is devoted to empowering us all to better understand each other's differences...one story at a time. Emmy Award-winning journalist, Linda Lorelle, guides guests through insightful, unexpected conversations that reveal our common humanity. This show is not about politics; it is about finding a way to reclaim civility in the context of the contentious times in which we live, by sharing our personal and professional stories, in hopes that others might find a glimpse of themselves.This launch episode with Neil Bush was recorded on October 31, 2018, one month before the death of his father, the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush.

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The Presumption of Good Intentions

9/18/2019
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Seems like a no-brainer. People are at the core of every business. So it just makes good sense to “Take Care of Your People”. That is the mantra of Paul Sarvadi, CEO of Insperity. It is also the title of his new book that chronicles his company’s rise from laying the groundwork for an industry that didn’t exist — HR outsourcing — to international powerhouse with $3.3 billion in revenues. And it’s all about the people. Great. Fantastic. But since people are human and humans disagree, how...

Duration:00:32:06

The Ivy League Terrorist

9/11/2019
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I didn't know what to expect. It isn't every day that one gets to sit down and talk with a former recruiter for Al-Qaeda and ISIS. What led him down that path; why did he ultimately leave that life; what is he doing now to make amends, if one can make amends for such heinous acts committed; and perhaps most important, what can we learn from him to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our nation? The answers to these questions and more are revealed in this timely interview with Jesse...

Duration:00:59:57

Healthcare & the Divide

9/4/2019
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“We are paying for the Care, not the Health.” And that’s the problem, says Elena Marks, President and CEO of Episcopal Health Foundation. In just about every poll that asks what Americans most care about when deciding who will get our vote, healthcare is at or near the top of the list. It will most certainly be a major topic during next week’s Democratic Presidential debate here in Houston. Although no one can argue that we don’t all need care to keep us healthy and able to live productive...

Duration:00:30:48

Red Zone

8/27/2019
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“America is in the redzone. The question is, do we know it.” You don’t have to know football to understand what SpencerTillman is talking about, or his perspective on how we as a nation get into the end zone. He wears a SuperBowl ring from his days as a running back with the San Francisco 49ers, he sits in the OrangeBowl Hall of Fame and he’s a college football game analyst for FOXSports. He’s also thoughtful, insightful, engaged in the community and deeply patriotic. I can’t tell you how...

Duration:00:29:24

Technology, Social Media & the Divide

8/21/2019
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"Technology cannot replace human interaction." Seems like a no brainer, but it's a message technology guru, Crystal Washington, knows bears repeating. As Our Voices Matter continues to explore human connection and its role in civil discourse, we're eager to add Crystal's perspective as a social media marketing strategist and international keynote speaker to our ongoing conversation. Do you ever wonder what the future holds as we become increasingly addicted to our devices and the artificial...

Duration:00:34:04

Believe Your Eyes

8/8/2019
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The tragic events that unfolded this past weekend have thrown our country once again into sorrow and turmoil. Tomorrow, I’m going live to share my thoughts about the crisis of humanity we are facing, followed by a recent episode of @Our Voices Matter podcast with guest Hannah Adair Bonner. As an LGBTQ pastor in the United Methodist Church who lives on the Arizona/Mexico border and works with immigrants, Hannah has a multi-layered perspective on the divides that are tearing us apart, and...

Duration:00:44:37

What the World Needs Now

7/31/2019
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Light and Love. Those are the two words that immediately come to mind when I think of Grammy Award-wining Gospel singer, Yolanda Adams. Yes, she has the voice of an angel that can bring one to tears with its power and its glory. And yes, that voice resonates around the globe, gifting her with millions of fans and awards too numerous to count. But to me, it is her luminescence that lifts her God given talents into a higher stratosphere. With her extraordinary voice and her laser sharp...

Duration:00:33:14

I File that Under Chickens**t

7/24/2019
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“Leading from hurt rather than leading from heart means we’re working our shit out on other people.” Nobody like Dr. Brene Brown to keep it real and help us understand how to be better humans. It is her mission in life, and it strikes at the very core of what Our Voices Matter is all about. How do we learn to disagree without demonizing, have conflicting viewpoints while maintaining mutual respect and begin to bridge the divide that’s tearing us apart? For starters, we have to stop working...

Duration:00:35:01

Believe Your Eyes

7/17/2019
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Duration:00:44:38

No Pride on Re-entry

7/10/2019
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There was no pride in reentry.” It wasn’t until his News Director sent him to visit the Viet Nam Memorial that #KPRC news anchor Bill Balleza started feeling safe enough to come out of the shadows and reveal his military service. For too many years, he and his brothers felt like “the other”. In tomorrow’s episode of #Our Voices Matter with Linda Lorelle, Part 2 of an intimate #conversation with my former co-anchor, as emotions bubble to the surface. Here’s a sneak peek. #kprc #clik2houston...

Duration:00:29:05

We are at a Tipping Point

7/3/2019
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It's hard to believe that in his 40+ years as a broadcast journalist, KPRC-TV Anchor, Bill Balleza, had never sat for an extended interview -- until now. As his former co-anchor, I thought I knew Bill pretty well, but our in-depth conversation revealed themes and emotions that even he didn't know were there, especially regarding his military service. From covering countless, seminal stories across the globe to his pre-journalism days as a Marine sniper in Viet Nam, we covered a lot of...

Duration:00:30:34

Anchor Stakeholders

6/26/2019
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ICYMI — and because I’m on the road — we’re re-posting this episode that gets to the heart of our mission. If you’re sick and tired of Washington gridlock and you long for our political leaders to actually DO something, I’ve got some good news for you. The Convergence Center for Policy Resolution has figured out a way to get Congress (and others) moving in the right direction. Thank you, Rob Fersh, for having the vision to create this organization that shows even the most intractable of us...

Duration:00:43:11

Difference Matters

6/19/2019
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Linda Lorelle interviews Katie Mehnert

Duration:00:28:05

"When Anyone is Slighted, We're all Slighted"

6/12/2019
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Joy Sewing is the girlfriend you just want to hang out with. Caring, insightful, fun and funny, not to mention whip smart, being in her presence makes you believe that anything is possible; that there is always hope. She's a rock star in so many aspects of her life; journalist, author, advocate, new foster mom, compassionate friend, and countless other hats she wears oh so stylishly. For all her accomplishments, Joy has had her share of struggles, too. Like all of us. In her current role as...

Duration:00:34:01

Still have to Share your Fries...After

6/5/2019
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It’s usually in the first few words. A story either hits you — or it doesn’t. You decide to keep reading — or move on. And it’s even tougher to stand out among the social media clutter that permeates our feeds. Unless you are Loubel. If you are fortunate enough to be her “friend”, you are treated on a daily basis, sometimes more than once a day, to a slice of humanity through her eyes. You feast, even slow down, so you can savor every morsel. Loubel’s stories are like Forrest Gump’s box of...

Duration:00:36:41

Update on Ruby Powers

5/28/2019
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Duration:00:05:41

Hope Stone

5/22/2019
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Jane Weiner Graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in deaf/elementary education/minor in dance. She had the unbelievable opportunity to work with the Doug Elkins Dance Company for a decade + of fine dancing, touring and experiences before her move to Houston, TX in 1996. She presently is the founder and director of Hope Stone, Inc. Jane founded Hope Stone with a dream of unlocking the innate creativity of children and adults and improving their quality of life through...

Duration:00:36:10

Lovescaping - Irene Greaves

5/15/2019
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If it’s true that babies aren’t born hating, that they’re taught to hate by adults — what would our world look like if we taught love in our schools? Irene Greaves has made it her life’s mission to answer this question. Irene radiates love. She lives love. And now she teaches love. She has just wrapped up a pilot program in Houston area schools where she has harnessed and witnessed the power of love to transform. In this week’s episode, Irene shares the remarkable, inspiring results of...

Duration:00:36:51

OVM 22 - Holocaust Museum Houston w/ Kelly Zuniga

5/6/2019
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When I decided to launch this podcast, I knew that I wanted to interview Kelly. I knew that the message and mission of Holocaust Museum Houston are desperately needed in our increasingly divided, hate-filled world. What I didn't know is that between the time we taped this interview and the time I posted it, there would be yet another shooting at a synagogue in the U.S., this one in Poway, CA. What is it going to take for us to stop "othering" and hating each other? Perhaps open and honest...

Duration:00:22:14

OVM21-Mathew Knowles

4/29/2019
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https://mathewknowles.com From surviving racism and segregation in rural Alabama, to accomplishing a series of “firsts” in corporate America, to launching the career of a music icon, it’s been quite a journey for Mathew Knowles. Like most journeys, there have been twists and turns and lots of bumps along the way. To many who don’t know him, he’s simply Beyonce’s dad. But he is so much more than that. He’s also the proud father of Solange, a successful recording artist in her own right, a...

Duration:00:55:01