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Episodes

18: January 6: One Year Later. What’s the state of our democracy?

Jan. 12, 2022

Last week in the United States, we acknowledged the one-year anniversary of the events that took place last January 6th, which we all see as a very dark day in our history. Horrific actions taken on this date have created ev…

17: Reflections and Inspiration

Dec. 22, 2021

In our final episode of Respect Circles for 2021, we take a look back at some of our learning and growth during the past year. We also reveal our personal goals for 2022, and share our vision for expanding our podcast and se…

16: Human Kindness

Dec. 15, 2021

As we head into the holidays, we thought it would be a great time to share some things that are meaningful to us, as well as venture into a discussion on what we’re looking for as we head into a new year. Weighing on our hea…

15: The Power of the #GirlDad

Dec. 8, 2021

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…

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

Dec. 1, 2021

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…

13: The Power of Gratitude

Nov. 24, 2021

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 Sta…

12: The Cost of Code-Switching

Nov. 17, 2021

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 switchin…

11: Why is Everyone Talking About CRT?

Nov. 10, 2021

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 mo…

10: The Power of Hope

Nov. 3, 2021

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 mean…

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

Oct. 27, 2021

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 …

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

Oct. 20, 2021

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 an…

7: Becoming A Deliberate Listener

Oct. 13, 2021

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…

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

Oct. 6, 2021

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 t…

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

Sept. 29, 2021

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 …

4: Why Are People So Angry?

Sept. 22, 2021

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 t…

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

Sept. 15, 2021

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…

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

Sept. 8, 2021

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 Respe…

1: Let’s Talk About Respect

Sept. 1, 2021

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 t…

Respect Circles - Join A Movement of Change

Sept. 1, 2021

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…