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Debbie Trocha, ED of ICDC Discusses Up & Coming Food Co-op Conference on Everything Co-op

2/25/2019
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Debbie Trocha, Executive Director of the Indiana Cooperative Development Center (ICDC), is interviewed by Vernon Oakes. Vernon and Deb discuss the Up & Coming Food Co-op Conference on on February 14, 2019. The Up and Coming Food Co-op Conference is focused on helping communities start and launch their own food co-ops. This event also offers resources and workshops for co-ops in the first years of operation, with the aim of helping them achieve success. The 2019 conference will be hosted at...

Duration:00:26:20

David Hincapie, Economic Dev Spec of SBA, and Debbie Trocha, ED of ICDC, Appear on Everything Co-op

2/25/2019
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David Hincapie, Economic Development Specialist and Veteran Business Development Officer for the Washington Metropolitan Area District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Debbie Trocha, Executive Director of the Indiana Cooperative Development Center (ICDC) are interviewed by Vernon Oakes on Everything Co-op, February 14, 2019. For more information on the Up & Coming Conference visit http://icdc.coop/up-coming-2019. Vernon and his guests discuss recent developments...

Duration:00:45:42

David Thompson Discusses the Influence of Cooperative in the Civil Rights Movement

2/18/2019
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Everything Co-op begins it's celebration of Black History Month by embracing the 2019 theme of Black Migrations, as declared by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History with Co-op leader and author David Thompson. David returns to the mick to discuss a different aspect of his upcoming book, Cooperatives and the Civil Rights Movement, by focusing on the cooperative affiliations of leaders who planned and participated in the March on Washington. David Thompson, has...

Duration:00:50:10

Mike Houston, GM of TPSS Co-op discusses its supported members during the recent Government shutdown

2/18/2019
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Mike Houston, General Manager of TPSS Co-op, discusses how the food co-op supported its members throughout the recent Government shutdown. Mike has been the General Manager of TPSS since August of 2018. Prior to joining the Co-op, Mike was Store Manager at Dawson’s Market in Rockville for six years. Not only does Mike have many years of management level experience in the natural food industry, he brings a passion and strong commitment to environmental stewardship. Under his leadership,...

Duration:00:26:05

Gov't Shutdown Response by NAFCU (National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions) members.

2/18/2019
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Anthony Demangone, COO of NAFCU (National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions) discusses how NAFCU members supported its members throughout the Government shutdown. He also talks about the benefits of co-ops, and invites listeners to consider co-ops as an option for their banking needs. Anthony Demangone is executive vice president and chief operating officer at the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU). Demangone oversees day-to-day operations and manages the...

Duration:00:28:21

Rev. Hagler, Co-chair Poor People's Campaign, Appears on Everything Co-op

1/28/2019
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Reverend Graylen Scott Hagler, co-chair of the Washington DC chapter of the Poor People's Campaign, and senior minister of Plymouth Congregational Church in Washngton, DC is interviewed by Vernon Oakes. Vernon and Rev. Hagler discuss the similarities between the Poor People's Campaign and the cooperative movement. They also discuss the history of the Poor Peoples Campaign, how people can become involved in the movement, "Jammin for Justice," "the Bacon Revolt," his arrest for praying on the...

Duration:00:51:20

Cornelius Blanding, ED, FSC/LAF, Discusses Impact of Government Shutdown on Farmers on 1/17/19.

1/19/2019
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Cornelius Blanding, Executive Director, Federation of Southern Cooperatives, Discusses the Impact Government Shutdown on Farmers on Everything Co-op with Vernon Oakes. Unfortunately there are multi-layered effects of the Partial Government Shutdown. Many Black farmers in the Southern Belt stand to possibly even suffer the loss of their land. For those farmers who need to process loans through USDA, PLEASE NOTE that USDA was reopened on January 17, and will be open until January 22, to handle...

Duration:00:50:23

Michael Peck, Pat Conaty & Dr. Julian Manley,Discuss Co-op Development in the UK on Everything Co-op

1/19/2019
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Michael A. Peck, Executive Director of 1worker1vote, Pat Conaty, Associate of Co-operatives UK, and Dr. Julian Manley, Chair of the Preston Cooperative Development Network are interviewed on Everything Co-op on January 10, 2019. Vernon and his guests discuss cooperative development in the UK, Belgium and Italy, and the role unions can play in the establishment of cooperatives.

Duration:00:49:47

Doug O'Brien, Pres/CEO; John Torres, VP/PR & Val Roach, CFO of NCBA CLUSA appear on Everything Co-op

1/15/2019
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Doug O'Brien, President/CEO; John Torres, VP Public Relations and Communications; and Val Roach, CFO of NCBA CLUSA Discuss Tragic Bus Accident in Uganda on Everything Co-op with Host Vernon Oakes Wednesday, December 19, a bus accident in Uganda claimed the lives of 18 project staff members from InterAction member organization NCBA CLUSA, and three other individuals. Fifteen staff members survived the crash and are receiving medical treatment. The staff worked on NCBA CLUSA's Youth...

Duration:00:39:36

Jamila Medley, executive director of PACA is interviewed on Everything Co-op

1/6/2019
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Jamila Medley, executive director of the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA)is interviewed on Everything Co-op on December 13, 2018 on Everything Co-op. Host, Vernon Oakes and Jamila discuss how PACA has used the cooperative business model to support businesses, and grow the cooperative economy. They also discuss the structure of PACA and how the organization continues to uncover ways to support their cooperative members organically, as their needs surface. Jamila Medley is a...

Duration:00:40:34

Deputy Mayor J Phillip Thompson

12/28/2018
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Appointed Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives in February 2018, Deputy Mayor Thompson is responsible for spearheading a diverse collection of priority initiatives. He oversees New York City's signature Pre-K for All program, which provides free, high-quality pre-kindergarten to 70,000 four-year olds each year, and the continued expansion of the nation's first-ever 3-K for All. He will also ensure the continued success of the Community Schools, Young Men's Initiatives and ThriveNYC,...

Duration:00:50:19

William Spriggs, Economic/Co-op Development Dir. at the Bermuda EDC, Appears on Everything Co-op

12/7/2018
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William Spriggs, Economic and Cooperative Development Director at the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation, is interviewed by Vernon Oakes on the Nationally broadcast radio show, Everything Co-op. Vernon and William discuss his plans to educate the Government and constituents of Bermuda about the value of cooperatives in all sectors. Mr. Spriggs is responsible for a wide range of small and medium sized business socio-economic development projects and programs. He is also responsible for...

Duration:00:38:47

Vernon Hosts Day of Thanks Open Mic

12/5/2018
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Vernon Oakes, host of the nationally broadcast radio show Everything Co-op, hosts the show's second Open Mic, to give listeners a chance to give Thanks for their Cooperative Blessings. Since the Spirit of Thanksgiving is all about showing gratitude for a person's good fortune and giving to those who are less fortunate. Listeners were encouraged to "Pay it Forward," and call-in to share how cooperatives have: improved their quality of life; saved them money; improved their financial literacy,...

Duration:00:24:41

Everything Co-op’s Live Broadcast at NAHC’s 58th Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona

12/5/2018
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Vernon Oakes, host of Everything Co-op Interviews Audrey Dickerson, a participant at the National Association of Housing Cooperatives (NAHC) 58th Annual Conference, Lighting the Way: Build for the Future. Each year, NAHC's Annual Conference brings together peers, colleagues and industry experts in cooperative housing to discuss issues and learn how to strengthen cooperative housing. The conference is a premier opportunity to network with Cooperative Board Members, Professional Cooperative...

Duration:00:49:04

Mark Griiffith is interviewed on Everything Co-op

12/5/2018
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Mark Winston Griffith, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Movement Center BMC), and Board member of the Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York City (CEANYC) is interviewed by Vernon Oakes on Everything Co-op. Vernon and Mark discuss the role cooperatives have played in both economic development and ensuring economic justice in Central Brooklyn. They also discuss cooperative strategies he has used to "trap" Black money to keep the dollars spent within the communities for a longer period...

Duration:00:39:10

John Torres, VP of Public Relations for NCBA CLUSA is Interviewed on Everything Co-op

11/11/2018
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John Torres, VP of Public Relations and Communication for NCBA CLUSA is interviewed by the host of Everything Co-op, Vernon Oakes on September 27, 2018. John and Vernon discuss NCBA CLUSA's upcoming events: the 2018 Co-op IMPACT Conference and the 2018 Co-op Festival on the National Mall, and the Impact cooperatives have had on the economy. John currently serves as the Vice President of Communication and Public Relations for the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International....

Duration:01:14:40

Hnin W. Hnin, Exec. Dir of Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive is interviewed on Everything Co-op

11/9/2018
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Hnin W. Hnin, Executive Director of Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive (CoFED) appeared on Everything Co-op on September 13, 2018, a weekly Nationally broadcast radio show. Vernon and Hnin discussed how CoFED is building the leadership of young people of color at the intersection of food systems change, solidarity and cooperative economics. Hnin W. Hnin is a storyweaver, educator, and facilitator who is guided by the ancestors and mother earth to transform systemic injustices into...

Duration:00:50:25

Cecile Green, and Rebecca Fisher-McGinty of Round Sky Solutions, discuss collaborative leadership

11/9/2018
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Cecile Green, co-founder of Round Sky Solutions, and Communications Wizard, Rebecca Fisher-McGinty discuss how the implementation of a collaborative organizational process can impact an organization. Cecile Green, co-founder of Round Sky Solutions, is a visionary, entrepreneur, experiential philosopher, and farmer with a passion for assisting mission driven organizations achieve their visions. As an integral scholar practitioner and life-long learner, she holds a B.S. in Community Supported...

Duration:00:53:21

Stacey Sutton, Ph.D., Assist. Professor, University of Illinois Chicago, Appears on Everything Co-op

11/8/2018
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Vernon Oakes, host of Everything Co-op, and Dr. Sutton discuss her research on "Cooperative Cities," and proven strategies to educate legislators on the potential impact of cooperatives on economic development. Stacey Sutton is Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Policy in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA) at the University of Illinois Chicago. Her research focuses on community economic development, economic democracy and equitable development. In a forthcoming...

Duration:00:46:14

New York City Councilmember Helen Rosenthal Appears on Everything Co-op

11/8/2018
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Helen Rosenthal, Council Member for the 6th District of the New York City Council appears on Everything Co-op on October 11, 2018. Vernon and Ms. Rosenthal will her advocacy in support of worker cooperatives on the New York City Council, and the steps that were taken to ensure that legislation that was passed was enforced. Helen Rosenthal represents New York City's 6th Council District, encompassing the upper West Side in the New York City. She is a leading voice on issues of accessibility,...

Duration:00:54:00