For Love, With James Morton

For Love, With James Morton

For Love is a very personal podcast featuring James Morton, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston. Our goal is to spread love, learn new things about each other, and find our potential partners in this critical work - all with the hope of activating our community for good.

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September 1, 2021 37 min

"It's an opportunity to support the work of the YMCA, it's an opportunity to recognize some folks who are disrupting the way in which philanthropy is being shared in our community, we get to celebrate and honoree and when you find out who it is you're gonna realize what an amazing person she is."

In this episode, James is joined by Todd Tuney, the Chief Development Officer of the YMCA of Greater Boston. Todd and...

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"We can improve society for the benefit of everyone."

In this episode, James interviews two veteran counselors from the Pleasant Valley Camp for Girls. The counselors (Allie Lennard and Nadia Robinson) discuss the importance of diversity at camp with James. 

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August 29, 2021 33 min

"If I'm not doing something to give back in a way that's meaningful then all the work that my dad did to bring me here, that's all for nothing"

In this episode, James talks with Ernest Lamour. Ernest is the President and CEO of the Ridgewood YMCA in New Jersey. He has a burning passion for giving back and a deep love for the places he came from, one of which, is Haiti.

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August 4, 2021 30 min

"The place that we're looking at is making sure kids have a network of support."

In this episode, James invites Karina Teixeira on to the show as a special guest. Karina is a long-time YMCA employee and leader who has the lofty goal of preparing future generations for their own future, and she aims to meet it. 

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July 27, 2021 19 min

"We must make sure that it"s not a luxury but a necessity."

In this episode, James discusses the importance of being able to swim. While it may not seem this way at the first glance, issues like drowning are problems that stem from a lack of equity. Children who are not privileged enough to be taught are at much higher risk of drowning than those who are. Kids must be taught basic skills like this in order to ensure saf...

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July 8, 2021 34 min

"You are the first African-American to serve on the Select Board in the town's 310 year history."

In this episode, James Morton is joined by Marcus Nelson. Marcus is highly respected by the YMCA of Greater Boston and has a couple things to say about the mission of the Y, his own mission, and the state of the world in his interview from James. 

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July 1, 2021 17 min

"You are now free. Free to leave, free to stay, free to move about. Free to determine your own destiny, Free to determine what you will and won't learn. What you will and won't read." 

In this episode, James celebrates the significance of Juneteenth and how incredible of a day it was in the history of America. Juneteenth was the day the slaves were officially free, a day that ended a dark era. Although the road that...

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June 14, 2021 20 min

"I want everyone's voice to be heard." 

In this episode, James is joined by the Executive Directer of the Dorchester YMCA, Anthony Attride. These two discuss how important conversations have the potential to help.

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May 25, 2021 34 min

"They're gonna share with us what Pride Month means to the YMCA of Greater Boston, what it means to them as individuals, and they're gonna show a little bit of our legacy as an organization."

As Pride Month approaches, James invites two special guests on his show. These guests are Dru Belli and Sheri Kovalchek, and they know the ins and outs of the Y as well as the intricacies of the LGBTQ+ world. 

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May 18, 2021 24 min

"When we bridge differences, we all grow."

In this episode, James interviews Kate Lemay. Kate is the Executive Director of Overnight Camps at the YMCA of Greater Boston and has a lot of insights to share as they discuss the topic of overnight camping. 

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May 13, 2021 19 min

"It is through the conscious development of appropriate reforms that we'll lead, and assure that we will not have the kinds of experiences that have happened elsewhere."

In this episode, James discusses two very important topics. The first topic is the significance of the Derek Chauvin verdict, while the second is how the YMCA of Greater Boston can better commit itself to positive social change. 

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April 20, 2021 25 min

"Our community is amazing as long as we stay together." 

In this episode, James interviews a young woman who has been with the YMCA of Greater Boston for a very long time. Her name is Tatiana Vasquez. Look out world, because here she comes. 

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April 12, 2021 17 min

"Enjoy the summer of 2021"

In this episode, James discusses the summer of 2021 and its potential to be the best summer of our lifetimes. He also goes in depth about his favorite summer experience as a child, and how happy it makes him to this day. 

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April 5, 2021 15 min

"She is the embodiment of hope." 

In this episode, James talks on the life of beloved friend, mentor, and inspiration; Carolyn Creager. In specific, he mentions a seemingly mundane part of her life story that has had a profound effect on who she has become. A little bus stop just happened to be the place where two strangers would meet, and the kindness of one would be unforgettable to the other. 

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March 26, 2021 11 min

"This is a non-political denouncement of violence against any individual or community because of their race and background." 

In this episode, James discusses America's most recent tragedies. Two horrible mass shootings have occurred in the last two weeks, and James speaks about the impact of hate on America. 

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March 22, 2021 15 min

"We will endeavor not to disappoint you, MacKenzie Scott."

In this episode, James discusses the endless opportunities made possible by the generosity of MacKenzie Scott and her enormous contribution to the YMCA of Greater Boston. Her generosity will not be in vain. 

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March 15, 2021 10 min

"If you work hard, I'll get you out."

In this episode, James discusses the effect a single sentence can have on the life of a child. Belief can be sewn into the genes of people by those they look up to, but so can doubt. James goes over both sides of this coin using the experiences of himself and a family member. 

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March 12, 2021 16 min

"It's important to keep that balance of mind, body, and spirit."

In this episode, James Morton discusses the importance of keeping your heart in tip top shape and how one might go about it during the pandemic. James is also joined by Irene Collins, Chief Communications Officer at the YMCA of Greater Boston. Irene talks about what exactly fires her up to do the work she does in service of others.

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February 8, 2021 13 min

"Feeding hope and inspiring hope align very nicely"

 

In this episode, James Morton discusses two extraordinary things. The impact of the everyday heroes that surround him as well as a very generous gift. Both of these incredible things will go to bettering our community, for good. 

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January 17, 2021 62 min

“We create the conditions in which they can not only dream dreams, but make those dreams a reality.”

In this episode, James Morton discusses the legacy of Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. and the state of our country today using King’s eyes. James is joined by Dr. Ron Sullivan, Jr., Director of Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Institute and Faculty Dean at Harvard College. He is also accompanied by Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr....

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