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Holly Seibold – Founder of BRAWS

(Aug 22, 2022) Catherine Read talks with Holly Seibold, Founder of BRAWS: Bringing Resources to Aid Women’s Shelters, a non-profit established in 2015. BRAWS started as a direct services organization to meet the needs of women in area shelters with menstrual supplies, new bras, and underwear. Recognizing the lack of basic supplies to manage monthly…

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Resettling Afghan Refugees in Northern Virginia

(Mar 10, 2022) Catherine Read talks with fellow Rotarian Sonia Harter Patterson about the coordination efforts being made to assist with the resettlement of Afghan Refugees coming into the Northern Virginia area. Sonia is a Rotarian in the Rotary Club of Vienna, one of 52 clubs in the Rotary District 7610.  

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League of Women Voters Virginia

(Jan 30, 2021) Catherine Read interviews Debora “Deb” Wake, President of the League of Women Voters – Virginia. The League was founded in Virginia Nov. 10, 1920 and currently has 14 chapters across the Commonwealth. LWV-VA is involved in voter education and forums under their 501(c)3 and advocacy under their 501(c)4. Issue advocacy is an…


Railroaded – Dale Brumfield

(Sept. 2020) This book is an excellent work of research, scholarship and storytelling. Dale Brumfield, a native Virginian, historian, author and cultural archaeologist continues to write about the untold history of this Commonwealth that we never learned in school. Railroaded is a window into the history and culture of the Commonwealth of Virginia through a…


Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center

(Aug. 29, 2019) Making Change Radio host Catherine Read sat down with Stacey Picard and Saif Rahman of Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center to discuss the many ways the center serves the community. Stacey is the Assistant Director of Social Services and Raif is the Government and Public Affairs Director.The original Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque was founded…


Historian Carroll “C.R.” Gibbs – Making Change Radio

(Aug. 22, 2019) Host Catherine Read sits down with Carroll “C.R.” Gibbs to discuss Jamestown, the first recorded history of enslaved people landing in Virginia in 1619, and the impact of mythology versus factual history. CR Gibbs is the author/co-author of six books and a frequent national and international lecturer on an array of historical…


Gun Violence Prevention – Making Change Radio

(Aug. 15, 2019) Making Change Radio host Catherine Read sits down with gun violence activists Kevin Bergen and JP Thomas of Brady United Against Gun Violence. In the wake of two more mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and in Dayton, Ohio, activists are calling on Congress to return from their August recess to deal…


Inclusive Sex Education – Hunter Wagenaar

(July 11, 2019) Making Change Radio host Catherine Read talks with activist Hunter Wagenaar, a student at the University of Virginia, who is advocating for more inclusive sex education. Sex education curriculum needs to be fact based, medically accurate and science based and it needs to include the LGBTQ community. This is the mission of…

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