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Episodes

December 08, 2021

15: The Power of the #GirlDad

What’s it really like to be a “#GirlDad” in today’s world? Along with AJ, we are so excited to have two other fathers of young women as our guests on the podcast. On today’s episode, Matthew Cole and Kevin Wright share their perspectives,...

December 01, 2021

14: Spotlight On Generosity: How Greta Randolph’s Outreach is Impacting Lives

As we head into the holiday season, we recognize this time as one of celebration and being with family and friends. Yet, we also know that there are many people in our communities that continue to struggle with getting their basic needs met. Today...

November 24, 2021

13: The Power of Gratitude

We often hear that it’s important to live with gratitude, but with everything that is happening in our daily lives, how many of us actually stop to do this? As we’re preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving here in the United States, we thought it...

November 17, 2021

12: The Cost of Code-Switching

On today’s episode we’re exploring what code-switching is all about, and what happens when people feel the need to change their language and behavior to fit into certain environments. We’ll be talking about why code switching is practiced, the...

November 10, 2021

11: Why is Everyone Talking About CRT?

Today we explore a topic that has become a point of controversy in the U.S. and one we believe we can all benefit from understanding more broadly. Critical Race Theory, or CRT, is a graduate-level academic concept that is more than 40 years old,...

November 03, 2021

10: The Power of Hope

After what we’ve all been through collectively these past few years, today we wanted to have a discussion about hope, and the immense power that it can bring to our lives. In this episode, you’ll not only hear what hope means to each of us, but we...

October 27, 2021

9: Listening Through Discomfort: What’s Here for Me to Learn?

We’ve received some great feedback on our recent episode, Becoming A Deliberate Listener, where we spoke about the importance of listening and really being present with people. Today we’d like to take that conversation just a little deeper, and...

October 20, 2021

8: Changing Demographics - What’s Different for Men?

Looking back over the past 25 years or so, we have seen significant change in both the demographics in our country and the communities in which we live. Today, we scratch the surface on what has shifted for men in America and begin to explore what is...

October 13, 2021

7: Becoming A Deliberate Listener

Today’s topic can dramatically improve the quality of our conversations and, in turn, our personal and professional relationships. In this episode, we discuss the importance of becoming a better listener, because so often we jump to our own biases...

October 06, 2021

6: Spotlight On Courage: Vivian Doctora’s Leap of Faith

Today we are excited to bring you another installment of our “Spotlights on Extraordinary People”, where we have conversations with people in our communities, and more importantly, share how they are making a difference in the world. Everyone has...

September 29, 2021

5: Spotlight on Resilience: How Dziko Singleton is Paying It Forward

Today we are excited to begin what we’re calling our “Spotlights on Extraordinary People.” Where we’ll have conversations with people in our communities, and in yours and, more importantly, we’ll share how they are making a difference in the...

September 22, 2021

4: Why Are People So Angry?

The topic we are venturing into today has really been on our hearts and minds, and the question is: why are people so angry at this point in time? Where do we draw the line between people being angry because they feel like their individual rights are...

September 15, 2021

3: Reflections on 9/11 - What Have We Learned?

This is a very special episode for us, as we’re recording it on the 20th anniversary of the events of September 11th, 2001 - a day that changed all of our lives. In this episode, not only do we want to reflect and share both of our own experiences...

September 08, 2021

2: Have We Lost Our Humanity? with Rev. Dr. Lisa Johnson

For Episode 2 of Respect Circles, we’re bringing you our very first guest, and we are so excited to be introducing you to her today. Dr. Alesia Johnson, or “Lisa” as she usually is called, has been an important part of Respect Circles since the...

September 01, 2021

1: Let’s Talk About Respect

It’s the very first episode of Respect Circles: The Podcast, and we’re so excited to be starting this journey with you. Today you’ll learn what this podcast is really about, a little bit about us, and why we felt compelled to start a podcast at...

September 01, 2021

Respect Circles - Join A Movement of Change

In a world that can feel divided, we want to bring people together – to learn, to listen with our hearts, and to begin to see each other again. Our vision is to foster and elevate respect and learning while we talk about the real issues of the day....