Real Talk with Henry Sanders

Real Talk with Henry Sanders

Madison365 CEO Henry Sanders talks to people working in the community to lift up Wisconsin's communities of color.

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May 6, 2021 51 min

Everett Mitchell is a "Renaissance Black Man" -- a pastor, attorney, judge and community activist. Today's Real Talk about his background is as real as it gets -- and might be triggering for some listeners, so discretion is advised. After a childhood laced with trauma, he made it to college despite being functionally illiterate. A few years later, with the help of some people who saw his potential, he was graduating fro...

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Milwaukee Municipal Judge Derek Mosley's first glimpse of a Black lawyer was the one played by Blair Underwood on LA Law. He joins the show today to talk about that inspiration and the rest of his origin story: growing up as a latchkey kid in Chicago, stints with the FBI and JAG, working as a Black prosecutor and the role of respect in the justice system.?

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Last week we hosted our first ever Men's Leadership Summit. More than 40 men of color from across Wisconsin, and across the United States, shared their wisdom, experience and expertise in 11 panel discussions on everything from building wealth to fatherhood to nonprofit leadership. Instead of a regular episode of Real Talk this week, here's a taste of that summit, a raw and authentic conversation on masculinity that definit...

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April 15, 2021 54 min

Dr. Shelton Goode has written three books and consulted on diversity, equity and inclusion for some of the country's biggest brands. On the show today, he talks about the four skills he learned in the Air Force that allowed him to make the jump into corporate America, working with Shaq to repair Papa John's image, the value of simplicity and much more. 

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April 8, 2021 51 min

"Fail fast and fall forward," says Milwaukee entrepreneur Genyne Edwards. She joins the show today to talk about how faith has shaped her journey, marriage and changing gender roles, the top five MCs of all time and much more. Today's episode is sponsored by Park Bank.

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April 1, 2021 29 min

Henry's taking a rare vacation, so we thought we'd introduce you to another podcast, Black Oxygen, hosted by the brilliant Angela Russell. On this episode, Henry's the guest, and he opens up about his journey in navigating the white system, how his faith and family are his refuge, and his vision of helping Black folks shine in Wisconsin.

Subscribe to Black Oxygen here:

https://blackoxygen.libsyn.com/

 

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March 25, 2021 61 min

Today's podcast is a deep one. This season on Real Talk with Henry Sanders, we're looking at the origin stories of our local heroes & leaders. Today, Rev. Dr. Alexander Gee joins the show today with the story of his journey to the church on the hill. Learn about the vision that came in a dream, how he built a nonprofit, how he decided to try to teach white people (against the wishes of some white leaders), the importanc...

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March 18, 2021 59 min

Rev. Dr. Marcus Allen, pastor at Mt. Zion Baptist Church and president of the African American Council of Churches, joins the show today to talk about his origin story growing up in Milwaukee, joining the Army 12 days before 9/11, and his singular focus on pleasing God. Today's episode is brought to you by Park Bank.

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March 11, 2021 45 min

Annette Miller was born in Germany, raised in Minnesota, graduated from UW-Madison, and worked for more than 25 years before striking out on her own to start EQT By Design, a diversity & inclusion consulting firm. And she faced and overcame fears and doubts every step of the way. Today's episode is sponsored by Park Bank.

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March 4, 2021 46 min

Jason Fields became one of the state's only Black leaders in economic development when he took the helm at Madison Regional Economic Partnership (MadREP). On this week's Real Talk, Jason talks about how he got into the financial business, why he jumped into politics, why Milwaukee's never had a Black mayor, his battle with depression, and the "mental, spiritual slavery" of worrying about other people's perce...

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February 25, 2021 39 min

Becoming the first Black lieutenant governor -- and only the second Black person elected to statewide office ever -- doesn't just happen. Mandela Barnes grew up in a union household in Milwaukee, started college at 16 and ran for freshman class president. It didn't go well. Today he joins Henry Sanders to talk about that learning experience, other bumps in the road, how Act 10 prompted his first run for the legislature, and...

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February 18, 2021 43 min

Real Talk returns! In this Season 3 premiere, Boys and Girls Club of Dane County CEO Michael Johnson talks fundraising in a pandemic, willingness to take backlash, and the backstory you probably don't know.

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October 23, 2020 15 min

In a special promotional episode sponsored by Wisconsin Badgers, R&B legend Eric Benét joins Henry to talk about is Milwaukee roots, how COVID is sparking creativity, why it's important to vote and why you should tune in to the Red Live Social featuring him, Marcia Ambrosius and Shawn Stockman on Saturday night.

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October 19, 2020 23 min

On November 3, Madison voters will be asked whether to spend an extra $350 million on schools -- $317 million on improvements to the high schools and $33 million on operating expenses. Yes2Invest Committee co-chairs Sandy Morales and Sheri Carter join Real Talk today to make their pitch for a "yes" vote, even as some community leaders oppose giving more money to a district still plagued by racial disparities. Today's ep...

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September 27, 2020 13 min

How will the Democratic Party and the Biden campaign make Wisconsin a priority? How will the party address the Black Lives Matter movement without neglecting other communities of color? And can Milwaukee get another shot at hosting the Democratic National Convention in 2024? DNC Chair Tom Peréz joins Henry to answer those questions and more in a special episode of Real Talk, sponsored by Park Bank with additional support from the F...

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September 1, 2020 32 min

Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes joins Henry to discuss representing Wisconsin at the Democratic National Convention, as well as everything that's happened in Kenosha, systemic problems in law enforcement, the Milwaukee Bucks going on strike in the playoffs, and what it all means to Wisconsin's image across the country. Today's episode is sponsored by Park Bank with additional support from the Facebook Journalism Project.

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August 20, 2020 30 min

In a special episode of Real Talk, Henry welcomes Dr. Carlton Jenkins, the first person of color to serve as superintendent of schools in Madison, to talk very frankly about racial disparities in Madison, the racism he encountered as an assistant principal in Madison 27 years ago, how the death of George Floyd propelled him to take the job, and how he plans to measure success. Today's episode is sponsored by Park Bank with addi...

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July 28, 2020 23 min

In our weekly check-in with Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, he and Henry talk about the LG's endorsement of Joe Biden, the resurgence of covid-19, federal agents in Milwaukee, the People's Map Commission and more. Today's episode is sponsored by Park Bank with additional support from the Facebook Journalism Project.

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July 27, 2020 15 min

It's an interview crossover! On today's Real Talk, Angela Russell, an old friend of Henry's and the host of our new podcast Black Oxygen, comes by to talk about where the name comes from, what she hopes the podcast will accomplish, and who's got more gray hair. And on the flip side, Henry is also the guest on today's Black Oxygen, available now at http://www.madison365.org/blackoxygen. Today's episode is spo...

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July 14, 2020 22 min

Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes joins for a weekly check-in to talk about the rapidly rising coronavirus numbers, the possibility of schools opening in the fall, the Trump administration's effort to deport international students, the problem with "diversity and inclusion" consultants, and a lot more. This episode is sponsored by Park Bank with additional support from the Facebook Journalism Project.

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