The Legacy Project with Jim Copple

The Legacy Project with Jim Copple

This podcast focuses on legacy, the one we inherit and the one we can create. It is value based and not material based. The Legacy Project consists of interviews with a wide range of individuals reflecting on key influencers in their lives. Please subscribe to our podcast to hear future episodes. Please also consider leaving us a 5-star rating and a review on Apple Podcasts. You can find out more about the Legacy Project on our website www.jamescopple-the-seeker.com. Please follow the Legacy Project on Facebook to see my latest vlogs, and other commentary. Lastly, I have a new book called The Seeker: Bring me the Horizon. You can find a copy on Amazon. I would love for you to read it.

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May 18, 2022 51 min

I have the privilege to interview Chimes as She Walks who is part of the Cheyenne River Band of the Lakota Tribe. Chimes as She Walks is a third generation descendent of Crazy Horse. She has a very interesting story that intersects a lot with what has gone wrong with how the US Government has treated Indian country. She is an amazing person with an important voice. 

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In today’s podcast I spoke with my longtime friend Diane Riibe who shared with us her personal story about overcoming hardships in her life and how they shaped her family and her life’s work. Diane has been a great influence as a national advocate related to alcohol policy, underaged drinking, and drinking and driving issues. 

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Today I interview Darrel Stephens who is the former Executive Director of Major Cities Chiefs Association and currently is the Co-Director of Policing, Security Technology & Private Security Research and Policy Institute at Florida State University. He was a subject matter expert with the President’s Taskforce for 21st Century Policing where I got to know him well. His experience as a law enforcement officer and police chief ha...

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It was very interesting speaking with Marcelo Mainzer from Lakewood, Colorado. Marcelo is an imagineer and innovator. He has served in many different roles in his life. His big idea is to open a 21st century style village for veterans. I loved hearing about the legacy he inherited and now the legacy he is leaving.

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Today I interview Howard Powers from his home in Grand Ledge, Michigan. Howard works as a Master Trainer for Blue Courage. It’s an organization that works to help capture the heart, mind and souls of people working in the criminal justice system. They focus on their health, wholeness and healing in their lives while working in an occupation that deals with a tremendous amount of stress.

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Recently, I met with 10 women and 10 men who were in a pre-release from prison program. On average each of them were required to pay $20,000 in fines and fees before they could get their driver's license.  Fines and fees make being poor a crime. Lisa Foster who is the co-founder and co-director of The Fines & Fees Justice Center which is an organization that works to eliminate fees in the justice system and ensure that fine...

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Welcome to Season 2 of the Legacy Project Podcast! In our first interview this year I had the pleasure of interviewing Andrea Dunne-Sosa who is the Regional Director for the Americas at Project Hope which is an organization that globally works in some difficult places. She is a global force in public health. I enjoyed hearing about her faith and the journey that took her to be a global citizen. You will be inspired and challenged b...

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This interview has been one of my favorites so far. I was able to interview Josephine Powers, an Air Force Veteran and former Michigan State Trooper who spent a year and half in Afghanistan training Afghan women to become police officers. Her first assignment was teaching them to read, write, and to do simple math. She talked about the resilience, strength, passion and curiosity like she has never seen in the Afghan women she worke...

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On the journey that is social reform, you meet people whose lives are lived in a commitment to a just cause that is unwavering and determined. Celeste Fitzgerald has taken on the issue of the death penalty and won numerous battles, especially in New Jersey. She now takes the fight to end state sponsored executions in Florida. She works for Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. She is creating a legacy that says yes to l...

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I had the honor and privilege to interview Connie Rice who is the co-founder of the Advancement Project. I met Connie when I facilitated the Presidential Taskforce for 21st Century Policing a few years back. Connie is one of America's leading civil rights activists and attorneys. In Los Angeles she has been at the forefront of criminal justice reform, police reform, education reform, just about every aspect of the social struct...

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Laurie Robinson is the former Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice, a position she held during the Clinton and Obama Administrations. She was the co-chair of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing. She just became the Emeritus Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Criminology, Law, and Society at the George Mason University. She has a great story to tell about t...

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Robin Engel is one of the nation's leading criminologists and is a professor at the University of Cincinnati and is the Director for Center of Police Research and Policy. Her story is both compelling and inspiring. If you want to better understand what is going on today in policing and social change, and better appreciate the people working in this space, download this podcast and share it with your friends. 

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Today I was able to have chat with Pastor Roshanda Womack from Flint, Michigan. Roshanda started our interview with a prepared statement about the role of the church in relation to racial reconciliation and racial justice issues in our communities and our nation.

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It was such a pleasure to sit down and chat with my long-time friend John Bridgeland whom I have known since 1996. John is the founder and CEO of Civic Enterprises. I worked with him at the National Crime Prevention Council and on the Drug Free Communities Act. John has held a number of critical positions in Washington not least of which was the Chief Domestic Policy Advisor for President George W. Bush. He headed USA Freedom Corps...

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It was such a pleasure to sit down with my long-time friend and former colleague Sue Rahr. Sue is the Executive Director of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Academy. She was the first woman elected as Sheriff of King County in Washington State. I worked with Sue on President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Sue Rahr is one of the most influential voices on policing in America. This conversation with Su...

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It was fun to sit down with my old friend George Rice to discuss the legacy he has inherited and the legacy he is leaving behind. In years past I worked with George at the National Crime Prevention Council. He currently works at Skyhawk Global Associates in Silver Spring, Maryland. George has a deep history and is a very interesting person in his pursuits. I hope you enjoy his interview. You can learn more about George's work a...

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What a pleasure it was to sit down with Sergeant Jermaine Harris of the Chicago Police Department to talk about the legacies he has inherited by his family, coaches and the Marine Corps and how he's passing these legacies on to his family and the communities he lives in and works in. I really enjoyed this conversation with Sergeant Harris.

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Today we had a chance to talk to Tina Sernett who is the founder of the Sports Shed in Chicago, Illinois. Tina is doing some amazing work making change in her community with young people who are at risk. She leads an organization that provides athletic equipment to those who may not have access to it. They have been able to donate equipment to over 60,000 kids. Check out the Sports Shed website to learn more information. https://th...

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I had the pleasure of interviewing Tom Herskowitz from San Diego, California. Tom is a friend, businessman, Navy fighter pilot, sailor, missionary, and college professor. He has a diverse background. Tom and I have done some work in Africa together a few years back. He has a great legacy that I enjoyed hearing about in this interview.

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I had the pleasure of sitting down with Julian Geuder in Nairobi, Kenya to talk about how he thinks about legacy in light of the work he does as a change management and leadership coach. Julian leads an organization called Bridging Positions in Munich, Germany. I loved discussing with him about his love for people and how he helps people discover the purpose for their lives. You can find out more about Bringing Positions here: http...

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