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Talent Talks- With Rick Maher

Sep 21, 2021

Lori Strauss, from AARP Foundation’s Workforce Programs Team and leader of the Back to Work 50+ Program, joins the podcast to explain the unique challenges that 50+  workers face and how the AARP Foundation is stepping up to help. Discover the background of the AARP Foundation and the role that ageism plays for the...


Sep 1, 2021

  In this next episode in America’s Comeback from COVID Series, Dr. Nichole Torpey-Saboe, Director of Research and Insights for the Strada Education Network, joins the program to discuss youth – and the special challenges they face in reconnecting to education and getting back on track towards a career....


Aug 3, 2021

In this first episode of “America’s Comeback from COVID” series, Ofer Sharone, Professor of at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, joins the program to reveal the challenges facing the long-term unemployed and older workers in particular. Discover what lessons we should take away from the end of the Great...


May 18, 2021

In this 43-minute episode, host Rick Maher is joined by Scott Jensen, CEO and VP of External Affairs at RIPL (Research Improving People’s Lives, as he shares his perspective on how to envision a better normal. Scott discusses the challenges of re-bounding from the COVID-19 pandemic and how the workforce development...


Apr 21, 2021

In this 30-minute episode, host Rick Maher is joined by Kevin Stump, Director of Impact, Evaluation, and Thought Leadership at Education Design Labs (EDL) to discuss EDL’s mission and what the higher education system needs to do to respond at this moment in history. Discover the importance of stackable,...