This episode of Govcon Giants is a recent YouTube Live session focused on the intriguing topic of "Small Business Programs being Challenged by Affirmative Action." Exploring the landscape, I discuss the significance of government programs supporting small, minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses in securing government contracts.
I also delve into the role of affirmative action within these programs, examining whether its intentions align with the goals of fostering inclusivity. We highlight recent challenges and controversies arising from this intersection, including legal battles and fairness concerns. Through data analysis, the impact of affirmative action on diversity in government contracts is scrutinized. Voices from the field, including small business owners, officials, legal experts, and diversity advocates, provide real-world insights.
Looking ahead, the episode explores innovative solutions to harmonize affirmative action with the objectives of small business programs. This episode encourages ongoing dialogue and action for a more inclusive government contracting community. Tune in to this episode now for this thought-provoking discussion!
McCartney: A Life in Lyrics
"McCartney: A Life in Lyrics" offers listeners the opportunity to sit in on conversations between Paul McCartney and poet Paul Muldoon dissecting the people, experiences, and art that inspired McCartney’s songwriting. These conversations were held during the past several years as the two collaborated on the best selling book, “The Lyrics: 1965 to Present.” Over two seasons and 24 episodes of “McCartney: A Life in Lyrics”, you’ll hear a combination master class, memoir, and improvised journey with one of the most beloved figures in popular music. Each episode focuses on one song from McCartney’s iconic catalog – spanning early Beatles through his solo work. Season 1 premieres on October 4th. “McCartney: A Life in Lyrics” is a co-production between iHeart Media, MPL and Pushkin Industries. Cover Portrait © 1967 Paul McCartney / Photographer: Linda McCartney
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