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Each month LISC CEO and president, Maurice A. Jones, talks with experts from the field about innovative community development topics.

Each month LISC CEO and president, Maurice A. Jones, talks with experts from the field about innovative community development topics.
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Each month LISC CEO and president, Maurice A. Jones, talks with experts from the field about innovative community development topics.

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English


Episodes

The Color of Money

5/21/2019
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This month Mehrsa Baradaran, author of The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap and associate dean of strategic initiatives at the University of Georgia School of Law, joined Maurice A. Jones and Imani Darden from our Knowledge Management team to discuss the history of the racial wealth gap and its impact on economic prosperity for communities of color. The conversation explores the viability of entrepreneurship and business ownership in the context of this history and the...

Duration:00:26:39

The Color of Law

4/25/2019
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We are back this month with Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law, a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute and a Senior Fellow, emeritus, at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP. In this episode, we delve into the historical context for the work LISC does, through the prism of the book’s major theme: residential racial segregation, which was enforced via federal and local law and policy though much of the 20th century. We explore ways to redress the ills of...

Duration:00:17:41

BONUS: The Rail~Volution Podcast feat. Maurice A. Jones

4/8/2019
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Maurice joined the Rail~Volution podcast to talk about LISC’s approach to catalyzing opportunity in the places we work. Covering everything from Opportunity Zones and the Partnership for the Bay’s housing fund, to how health and transit intersect, the conversation highlights how intentional investment is key to transformation. Learn more about the Rail~Volution podcast here.

Duration:00:35:34

Racial Equity

2/26/2019
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As we celebrate Black History Month, we're reflecting on the present and future of the community development sector—with a focus on racial equity. Joining Maurice and Morgan this month is Michael McAfee, president and CEO of PolicyLink and a dynamic leader advancing the work of racial equity. McAfee discusses the fundamental role race continues to play in structuring outcomes for communities of color. The conversation explores the ways we can be purposeful in bringing a racial equity lens...

Duration:00:23:53

Partnership for the Bay's Future

2/6/2019
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We are kicking off 2019 with the launch of a new multi-sector fund, The Partnership for the Bay’s Future - a collaborative regional investment and policy effort to respond to housing needs and support vibrant communities of racial and economic inclusion across the Bay Area. Hear more about its launch and the coalition efforts it took to bring these funds about, from Maurice A. Jones, Morgan Harper and LISC Bay Area’s Executive Director, Cynthia Wong.

Duration:00:16:58

Police-Community Partnerships

12/12/2018
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As we close out 2018, we are pleased to feature Captain Dean Isabella of the Providence Police Department in conversation with Maurice. Isabella is a longtime partner of LISC’s Safety & Justice program and a tireless advocate for a community-oriented approach to policing. He shares his insight into the benefits of police-resident partnerships and the imperative of a holistic strategy for crime reduction and nurturing safe neighborhoods.

Duration:00:19:33

Opportunity Zones

11/6/2018
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Federal policy plays a huge role in community development efforts and no federal policy has been a hotter topic this year than Opportunity Zones. For this podcast, we have special guest Lisa Hall—a Senior Fellow at the Beeck Center at Georgetown University focusing on the inclusive economy—who has been on the forefront of thinking about how this new incentive will impact local communities.

Duration:00:23:18

Local Culture and Policy

10/23/2018
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As we reflect on LISC at 40 we will be integrating local and national thought leadership on the broader work ahead. For this podcast, we highlight the richness culture plays in moving a local agenda forward. Joining us this month is LISC San Diego’s Executive Director, Ricardo Flores. Hear about LISC San Diego’s cultural preservation strategy and the ways local community assets can be instrumental in coordinating policy efforts.

Duration:00:16:12

Inclusive Economies

9/12/2018
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We’re back! Tune in to this month’s podcast to hear a reflection on how we can best pursue inclusive economic growth by leveraging the assets of communities of color and low-income communities across the country. Special guest Andre Perry from the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program joins Maurice and Morgan to share his perspective on a strategy for highlighting these strengths drawing on his research and work in majority-Black cities. Look out for future special guests in...

Duration:00:17:00

Zombie Homes, Part 2

6/26/2018
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In part 2 of the discussion on Zombie homes, Maurice Jones, Helene Caloir and Morgan Harper delve deeper into the world of Zombie and vacant properties and suggest successful ways to bring these properties back to life to revitalize communities. And the best part is … it can be done!

Duration:00:15:44

Zombie Homes, Part 1

5/3/2018
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In this edition, Maurice, Morgan, and special guest, Helene Caloir, discuss the impact of the financial and foreclosure crisis. They also begin a discussion of the New York State Housing Stabilization Fund’s “Zombies” and vacant properties program, which has equitable principles infused into its design.

Duration:00:14:49

LISC's 2017 Annual Report

3/29/2018
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In this episode, we welcome LISC's Annual Report, speak with Jacksonville executive director, Janet Owens, and hear why local initiatives continue to make all the difference!

Duration:00:14:17

Black History Month

2/22/2018
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Welcome to February’s installation of Maurice’s monthly podcast. In this episode, Maurice shares his thoughts on Black History Month and how it relates to LISC’s work.

Duration:00:14:17

Twin Cities

1/31/2018
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In this episode, Maurice reflects on LISC’s 20-year partnership with the NFL Foundation and highlights our work in the Twin Cities (home to the 2018 Super Bowl) together with special guest Andriana Abariotes, executive director of our office there.

Duration:00:17:07

Health

12/18/2017
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In this episode Maurice discusses opportunities to narrow the life-expectancy gap that exist in communities all across the country. Engaging with new and existing partners, expanding initiatives designed to address social-determinants of health and the aspiration to expand LISC’s focus on health overall are just a few of the points Maurice speaks to in this interesting and timely discussion.

Duration:00:15:37

Disaster Recovery

10/20/2017
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Maurice discusses LISC’s role in disaster recovery, particularly providing resources to small businesses.

Duration:00:12:42

Maurice's Year in Review

9/20/2017
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Maurice reflects on his first year as CEO at LISC in anticipation of the last board meeting of the year.

Duration:00:15:34

Rural

8/20/2017
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V.P. of Knowledge Management Morgan Harper takes the show on the road with Maurice to Montana and they discuss Rural America and how LISC is uniquely positioned to operate its “orchestra” of tools to make a substantial impact in rural communities across the country.

Duration:00:17:05

Economic Development

7/20/2017
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Maurice explains LISC’s renewed focus on economic development and how LISC is catalyzing prosperity and growth by equipping individuals with the skills to meet employers’ demand for talent, supporting business districts, and investing in entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Duration:00:11:41

OneLISC

6/20/2017
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In this inaugural podcast, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones speaks with Vice President of Knowledge Management Morgan Harper regarding LISC increasing its impact through what he calls a “One LISC” strategy—increased organizational collaboration, more focus on leveraging opportunities, and a cultural and operational shift in the way LISC and its affiliates operate.

Duration:00:14:40