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We Are Your Children Too – P. O’Connell Pearson

 (Sept 25, 2022) Catherine Read talks with author P. O’Connell Pearson about her newest book We Are Your Children Too: Black Students, White Supremacists, and the Battle for America’s Schools in Prince Edward County, Virginia, to be published in January 2023. This is Patty Pearson’s third non-fiction history designed for young readers. Her 25…

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Gender and Policy Center – Bonnie Stabile

(Sept 19, 2022) Catherine Read talks with Bonnie Stabile, Founder of the Gender and Policy (GAP) Center of George Mason University’s Schar School of Government & Policy. The GAP Center was established in 2017. Areas of research include Gender, Policy Analysis, Program Evaluation, Bioethics, and Ethics in Public Policy. Bonnie is an Associate Professor at…

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Closing the Slaughterhouse – Dale Brumfield

(Sept 5, 2022) Catherine Read talks with Dale Brumfield, author, and former Field Director for Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (VADP). Virginia became the first southern state to abolish the death penalty when Governor Ralph Northam signed HB2263 into law on March 24, 2021, at the Greenville Correctional Center. Closing the Slaughterhouse: The Inside…

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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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Elijah Lee on Your Need to Know

(Aug 17, 2022) Catherine Read talks with Elijah Lee, a 14-year-old community activist who founded the non-profit Hear Our Voices in 2021. The goal of his organization is to empower young people to be agents of change. He is a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar, a member of the National Junior Honor Society, and a freshman…

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Network NOVA with Katherine White

(Aug 15, 2022) Catherine Read talks with Katherine White, one of the founders of Network NOVA. This organization came together in 2017 following the Women’s March in Washington, DC. In only 70 days following that event, they launched the first Women’s Summit in June of 2017. They have hosted a Women’s Summit every year since…

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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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Robin’s Robot – Author Mary D. Gauthier

(Feb 2, 2022) Catherine Read talks with children’s book author, Mary D. Gauthier. This long-time resident of Fairfax City was inspired to write a children’s book about the robots that roamed the streets of the historic downtown of this small city making food deliveries. Mary is a former kindergarten teacher who retired from a long…

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GrandInvolve – Dorothy Keenan

(Dec 8, 2021) Catherine Read sits down with Dorothy Keenan, Founder & Executive Director of GrandInvolve, a program that places active older adults in the classrooms of Title I elementary schools in Fairfax County. This program grew out of an initiative by the Fairfax County Council on Aging to address social isolation among seniors. The…

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Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce

 (Oct 13, 2021) Catherine Read talks with Jennifer Rose, Executive Director of the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce (CFCC), which is based in Fairfax City, VA. The Chamber provides support through programming, events, education, professional networks, and community involvement. The CFCC was founded in 1958 and Jennifer has been the Executive Director since 2018….

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Western Fairfax Christian Ministries

 (Sep 29, 2021) Catherine Read talks with Harmonie Taddeo, Executive Director of Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM). This non-profit was founded in 1987 with volunteers from 12 churches that saw the community’s need for coordinated aid. Their first pantry was located at the Centreville-based Keener Insurance Agency. Charles Keener, a member of the Rotary…

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