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Talent Talks- With Rick Maher

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,...


Mar 28, 2021

In this 32-minute episode, host Rick Maher is joined by Anne Velardi, the Apprenticeship Coordinator for Alaska Workforce Investment Board and Mari Selle, the Director of Workforce Development for the South Central Alaska Health Education Center of the Alaska Primary Care Association. Anne and Mari reveal the details...


Feb 23, 2021

In this 34-minute episode, host Rick Maher is joined by Jane Oates, President of WorkingNation, to discuss the unemployment crisis that her organization foresaw even before the pandemic. Jane shares insights about current challenges as well as signs of progress and discusses some of the results of...


Jan 7, 2021

In this 32-minute episode, host Rick Maher is joined by Julian Alssid, Chief Marketplace Engagement Officer at Social Tech. Julian reveals the details behind Unmudl, a “course to jobs” marketplace that allows every learner, employee, or business in all communities to walk-in or connect online with any community...