Are Green Schools the Key to Closing the Educational Achievement Gap?
Rachel Gutter,
Director of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

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One out of every six people in the U.S. spends each day in a K-12 public school, yet America’s school buildings have a problem that is hiding in plain sight. The 2016 “State of Our Schools” report from the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) finds a $46 billion annual shortfall in the funding needed to keep our nation’s school buildings healthy, safe and conducive to learning.


It has been proven that the places where our children attend school have a significant impact on their health and educational performance. Students thrive in well-lit, well-ventilated, healthy school environments, but there are millions of students across the country who are learning in dilapidated, obsolete and unhealthy facilities that pose substantial obstacles to learning and overall wellbeing.


On this episode, Director of the Center for Green Schools and SVP of Knowledge at the U.S. Green Building Council, Rachel Gutter shares the results of this report, which highlights a state by state national comparison and findings. She also discusses information at the local and federal level concerning the current conditions of public school infrastructure. The state of schools in our country is vital to the development and growth of our younger generations.

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About Rachel Gutter:

Rachel is Senior Vice President of Knowledge at the U.S. Green Building Council and Director of the Center for Green Schools. Rachel’s dynamic leadership provides a powerful voice for the green schools movement, convening international corporations, globally recognized institutions, and government entities around a singular purpose: to put every student in a green school within this generation. Under her direction, the Center for Green schools has published more than 1,000 pages of technical guides and original research and deployed more than half a million volunteers who have contributed $46 million in donated time to transform schools across the world. In 2007, she launched LEED for Schools, a version of the U.S. Green Building Council’s popular green building certification program that facilitates the design, construction and operations of high-performance green schools.

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Dating in the Age of Tinder and Entrepreneurship
Kevin Carr,
Author and Speaker

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About This Episode:
 Spring is officially upon us and many singles - and couples - stepping out from the cold to experience the newness of love in springtime. How can gentlemen step up their courtship game and what should ladies expect from a guy on their next date? Joining me to talk about this and more on today's episode of the Business, Life, and Coffee podcast is Huffington Post contributor and author of the new book "What I've Learned About Dating," Kevin Carr

Topics Covered:
  • Do you think apps like Tinder and dating sites like have had a positive impact on the dating scene? Why or why not?
  • For our committed and married listeners, do you have any advice for keeping things fresh and new?
  • Can you find love and rise to the corner office? Why or why not? What does it take to achieve this?
  • And more!

About Kevin: 

Kevin is the author of several books, a dynamic speaker and a magnetic personality and TV host. As a writer/author his content offers a practical road-map on how to accurately navigate being single and create the relationships you desire. As a speaker he implores audiences to realize their very best in life and love. His relatable voice enables him to reach millennials in various settings. As a personality with several Television projects on the horizon he is able to seamlessly make the transition from the stage to the big screen.

He is also committed to being a mentor/coach to teens and young adults. Having grown up in the Inner City of Philadelphia the power of vision and purpose has changed his life and he feels it his duty to impart to young people what can happen when you believe and keep yourself in a positive environment.

Kevin’s writing career began in the music industry where he has collaborated and shared the stage with artists and industry heavy weights such as Matthew Knowles, Common, Mase, Kirk Franklin, and Jamie Foxx. His work has been featured and highlighted in The Philadelphia Daily News, Sister to Sister, Jet and XXL magazines. He is currently a relationship writer and contributor for and With truly a contagious and infectious personality it is Kevin’s mission to be a bridge connecting others to the other side of their fulfilled potential.

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How to Stop Cyber Criminals from Getting Your Tax Refund

Aaron Hanson, Senior Regional Manager, Norton

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As Benjamin Franklin famously said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” It makes sense, then, that cybercriminals would find a way to take advantage of tax season. Joining us to share the latest tax season scams and tips to avoid falling victim to cyber crimes is Aaron Hanson, Senior Regional Manager for Norton by Symantec.

The Facts Behind Cybercrime at Tax Time:

Last year more than 91 percent of American tax returns were filed online according to the IRS. As more consumers opt to file their taxes online, an increased amount of sensitive information is at risk.

Norton by Symantec, a leader in consumer security, identified a surge in online threats during tax season. In fact, last year, TurboTax temporarily suspended services due to a rise in fraudulent claims filed with stolen information, and 2016 has already kicked off with a slew of new tax season threats. In January, TaxSlayer notified thousands of customers of a potential data breach, and the IRS has also disclosed an attempted scam. Online criminals now have access to a vast amount of sensitive, personal information and Americans should understand how to keep their data safe.

This tax season, it’s critical that consumers are vigilant of scammers and stay educated on ways to protect themselves online.

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About Aaron Hanson:

Aaron Hanson, Senior Regional Manager at Norton, leads the Americas team responsible for bringing consumer security products to market.  For the past seven years with Norton by Symantec, Aaron has served consumers and small businesses in delivering products and solutions to help them protect their digital information, so they can go online with confidence. Aaron is passionate about cybersecurity and his role in ensuring customers are protected from online threats.

Inside The Business of Making People Laugh

Kasaun Wilson
Actor and Comedian
(Seen on NBC's Last Comic Standing)
Topics Covered:
- Did Kasuan always know he wanted to be a comedian?
- How to tell a well-timed joke.
- What's been his biggest victory in comedy so far?
- What was it like being on Last Comic Standing?
- How did he get picked for Last Comic Standing?
- Why preparation is so important when it comes to opportunity.
- Life lessons that have applied in his career of comedy.
- Behind the scenes in the business of comedy.
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About Kasaun Wilson:
Twitter: @TheLifeofKay
IG: @TheLifeofKay
Jersey City, New Jersey is the hometown of one of the brightest, up-and- coming stars in the country. Mr. Kasaun Wilson is a stand-up comedian who has been touring colleges, churches, and theaters all around the country. While earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the historic Howard University (THE MECCA) in Washington, DC, Kasaun Wilson started an acting and stand-up comedy career that is still garnering him national attention today. He won DC Improv’s Funniest College Student competition representing Howard University, has opened up for some of this country’s greatest acts including Grammy Award Winner, Tye Tribbett, Greg Proops (Whose Line is it Anyway?), Gary Owen (Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and Think Like a Man) and featured for Donnell Rawlings (Chappelle’s Show), and has also been highlighted in the Washington Post for his acting work on “Sanctified” at the Lincoln Theater and “Standing on the Edge” in the DC Black Theatre Festival. 

Known for his quick wit and setting himself apart for being one of the country’s brightest clean comedians, Kasaun has featured in some of this country’s greatest venues including the DC Improv, the UniverSoul Circus, The Ohio State University, the Stand-Up NY Comedy Club, and the world famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles, CA to name a few. All of these great shows led to Kasaun being featured on the upcoming season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing Season 9 starting on July 22, 2015. Whether it is on the silver screen, the theater stage, or with a mic in his hand, look out for Howard University’s own Mr. Kasaun Wilson. -@mrkasaunwilson

Do Women Make Better CEO Than Men?

Janine Truitt, CIO 
Talent Think Innovations, LLC

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Topics Covered:
Starting a business, networking as an introvert, do women make better CEO's than men?, why business leaders need to be on social media, and more!

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Every year in March, we Americans celebrate Women's History Month. With it's roots going back to the 1980's and work done by the National Women's History Project, The Women's History Month is a crowning achievement for the organization's task of "writing women back into history."

Today I'm joined by an innovator in her own right who is taking over in the realm of women's entrepreneurship - Janine Truitt

About Janine:
Chief Innovations Officer at Talent Think Innovations, LLC , Founder of The Aristocracy of HR, Entrepreneur, Speaker

Her Business - Talent Think Innovations, LLC is a multi-disciplinary business strategy and management consulting firm dedicated to helping businesses and individuals alike realize their potential and achieve their goals through the development and execution of practical and sustainable strategies in the following focus areas:
-HR/Talent Management Strategy
-Executive and Leadership Coaching and Training
-Career Coaching
-Digital Marketing Coaching for SMBs
-Technology Advisory Services and Strategy
-Startup Mentorship & Advisement for Women
-Brand Influencer Marketing

Grab a cup of your favorite brew and let's begin!