The PowerPLAY Show

The PowerPLAY Show

On The PowerPLAY Show, we take on issues and guests and allow them to think about how power plays into the success and failures of our world. We'll ask the questions YOU want to know the answers to. We'll take on the hard topics and find the answer for those in and who desire power. Listen to The PowerPLAY Show each Thursday at ThePowerPLAYShow.com or search for The PowerPLAY Show where you listen to your podcasts.

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June 23, 2021 45 min

Ruben Garcia is the very definition of a serial entrepreneur. 

Ruben  studied business and real estate while balancing family and work. But after college, and almost 12 years at UPS, he decided to make an impactful change in his life and jumped right into his dream career: real estate. Since making this major step, Ruben has had major accomplishments in his field since the beginning of his real estate career in 2014.

And there’s so m...

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In his book, Adult Conversations, my guest introduces a concept that he lives by which helps in communicating in any situation. He writes, "by learning more about the different egos and focusing on listening, he vastly improved his communication with others.

His book is based on something he read decades ago, “What do you say after you say hello?” by Eric Berne and it changed his life. 

Well my guest today will break down t...

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This week on the PowerPLAY Show - we have a special encore presentation of my friend and renowned artist Rob Stull - who's work currently donne's the facade of the Museum of Fine Arts right here in Boston, Massachusetts. Rob’s work is part of a group in the exhibition “Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation” which illuminates how this group’s work rocketed their creative voices onto the main stages of inter...

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Amanda Smerage is the new Director Of Broadcast Production at Worcester Red Sox. She is a dynamic, multi-Emmy Award Winning Television Production Specialist with 20 years in the field. Adept at both Live- and Post-Production Broadcasts, Amanda primarily has worked as a Lead EVS Operator and Replay Specialist and is also a skilled Editor, Technical Director and Replay Producer. 

Leveraging an impressive body of work and expansive kno...

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May 26, 2021 44 min

Thomas Silcott, originally from Boston Mass., is a graduate of Salem State University in theatre and got his Masters in acting from New York University Tisch School Of The Arts. From there he went on to two Broadway tours of Bring In Da Noise Bring In The Funk. Tom has also done many regional shows from Merrimack Rep in Boston to The Mark Taper in Los Angeles and Berkeley Rep in San Francisco to The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. He’...

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My guest this week has made it her work to help the most vulnerable of our population, foster children.

Born and raised in Fayetteville, NC is not for the faint of heart but, for Dominique Womack it is the mere heartbeat of her existence. As a teen - she fell in love with helping the surrounding communities by volunteering. When high school came to an end, she joined Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity at East Carolina...

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After not seeing each other for 34 years, Robert Ginyard and Tonia Magras pick up right where they left off discussing their lives, their struggles, and what they're up to now!

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Another day, another tragic reminder of the dangers Black and brown citizens face for being born into a world of hate that has branded them as suspects from day one.

On this week’s episode of the PowerPLAY Show – we will hear from those young voices – all of whom have witnessed – in large part to social media – the unending narrative of black and brown lives being lost way too soon.

Our Voices and police killings this week on The Pow...

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April 20, 2021 31 min

We know the man, we know the story, we know the accused and now we know the verdict.
 
As the nation learns the fate of Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin - we have a special presentation of The PowerPLAY Show!

The jury deliberated for less than 11 hours and returned a verdict of guilty on all charged  in the death of George Floyd.
Chauvin faces up to 40 years in prison for second-degree murder, up to 25 years for third-de...

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My guest today is making people’s dreams, like mine, stay alive. Darrell Byers is the CEO of Interise – a company whose mission is to create an inclusive economy by supporting established small businesses that are located in low-income communities or are minority owned.

From this – Interise STRONG was established specifically to support the millions of entrepreneurs facing the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by delivering ...

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Michael J. Bobbitt has talked the talk because he’s walked the walk. He is a director, choreographer and playwright. Now Michael has cemented his dedication and contribution to the arts by being named the highest ranking cultural official when he took on the role as Executive Director of the Mass Cultural Council.

What does the Council do and how will his new role continue the development of arts and culture projects in the state? I...

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Dr. Dorrance Kennedy is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a graduate of Hampton University; received his Master of Social Work from Southern University, a Master of Theological Studies degree from Covenant Seminary, and a Doctorate of Education from Fayetteville State University.  He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who was employed for several years as a public school social worker in Louisiana, Illinois, and Missouri.

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My guest today is an award-winning writer and producer who’s worked for PBS, NBC, CBS and the Smithsonian Institute. She has won 9 Emmy Awards, 2 gold World Medals from the International Film and Television Festival of New York, A CEBA Award from the National Association of Black Journalists, and a Massachusetts Psychological Award for her contributions in broadcast media.

With such award winning productions: Journey of courage, Ell...

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I first met Lynn Scornavacca when I was a production assistant. I didn’t know much about anything back then. But I marveled at her skills and the way she stood up to the boys in television. As I sit back and think about the women who impacted me in my professional career, there’s no way I could leave Lynn out.

Lynn began her professional career at Snow Sound in Hartford, Connecticut where she began honing her skills as an audio engi...

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If you haven’t heard the name Medina Dixon, well her story is the true definition of legendary. From the city of Cambridge to competing all around the world - Medina shattered records and earned dozens of honors including national championships and playing for the 1992 women’s basketball olympic team. But it’s her current fight which may be her biggest challenge. I sat down for a discussion with Medina Dixon with some of her closes...

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Rachel Foster has achieved what most women haven’t – a 303 pound squat, a 165 pound bench press, and a 374 pound deadlift – all just three weeks ago! AND almost reached a world record. 

When she’s not performing her duties as Mayor of MetFit Training Facility in Natick Massachusetts – where she also trains to compete in powerlifting, Rachel is the Content Production Manager at PTC – where she leads a team through fast-paced pre &...

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My guest has made her mark in helping to understand the world’s most deadly infectious diseases. Adrianne Gladden-Young is a senior research associate in Pardis Sabeti’s lab at the Broad Institute and Harvard University where she conducts genomic studies of the viruses responsible for some of the world’s most severe and deadly infectious disease outbreaks. 

She is currently leading benchwork efforts to use COVID genomic epidemiology...

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Tania Blanco had dreams. Big dreams. As a single mother – it would have been easy to put those dreams to the side. But she persevered, with the love and support of so many others in her life. And last year, March 5, 2020, she made ONE of those dreams come true when she opened her own Insurance Agency.

And in a field where men are more prominent, Tania never gave it a second thought, saying, I never cared about that and she tells us ...

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Lisa Olivieri worked in the television industry in a number of roles - including Associate Producer - for over 15 years. She has also worked with a number of independent filmmakers on various documentaries. Her work has aired on Discovery Channel, History Channel, Lifetime Network and PBS.  She was named one of the “Men and Women Who Make A Difference,” by Boston Spirit Magazine, for her work on BLINDSIDED.

Blindsided is an hour-lon...

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Sparkle W. Bass graduated North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, where she received a BS in Electronic, Computer and Information Technology. She then received her MBA from Kaplan University.

Sparkle launched her career in North Carolina, where she worked with industry leading technology companies in the field of project management. This eventually led to her desire to own and manage her own company. 

In 2014, Spa...

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