Difference Makers with @SavannahOpinion
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A longform podcast hosted by Savannah Morning News editorial page editor Adam Van Brimmer (@SavannahOpinion on Twitter) that looks at the movers and shakers in Savannah, Georgia.
||CleanDifference Makers: Episode 8 - Family Promise of Greater Savannah executive director Katrina Bostick||Growing up in Savannah, Katrina Bostick was unaware of the lives of people on the other side of the tracks. Coming home after college, she began to understand the struggle of children she was watching along with her mother at her child care facility and this attention to helping those less fortune has carried over to her position at Family Promise of Greater Savannah. The organization specializes in helping the homeless community and the families affected, and on this episode of Difference Makers, Bostick sits down and talks about the misconceptions of the homeless population, ways in which Family Promise helps their families and what the community can do to help.||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDifference Makers: Episode 7 - Georgia Southern University interim president Shelley Nickel||Tasked with leading Georgia Southern University into a new era, interim president Shelley Nickel plans to steer the ship on its best course — and it isn't her first time doing so. In this episode, she talks about her upbringing, what led her to public administration, her thoughts on Georgia Southern as a campus and connecting the university to the thriving hubs in Savannah.||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDifference Makers: Episode 6 - Chatham County police chief Jeff Hadley||This episode of Difference Makers is brought to you by the Do Savannah Big Calendar. Taking the helm of a new police force is always nerve-wracking, but doing it for a brand-new police force with hardly any other members is something else. Chatham County police chief Jeff Hadley did just that last November when he came to the area to become the chief for the newly formed police department for the unincorporated part of the county. Hadley talks about his family, his decision to come to Chatham County from Michigan and the type of culture he hopes to instill in his department. (3:16): Hadley's work in Kalamazoo, Michigan and its cross-training program (6:19): Starting with the Chatham County Police Department New Chatham County Police Department swears in chief, 22 officers(SMN, Dec. 4, 2017) (8:57): Process of hiring and training officers for the new force Chatham County police chief remains focused on staffing, property crimes (SMN, May 19, 2018) (19:15) Creating a culture for the Chatham County Police Department New Chatham County police chief hopes to create departmental culture, community trust (SMN, Nov. 6, 2017) (24:48): Strong belief in relationship policing Unincorporated Chatham crime down 5.3 percent so far in 2018 (SMN, July 7, 2018) (28:37): How would you respond to a concerned citizen? Chatham County police chief: First night 'pretty uneventful' (SMN, Feb.1, 2018) Chatham commission gets update on police staffing, crimes (SMN, July 20, 2018) Make sure to follow The Commute podcast for daily news briefs from Adam.||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDifference Makers: Episode 5 - Savannah Bananas founders/owners Jesse and Emily Cole||After a fireworks proposal and clandestine visit to Savannah, Jesse and Emily Cole returned to the Hostess City after the previous team inhabiting Grayson Stadium, known by the Coles as "the other team," left for Colombia. Three years later and the Savannah Bananas are thriving more than one could ever imagine and the couple attributes that to dedication, a driven group of staff members and a focus on creating a fans first experience.||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPREVIEW: Listen to a clip from our new Georgia Southern football podcast, Georgia Southern Extra||Listen and subscribe to the podcast here. New episode every Wednesday afternoon through November. Find more at SavannahNow.com/sports||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDifference Makers: Episode 4 - Codebase Savannah founders Aleshia and Max Howell||Aleshia and Max Howell came all the way from London to Silicon Valley and then made the decision to make Savannah their home, which is where they started Codebase Savannah.||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDifference Makers: Episode 3 - Savannah-Chatham public schools superintendent Ann Levett||Savannah-Chatham public schools superintendent Ann Levett sits down with Adam Van Brimmer to discuss growing up in Savannah, the current state of the schools and safety concerns.||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDifference Makers: Episode 2 - SEDA chief operating officer Brynn Grant||Brynn Grant is in her second tenure at the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) and is happy to return home to south Georgia, which is where she grew up in nearby Hinesville. It has been a long road back, but Grant details her work from the origins of the Savannah Music Festival to her current position with World Trade Center Savannah.||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDifference Makers Episode 1 - Visit Savannah president Joe Marinelli||Difference Makers Episode 1 - Visit Savannah president Joe Marinelli||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing the Difference Makers podcast - coming next week to SavannahNow.com||Introducing the Difference Makers podcast. Hosted by Savannah Morning News editorial page editor Adam Van Brimmer, the podcast is a long-form interview show between Van Brimmer and the leaders of Savannah, from arts and culture to commerce and government — these are the people leading the city.||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|